Contrary to Evidence-based Decision-Making in CSU Library Reference Services

Following up on the excellent advocacy piece released yesterday by the California Faculty Association explaining the vital importance of flexible scheduling and work-from-home (WFH) for faculty librarians to support student success and promoting the inclusion of this in the new CSU-CFA Collective Bargaining Agreement, I’ve put together a brief, simple PowerPoint presentation based on local RefAnalytics at CSU Fullerton as an exercise in critical pedagogy. Fellow CSU Librarians and CFA members are welcome to share and repurpose this presentation for your own campuses.

Disclaimer: the views expressed herein do not represent CSU Fullerton and are not undertaken as part of the presenter’s librarian position but only represent the presenter’s own views and are done solely for CFA advocacy for Librarian faculty rights.

Wayback Machine Compare: An Ideal Digital-Professional Portfolio Tool

Don’t know how I missed this, but Internet Archive back in October of 2019 released a new feature on its Wayback Machine to enable users easily to compare different versions of an archived web page. I’ve been hoping for such a feature for a while as a crucial tool for Digital History / Digital Humanities and even made inquires to private software companies about developing it. I’m elated that the adept and agile team at Wayback Machine built it directly into their UI.

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