What a weird day. Torrential rain my cat seemed to think he could stop with constant meowing, someone thinking you can use the library’s wifi at home (and a reluctance to give out the login information as a result), a woman calling because she misplaced her bridge (as in teeth bridge) at one of our computer stations, and this rowdy bunch of researchers who are seriously making me rethink my strict no-shushing policy. Without further ado, my library-centric link round-up.
- + Encyclopedia Britannica ceases print edition or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Digital Content
- + Harvard’s brilliant Library Starter Kit for College Freshmen should become a library standard. First year experience programs/instruction classes are great but I like the idea of a stable, well-designed reference kit.
- + She was a librarian, but the internet said otherwise: The internet cautionary tale of how a librarian was accidentally identified as a geriatric porn star.
- + Aw man, things are bad in Canada too?? All 98 branches of Toronto Public Library close after calls for a strike in protest of possible job cuts. Sidenote: Toronto has 98 branches??? Dang.
- + How libraries and librarians use memes – yes, it is a post full of awesome.
- + Futurecasting (I hate that word) on how the Internet of Things could be utilized in libraries.
That’s all, folks.