Monday, May 31, 2010

I Like It.

Gerard Matthieu

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

I Like Clouds

Sam Javanrouh

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Librarians Do Gaga

Bookulating Suggest-O-Mometer

Trying to find reading material for that difficult person who has read everything? Maybe that person is you! Try the Bookulating Suggest-O-Mometer!

Faithful Few Keep Dewey Alive in Download World

"Faithful Few Keep Dewey Alive in Download World." The Age / Natalie Craig.
Australia: The Age Online, May 2nd 2010.

More Evidence That Jay Leno Isn't Funny

"Jay Leno's Bad Library Joke." Library Journal /Norman Oder.
America: LJ Online, May 14th 2010.

Marian the Cybrarian

"Marian the Cybrarian." The Chronicle of Higher Education / Thomas H. Benton.
Washington: Chronicle Online, May 20th 2010.

Closing Public Libraries

"Why Closing More Public Libraries Might Be the Best Thing (...Right Now)." LISNews / Andy W.
New Jersey: Agnostic, Maybe, May 27th 2010.

Worst Master's Degrees

"No 25 Library & Information Science." In Pictures: Worst Master's Degrees for Jobs / Forbes.
New York: Forbes Online, May 19th 2010.

Interesting given that Librarian/Knowledge Manager/Information Professional has topped Best Careers Lists for years.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Sunday, May 23, 2010


~Ian Curtis (1956-1980)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Done. & Done.

How To Become a Librarian

"How To Become a Librarian." Suite 101 / Sapna Nayyar-Pellicane.
America: Suite, July 28th 2009.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

I Don't Get It, But I Like It

Sometimes, That Happens

Sleep With a Librarian

Drink With a Librarian

Quit Fondling Your Ego

I love this. From Dear Eva on Artists Unite:
"Don’t! Learn to say “Fuck You” to the world once in a while. You have every right to. Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder, wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, gasping, confusing, itching, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, rumbling, rambling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding grinding grinding away at yourself. Stop it and just DO!"

Stacks Then

Notable Quotable

"Perhaps no place in any community 
is so totally democratic as the town library. 
The only entrance requirement is interest."
~Lady Bird Johnson

Reference Librarian

How To Dress Like A Librarian

"How To Dress Like A  Librarian." Lovelyish / Jessica.
America:, October 16th 2009.

This is Awesome, Australia

"Shush! If You're On Level Four." Biological Sciences Library.
Australia: University of Queensland, September 28th 2008.

"Due to recent complaints about noise levels, library staff will now be practising their finely honed shushing skills on level 4 of the Biological Sciences Library. If you wish to make noise in the library, please do so on one of the other floors, e.g. levels 1 to 3, although preferably do not make too much noise."

I Believe in a Thing Called Blog

Excellent Intellectual Audiophile Music Blog:
Songs From the Etc File.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Use of Public Libraries In Hard Economic Times

"Use of Public Libraries In Hard Economic Times." Provincial Library.
Nova Scotia: Provincial Library.


Here is a cool website that I just discovered, which offers unique graphics for Free.

Mad Props to you folks at  This is a great service.

Stacks of People Are Visiting the Library

"Stacks of People Are Visiting the Library." Revere Journal / Seth Daniel.
Massachusetts: Revere Journal Online, May 19th 2010.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Obama Thinks Information is a Diversion

"Obama Thinks Information is a Diversion." DRScoundrels / Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
America: DRScoundrels Online, May 9th 2010.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sometimes, This Happens

Notable Quotable

"What is more important in a library 
than anything else -- than everything else -- 
is the fact that it exists." 
~Archibald MacLeish 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cincinnatti Daguerreotype

Fontayne, Charles & William S. Porter. Cincinnati Panorama.
8 Dagguereotype Plates. Cincinnati: 1848.
This is cool.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gutenberg 2.0

"Gutenberg 2.0: Harvard Libraries Deal with Disruptive Change." Harvard Magazine / Johnathan Shaw.
Cambridge: Harvard Magazine Online, May-June 2010.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sometimes, That Happens

I Like to Laugh

Punk Librarian


Information Desk

Lego Library!

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Miss Librarian & the Bookworms

Search Engine

found it in colour --

Strategies for Digital Natives

"From Realities to Values: A Strategy Framework for Digital Natives." Information Today / Helene Blowers.
New Jersey: Information Today Online, April 2010.
"In fact, for most Digital Natives, there is no definitive divide between their physical identity and their digital footprint; they coexist as a singular entity. Digital Natives understand that in order to participate and be influential in today’s world, a digital identity can’t be treated as an add-on to life. It’s essential to everything, period."

See Also:
New Strategies for Digital Natives

The Power of Parametadata

"The Power of Parametadata." VocabControl / Fran.
London: VocabControl Online, May 2nd 2010.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I Hate Computers: Confessions of a SysAdmin

"I Hate Computers: Confessions of A Sysadmin." Crunch Gear / Scott Merrill.
New York: Crunch Gear Online, April 22nd 2010.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Critical Assets: Academic Libraries

"Critical Assets: Academic Libraries, a View from the Administration Building." Library Journal / Barbara Fister.
New York: Library Journal Online, May 1st 2010.
"For many observers, these predictions assumptions that might be made by bean-counters in the administration building who haven't set foot in a library in decades and think students don't need books, now that they can get everything on the Internet for free. As higher education confronts shortages in hungry times, will officials who previously viewed the library as a sacred cow think it's time for a barbecue?"

Friday, May 7, 2010

Information Age. Over. Toast. Done.

"The Information Age is Over. It's Toast. Done." Library Networking Group / Michael Ridley.
America: Libraryng Online, May 5th 2010.

"Librarians have long debated and agonized over their professional identity. To be a Librarian is to engage in this angst. With each wave of change, the most recent being digital resources and the internet, there is clear evidence of the decline of the profession and the irrelevance of our Libraries. Perpetually on the brink, Librarianship appears to be just one advancement away from its elimination. When the pundits began to talk about the “Information Age” it’s no wonder that we jumped on the bandwagon with shameless enthusiasm. Finally, this was our time.We know about this stuff. Pay attention to us. And they did (sort of); and it was good (sort of)."

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Publishing: The Revolutionary Future

"Publishing: The Revolutionary Future." New York Review of Books / Jason Epstein.
New York: NYBooks Online, March 11th 2010.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010