Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Computer Book Giveaway Recipients

Thanks to everyone who participated in the computer book giveaway. I wish I had enough pertinent titles to give out to everyone who asked, but had an overwhelming response. Please do watch this space for an opportunity to try again. (Most likely next spring, but possibly sooner if I build up a new stock of the most commonly-requested items -- and my back recovers from the trip to the post office!)

The following six libraries will each be receiving a box of computer guides:

Russell County Public Library, Lebanon, VA
Cornell Public Library, Cornell, WI
Magee Public Library, Magee, MS
Glenwood City Public Library, Glenwood, WI
McIntosh Memorial Library, Viroqua, WI
Memphis Public Library, Memphis, TN

And nope, I'm not obsessed with Wisconsin. It just happened.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Computer Book Giveaway

I review computer guides for LJ (and, if you haven't picked up the RSS feed yet, you might want to, since the column's hard to find on their site). So, I have several stacks of books here, published between 2005-2006, that need to leave my house. These are not galleys, but actual published copies.

I'll mail one box of these books to each of three U.S. public libraries, no strings attached (although a donation receipt would be nice). If interested, e-mail by April 24 with the following info:

Contact name, e-mail, and physical library address
One paragraph on why your library could use a box of computer books
A couple of subject areas you could particularly use (e.g., Windows XP, A+ certification, podcasting)

The three libraries selected will be notified by May 1, and I'll ship out the books via media mail in early May. Feel free to pass this message along to colleagues.

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