Archive for May, 2009

LES Member Achieves Fame, Plans Own Reality Show

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

About Timothy Hackman

Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

LES Member and 2008-2009 LES Chair Karen Munro was chosen for the “Member of the Week” section of the ACRL Web site last week:

http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/2009/05/18/member-of-the-week-karen-munro/

Interestingly, they don’t mention her current responsibilities with LES, but the write-up includes a nice picture and short Q&A with Karen. Where will Karen go from here? No one knows for sure, but read those TV listings closely when the networks announce their fall schedules…

Not Enough Time in the Library

Monday, May 18th, 2009

About Timothy Hackman

Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

Our literature librarian colleague from Yale, Todd Gilman, has written an excellent piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education on the value of library instruction. Check it out: http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2009/05/2009051401c.htm.

Mr. Gilman makes the point that, “While college students may be computer-literate, they are not, as a rule, research-literate. And there’s a huge difference between the two.”

Well said. If I could find a non-obnoxious way to do it, I’d send this to all of the faculty at my institution.