Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Academia and Asperger's

The Chronicle: 9/16/2005: Nutty Professors: "academe appeals particularly to introspective, narcissistic, obsessive characters who occasionally suffer from mood disorders or other psychological problems."

Academic librarians often have to deal with people of various levels of personality quirks, both as patrons and as colleagues. This article raises interesting ethical questions about Asperger's syndrome in academia.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

What Happens To Librarians On Weekends

Pre Ride
Originally uploaded by Marc Meola.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Unraveling the Narrative

The Chronicle: 9/9/2005: Unraveling the Narrative: "In his forthcoming book, Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man (University of Georgia Press, October), Mr. Carretta lays out his controversial evidence as part of a detailed examination of Equiano's successive identities. Though the professor offers a caveat that absolute proof of Equiano's origins might never be found, his argument has already persuaded some."