15 September 2005
Separated at birth?
How did the University of Akron's Bierce Library end up here, and not on the campus of UIC, that bastion of towering concrete edifices? Today I took my students to a library orientation session, and the whole time I had to keep looking out the (skinny) window to make sure that I hadn't been transported back to my old haunt.
Oh, and did you know that today's student researchers can get full text and pdf journal articles online using databases? Instead of becoming marooned in the stacks, only to find that some devlish library patron had ripped the article out of the bound periodical? And subsequently crying for an hour in a musty carrel, eating an apple cinnamon Nutra Grain bar?
What's next...electronic diet pepsi?