Chronicle of Higher education: My Daily Read
In the Library’s Teaching Collection we have a few periodicals which might be worth the short invigorating walk you’d have to take to browse them.
They’re in print, of course, which seems almost quaint now. But there is a certain kind of joy in the tactile experience of reading real professional journals. We have thousands tucked away in our electronic collection but it’s not quite the same, is it?
I, of course, don’t get much exercise visiting the Teaching Collection. It’s located right next door to my office (L-226).
One of those periodicals in the little room is The Chronicle of Higher Education.
If you’re seeking a job in higher education you probably know about it. But it has other charms that you might enjoy.
One is “My Daily Read.” It’s a running column of guest writers who share their daily reading habits. These guest writers include some of the more prestigious scholars in the world (which doesn’t mean I’ve necessarily heard of all of them).
Utne Reader calls the column “reliably snooty good fun.” You can sample it with the link. Or you could take an afternoon stroll and read the real thing.
PS. Unfortunately The Chronicle is a business – and like the Wall Street Journal the publishers are not willing to share their articles for free. If you go to the web site you’ll soon discover that most of the articles are behind a wall of logins and user names. You’ll have to subscribe to get through it. Or you can plan a weekly invigorating walk to our Teaching Collection. If you happen to choose the latter, stick your head in my door and just say hi!