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Flannel Friday: Fall Is Pretty Scary, a Halloween Hack

Let’s hop into my time machine and travel back to July of 2011 when I posted my fifth Flannel Friday post: an adaptation of Fall Is Not Easy… 185 more words

Flannel Friday

The History of Libraries

Libraries have always been a means of spreading knowledge. An all in one database that let the people harness the power of the nobles, language. Its purpose has changed slightly over the years, but it keeps the original concepts core value. 601 more words

Supporting reading and libraries by Neil Gaiman

With thanks to Lauren for sharing this with me, from The Guardian, October 15th, Why our future depends on Libraries, reading and daydreaming.

“This is an edited version of… 63 more words

Internet Resources

Vatican Library digitizes ancient manuscripts, makes them available for free | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

“One of the oldest libraries on the planet is digitizing its archive of ancient manuscripts — and they’re all available to view free of charge. 75 more words

Books & Reading

Careers for Info Utopia: The optimism of a new semester | Blatant Berry

By John N. Berry III on October 14, 2014 1 Comment

The beginning of each semester always rejuvenates me. There is nothing more stimulating than those first few sessions with a class of expectant students, arriving with their high energy, curiosity, and desire to participate and impress. 183 more words

Mentoring & Leadership Building

Integrating On-demand Fact-checking with Public Dialogue

Kriplean, T., Bonnar, C., Borning, A., Kinney, B., & Gill, B.(2014). Integrating On-demand Fact-checking with Public Dialogue. Retrieved from http://dub.washington.edu/djangosite/media/papers/tmpm5bhf8.pdf

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p. 1188  ‘Explicitly supported values, on the other hand, guide design- ers’ choices in the creation of the system: here, the values are democratic deliberation, respect, listening, fairness, and civility.’ 55 more words

Raw Literature Review

WCPE Episode 015 - For October 22, 2014

Another week, and it’s another example of the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER!

This week, John talks about coming home with a huge selection of hard cover collections for FREE, and he shares with everyone how you can do this too! 97 more words

Podcast Episodes