“Curiouser and Curiouser!” cried Alice…
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Welcome to Chasing Reference’s weekly roundup of the curious articles and links that have caught our eye this week!
- “I feel so bad for not knowing who dick clark is :T” tweets Justinnnnn_<3. And that’s okay. Read about how “the web is changing not just how we think about knowledge, but how we think about its absence” in this month’s issue of The Atlantic.
- Stanford’s former president, Gerhard Casper, told The New Yorker that the fundamental purpose of higher education is “the disinterested pursuit of truth” and that students should “search to know.” His comments are situated inside of an important conversation about the changing values of higher education. Read more in the article, Get Rich U.
- World Book Night. Here’s how it felt to be a book giver. Also, Flavorwire gives us a peek into some unique bookmobiles.
- Aside from awesomely referring to the ALA as a “secret sect of warrior-librarians,” and thus earning our love, this article is also a nice summary of ALA’s continued advocacy of First Amendment and civil liberties.