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View Resource Library Planet

For library lovers around the globe, Library Planet is a new project that seeks to offer "a crowdsourced Lonely Planet for Libraries" and to "inspire library travelers." Library Planet was founded by two Danish librarians, Christian Lauersen and Marie Engberg Eiriksson, and welcomes writing contributions from anyone. As of this write-up, the project features libraries in Denmark, China, the...

View Resource The Pudding Cup

For fans of data visualizations, the online magazine The Pudding recently announced the winners of its 2018 Pudding Cup, which honors "[t]he best visual and data-driven stories." Selected by a team of data visualization experts, these visualizations fall into two categories. The Pay Tier honors websites created on the job, while the more eclectic Passion Tier highlights "stories created for fun, a...

View Resource Library Carpentry

Archivists, librarians, and information professions all over the world may be interested in the lessons and classes, both online and in-person, offered by Library Carpentry. Originally developed by The Carpentries, which focuses on teaching data and coding skills to researchers, Library Carpentry is a "global community teaching software and data skills to people working in library and...

View Resource How to Create a Syllabus

College or university instructors who have a new course coming up (or are redesigning an old one) may want to check out this in-depth guide from The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled How to Create a Syllabus. This resource offers readers a conversational tutorial detailing the what, why, and how of a successful syllabus, and it includes some helpful suggestions for what not to do as well. The...

View Resource Hmong Studies Journal

Following the culmination of the Laotian civil war in the 1970s, thousands of the Hmong ethnic group were forced to leave Laos and became refugees, with many settling in the United States. For those interested in the Hmong diaspora, the open-access Hmong Studies Journal offers scholars in a variety of fields "the only peer-reviewed academic publication devoted to the scholarly discussion of Hmong...