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Category Archives: Library

Still More CPL Web Site Goodness…


Yet even more CPL web site goodness. Suggestion Box – Ask them to buy a book that you would like to read but they don’t have. Nearby Schools – For each branch library the web site lists the nearby schools. Events & Programs – What a vast improvement to the events page. On the old […]

More CPL Website Goodness…


I’m such a library geek. I’ve been exploring the new CPL site and I’ve found more goodness locked away. While browsing the catalog I’ve found that some books have: reviews, summaries, excerpts and character information included in the catalog record (as well as being able to see the MARC record). All of this content seems […]

It Took Them Long Enough…


It took them long enough. I’ve been lamenting the state of CPL’s online presence for ages and they’ve finally updated and joined us in the 21st century. So far I’m REALLY liking their new site. Its got a nice look to it and I’m finding it fairly easy to navigate around. The catalog is a […]

My Dream Come True… A Library Video Game


During my education as a librarian I’ve been bemoaning the fact that there are no good video games on libraries. My dreams have been answered. The guys over at Joystiq have brought my attention to The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries Library Arcade. The arcade has two games: I’ll Get It and Within Range. The former […]

General view of one of the classification yards of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, Chicago, Ill. (LOC)


1 It seems that the General view of one of the classification yards of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, Chicago, Ill. (LOC) Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress [↩]

Librarians… Old AND Tired.


My wife and I were watching ER tonight when a commercial came on for Fresh 105.9. I had to laugh. Maybe the Sony Digital Reader is “sexier than a librarian” but at least Sony doesn’t imply that librarians are old and tired.1 OK. They never actually say the word librarian, but it is definitely implied. […]

LIS 768 Course Reflection


All in all I was fairly satisfied with the LIS 768 class. The topics were engaging and my classmates were amicable. Michael Stephens is an exciting teacher and has a great way of communicating his ideas to the students. One thing that I found disappointing was that at the beginning of the class Michael mentioned […]