Analyze this

This is how over graduate school I am: on Monday night I spent a considerable amount of time trying to create a stick figure with a big butt. I did it, too, so the night was not a total loss. The key, for those of you now pulling out a pencil and some scrap paper, … More Analyze this

Pretend it is tomorrow, because I can promise you I won’t have time for blogging

The books arrived. It’s safe to say we’ve all been in bookstores and libraries where there are lots of books. Thousands of them. Way more than 3593. But until you have 1) seen that many books come out of boxes, and 2) put that many books onto shelves, you have no idea just how many … More Pretend it is tomorrow, because I can promise you I won’t have time for blogging

3,593

That’s how many books are due to arrive here any minute now. They are packed in 140 “large boxes” (Large is such a relative term. I have visions of 140 refrigerator-sized boxes lining the walls and covering all the empty floor space). The representative from the book company will arrive with the books (I don’t think he will be in … More 3,593

Chicken soup for the tired, caffeine-soaked, homicidal librarian’s soul (now with additional information)

On Monday my fellow media specialist* (henceforth known as MJ) and I were given the green light to order a third of the library collection planned for our new library. You know, the one at the new school, which is still a flat expanse of red mud? The one that probably won’t be ready for student … More Chicken soup for the tired, caffeine-soaked, homicidal librarian’s soul (now with additional information)

Attention librarians!

Or people interested in the library profession. Or people who use libraries. I’d like your opinion on self-censorship. My focus is self-censorship in the school library media center, but any opinions about the issue in any library setting will interest me, so bring’em on. To get you started, here are some questions for your consideration: … More Attention librarians!