Monday, December 21, 2009

Roots and Routes

There's an interesting Wiki project on the interwebs that pulls together people's stories about how they became librarians and how their careers have evolved. This might be worth browsing - or adding to as you find your way into the profession.

Meanwhile, because it's the season, here's a bit of cheer from some clever librarians at Loyola Marymount. The whole Flickr set is a hoot. The tree is built from a massive set of volumes, the National Union Catalog of Pre-1956 Imprints.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Permission to Read Granted

This sounds like a challenge I could get into. A graduate student in library school has declared December 20th "Do Nothing But Read" day. You can read all about it on her blog. Or in local media - she got into the newspaper and on the radio for her radical suggestion.

Here are the requirements:
-you must read more than one book (they can be short, and short stories count!)
-comfy clothing (jammies preferable)
-no shoes (slippers are ok)
-mugs of beverages and snacks

-sleepy cat(s)

I think I might just be able to sacrifice and take a stab at this one....