Category Archives: Off-topic blather

Memes of Yesterday: Five blog heroes

One of the things about being really late to this here “blogging” thing is that you miss out on a bunch of good memes. There have been several that I’ve wanted to join in on, but didn’t have a platform from which to join. Now I have that platform, but the memes are long gone. […]

Plans for Computers in Libraries

Things I plan to do at Computers In Libraries 2009 that have nothing to do with computers or libraries: Take a shower with neither a toddler nor a baby monitor in the bathroom with me. Eat breakfast sitting down. Sleep past 6:30 am. Eat a meal at a restaurant with cloth napkins and tablecloths. Think […]

Movers and Shakers: One more degree of separation

Many congratulations to my good friends Jason Griffey and Kim Duckett on being named “Movers and Shakers” for 2009 by Library Journal! They join a star-studded list that includes the likes of Chad Boeninger, Sarah Houghton-Jan, Michael Porter, Lauren Pressley, Jenica Rogers-Urbanek, Dorothea Salo, and Pam Sessoms (and those are just the ones from this […]

Friday toddler-blogging: day before Spring Break edition

How could a librarian not love this little guy?

An anecdote, and thinking about people as reference sources

I was listening to Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young‘s “Ohio” the other morning, and it reminded me of one of my favorite anecdotes. My apologies if you know me and I’ve regaled you with this one before: When I was in my senior year in high school, I was working on a paper and needed […]

Friday Toddler-Blogging

It’s my last day of work before two weeks off for the holidays (HALLELUJAH, and thank you, Saint Mary’s College, for your generous number of days off near the winter holidays), so I leave you with this:

Spam conundrum

Why is it that this blog, which has been online for, what, less than a month? has already had its first piece of spam caught by Akismet, while my other blog,* which has been up for three years and was on WordPress 1.5 until just two months ago, hasn’t gotten any? *Sorry, no link – […]

Ethical dilemma

Someone has requested a couple of truly gorgeous books on quilting via Inter-Library Loan. I can see them sitting on the “Received” pile every time I walk through the tech services area. If you know me personally, you might know that I’m a quilter. I would love to know who requested these books and go […]