Monday, May 10, 2010

Library Summer Hours 2010 Correction

2010 Summer Hours begin May 24.

Library Summer Hours 2010

May 14- August 13, 2010

Regular Summer Hours:
Monday- Thursday 7:30 AM- 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday 1:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Exceptions to Regular Summer Hours:
Sunday May 30 Closed
Monday, Memorial Day May 31 Closed
Sunday July 4 Closed
Monday July 5 Closed

Post Summer Session Hours
August 14- August 29
Monday- Friday 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Monday August 30 Resume regular fall hours

Regular Fall Hours
Monday- Thursday 7:30 AM- Midnight
Friday 7:30 AM- 6:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM- Midnight

Friday, May 7, 2010

NPR Commits Audio Plagiarism

Mary Elizabeth Williams' story details a shocking and flagrant act of plagiarism committed by NPR's "Morning Edition."

This Wednesday, correspondent Beth Accomando delivered a segment entitled "The Cell Phone Always Dies First," spoofing cell-phone-oriented plot devices in horror films.
However, the sketch was composed almost entirely of material--used without acknowledgement--from a viral youtube video, No Signal, by Rich Juzwiak.

NPR is now attributing the material to Juzwiak.

Juzwiak, a blogger for VH1, told, "(No Signal) took months and months of research...if there had been no video, there would have been no (NPR) piece."

Thursday, May 6, 2010

More Rasslin Books!

Here's a Huffington Post column by writer and publishing-industry veteran Jason Pinter discussing how choices made by a female-dominated publishing industry affect the number of male readers. One of the incidents that alerted him to this problem was his difficulty pitching a memoir by pro wrestler Chris Jericho (pictured).

Laura Miller of gives a digest of reactions to the piece.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bibliography on Deepwater Horizon Spill

Paula Webb, Reference and Electronic Government Documents Librarian at the University of Southern Alabama, in Mobile, has created this great bibliography on the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico from British Petroleum's rig Deepwater Horizon.
The bib lists exclusively electronically-available documents, most produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Included are maps of the trajectory of the spilled oil and summaries of the damage, updated daily.