Libraries and information

Alabama

Last night I read the first on my list of books for 2014. Looking for Alaska, by John Green. First of all, it takes place at a boarding school. That’s one way straight to my heart. Second, it is very…

2014 Book list: 50 states

Any list of states that leaves out DC pretty much bugs me, but 50 books in a year is easier than 51, so I forgive the curator of this one. A novel for each state. I’ve read Alaska already (LOVE MICHAEL…

On privilege

Three things in the last 24 hours have me thinking about privilege. First, Fobazi’s great post at Hack Library School about diversity and intersectionality. Read it, read the comments (seriously). Then there was the guilty plea of Florida Rep. Trey…

The fourth day in the life

Home inspection day! Waiting for the typed up report, but just minor things that a quick visit from an electrician should take care of, I think. Tomorrow I must deal with insurance. No progress on the spring semester schedule debacle. Last…

Day three in the life

This is definitely not the typical week of a library student. (Not that I know what a typical week looks like. I just know that this ain’t it.) Today started out with a field trip for school (my first and…

Day 2 in the life

That’s it. I’m dropping out. Today’s day was interrupted by a wholly pointless meeting with our department chair. Working backwards through the story, I wish he had just returned my email suggesting the meeting with a “yep, you’re screwed, no…

HLSDITL! (Day 1)

It’s round two of Hack Library School Day in the Life. And what a week it promises to be. But first, my crazy fish:  That’s Dagger. Nose-down in his plant. Now, back to relevant stuff. Today is Monday, which means…

The biography game

I’m still reading Wolf Hall, but my library is now open on Sundays!  and with concern that the federal government shutdown will continue beyond the point at which the District can remain open, I took a break from working on…

You-Lee-Muh

This semester I am doing an independent study, tentatively entitled “The dual challenges of online legal publication: hackability vs. authenticability.” I’ve committed to submitting the literature review section of my paper to my advisor by Tuesday. (Or ON Tuesday?) Consequently,…