True story: Gandalf appears at University of Minnesota during exams, going around telling people ominously “You shall not pass.”
Damn! That’s straight COLD, Gandalf
This is AWESOME. :-D
I HAVE NO MEMORY OF THIS PLACE
The February Price Comparison Chart from the Douglas County Libraries. Please note how the inflation for eBooks is for public libraries; $84 for a book that costs the consumer $14. I’d rather spend the taxpayer’s money on something else.
The Threat of Silence Meet the groundbreaking new encryption app set to revolutionize privacy and freak out the feds.
Haters Gonna Hate. What’s a Woman to Do About It?
It’s that time of year again! Form with the guidelines is below (or access it here). Nominations open Jan 31 and you have one week (until Feb 7) to make your choices. Those being featured will be posted on the blog with pictures and a brief interview on Valentine’s Day (see last year’s post, for example). Problems or questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Have fun!
But I got mad crushes.
(via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)
the medium is the mass-age
shhh! no running in the library!: EveryLibrary Board Meeting Agenda -
Committees and Board meetings should never be boring. If you get nothing done when you are convened around a mission and purpose then there is something wrong with the process, the group, or you.
The first meeting of the EveryLibrary Board is Monday, January 28th at 11am…
That Pew Internet Study -
(from my blog)
Mashable: Library Patrons Want More E-books, But They Want to Keep Print Books, Too -
Yet when asked whether they would be willing to give up existing resources to make room for these things — to move some books to off-site storage centers to make sense for a device-testing center, for instance — only 20% of survey participants said they were in favor. Thirty-six percent said libraries should “definitely” not move books off-site.
Which sums up the whole problem, really.
There is a popularity to having your cake and eating it, too. :P
(Source: twitter.com, via calimae)
Magical Land of Reading Fundraiser Pageant -
From the FB event description:
“This will be a fundraising pageant for our local library, Eccles-Lesher Memorial Library. Last year our library faced $13,000 in cuts. That affects the whole library. We are focusing on raising funds for their summer reading program, and what is left over will go to the childrens area as it needs updated!”
Donation information is at the bottom of the event description link.
Never give up. -
I need to use this for my computer classes.
Content vs. Container (The Library as a Whole Edition) >> Agnostic, Maybe
There, I fixed the ALA logo to match the motto. (And yes, that *is* the motto.)
Will etiquette lessons work?