New for writers, discovered via a Chronicle of Higher Education article by Sarah Kendzior:
Who Pays Writers collects and reports whether—and how much—magazines and websites pay their writers. We post 'em as you report 'em. Intended to be informational, not judgmental.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Makerspaces Move into Academic Libraries
Academic libraries are places where people from all disciplines gather. By bringing makerspaces into libraries, we can provide opportunities for new types of rich cross-disciplinary interaction to occur. Libraries are open to all campus constituents, and are thus perfectly positioned to provide equal and convenient access to makerspace materials, tools and technologies. In a makerspace, students from all areas can work together to share expertise, learn new skills, expand their thinking and discover new possibilities. We can open up opportunities for those majoring in nursing, education, biology, music, geography, and every other discipline.Creative Commons licensed image via Owenstr
Friday, October 04, 2013
A new study reported in the New York Times found that reading literary fiction leads to better performance on tests of empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence.
Emanuele Castano, left, and David Comer Kidd, researchers in the New School for Social Research’s psychology department, worked on a study that found that reading literary fiction leads to better performance on tests of social perception.
Thus: hire English Lit majors. :-)
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Mary Hester, Director of Library Services at Miller Library, McPherson College had an intriguing repurposing of weeded library books. She says,
I hope to do all the walls in this room but my student worker is less than enthusiastic about that idea. It was fun for her at first but turned into a lot of work.
The process depended on Elmer’s glue between the books and some books glued to the wall for stability. We used liquid plastic for the ones glued to the wall."
I've always wondered if books contribute to keeping a home warm in winter...
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