I was scanning books to change their location for the September Banned Books display when I found a prayer card someone had left behind as a bookmark:
St. Jude! Awesome! I promptly pinned it on my desk's nifty built-in bulletin board and went back to scanning books.
Later, I realized I didn't know where my keys were. Not my car keys - my library keys! I frantically searched pretty much every area of the library I'd been in yesterday, as well as a few areas I hadn't (I was getting pretty desperate by that point), and finally found them in a desk drawer. Um.
I'm gonna say St. Jude left them there for me. Thanks, St. Jude!
- Libraries, Books, & Authors
- U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks Gets Free Speech Very Wrong Not "libraries," per se - but I think we can all agree that free speech is an area in which librarians are...somewhat interested. As a librarian, I, too, am...somewhat upset about Dirks's take on free speech.
- Canadian Prisons Are Cutting Access to Reading
- Rise of Online Booksellers Brings Complaints From Campus Bookstores
- Book Publishing, Not Fact-Checking "Readers might think nonfiction books are the most reliable media sources there are. But accuracy scandals haven't reformed an industry that faces no big repercussions for errors." Corroborate your sources!
- Have a reluctant reader who likes to play computer games? I do. I need to pick up some of these: Minecraft Now Publishing Sensation
- Draft of Unfinished Tennessee Williams Play Found
- Your literary playlist: A guide to the music of Haruki Murakami Confession time: I haven't yet read anything by Murakami. I know, I know. I'm working on it.
- Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett join forces with Radio 4 to make first ever dramatisation of Good Omens
- Cake Wrecks is cool: Sunday Sweets for Book Lovers
- Net & Tech
- Net neutrality opponents are taking a page out of their rivals’ grassroots playbook Booooooo! "Some say the quotes from businesspeople and legal scholars don't fully represent the speakers' views. Among them is Lawrence Lessig, the Harvard University professor and Creative Commons co-founder who's currently heading up a bid to end the influence of money in politics. Don't Break the Net portrays Lessig as an advocate for weaker regulation on ISPs....Lessig is an outspoken proponent of net neutrality..." I hate it when people use out-of-context quotes to support their claims - it's even worse when the quotes come from people who actually believe the opposite of what you're presenting as their argument.
- Blocking Consumer Choice: Google's Dangerous Ban of Privacy and Security App
- Google silent on support for group opposing net neutrality and muni broadband Don't be evil, Google! Please?! "It’s not clear why Google joined ALEC." That's putting it mildly...
- Get Ready for the ‘Internet Slowdown’
- Tor Asks For Help In Keeping Net Anonymity As An Option For Anyone, At Any Site
- Privacy groups pressure Senate on NSA Related: Holder, spy chief support Senate NSA reform bill
- Facebook wants you to run a quick privacy checkup on your profile
- Twenty states bar cities from building their own Internet. Netflix wants the FCC to change that. Related: The Government Could Build You Faster Internet, But Cable Companies Won't Let It
- Dispatch From Liberia: An Epidemic of Fear
- Incredible Photos of Volcanic Eruption in Iceland
- Also: Incredible Video Shows Volcanic Eruption in Papua New Guinea
- Europa's Giant Geysers Disappear
- DNA tests ‘prove’ that Jack the Ripper was a Polish immigrant named Aaron Kosminski
- Ferguson Et Al
- Baton Rouge cop resigns after he’s caught texting desire to ‘pull a Ferguson’ on ‘n*ggers’
- Stop and seize : Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes
- Given the problems with cops on the street lately, perhaps we should rethink having them in our schools, too. It's not like they act much better there: Three Cops Tackle a 100 lb High School Girl for Using Cell Phone. Students React with Protest "Without evidence to show that officers being in school improves safety, all it appears to be doing is creating a prison like tone in a place that is supposed to feel safe, funneling our children into the criminal system, and in some cases brutalizing them....How can we expect children to learn while being treated like criminals?"