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Your house is suddenly going up in flames! You have time to save all your animate loved ones (children, pets, housemates, etc.) a handful of vital possessions, and ONE BOOK from your beloved collection. (Just one!) Which book will you choose? (Decide quickly!)
Wall Scrawl from Publishers Weekly. Only eight responses thus far, maybe you'd like to add your own.
Can you imagine cruising down the aisles of the next ALA on this? Not sure if it can accommodate seven heavy bags of schwag, but perhaps it could be modified to work for librarians.
This one from the good folks over at Boing Boing:
"When I was in fifth grade, Mississippi Public Broadcasting decided to introduce a series of short films to educate children on how to use the library. For some godforsaken reason, the people at MPB decided that the best way to do this would be through a post-apocalyptic science fiction serial with children roaming the blasted earth in a… bookmobile… like a cross between 'Reading Rainbow' and 'Damnation Alley.' Confused? So was I. I loved the library and post-apocalyptic movies and television programs, and even I was completely nonplussed. Apparently someone has uploaded the entire run onto YouTube. The music still gives me the creeps!"
It's the last Friday in July so Happy Day to all the System Administrators out there! They even have a web page to help celebrate: http://www.sysadminday.com/
"Friday, July 25th, 2008, is the 9th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. On this special international day, give your System Administrator something that shows that you truly appreciate their hard work and dedication."
Now I am all for freedom of the press, and for taxpayers freedom to know what their tax dollars pay for, but I don't quite know how I feel about this yet. What is your opinion of the newspaper publishing everyone's salary in a easy to use database?
The database is available here
Unfortunately you cannot search by job title, and I have not gone through the whole thing looking for librarian. The Houston library site did have a few names in their contacts section I looked up. I kind of think the bilingual spokeswoman is underpaid, however I think the director is probably spot on.
The HPL has a very nicely presented website by the way.