This is how I interpret them:
- Emphasize process over product. The research paper is the end product of the process. The learning is in the journey; the end product is just an artifact.
- Finding stuff is not hard. Coming up with good questions is more important.
- Citations are an academic thing. Incorporating the work of others into one’s own is the real skill.
- We're educators, not enforcers.
- There are reasons why students are expected to use scholarly sources. It is important for students to understand those reasons.
- “Librarians should spend as much time working with faculty as with students.” Actually, I think this is more obvious than outrageous. Faculty are our route to the students. We need to connect with them because we need them to advocate for us to their students.