Archive for April 16th, 2005

Bob on Praising Libraries

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

Bob Stepno reflects on libraries and librarians in light of Lauren Kessler’s In Praise of Libraries. To get around the library’s rule supposedly preventing young children from having their own library card, Lauren learned how to write her name in cursive at the age of 4 to get her card. "As a nonfiction writer, I […]

The Boston Globe Releaes Freelancer for Fabrication

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

The Boston Herald reports details about its rival The Boston Globe letting a freelance writer go after learning she fabricated part of an article about culling seals in Canada. The Globe informed readers through a brief note in Friday’s For the record section on page A2. Barbara Stewart reported the event as an eyewitness. A […]

News Flash: Teamwork is not Always Great

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

Many of us spend a great deal of our lives doing groupwork. The Financial Times suggests teamwork can stifle some employees; teams are best when they’re kept small; and groups aren’t always great for every project. Some of us learned these lessons in library school when we were subjected to way too much groupwork. One […]