Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Computer Book Prepub Alert
Library Journal is seeking a librarian with knowledge of computer books and technology to manage and write Computer Book Prepub Alert, a quarterly, online-only column that forecasts what will be big three to four months in advance. Interested persons should email a resume and writing sample to Heather McCormack, Managing Editor, LJ Book Review, at email@example.com.
Call for Nominations: Movers & Shakers 2008
The editors of Library Journal need your help in identifying the emerging leaders in the library world. Our seventh annual Movers & Shakers supplement will profile 50-plus up-and-coming individuals from across the United States and Canada who are innovative, creative, and making a difference. From librarians to vendors to others who work in the library field, Movers & Shakers 2008 will celebrate the new professionals who are moving our libraries ahead. Movers & Shakers 2008 will be distributed with the March 15 issue of Library Journal.
Deadline for submissions is extended to November 15, 2007! You can nominate someone here (scroll down the page).
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Middle Management Survey
(Laura is, of course, the fabulous coauthor of Library 2.0 -- help her make her new book just as good!)
The Law of Unattended Wikis
Monday, October 15, 2007
The Law of Unattended Children
Then, we visited IKEA this weekend. A main reason we chose IKEA? Smalland, their free drop-off childcare service. Your (toilet trained) kid can stay up to an hour in a wonderland of ballpits, toys, and Disney movies while you shop in peace; my son begs to go to IKEA.
This got me thinking: I'd drive miles out of my way to go to a library that offered a similar service. I'd pay for this service! (Logistical issues aside), how many parents would appreciate a quiet hour to study, use the Internet, or just browse the stacks?
Monday, October 08, 2007
Any Wordpress Gurus?
My thought is, if I do this, I lose the current URL and it will be very difficult to point people to the new blog. Anyone have suggestions on how I can import to Wordpress with minimal disruption?
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
I wasn't going to write about the mudflap flap (and at this point, it's pretty much flapped out), but, let's just be brief: I'm not particularly offended. When I first saw this image, I laughed. I think that reclaiming historically sexist images in a way that makes people take a step back and think can be positive. I think this is pretty clearly a parody and that it pretty clearly does its job in getting people's attention. And, I think I'm still a feminist.
Information Tomorrow, Today
But, today I'm pleased to direct you to the book's site, where you can access the table of contents, foreword, and other info.