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Best salads!

July 28, 2009

If you aren’t yet a fan of the Minimalist, this should turn you into a convert: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/dining/22mlist.html?em. And there’s a blog!

Last day of class

July 25, 2009

The poster session turned out very well, although I was (like most people) a little worried about it. Our brochures were done well in advance of the presentation, but Elizabeth had trouble getting the poster to print–which was a shame, because she was very dedicated to the particulars of its design. It was clear that […]

Rights

July 24, 2009

Our discussion of rights and the library today had me riveted. I am really interested in the negotiation of rights, and I found our discussions stimulating and thought-provoking. I also found the speakers really interesting. One of the issues my school is currently dealing with involves the best use of space available, so I really […]

Special Collections

July 23, 2009

My favorite part of today’s experience was our trip to the library for the talk on rare books and the visit to the preservation room. I can’t believe I actually held a medieval text in my own hands, or that I was this close to a sumerian tablet (which was not imprisoned in a glass […]

nativigating copyrights

July 21, 2009

Today’s discussion of copyright issues could not have been more relevant to me. I work as a writer and researcher for a company that creates customized curricula for school districts. I am currently working on a particularly challenging project, which involves writing a Global Humanities curriculum for District 79 in NYC. (This is the district […]

I’m tired!

July 21, 2009

I was really most interested in the discussion of searching that occurred in the last half of class today. I’ve developed a number of searching exercises for my writing students to get them to question and test the validity of various online sources, but I feel they really need help in basic searching skills. Although […]

my awesome group

July 20, 2009

Group projects can be challenging when there’s conflict, or when only a few members are willing to pull their weight. Thank goodness there was no such unpleasantness this weekend. I loved my amazing group for the 601 “Here’s my problem and I solved it” project. Carolyn, Mike, Penny, and Steve (listed alphabetically, in true librarian […]