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In the Library With the Lead Pipe: Out of the Library and Into the Wild
A great piece about putting your library skills to use elsewhere in the community. This was written by a library school classmate of mine, so my initial surprise at how many of the folks in the photo I recognized was quickly explained!

NEH announces $17 million in awards and offers for 208 humanities projects
The title says it all, today the National Endowment for the Humanities announced grant recipients for a variety of projects across the country. My eye was drawn to this due to some chatter on Twitter about one of the Virginia winners, George Mason University. They’re working on building out a mobile tour that provides a history of the National Mall. I scrolled through most of the PDF that gives brief details on the winners, and there’s a lot of great stuff being funded.

The Education of Oronte Churm: Mike Daisey is a Liar, and So Am I and More About Mike Daisey, This Time With George Clooney!
Ponderings on why Mike Daisey did what he did with that Foxconn monologue, and why it matters.

 

 

 

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