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Measuring the Value of a College Library 

This article at the Chronicle of Higher Education takes up the important question of how to determine and measure the value of college libraries. Academic departments have been increasingly asked in recent years to justify themselves by quantitative measures, like how much grant money they take in or how many articles their professors produce. This …

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Old School 

In beginning to write about presidential schools, I got sidetracked right out of the gate.  Colonial America can do that to me. Like space, it’s a place that seems elegant and exciting but is in reality plagued with horribly mundane and mundanely horrible experiences.  In an effort not to draw the ire of those colonially-focused …

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I <3 School 

It took me a long time to figure out what to write about on Pressible.  The natural choice would be library things but my agonizingly long run in library school has made me sick almost to death of library literature.  I don’t feel like I have the kind of education to equip me to write …

Posted 108 months ago by

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The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower 

Title: The Third Reich in the ivory tower: complicity and conflict on American campuses Author: Stephen H. Norwood Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009. Check It Out:  LA227.1 .N67 2009 From the Publisher: This is the first systematic exploration of the nature and extent of sympathy for Nazi Germany at …

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