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from flickr user Roadsidepictures.
Shelf-Awareness on the first of the new month for your viewing pleasure:
Brave New Book World: Adapting to the Coup d'Etat/Apple Shines with iTie iNs/Borders' New Two-for-One Deal/Never-Ending Conference Becomes a Reality/Amazon Opens Northern Front
...also an ad for "Thin Thighs in Thirty Days", which claims NOT to be an April fool if you can believe it...
It's that time of the year...and since there seems to be some special relationship between librarians and peeps (can someone please explain that to me?)
Here's the Washington Post's celebration of the wee marshmallow treats, from their fourth annual Peeps Diorama Contest that drew more than 1,100 sugar-inspired entries. See the winner -- a candy-colored take on the movie "Up" -- and 37 of their favorites at the 'Peeps Show'. For Peep-0-maniacs, here's video of the top five entries including a sweet portrayal of the Margaret Wise Brown's classic "Goodnight Moon".
Spring is here and for rainy weekends around the country I would like to propose that we all get away from the gloomy news of melting economies and shrinking budgets and have some fun by watching one or all of the ten most notable movies that have scenes with libraries and librarians in them. Please feel free to add to this list, here is what I found http://www.filmlibrarian.info/
Saturday Night Live take-off on the significance of the creation of Barnes & Noble Bookstores...something that could apply equally to libraries, don't you think?
A fascinating video originally produced by Encyclopedia Britannica Films in 1947, it shows the process of turning a manuscript into a physical book (minus the editorial part) using the technology of the time.
Printing a book, old skool. Notice how the 'men' use the big machines, and the 'girls' do the assembly. We've come a long way baby.
Clarion University of Pennsylvania has a page on Facebook, and is inviting its members to relate stories of how they met their significant other at library school. They also have a page of couples photos on the site.
Here's their page on facebook; as Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, please add your own love story in the comments. Did you meet that someone special at a lecture, in the library, in the cafeteria or at the gym? Let us know, and of course where & when you went to library school.
Thanks to Kelly Palma for the tip!
From Shelf Awareness:
Sheryl Cotleur, the buyer at Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA, shared the following great story with us:
We had a wonderful thing just happen at Book Passage. A woman named Diana Phillips gave her partner, Diane Allevato, 63 minutes of shopping here for books for her 63rd birthday. Diane came in with lists (she prepared for weeks), her partner used a timer and off she went. I was given notice and did some decorating beforehand and had signs made welcoming her. Diane ended up with 73 books, which is pretty amazing as she tried to spend a few minutes with any book she wasn't sure of to consider its appeal.
I’d like to take a shot at arranging an online librarian Secret Santa. It’s been a rough year for the national library community as a whole and I’d like to end the year with some holiday cheer.
So, here’s the skinny: -- Read More