Entries for March 2009

March 23, 2009

Career in Science Librarianship

I was very honored recently to be interviewed by Lucas Laursen for an article he was preparing for Science Careers (from the journal Science).

The article, called Looking Up Your Career at the Library, was collection of thoughts by several science librarians that made the transition from the traditional science career path to libraries.

March 20, 2009

Sheep as Art

What can sheep and LED lights create? You will be amazed.

March 18, 2009

IEEE Xplore Reaches Two Million Documents

The Case community has a wonderful resource available to them through IEEE Xplore. IEEE reports that it now contains TWO million documents.

March 17, 2009

No Twittering from NBA Locker Room

ESPN (from the Associated Press) reported that Milwaukee Bucks tell Charlie Villanueva not to Twitter during games anymore. He was told by the coach he was giving the appearance of not being serious during the game. The funny thing is his tweet was about what the coach had told him during halftime, which proves he was paying attention.

March 15, 2009

No Cookies on YouTube

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that a North Carolina Girl Scout was banned from selling cookies on YouTube.

I understand the safety issues, but the "fairness for all girls" is a stretch. I understand not everyone has access to technology or resources, but it seems like a shame to hold people back in the idea of fairness. Countries, organizations, and people that are willing to try things for the benefit of everyone rather than waiting for everyone to try it will move forward in today's society.

March 11, 2009

New Mac

Which of the Mac users are getting the new computer first?

Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

March 09, 2009

Tradition versus Evolution of Libraries on the Web

Smithsonian 2.0: Web Tech Guy and Angry Staff Person

I have heard almost everyone of these comments at one of my presentations, classes, or discussion about web 2.0 technologies and the evolution of libraries on the web.

Thank you Michael Edson for bringing the positives and negatives together in a creative way.

March 02, 2009

New Energy Alerting Service

Stay on top of energy and environment news & policies with a daily alerting service brought to you by the Kelvin Smith Library.

Track national and global environment & energy policy from E&E Publishing. Read the publications on the website (http://eenews.net), or sign up for an email alert or an RSS feed and get automatic daily or weekly news from their 5 publications:

ClimateWire tracks politics and policy on climate change, daily; E&EDaily focuses on energy and environment legislation in Congress, when Congress is in session; GreenWire covers the weekday issues in the courts, states, and federal agencies. The weekly LandLetter brings you an in-depth look at natural resources and conservation issues. E&ENews PM brings you all the daily late-breaking developments from Capitol Hill and everywhere else, so you're ahead of tomorrow's headlines.

In addition to daily news and analysis, E&E Publishing offers access to special reports, key documents, and valuable research tools on the website. Be sure to look at the searchable story and video archive. E&E is a Case-only resource, and requires an activated VPN connection when using wireless or remote access. More details are available on the KSL NewsBLog.