Author Archives: amwickes

Voynich Manuscript in the news

A friend of mine has a beautiful sleeve of tattoos based on the bulging and whimsical flora and fauna in The Voynich Manuscript, which has come up in two of my newsfeeds in the last few weeks. This article in … Continue reading

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New Piece from Anonymous Book Artist of Edinburgh

Here’s an article with an awesome picture of the new piece from the anonymous book artist of Edinburgh! Hungry baby birds would like some lunch, plz. In other news, I am so excited about the NEW NEIL GAIMAN BOOK coming … Continue reading

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Hulk Smash Library Stereotypes

A library in the Chicago area appears to be crowd sourcing to fund a sculpture of the Incredible Hulk, both to liven up the outside of the building and to SMASH stereotypes that libraries are quiet, dormant environments. The fundraising … Continue reading

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$47,000 settlement to Occupy Librarians

I haven’t heard much about the Occupy movement lately, but this article came up in the Books section of my Google News feed this morning. Apparently the city of NY will be paying $47,000 to the Occupy Library for the … Continue reading

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Review – The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon I acquired this book several years ago, either from my best friend or my ex-boyfriend. They both gave me Michael Chabon books around the same time since I liked The Adventures of Cavalier & … Continue reading

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FRBR User Tasks applied to Software Applications

This post was inspired by reading Karen Coyle’s post from a few years ago that wrestles with FRBR User Tasks, while trying to unpack the searching process of users who conduct research with my company’s customized software applications. It is also … Continue reading

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Review – Little Bee by Chris Leave

I want to introduce a new feature to the blahg–book reviews structured around three summarizing adjectives. Unfortunately my first book review is for a book I didn’t really like. Several of my instructors in library school pointed out that it … Continue reading

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Another Readers Advisory

These readers advisories are from another class assignment we had to do in Collection Development, and my cool group chose to develop a collection of travel DVDs for a hypothetical public library in a small town with an active foreign … Continue reading

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