it’s friday

I got a credit on librarian.net for my contribution. Have I mentioned that Jessamyn rocks?

Can’t figure out what to put on your summer reading list? Take a look at this resource. If you’re in the UK, it will direct you to the closest public library with that book, but even if you’re not in the UK, it’s still a good place to get you started.

There is a one-man play with a plot that centers on the mysterious return of 113 years overdue book. It sounds very interesting. If anyone in the Washington D.C. area goes to see it, please let me know what you think of it.

The new director of the Minneapolis Public Library system is a lawyer (not a librarian), formerly the commissioner of housing, a lesbian, and she refused to take a higher salary than that of the public safety chiefs. You go girl!

Turns out that the “FBI Agent” that came looking for Merv’s records in this week’s Overdue is really his father.

the world is connected

Today and yesterday were filled with intensive training sessions at work. If you’ve never seen SFX in action, then you have no idea of what you’re missing. Do check it out sometime. Well, check it out if you’re one of the few librarians that read this blog. Most of the rest of you could probably care less. (She says with a glint of humor in her eyes.)

The City of Madison, Wisconsin, is considering a resolution to “let the Dixie Chicks know that they can become the adopted country music group of Madison, Wisconsin, and encouraging them to change their name to the Heartland Chicks or the Dairyland Chicks.”

The FBI can see everything that you click on while surfing the web. [thanks Dad]

Wow. This is somewhat old news, but it just came across my email. Aparently, Bush is not a moron.

Arianna Huffington believes that the anti-war movement was right.

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national library week

Premptive shredding? One library has increased the frequency that it shreds paper documents referencing patron’s use of the library resources. The FBI says that unless the material has been subpoenaed it’s not illegal, but there is a hit of an underlying “yet” to that statement.

Florida State Congress has decided to save the state library. I guess ol’ Jeb won’t be able to hide too many future documents of shady politics. There goes part of Karl Rove‘s plans for the 2004 presidential election… [thanks Bonster]