April 30, 2009

Amusing, or Not?

It's been the kind of week where I just can't decide:

1) Garfield Minus Garfield: That Cute Librarian

Garfield minus Garfield

2) Personal Library Kit: You can be a Sexy Librarian Too!

Personal Library Kit

So, what do you think?

April 29, 2009

A Moment of Humor

Whilst in the local Trader Joe's yesterday, wearing one of my many librarian-themed T-shirts, I was serenaded by one of the workers with "Marian the Librarian" from The Music Man.

I was amused.

April 24, 2009


Things continue to be crazy-insane; here's a few things I want to share, but without the usual commentary. (I miss mah commentary!)

* The World Digital Library was launched on April 21st! Cool.

* An interesting insight into information searching by scientists and astronomers concludes that what is not available online is not worth reading. Hm.

* Dear Mark Knoller: PHFFFT. Love, Librarians.

* Check out these videos from UT Arlington! Featuring a librarian and a stereotype having a dialogue, the introduction alone made me laugh out loud :-D

And it's that time of year when I start sharing my weather wonkiness with you, bwa-hahaha! Today: Only up to 86°. You know that's gonna change.

April 14, 2009

OPL Plus Reviews the Book

Judith Siess, Queen of the One Person Library and OPL Plus blogger, says in her review of my book (the first review, even!), "You should read this book and take its message to heart. If we don't change, we'll become irrelevant and disappear altogether." Thank you, Judy (and apologies for the mis-spell)!

April 9, 2009

My book, your book, Facebook!

I've just set up a Page on Facebook for "You Don't Look Like a Librarian!" Shameless plug: Wanna be a fan? (All the cool pages have fans.)

Crazy & insane, but worth it

It has been, to say the least, very intense around here for the past couple of weeks. But, it's all paid off, and today is definitely Boost Ruth's Ego day:

* The Project Manager for Job #1 told my boss today that he's very pleased with my recent performance, especially since he's aware of how many different hats I'm working under. Yay!

* The Project Manager for Job #2 likes the configuration management system I've set up, that had its big demo yesterday. Yay!

* My publisher, ITI, told me my book (currently a Featured Title on ITI's site) was the second best seller at CiL, behind David Lee King's book! Not bad at all, considering I wasn't able to be there to flog it and do a signing. Yay!

Today is just full of... well, Yay!

April 1, 2009

LISA VI Call for Papers

The Call for Papers has gone out for the upcoming Library and Information Services in Astronomy VI conference in Pune, India in 2010. Put your thinking caps on, astronomy librarians!