I’m trying to pick up the Dewey Decimal System really sort of quick-like since I’m a bit embarassed that I managed never to pick it up in library school. This page is currently my favorite crib sheet, though this one is a close second.
Is protecting the rights of users and supporting free access to ideas one of the fundamental values of librarianship? I sure think so. [ commonsblog ]
Soon to be a new favorite of mine: Ref Grunt, pullquotes from life at the reference desk. [ blogsource ]
Hi, The job is great, thanks for asking. You can check out my library at the library website which at some point in the future, I will be redesigning. Still working on the move to ibiblio. You know, this whole website takes up less than 2 MB… for four years’ worth of content.
Hey, a writer is writing about reading. She’d like some input into people’s feelings about reading for a book she’s writing. Five questions, give her a hand?
PATRIOT Watch: doesn’t this article make it seem, from the headline, that librarians are doing somethign bad? I mean, they’re against making something easier…. really they’re just making sure it’s not so easy to get at your library records. [ thanks john ]
PATRIOT Watch: Slate chimes in detailing the “Attack of the Angry Librarians” among other things. [ thanks john ]
Hi. Sorry if you were using the LiveJournal RSS feed and it broke when I changed formats. Regrettably, I have nothing to do with it, and LJs RSS feeds are sort of orphans in terms of support. Feel free to try one of the other feeds, linked above. Also, I have personally checked all the links on the links page and added a few sections, one on tech and one on library school. If anyone has suggestions for good resources in those sections, please let me know.
What do you do when you follow all the steps an organization gives you to avoid spam and you still wind up getting some? You ask a lot of questions. Emma Jane details her back and forth with ALA about junk mail she received when they sold her name to mailing lists before she had a chance to set her communications preferences at all. Upshot? Her name and address were sold before she even got her membership card and could login to set her preferences. Uncool.
Dear editor, do you really think no one has ever written a newspaper story about a library and used the phrase “checking out” in the headline? Austin TX seeks their own Big Beautiful Library, with retail space. [ thanks alisha ]
When does “own” not mean own? When you own an ebook, of course. Smart talk from the shifted Librarian.