1. Librarians Have No Monopoly on the Activities They Claim 2. There are No...– Ten Reasons Why ‘Professional Librarian’ is an Oxymoron « The Other Librarian
30 Impressive vCard Web Designs →
Hey neat, I have a vCard!
How To Create A Great Web Design CV and Résumé? -... →
Some great design-based resumes, via Smashing Magazine.
Harlem10_Day1 - Nadia Gric - „Picasa” žiniatinklio... →
Fantastic Picasa photo album from the Harlem Dance Fest in Lithuania. (via dogpossum)
Employment : About NOLS : North Olympic Library... →
Full-time Collection Management Specialist (Librarian) position open; great library system in a beautiful part of Washington State!
Utilities - iPhone Apps, iPad apps, iPhone 3G apps... →
Good site for browsing iPhone apps, with ratings and detailed reviews.
Patrons Are Consumers, and Consumers Are Patrons;... →
Great little article about how publishers need to stop working against libraries and start proactively engaging them.
My video is a mythological beast. A unicorn. I’ve seen it, touched it, ridden...– Washington State Library » Blog Archive » The Perils of Automatic Copyright Protection
Maker SHED from MAKE Magazine, craftzine.com, and... →
Great site for fun DIY projects.
The iPad, the Kindle, and the future of books :... →
The New Yorker takes on the ebook debate.
We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone...– Sir Arthur Eddington
Futures Dreaming at Ark Libraries 2.0 Masterclass... →
What will the library look like in 2020? What skills will we need, how will we have to adapt, and what things will we leave behind?
The opening text of the resolution states, “Whereas the Nation’s school,...– House passes resolution honoring National Library Week | District Dispatch
Inside the Box by Paul Constant - Books - The... →
Inside the Box Corporate Euphemisms, Angry Librarians, Accusations of Bullying: The Tense Battle for Seattle Public Library’s Future
Libraries, once considered a necessity, are now seen as a luxury. They are...– Art Brodsky: Our Public Library Lifeline Is Fraying. We’ll Be Sorry When it Snaps
Shine Step Studios started in January 2010 as just some informal classes amongst...– These guys are rad. If you’re in NOLA, go get your dance on, and learn to lindy. via http://shinestep.org/
Bicycle Commuter Contest Gets Rolling « Downtown... →
The Usable Library →
From the site: Libraries should help people accomplish tasks that support their goals. This can’t happen if libraries are difficult to use. That makes people feel stupid. Use these ideas to start thinking about how you can provide a better, more holistic, experience for your library’s users.
San Jose $116 million short = 110 lost library... →
More bad library news, in a year that’s been filled with bad library news. I’m tired of bad library news!
Branch Library, by Edward Hirsch
I wish I could find that skinny, long-beaked boy who perched in the branches of the old branch library. He spent the Sabbath flying between the wobbly stacks and the flimsy wooden tables on the second floor, pecking at nuts, nesting in broken spines, scratching notes under his own corner patch of sky. I’d give anything to find that birdy boy again bursting out into the dusky...
Why do we in libraries tolerate this kind of arrogant behavior from a vendor?...– Unethical Library Vendors: A Call to Arms for Libraries to Fight Back | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton-Jan
Why I won't buy an iPad (and think you shouldn't,... →
Great post by Cory Doctorow.
The people whine when we cut programs and then complain if we try to raise...– When we asked for housecleaning in Olympia, this is not what we had in mind | Peter Callaghan - The News Tribune Great April Fool’s story, even if the above is too close to being true.
Ask-WA loses budget, becomes Ask-AhniWA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2010 Ask-WA loses budget, becomes Ask-AhniWA It’s the same sad story all over. State’s lose funding for the libraries, and virtual reference services suffer. Not in Washington State, though, where statewide virtual reference coordinator, Ahniwa Ferrari, is determined to keep virtual reference services up and running for all the state’s 6.7 million residents. How...
I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m...– Carl Sandburg