I just started reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and so far, I’m enjoying the possibilities in it. The book is organized into 2 levels with multiple chapters within each level. I’m currently still in Level 1, Chapter 5. Despite the setting of a near-future Earth, I don’t feel like it’s too sci-fi-y. In… Continue reading Ready, Steady, Go: Ready Player One and the celebration of nostalgia
Patron Privacy in a Self-Service World
Shelves and shelves of books, wrapped up in paper with peoples names on it. The infamous hold shelf. What once was behind the circulation desk is now out in the open, allowing anyone to come in and pick up their holds. I used to be a big opponent of these types of self-service changes being… Continue reading Patron Privacy in a Self-Service World
What is this #libday8 thing going on…I guess I should participate?
It’s been months since I wrote anything as part of the series Day in the Life of an Electronic Resources Librarian. What a better time to restart it than during #libday8 and talk about my week so far. Even though it’s only Tuesday, I feel like I’ve had a long week….lots of ebook processing going… Continue reading What is this #libday8 thing going on…I guess I should participate?
Curious Cartographic Collections
I’ve been slacking lately on my posts, but with the new year I feel like I can finally refocus on this little project of mine. I’d also like to start creating original posts, rather than commenting on interesting links that I find online. For now, this will do. Maybe in the future, I’ll start releasing… Continue reading Curious Cartographic Collections
What ever happened to teenage boy literature?
Even though I’m not too big on YA lit, I often find myself having to think about YA lit a lot – and not only because I work at a high school library, but because of the emergence of YA lit as a viable genre for publishers. I love seeing the new books that come… Continue reading What ever happened to teenage boy literature?
Delicious’d: Logic Games Online – Nurikabe
So this is the first post in another series I’ve decided to start, and I’m calling it Delicious’d – a series of posts about things that I’ve bookmarked in Delicious. In this way, I get to review the things that I thought were apparently good enough to save. For this first post, I decided to… Continue reading Delicious’d: Logic Games Online – Nurikabe
Tourism is a big deal okay?!?!
So it looks like the United States has finally decided to join the civilized world and have an advertising campaign promoting itself as a tourist destination. Granted, they didn’t really need such a campaign, as most of the world loved to come to America anyway (See: Ellis Island, “roads paved with gold”, etc….) but I’m sure it couldn’t hurt… Continue reading Tourism is a big deal okay?!?!
Week in review: IL2011
Man, I have been busy these past few weeks. Last Sunday, I left the South Bay, hopped onto the 101 South and made my way down to Monterey with some awesomebrarians to attend Internet Librarian 2011. This is easily my favorite conference, just because I learn so much from all of the sessions. It’s also… Continue reading Week in review: IL2011
Despite everything bad going on today for me, i’ve decided I’m going to try to think positively. Last night, I had decided to upgrade to Lion and iOS5. Well…the Lion upgrade apparently revealed that my hard drive was dying – today it died. I just lost years of work…at least my school work has been… Continue reading Looking positively…
I want to do everything and nothing
I want to do everything in the library. I want to shelve the books, I want to process the books, I want to teach the classes. I want to do nothing with the library. I want to create websites, I want to learn how to program, I want to be a technologist. It’s really hard… Continue reading I want to do everything and nothing