Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Some truely beautiful pieces of jewels and other pretties

Heavenly... oh for an unlimited credit card!! I could spend hours in this place!

MOB (Modern Objects of Beauty)

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Book Hunter @ ///

This is soo cool!!! check it out!!!


The year is 1973. A priceless book has been stolen from the Oakland Public Library. A crack team of Bookhunters (aka. library police) have less than three days to recover the stolen item. It's a race against the clock as our heroes use every tool in their arsenal of library equipment to find the book and the mastermind who stole it.

While this story is based on an actual case, it has been highly fictionalized. I took some liberties with architecture as well. For example, the library of this comic does not in fact exist. It is a hybrid of Oakland Main and the old Berkeley Central library


A Book Reading Meme (Whatever)

Too Funny!!! A Book Reading Meme (Whatever)

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Librarian Haikus - A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette: Reference, Redefining

A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette: Reference, Redefining

I pass pained faces
at front desk - thank god I work
in Preservation.

This worthy post is gorgeous!!! Especially the new names she has come up with for reference desk. My personal fav... 'The Place Where the Magic Happens'

But the final touch would have to be the wonderful haikus written in the comments.

Check it out!!! one of the best intellectual giggles I have had in while!

Librarians love balls???

Librarians love balls - Librarian Avengers

Too Funny!!! check it out! Now I only have to find out exactly what she was referring to

Getting out into the community « Library Nation

Getting out into the community « Library Nation

Academic libraries have a need for public exposure, and specialized collections might bring in more courtesy borrowers. Like the Fine Arts Library where I work… it would be great to do some community building with the artist, musician, dance, and theatre folks in Austin (”Live Music Capital of the World”). We’ve got great resources for them to use, and maybe they’ll remember us when they’re finding a home for their artistic collections

WOW! just what I've been trying to get my workmates to think about. Because It's such a small library and they dont use it very often they seem to forget that it exists... in fact one when asked if we had a librarian said no and then said that we have someone who looks after it but no librarian. OUCH!!! Itai!!

She actually wrote in a report that we had a room in which we stored resources and that we 'referred to as a library'. OK perhaps I need to work more on my workmates first before I start pushing the library going out idea...

The Big One « Library Nation

The Big One « Library Nation

I’ve learned over the years that I am fairly controlling… I love it when delegation works, and I love watching my teammates succeed, but sometimes it just seems easier (and safer) to do things myself. I really have to watch myself here because I know that this could lead to overly-controlling, dominating behavior that crushes the creativity and input of others. I’m glad I was made aware of it early on while I can try and redirect those impulses in a more positive direction.

I love this comment as it sums me up perfectly!!! The library that I work in is a sole person library and I often find my self doing just that. *Doing it myself* Most of the people in the office here are not as literate computer wise as myself and so I often find it much easier to just simply do the work myself. This is mostly just the IT stuff but it is amazing how much I do that could be done by some one else. Ho Hum

Anyway, Procrastination is not a good thing so it's back to work I go!!!