Blog topic: Education

Academic fake news: “Information Wars” Part 3 of 4

Textbook warning
July 25, 2018
by Felicia Smith

Treacherous Textbooks

Academic fake news: “Information Wars” Part 2 of 4

Fake conference
July 24, 2018
by Felicia Smith

Counterfeit Conferences

Academic fake news: “Information Wars”

Academic fake news: “Information Wars”
July 23, 2018
by Felicia Smith

Part 1 of 4


Fake news is a hot topic that is primarily focused on either fabricated or unfavorable media accounts, usually reported on digital outlets, newspapers, cable news or social media. I would be remiss if I failed to state that dismissing unfavorable or unflattering information is a human impulse. For example, it can be extremely cathartic to weigh yourself on a scale then yell, “fake news!” The problem lies with seeking confirmation bias about important events that impact the greater society writ large.

It is puzzling

Crossword puzzle detail
July 12, 2018
by Felicia Smith

I published an article titled, “Linguistic Diversity in Libraries” in the July 10, 2018 edition of Library Journal. That article dealt with the narrowly focused issue of diversity in libraries that basically deals with disparities in wages and leadership positions. I explain methods to easily include diverse language in my library workday.

Bilingual children's books in Cubberley Library

Cover image of  Am I small?
January 26, 2018
by Kathryn M Kerns

A few weeks ago one of the students in our Stanford Teacher Education Program wrote asking if Cubberley Library had bilingual children's books.  She wrote "I am hoping to gather a collection of books to read aloud to expose young children to different languages as a start to learning to respect and appreciate different cultures." We have many in Spanish/English that are listed in our Spanish and Spanish/English children's books guide, but we needed to sc

The Nutcracker

Cover image of The Nutcracker in Harlem
December 14, 2017
by Kathryn M Kerns

Looking for a new take on that holiday favorite The Nutcracker?  Cubberley Library has several including two that take place in Harlem, one from a mouse perspective, and one through the eyes of the toymaker's apprentice:

Columbus or Indigenous Peoples Day?

Cover image of Dreaming in Indian : contemporary Native American voices
October 9, 2017
by Kathryn M Kerns

Today is either Columbus Day or Indigenous People Day--or a good day to look at the issues.  Cubberley Library has a wealth of resources whatever your interests in these issues.  Our

National Bullying Prevention Month

Cover image of All the rage
October 6, 2017
by Kathryn M Kerns

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, an idea started by PACER Center in 2006 but supported by organizations around the world, including the American Educational Research Association (AERA) which published Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities: Research Report and Recommendations