Following a pilot project, Hachette has announced that it will make its full catalogue available to libraries to lend in e-book form. ALA officials hail the move as a sign of real progress.
Things have been quiet recently, at TheGlobalLibrarian. Sorry for that, but with the impending move from Kazakhstan to the States (leaving on Monday at 4am) and job interviews stacked throughout the month of May, life’s been a little hectic.
Hope everyone has a great weekend! Take it easy or live it up, but enjoy it whatever you end up doing.
— Wikipedia (via librarianista)
A weird statement about life in the Digital Age, a la Google.
Going through some old school papers, I found some pretty great career aspirations of mine. Some careers I had in mind? Interior designer, florist, marine biologist (only if I could work at the Shedd Aquarium though), famous singer, gymnast (for a hot second), French teacher, magician. The florist…
Mine changed yearly up through high school, but it was generally things that girls weren’t big in (cowgirl, firegirl, etc). I was an innovative little kid.
In high school, I wanted to be an architect, which was super George Costanza of me. The sad thing was that, even with all the CAD classes, I only had like one building design that I ever wanted to draw. I was doomed to fail.
Then I wanted to be a botanist. That also didn’t pan out.
Obama’s one-liners during his speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
I love this guy.
Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi, a $35 fully-functional desktop computer about the size of a credit card, is currently enjoying a high level of buzz, popularity, and media exposure. Librarians are, of co…
Woah, it’s already time for a Friday post, and I’ve been caught unawares. This week being my last full week at Nazarbayev University, I’ve been majorly busy in prepping things for the awesome librarian taking over in the Digital Centre, doing interviews for a new position (good things are happening on that front), and packing (er, so far just moving all of my work computer gif collection stuff over to my laptop).
We also had visits this week from two University of Wisconsin librarians, one of whom was a great help in working out some major issues in the Digital Centre. But! It’s also meant that I haven’t had any time to scan things. Or ready my Friday post.
So! Instead of the usual animal gif, here are some funny pictures (a la Hyperbole and a Half) that I drew on the Digital Centre whiteboard over the past few weeks. (Only one person here got the reference.)
I’m doing a bit of research for a presentation on branding on a budget in innovative ways, and I’ve seen some of you mention some really great promotional/branding ideas. Anything that you’re really proud of that you’d like others in the library community to know about? I’d…
Great suggestions for marketing! While most of the ideas are more public or special libraries, they’re really moldable to fit academic as well. I love the idea of librarians getting out of the library - so important!
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Found through IFLA New Professionals Special Interests Group’s Facebook page here.
The CVS clerk complimented the Library’s film program while ringing up my box of tampons. When I was looking at apartments so many people said to...
one of our branches was weeding the children's section, and they were going to get rid of one the rattier copies of my favourite Bruce Coville book....
my dog tried so hard to get out the door and go to chemo with my parents this morning. now she keeps looking at me sadly.
Alright. I'm gonna brag here...
My students come in at lunch time to read, play educational games, and watch documentaries about endangered animals.