Category Archives: Cool Things / General Interest

A Beautiful Cup, Customer Service, and an Update from the People's Library

I am home sick today, blargh! I spent the morning on the couch, knitting and watching The Adventures of Pete and Pete, but now that I am feeling a little bit better, it is time to be productive! The goal … Continue reading

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John Allison loves Libraries

Somehow it has taken me years …FIVE years, of reading John Allison’s many amazing comics to find his personal blog, which is just as delightful to read. Here’s an entry/cartoon┬áhe wrote at the beginning of this year in support of … Continue reading

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Two Cool Things

1.) The Soundings Project at the National Humanities Center I had the opportunity to visit the National Humanities Center this past semester with my Special Libraries class, and the librarians there are so kind that they let a classmate and … Continue reading

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Dream Job

A classmate of mine posted this on Facebook a few weeks ago. How great would it be to catalog for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library? (!?)

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Games With A Purpose (GWAP)

This is a short essay I wrote for Metadata class on creating metadata with Games With A Purpose. They are fascinating! I would love to develop a game for the institution I work at where employees identify people in old … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Library

A LIBRARY has formed organically in New York City in the middle of the Occupy Wall Street movement! They have a blog here. Apparently, after people started camping in the park books started turning up, someone began to organize them, … Continue reading

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Subject Headings Jeopardy

What a wonderful summer. I’ve been volunteering at the Chapel Hill Public Library doing work on their Headings Report (so long… so very, very long that headings report…) and helping box books up for storage in anticipation of the renovation … Continue reading

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Wordle!

This image was created at http://www.wordle.net–a really cool site for making word clouds (and akin to all of those facebook memes that were popular a few months ago…) This one in particular is based on the last few weeks of … Continue reading

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