Course, you ask? I'm teaching Interlibrary loans again at Algonquin College this semester (Acquisitions next semester) and this morning was my first class. 8 am. Raining. Yes, ugh. The students seem great, though, and I'm excited to be teaching again. Just, seriously, 8 am? Keep in mind I go from class to work, and then finish at Rideau at 8:30 pm.
Here's your rainy-day, Alex-is-procrastinating-working-on-PPTs, catchall of cranky news:
- Pullman etc. criticise Booker list for having too many present-tense
first personnarratives: "It’s a silly affectation, in my view, and it does nothing but annoy." Hooo-kay......
- The Annoyed Librarian puts this Koran-burning thing in perspective: "It’s certainly less mind-boggling to me than strapping explosives to your chest and exploding yourself in a crowded marketplace." She also has few kind words for ALA's rather tepid response to the news story: they were planning to read aloud from the Koran on Sept. 11th. Yeah, that'll make a point. Sigh.
- Geist protests new Access Copyright licensing scheme: fees rising from about $3 to $35-$45 per student.