past entry 07sep

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.

Hey I’m starting my job during Library Card Sign Up Month. I guess that’s better than Pester Your Librarian Month. But really, isn’t every month Pester Your Librarian Month? I wonder why the the press release doesn’t have the URL on it? Maybe it won’t fit on one line?

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.

PATRIOT Watch: Library cartoon. And not the one we already all know about.

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 ]

If reading banned books were really that scandalous, no one would admit it. Me? I read porn — among many other things; where’s my t-shirt? [ thanks jenn ]

When does “own” not mean own? When you own an ebook, of course. Smart talk from the shifted Librarian.

past entry 05sep

Hi. Haven’t gotten a lot of feedback on the CSS setup, so I am assuming it’s mostly okay? Also, today is my birthday. Also, I got my first royalty check, it was for $38.

ALA is investigating whether their relationship with their law firm Jenner & Block is a conflict of interest since, well, they supported the RIAA in their recent lawsuit. Any word about this on the ALA website? No. [ thanks john ]

It is still okay to bring your gun into the library in Michigan, says the State Supreme Court. [ thanks tom ]

Meanwhile, in Kentucky, it’s okay to wear your cross to work again also. [ thanks taylor ]

“Hey Hey librarian, tell me what they’re reading” one of the great hits from the PATRIOT Act summer tour. [ thanks beth ]

If you’re going to ACCESS 2003 in Caliornia Vancouver BC, consider spending some time at the Hackfest. [ thanks dchud ]

Attractive redesign over at Rogue Librarian. Would we expect anything less?

past entry 02sep

Hi. Please join me in the awkward phase between pure-CSS implementation of this website, and the move to a new webhost where it will be maintained much more elegantly with Movable Type, not the hinky cut ‘n’ paste that I do now. If you can’t read the new site, or if it looks unbearably awful, please let me know. My new job starts on Monday. I’m not sure why I thought this would be a grand time to mess with the website.

Not like I’m under thirty, but if you are, or you’re just young at heart, check out the NexGen Librarian listserv over at Topica. If you’re into social networking, there are librarian groups at Friendster and worth checking out. I’m at both, under my real name. If you’re there, introduce yourself. [ thanks chris ]

The NPR librarians have a few words to say

Pre-WordPress Archives

It came to my attention recently (2015) that there weren’t easy links to get to my older posts pre-September 2003. Hope this is helpful to someone.

[blog starts here!]
apr 99 : may 99 : jun 99
jul 99 : jun 99 : aug 99 : sep 99 : oct/nov 99 : dec 99

jan 00 : feb 00 : mar 00 : apr 00 : may 00 : jun 00
jul 00 : aug 00 : sep 00 : oct 00 : nov 00 : dec 00

jan 01 : feb 01 : mar 01 : apr 01 : may 01 : jun 01
jul 01 : aug 01 : sep 01 : oct 01 : nov 01 : dec 01

jan 02 : feb 02 : mar 02 : apr 02 : may 02 : jun 02
jul 02 : aug 02 : sep 02 : oct 02 : nov 02 : dec 02

jan 03 : feb 03 : mar 03 : apr 03 : may 03 : jun 03
jul 03 : aug 03:sep 03
[then on to WP archives]