Curiouser and Curiouser: What caught our eyes online this week

“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.
  • 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.
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