Required Readings

#147notjustanumber, What If and open access, Jedi temples on Turkish campuses, and more: Required Readings, 04.12.15

social media campaign seeks to draw attention to each individual victim of a terrorist attack last week at a Kenyan university, sharing photos and the details of students’ lives.

The utility of open access to scholarly materials as exemplified by xkcd creator Randall Munroe’s What If blog (recently published as a book) raises lots of meaty issues about information literacy in the digital age.

In response to the building of mosques on university campuses, thousands of Turkish students are petitioning for the construction of Buddhist and even Jedi temples as well.

A Pennsylvania school nurse refused to treat a student in her office who did not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, according to a letter to the school from the Appignani Humanist Legal Center.

Looking for resources that make basic biomedical information understandable to a lay audience? Try the Science Out of the Box videos from Johns Hopkins.

New science standards passed in West Virginia tone down the anti-climate-change rhetoric compared to the version put forth last year.

Should charters schools have to open up vacant seats to others when students leave?

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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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