Archive for May, 2007

The Hollywood Librarian

May 29, 2007

Check out the trailer for a funky new documentary about librarianship. No really, it looks good! Dozens of interviews with real librarians are interwoven with movie clips of cinematic librarians and serve as transitions among the themes of censorship, intellectual freedom, children and librarians, pay equity and funding issues, and the value of reading.

All that and a good soundtrack! Check it out (pun intended!).

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A New Betty & Veronica

May 15, 2007

Is it about time, or have they ruined a classic?

Check out the new Betty & Veronica of Archie comic fame.

PD Session Tommorow: Library Resources You Didn’t Know You Had

May 8, 2007

Over the past few months, RDC Library has added over 30 new article databases to their collection, along with a variety of other resources. Come to this session to hear about these new resources and discuss what they mean for student research (and your own!).

Facilitators: Michelle Edwards Thomson & Kristine Plastow

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Time: 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.          Room: 1006R (Library Instruction Lab)

Alternatives to the Research Paper

May 8, 2007

It is PD time again, and today library staff facilitated a discussion on developing assignments beyond the research paper. If you were unable to attend the session, but are interested in some of the things we talked about you can contact us:

Michelle Edwards Thomson: michelle.edwards.thomson@rdc.ab.ca

Anwen Burk: anwen.burk@rdc.ab.ca

and/or check out the following online resources:

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Google Humour

May 3, 2007

For those of you who didn’t catch it the first time around, here is Google‘s April Fool’s joke 2007.

My favourite testimonial is:

“It’s paper, plain and easy. I sometimes find myself wondering: what will Google think of next? Cardboard?”

Bill K., Armchair Futurist

Robots in the Library?

May 3, 2007

Imagine a library where you never have to search the stacks and students can’t hide books from their fellow students.

At Chicago State University‘s new library, they have robot technology (aka: Rover) to search for and retrieve materials. It saves time for students and faculty … but it kinda takes the fun out of it, don’t ya think?

Read more in this article from the Denver Post.

Google vs. Viacom

May 1, 2007

It seems Viacom is a bit miffed with Google … check out this CBC article and find out why.