Required Readings

Pearl Harbor resources, #FergusonSyllabus, Nature public access, athletics, and the worst U.S. college: Required Readings, 12.07.14

In honor of today’s anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Required Readings begins with a collection of primary source materials from the Education Department at the National World War II Museum. The site also includes lesson plans and other teaching resources, examples of student projects, virtual exhibits, and materials on science and technology.

Although targeted at academic librarians (the Framework here refers to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education from the Association of College and Research Libraries, currently under revision), this post provides plenty of ideas for incorporating discussion about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, into teaching at all levels.

Some scholars think Nature Publishing Group’s announcement about allowing public access to its materials isn’t as beneficial and beneficent as the publisher claims.

As a sort of follow-up to a recent Required Reading, we note that the American Humanist Association has filed a federal lawsuit against a Georgia school district over proselytization in its athletic programs by coaches and teachers.

Meanwhile, the University of Alabama-Birmingham jettisons its football program because of costs.

Is Shimer College really the worst in the United States?

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Librarienne is a university librarian who sees her professional mission as teaching the masses how to separate the wheat from the chaff in today's expanding universe of information, that everything you read requires a critical eye, and how to properly use apostrophes.

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