Sunday, September 26, 2010

Great Design Website


Great portal page on Sarah Richardson's Design work.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Decoration Inspiration

Mmmm, in the cozy den-like Library with a diamond-tufted banquet Bench.


The Library / Gonsalves

Friday, September 24, 2010

Building a Library

"Building a Library." Not All Bits / Daniel Messer.
Arizona: Not All Bits, November 24th 2009.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Visit Your Local Library

"30+ Surprising Ways to Save Money by Going Green." The Daily Green / Brian Clark Howard.
New York: The Daily Green, August 2010.
"check materials out of your neighborhood library, or relax inside the quiet halls and browse on site. Over time, you can save a nice pile of cash"

Attached to Technology & Paying a Price

"Attached to Technology & Paying a Price." New York Times / Matt Richtel.
New York: New York Times Online, June 6th 2010.

"This is your brain on [technology]."

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Electronic, Audio Books Create a Library at Your Fingertips

"Electronic, Audio Books Create a Library at Your Fingertips." The Ottawa Citizen / Harry Needham.
Ottawa: The Ottawa Citizen Online, September 18th 2010.
"The Ottawa Public Library has an impressive collection of downloadable audio books and e-books and much larger collections of books on CDs which can be imported to MP3 players via iTunes. They're as close as your neighbourhood library branch or your own computer or cellphone."

Why You Shouldn't Go To Library School Part 1

Why you shouldn’t go to library school…

Why You Shouldn’t Go to Library School, Part 2

Why You Shouldn’t Go to Library School, Part 2

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

"When one man, for whatever reason, 
has an opportunity 
to lead an extraordinary life, 
he has no right to keep it to himself."
~ Jacques Cousteau

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Future of Literacy in Canada's Largest Cities

The Future of Literacy in Canada's Largest Cities / Canadian Council on Learning.
Canada: CCL-CCA, 2010.
"Many people find it difficult to believe that Canada—one of the leaders among the G8 industrialized nations—has a literacy problem. However, statistics show that more than 48% of all Canadian adults lack the kind of prose literacy skills required to cope in a modern society. And the problem is not going to go away."

Where It's At

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fight For Libraries As You Do Freedom

"Fight For Libraries As You Do Freedom." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Karin Slaughter.
Atlanta: AJC Online, September 10th 2010.
"This is why the funding of American libraries should be a matter of national security. Keeping libraries open, giving access to all children to all books is vital to our nation’s sovereignty. For nearly 85 percent of kids living in rural areas, the only place where they have access to technology or books outside the schoolroom is in a public library. For many urban kids, the only safe haven they have to study or do homework is the public library. Librarians are soldiers in the battle for our place in the world, and in many cases they are getting the least amount of support our communities can offer."

It's A Fact.

Library Cats

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I Can Has Cheezburger

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fighting Fire with Free Speech

"Fighting Fire with Free Speech: ALA Will Protest Book Burning with 9/11 Qur'an Reading." American Libraries / Leonard Kniffel.
America: ALA American Libraries Magazine Online, September 8th 2010.
"Book burning is the most insidious form of book banning, and just as the American Library Association is preparing to celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, along comes one Rev. Terry Jones of the 50-member Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida. The good reverend’s idea of world outreach is to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001 with a public burning of the Qur’an, the Muslim holy book."

Feeling Fall

Forest Walk / Grey Legs

Friday, September 10, 2010

Book of the Month / Lovage

Thank Your Local Librarian for Fighting Censorship

"Thank Your Local Librarian for Fighting Censorship." The Baltimore Sun / Unknown.
Baltimore: The Baltimore Sun Online, September 9th 2010.
"Probably no other group has fought harder against censorship or government snooping into citizens reading habits — or received less public credit for it — than librarians and the American Library Association. This is true, quiet patriotism — standing up for the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, often at the risk of their jobs. They are walking the walk, not just talking the talk. Librarians are high on my list of American heroines and heroes. Thank you!"

About My Job: The Academic Librarian

"About My Job: The Academic Librarian." The Atlantic Daily Dish / Conor Friedersdorf.
Washington: The Atlantic Online, September 3rd 2010.

Whatever You Are, Be A Good One

Abraham Lincoln

The Role of Libraries

"The Role of Libraries." Coffee House The Spectator Blog / Madsen Pirie.
United Kingdom: The Spectator Online, August 30th 2010.
"We should not be closing libraries, but asking instead what we want them to do, and using imaginative methods to make sure they can do this efficiently."

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Shush Gets a Nod

"Librarian Ninja League." How May I Shush You Today? / Kstari Wolfman.
Ottawa: Kstari Wolfman, July 29th 2010.

Thanks, Toronto Deskset!

Wall of Birds / Nathan Jurevicius

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

E-Reader Revolt: I'm Leaving Youth Culture Behind

"E-Reader Revolt: I'm Leaving Youth Culture Behind." Salon / Emma Silvers.
San Francisco: Salon Online, 2010.

"On the 2 train uptown during the morning commute the other day, I was in my usual state of sleepwalk -- face crammed into a fellow passenger's armpit -- when a young woman standing 3 feet away from me removed an Amazon Kindle from her oversize designer purse and began to read. A surprising wave of disgust overcame me as I stared at the smooth metallic back of the thing, at her manicured fingernails positioned against it, at her face as she read ... whatever it was that she was reading.
That was part of it, I realized, trying to analyze my own ridiculous, knee-jerk judgment of this stranger. I couldn't see what she was reading, and it bothered me. I couldn't peer in that tiny window onto someone's interior world, or delight in the juxtaposition that a book choice sometimes presents -- when you notice a stuffy, 90-something grandma buried in a trashy romance novel, or a would-be gangsta engrossed in "Love in the Time of Cholera."

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Of Two Minds About Books

"Of Two Minds About Books." The New York Times Business Day Technology  / Matt Richtel & Claire Cain Miller.
New York: The New York Times Online, September 1st 2010.

Monday, September 6, 2010

I Like Clouds

Sunset / Stephanie Marie

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

If You Ever Needed a Reminder About How Small We Are

Hurricane Earl from Space

Reference Librarians Search the Stacks

"Reference Librarians Search the Stacks." Neighborhood Star / Stephanie Gehring.
Chicago: Southtown Star Online, August 29th 2010.

Great Library Marketing Campaign

Public Libraries: Diverse Picture of Patrons Emerges Here, Elsewhere

"Public Libraries: Diverse Picture of Patrons Emerges Here, Elsewhere." Oregon Live / Elizabeth Hovde.
Oregon: Oregon Live Online, August 28th 2010.
"But as I thought further, I wondered what if the majority of library users are people like me. As in, what if library patrons are primarily people who don't really need them -- people who can afford their own books and Internet access -- and can just as easily go to a local play park? And does that work for or against libraries' pleas for increased funding or ongoing existence as a book lender and community gathering place in a digital world? Libraries are expensive, after all, despite the perception that they are "free." 

I Believe in a Thing Called Blog

Library Cartoons, Comics & Drawings

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I Repeat: Do. Not. Shush. The. Librarian.

Things I Hate/Love About Researching My Family Tree

"Things I Hate/Love About Researching My Family Tree." / Chip Rowe.
Australia:, 1994-2009.
"Genealogists never seem to realize that no one wants to hear about their ancestors."

"Do We" Really Know Dewey?

"Do We Really Know Dewey?" ThinkQuest / By Students for Students.
Global: ThinkQuest Library, 1999.
"Do we?  Dewey?  Boy, Do we!!" 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hallelujah / K.D. Lang

Libraries Must Remain Free & Open to All

"Libraries Must Remain Free & Open to All." Toledo Blade / Clyde Scoles.
Toledo: The Blade Online, August 29th 2010.
"The library provides free access not only to printed books, but to magazines, computers, downloadable e-books, a 24/7 Web site, movies, music, author events, exhibits, book clubs, local history and genealogy, rare books, Wi-Fi, GED preparation, year-round reading programs, early literacy programs, financial literacy programs, and information help from trained librarians."