Well, I’m pretty exhausted!  It has been a grueling Fall semester (& I’ll be visiting 2 nonfiction classes today so I hope you’ll be there).    I’ll be out-of-the-office on Thursday and Friday October 16-17 — I’ll take Fall Break with you (same time, not same place, of course).   However, if you are sticking around, note that the library will be open for your studying pleasure on Thursday and Friday from 7:30 to 5 pm;  closed all of Saturday the 18th; reopened at 6 pm on Sunday the 19th.  You can check the calendar here: http://ithacalibrary.com/services/hours.php

Drive and travel safely & get some rest.  Home soup should cure all of those sniffles and colds brought on by stress and lack of sleep.


Watch the official trailer:

Read the Pew Report: http://www.pewinternet.org/files/2014/10/PIP_KillerAppsinGigabitAge_100914.pdf

Interview with Betty Medsger.

Betty Medsger is the author of The Burglary: the discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI. News Director Sara McCloskey had a chance to speak with Medsger about her experiences that led to the events in the book.

Communications &Legal Studies Librarian:

Yes, it matters. Don’t belittle twitter — the tweet may be short but the link will either facilitate connection or take the reader to a longer read

Originally posted on Gigaom:

BuzzFeed recently ran a post on what it called the New York Times‘ “Twitter graveyard,” which turned out to be a list of accounts set up by the newspaper’s editorial staff that are either dormant or unused, including some that still have the default egg avatar given to Twitter newbies. But does that mean some staffers just haven’t taken to a particular platform, or does it mean the paper’s writers and editors aren’t doing enough to engage with readers?

That was the underlying question behind a discussion I had with a number of senior NYT staffers on Monday — including the paper’s deputy digital editor and co-author of the recent internal “innovation report” — after one (a senior member of the paper’s development team, Jacob Harris) referred to the BuzzFeed piece somewhat dismissively, implying that using Twitter accounts as a proxy for whether journalists are doing their jobs is…

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