After hearing high praise from the performer Henry Rollins, librarians delved into discussions of the library's changing role in the academic enterprise.
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The senior African-American scholars I meet are bitter and disheartened. Am I doomed to the same fate?
It can be strange, as president of a small college, to share that same job title with the heads of huge universities.
The season of conference cocktail parties has begun, and with it the tradition of grudging praise.
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Edward L. Widmer has stepped down as director of a library at Brown University to advise both Brown's president and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The shift to digital has effects on staffing as well, as new numbers from the Association of Research Libraries show.
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The Academic Librarian
Just because your students are computer-literate doesn't mean they are research-literate.
Recent job postings and hires suggest that many academic libraries are losing interest in hiring humanities Ph.D.'s
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