Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Librarians as __________: Shapeshifting at the periphery.

Tremendous post by Char Booth from in The Library with the Lead Pipe.Librarians as __________: Shapeshifting at the periphery.If you haven't added in the library to your RSS feed/Google Reader you should, they are pretty awesome.

Libraries bigger than cupcakes?

According to an NPR article, libraries are quickly becoming the new crazy. Once upon a time, there was the rebirth of knitting, then, a surge of ironic t-shirts and tattoos, next, a love of hyper-decorated cupcakes, and now, finally, libraries? Perhaps I have noticed it because I am studying to be a librarian, but libraries are in the public eye more often lately. From protests of impending budget cuts to quirky videos like Mr. New Spice here: libraries are cool (again).
For the full NPR article, click here.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

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Good news for Brooklyn Libraries

Amid much concerned over the proposed $20 million cut in library spending there is some good news. Read the article here.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Metadata standards

For the truly nerdy (obsessive?) librarians in my reader base, here is the best article/chart/explanation of metadata standards I have ever seen. I actually got goose bumps. Click here for the full article and high res versions of the image.

Nerdy stereotypes

This is not entirely library related, but I found it fascinating. A group of seventh graders were asked to draw what they thought a typical scientist looked like. Then they were taken on a field trip...see the results here.