Thursday, March 19, 2009

The 2009 Library Movers & Shakers have been announced, and I actually know some of them, which is exciting! Also, it's fun to have the Shanachies on the list.

On AskMetafilter, there's a discussion going on about which questions get asked the most of librarians by patrons. Sadly, "Where's the bathroom?" is probably the winner, followed by "Can you fix the copier/printer/computer?"

Today's depressing news: handwriting is a dying art, and newspapers are a dying industry.

Today's cheering news: the Portland (Maine) library is getting an ultra-modern makeover, and a discovery in a Geneva archive may lead to identifying millions of WWI soldiers in unmarked graves.

Tomorrow: links from others!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jinnet, it is a fact, you are wonderful and amazing. I LOVED the handwriting article. I often write letters, much to the irritation of those I love for my handwriting is autrocious.

I was often punished in school for my handwriting!!!! I can tell you, those lost recesses after lunch,standing in a tile square writing and writing failed to improve my handwriting. As they say, you can't teach a pig to sing, it wastes your time and annoys the pig. Ms. Haile never adopted that philosophy.

Also, paper jams keep my referece stats up. I want to say, "Why are you asking me? I'll do the same thing you'll do, and if it doesn't work, I'll call Xerox. Do it yourself and get back to me. Do I look like a copier tech?" Sheesh!