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Category Archives: Education

USPS releasing ‘Sesame Street’ stamps as series turns 50 this year

USPS – “The Postal Service honors Sesame Street as one of the most influential and beloved children’s television shows. For the last 50 years, it has provided educational programming and entertainment for generations of children throughout the country and around the world. The stamp art features photographs of 16 Muppets from Sesame Street — Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Rosita, The Count, Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadabby, Herry Monster, Julia, Guy Smiley, Snuffleupagus, Elmo, Telly, Grover and Zoe. Art Director Derry Noyes designed the stamps…”

Opinion – How a national library endowment could help Philadelphia

Via LLRX – Opinion – How a national library endowment could help Philadelphia David Rothman continues his advocacy for a national library endowment to help K-12 and public libraries in Philadelphia, and around the country. His argument in favor of such an endowment is especially resonant in light of the recent college entrance cheating and… Continue Reading

Legal Research: Resources for Reviewing Employment Policies on Harassment

Via LLRX – Legal Research: Resources for Reviewing Employment Policies on Harassment This timely guide by Genevieve Zook, reference & instructional services librarian at the U.W. Law Library, addresses the significant issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers are increasingly reviewing sexual harassment policies and procedures in their organizations, and Zook’s comprehensive guide is… Continue Reading

Mapping Gothic France

“The Mapping Gothic France project was initiated by Stephen Murray, Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and Andrew Tallon, Assistant Professor of Art at Vassar College and funded through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Mapping Gothic France was developed within the framework of collaboration between the Media Center for… Continue Reading

‘Have Law Books, Computer, Simulations –Will Travel’: The Transnationalization of (some of) the Law Professoriate

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie J., ‘Have Law Books, Computer, Simulations –Will Travel’: The Transnationalization of (some of) the Law Professoriate (April 10, 2019). Chapter IN: The Globalization of Legal Education: A Critical Study (Bryant Garth, Anthea Roberts and Gregory Shaffer, eds.), Forthcoming; UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-20. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3369834 “This essay… Continue Reading

Paper – The Marginalization of Black Aspiring Lawyers

Aaron N. Taylor, The Marginalization of Black Aspiring Lawyers, 13 FIU L. Rev. 489 (2019). Available at: https://ecollections.law.fiu.edu/lawreview/vol13/iss3/8 “This paper argues that Black people who aspire to be lawyers endure marginalized existences, which span the law school admission process through the matriculation process and into the law school classroom. The manner in which the Law… Continue Reading

Libraries lean on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to reel you in

cnet.com – From pithy tweets to Insta Novels on Instagram, libraries around the world are using social media to entertain and reach their audiences. “:ast summer, the New York Public Library wanted to make classic literature more enticing to young readers. You know, readers who are more likely to scroll through a text message than… Continue Reading

In a world of Google and Amazon libraries rethink their role

cent.com: More information is available online than ever. Libraries are stepping in to make sure everyone can access it. “…NYPL has rolled out a host of services aimed at closing the digital divide, which is exactly what it sounds like: the gap between those who can easily get online and those who can’t. The famous… Continue Reading

State of America’s Libraries Report 2019

“The State of America’s Libraries report is a summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 7 – 13, that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries. Never have our nation’s libraries played such a pivotal role in strengthening communities through education and lifelong learning. Libraries are a microcosm of the… Continue Reading

Metadata Games

Open Source Crowd Sourcing Game Platform: “Metadata Games (MG) is a free and open source (FOSS) crowdsourcing game platform. As players play Metadata Games, images, video, and audio from libraries, archives, and museums gain valuable descriptions, making it easier for the general public and scholars to discover these collections. The current MG build we are… Continue Reading