When I say “boys are dumb” what I really mean is “boys have been raised in a patriarchal society that forces them into an incorrect and problematic view of masculinity that not only forces them to strip away valuable virtues from themselves, like patience and gentleness, but also forces them them to view and treat women in unhealthy ways that devalues women as people and makes them into objects purely for a man’s benefit”
but it’s a lot faster to say “boys are dumb”
4:30 pm • 24 April 2014 • 163,862 notes
Nearly all the spring and first year abroad students have left Florence. It’s made me more aware that my time left here is short. I’m starting to draft a mental list of what I’ll miss. What tops it is the duomo. Seeing it peak through side streets, from the hills on the city’s outskirts, or casually walking by it like tonight when I strolled around it on the way to get wings with some students.
4:26 pm • 24 April 2014 • 3 notes
I just printed all my tickets out for my upcoming trip. Headed to Milan, Brussels, Dublin, Belfast, and Edinburgh. Easyjet has me sitting in the middle seat for my flight from Belfast to Edinburgh. My face scrunched up with dissatisfaction until I remembered I met a wonderful person the last time Easyjet stuck me in the middle seat.
Last night one of the German girls I met in Prague posted a picture and I remembered her adorable laugh. This semester has made me tired. I know the Milan and Brussels portions of my trip over the next four days will be incredibly frustrating, but really, I am so excited to get somewhere new, to me more wonderful people.
9:53 am • 24 April 2014 • 2 notes
“Can you imagine how it would feel if your heart were open, if everywhere you went you trusted, and knew that the Universe was friendly? How would your life flow if you believed that your inner guidance was gentle and kind and that people were sending you love wherever you went, and that you were broadcasting a beam of love to everyone?”
— Orin (via emotional-algebra)
9:49 am • 24 April 2014 • 129 notes
The “tier one" LIS journals ranked by Journal Openness Factor as developed by Micah Vandegrift and (tumblarian) Chealsye Bowley in their article “Heal Thyself: A Scholarly Communication Analysis of LIS Journals.”
From the article:
Based on this, in closing, we submit these final questions to the LIS research community: are these the journals we want on a top tier list, and what measure of openness will we define as acceptable for our prestigious journals? Further, how long will we tolerate measurements like impact factor and h-index guiding our criteria for advancement, while accounting for very little that matters to how we principle ourselves and our work? Finally, has the time come and gone for LIS to lead the shifts in scholarly communication? It is our hope that this article prompts furious and fair debate, but mostly that it produces real, substantive evolution within our profession, how we research, how we assign value to scholarship, and how we share the products of our intellectual work.
Heal Thyself: A Scholarly Communication Analysis of LIS Journals | In the Library with the Lead Pipe
1:05 pm • 23 April 2014 • 49 notes
Today “Heal Thyself: A Scholarly Communication Analysis of LIS Journals,” an article by Micah and me, was published! It is my first publication and I’m super excited.
We analyzed 111 library and information science journals for their copyright and self-archiving policies and open access publishing options, and propose a new way of ranking journals by their openness. For those of you who are librarians or Open Access advocates, it may be a good read for you.
8:25 am • 23 April 2014 • 25 notes
“Reading a scientific paper is a completely different process than reading an article about science in a blog or newspaper. Not only do you read the sections in a different order than they’re presented, but you also have to take notes, read it multiple times, and probably go look up other papers for some of the details. Reading a single paper may take you a very long time at first. Be patient with yourself. The process will go much faster as you gain experience.”
— How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists « Violent metaphors (via schoolpoint)
5:45 am • 23 April 2014 • 40 notes
Swooning over this chandelier.
I highly recommend dining in places decorated like palaces. (at Palazzo Borghese)
5:54 pm • 22 April 2014 • 1 note