It’s a good thing I signed up for LJ Express, because otherwise I never remember to check the site for new issues. If you, too, need a reminder about today’s, let me sum it up briefly:
- Roy Tennant, as always, ROCKS.
- Huh? “The presence of a beloved book in our hands has no virtual equivalent. It should not come as a surprise, according to one study, that depression levels rise with the more time people spend chatting online (“Now, We’re Just Like Them” – William H. Wisner).” I don’t know about you guys, but I’m re-energized every time I come out of a chat with a distant friend or colleague.
- Who writes these titles?
- Go Francine Fialkoff! “Iâ€™m tired of those who not only donâ€™t hear one another but donâ€™t want to, from the critics on staff to the directors and boards. Iâ€™ve had it with older, and younger, librarians who see the world through myopic generational glasses and who think their wayâ€”whether itâ€™s all technology all the time or all classics and classic services all the timeâ€”is the only way.”
Yes, I do write for LJ — but even if I didn’t, it’s still sometimes worth wading through the blinking ad-heavy craziness to see what’s going on.