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Is This a Diss?

When did librarianish become an adjective in Websters? Well…here's a blurb from New York Times writer Robin Finn  when describing educator/philanthropist Courtney Sale Ross, Finn writes, "Lithe, blond, and zealous to the brink of proselytizing, she neither looks nor feels her age. On her, hexagonal black-rimmed glasses skew stylish, not librarianish. Not her fault that, in her black pinstripe [...]

Is This a Diss?

When did librarianish become an adjective in Websters? Well…here's a blurb from New York Times writer Robin Finn  when describing educator/philanthropist Courtney Sale Ross, Finn writes, "Lithe, blond, and zealous to the brink of proselytizing, she neither looks nor feels her age. On her, hexagonal black-rimmed glasses skew stylish, not librarianish. Not her fault that, in her black pinstripe [...]

In The News

Today was certainly a busy NEWS day for some librarians.  Here's a blurb from Jim Hightowers' commentary on Librarians Battle for Freedom. "Throw out your stereotype of the meek librarian and see these gutsy people for what they are — front-line battlers for your and my personal liberties. Librarians have long been leaders in the ongoing free-speech fight [...]

In The News

Today was certainly a busy NEWS day for some librarians.  Here's a blurb from Jim Hightowers' commentary on Librarians Battle for Freedom. "Throw out your stereotype of the meek librarian and see these gutsy people for what they are — front-line battlers for your and my personal liberties. Librarians have long been leaders in the ongoing free-speech fight [...]

Macbeth Hits The Big Apple

Am I the only one coming in late on this one? That would be NO surprise because with the way information pours down on us nowadays it's SO hard keeping up. But over at the Googleblog, not only have they announced "hot fun" in the summer with Shakespeare plays being performed in Central Park; there's also full access to all of Shakespeare's Plays.  In addition [...]

Macbeth Hits The Big Apple

Am I the only one coming in late on this one? That would be NO surprise because with the way information pours down on us nowadays it's SO hard keeping up. But over at the Googleblog, not only have they announced "hot fun" in the summer with Shakespeare plays being performed in Central Park; there's also full access to all of Shakespeare's Plays.  In addition [...]

Cool Summer Stuff For Bloggers

Bloggers are making GREAT headway these days. First we have Senior Librarian, Elizabeth Bird from the NYPL's Donnell library with her Summer Reading picks…listen to her hear on NPR. Then you can track this really cool mapping of where you have visited in the United States.  (via fredthefish) -Amy Bowllan

Cool Summer Stuff For Bloggers

Bloggers are making GREAT headway these days. First we have Senior Librarian, Elizabeth Bird from the NYPL's Donnell library with her Summer Reading picks…listen to her hear on NPR. Then you can track this really cool mapping of where you have visited in the United States.  (via fredthefish) -Amy Bowllan

Now Hear This! If you can

It took me three…not one, not two, but THREE attempts to hear this new high pitch Ring Tone teens are all buzzing about. Paul Vitello from the New York Times writes "In that old battle of the wills between young people and their keepers, the young have found a new weapon that could change the balance of power on the cellphone front: a [...]

Now Hear This! If you can

It took me three…not one, not two, but THREE attempts to hear this new high pitch Ring Tone teens are all buzzing about. Paul Vitello from the New York Times writes "In that old battle of the wills between young people and their keepers, the young have found a new weapon that could change the balance of power on the cellphone front: a [...]