MLIS debate on birbsite
there are PLENTY of things I want to change about higher edu in the US (the gatekeeping, -isms, + cost) and the MLIS (i adjuncted for 1 year at my alma mater and the curriculum for a database class hadn't changed in TEN YEARS!!), but if you say you want to abolish it on the basis of equity without acknowledging the above, you're just making the way for more white people in libraries (there are already too many!)
MLIS debate on birbsite
yet ANOTHER twitter debate about the worth of the MLIS degree for librarianship without acknowledging that people get hired into these positions without MLIS's all the time (at least in academic librarianship, where the OP is situated), and they are MOSTLY white people (and I would say, at least at MPOW, mostly white men with PhDs in other fields)
just because you had a bad experience at library school != the degree is worthless, FFS
holy shit first #IASGE paper submitted for peer review!
update: hoping for a B!
Matthew Green, generally a fairly big supporter of Signal historically, has written an article about his concerns about Signal's "Secure Value Recovery" https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2020/07/10/a-few-thoughts-about-signals-secure-value-recovery/
I wrote a thing on my (mostly tired) feelings about #InternationalNonbinaryDay (and other queer days of visibility). I'd love for a lot of people to read it. https://zigg.com/2020/the-drain-of-self-advocacy.html
I'm trying to make a case that G Suite (NOT a standard google account) is not as safe as Mailbox.org/Nextcould for Email, Calendar and Docs.
Anyone have anything to support this? Literally everything I'm finding is specific to standard Google accounts and the reply being thrown back at me is "G Suite is different"
hey y'all! I am recording a panel with some cool #softwarePreservation folks, which was supposed to live but now isn't. I still want to get some "audience" questions thought, and that audience is YOU, FEDI!
send me questions you'd like people involved in software preservation to answer. can be legal, social, or technical questions. can ask about research, teaching/learning, student perspectives, archival work, software dev work.
lots of range on this panel so hit me with your Qs!
Today is the last day to submit a presentation to #SummerSchool
Are you a teacher, writer, researcher, academic, or do you have some other expertise that you would like to share?
There's no formal credentials required, and it's open to anyone on the Fedi, not just scholar.social
This is a great way to keep up your teaching skills and get a little feedback in a low-pressure presentation environment
And you can't beat the price (it's $0 to attend/present/anything)
I'm not really impressed with our opening plans.
Y'ALL IN THIS THREAD ARE AMAZING!!
here's what I've synthesized, realizing that for my particular use case I'd need 4 categories (not the typical 3 for apprenticeship models):
+ Expert (though I wish I could use guildperson -- no guild yet )
Data & reproducibility librarian. Open EVERYTHING (code, scholarship, edu resources, etc.)!
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