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Mixed-Bag Special 03.05.30

:: Thank you to Teri Vogel (William Russell Pullen Library, Georgia State University) for bringing to Randy's attention the following: The Chronicle of Higher Education's Colloquy Live for Wednesday, June 4th, 1:00 pm EST, is about Academic Blogging: "Do Web logs, or "blogs," contribute to academic discourse? What should academics who want to blog know about the medium?" Join in for what promises to be an interesting discussion. The June 6 issue of TCOHE also features the article, "Scholars Who Blog: The soapbox of the digital age draws a crowd of academics", by David Glenn. Teri mentioned that she is doing a poster session at SLA (see Tue at 11:30 am) on the Pullen Library science newsblog, and that she is using The (sci-tech) Library Question as one of her examples of a librarian-to-librarian blog. Thank you, Teri!

:: The latest issue of Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship in now available. Among the many interesting submissions:

ViFaTec Engineering Subject Gateway, reviewed by Thomas G. De Petro;
Hands-on Learning for Freshman Engineering Students, by Julie Arnold, Robert Kackley, and Stephen Fortune, University of Maryland;
Connecting Engineering Students with the Library: A Case Study in Active Learning, by Brian D. Quigley and Jean McKenzie, University of California, Berkeley;
Developing an Information Skills Curriculum for the Sciences, by Eleanor M. Smith, North Carolina State University

:: I am currently attending the annual BCLA Conference, and next week (5-6 June) Randy and I will be involved with the EBL Conference in Edmonton. On June 7 we fly to NYC for SLA. (I wonder if this is what it feels like to be Steven Abram?) As such, postings to the STLQ may be sporadic from time to time.