Book List: Statistics, Probability, and Prediction

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These three books paired really well together. There was a little information overlap between the books, but each had a different and interesting focus. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t by Nate Silver My rating: 5 of 5 stars As a librarian, I immediately felt a kinship with Nate Silver’s main premise: in a world of data, theory is more important, not less. It is a common argument that the internet and … Read More

Happy Edible Book Day!

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Edible Book Day, also known as the International Edible Book Festival, happens on or around April 1st. The rules are simple – create a cake with a “bookish” theme, using a literary inspiration, or in the form of a book. Check out winners from these festivals: The University of Illinois Duke University Libraries University of Texas at Austin iSchool Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

New Year, New Blog Name (and More)

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I’m bringing in the new year with a new name for the blog: End to Endpaper. The name is borrowed from the title of my next bookbinding project, which will be a flag book containing some of my marbled paper. The new name carries with it connotations that describe both me and this website: libraries, books, bookbinding/crafts, and sharing stories. End to end refers to looking at a process from the very beginning to the very end. With information management, … Read More

How Do We Teach Empathy?

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How do we teach empathy? This is a question Andy and I have discussed a great deal this past year. Increasing the news has shown people ranging from those in power to everyday folks using rhetoric full of hate and indifference for people they don’t identify with. How do we prevent young ears from picking up this heartbreaking habit? There are a number of ways, but there is only one this librarian and former teacher wants to focus on – … Read More

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