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- Elizabeth Willse is a freelance writer, book reviewer and blogger. She works with the Star-Ledger, Examiner.com, and blogs such as Women's Voices For Change and PinkyShears.com
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I got to take a look at the Daily News archives today! A room full of files of newspaper clippings, organized and cross-indexed by subject. Bound volumes of entire newspapers, going back to the 1920s! Photographs!!!
Glass negatives of really old photos! I had never seen one of those before, and… Read full post »
I got to shelve books at a real live NYPL branch today!
I signed up to volunteer there through New York Cares. And this morning, I trooped off to an uptown branch, and they sent me up to the children’s floor, where my job was to move the collection of holiday… Read full post »
“The Library Rap”
From Season 1, Episode 7 of Sliders.Â Which I am now watching in all its tacky 90s glory.
image Â copyright by Keet Leibowitz.Â All rights reserved
This illustration is by the tremendously talented Keet Leibowitz. March is “Reading Madness” month at her daughter’s school.
Isn’t every month Reading Madness Month??
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from Savage Chickens, by Doug Savage
Past couple of days detonated a major stressbomb here in the brain I call home.
But I finished the project that’s due Tuesday, and now… here is a self-portrait. Or, nearly.
Photo credit: The magnificent Lisa Peet, fellow Library Science student.
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This is a placeholder for posts and a list of things I should be writing instead of blog entries. Guh
- Review of The Garden Intrigue, by Lauren Willig. Which I loved. As expected. I just need to tell you all about it!
- Blog about the guest speaker we … Read full post »
It has been an interesting week already. And it’s only Wednesday.
Things I have read:
How the New York Public Library figures out what its patrons want to read- and budgets for new books “Like bookstores, libraries need to anticipate literary appetites. Unlike bookstores, libraries do not… Read full post »
This isn’t a guide, actually.
Because I don’t think I know how, myself.
I like to think I have a good amount of poetry cred. I was skittish about studying poetry in school- though I wish, now, that I’d taken poetry classes in college, I did take a few after college.… Read full post »
Getting to spend the day at the Poets House is always a good
day, of course. Surrounded by nice people (both those working
there, and the ones who come in to read- lovely!) and shelves upon
shelves of interesting poetry.
And I like shelving books and shelf-checking titles. It’s meditative. Crea… Read full post »
Good state-of-the-book and publishing biz piece from The Guardian. Mostly, I see pieces like these, talking about the consumer and business side of e-readers and books. What I’d like to see is an examination on the mental, cognitive, psychological,… Read full post »
Tonight, we had a guest speaker in class. Will Susich, who went to Pratt, is now the assistant archivist for the ARChive of Contemporary Music.
The ARChive collects, preserves and provides information on the popular music of all cultures and races throughout the world from 1950 to the present. Since… Read full post »
This afternoon, I went to a Social Media Week panel hosted by the Queens Library. Now, usually, I get starry eyed about the NYPL’s social media presence, and the NYPL in general. Unknown to me, though, the Queens Library is doing all kinds of snazzy things with their web presence.Â
As… Read full post »
Inspired by ChrisL and Women’s Voices For Change, and the fact that I unexpectedly have only 2 boroughs worth of tearing around to do today (a nice surprise) I started thinking of my favorite Valentine movies.
Looking at this list, I wonder what it reveals about my romantic ideals? Good banter,… Read full post »
Today’s going to take me to three boroughs in the matter of a few hours, all in the name of library science.
Will the G train be my Valentine?
Stop 1: a meeting at Pratt Brooklyn, to investigate options for library science grad school scholarships. That ends, I think, at 1:30,… Read full post »
I saw it on The Strand’s Facebook page. “What book would you bring to a speed dating event at the Strand?”
Well, all right then!
The book was an easy choice for me: The Westing Game. The one book I’ve read more times than any other. Nearly once a year since… Read full post »
Librarians are the secret masters of the world. They control information.
Don’t ever piss one off.
â€”Spider Robinson, The Callahan Touch, 1993
I read this quoteÂ when the book first came out.
And about a decade later… I’m in library school.
I brought the quote up in a… Read full post »
Magic themes in a school setting:
Tam Lin- Pamela Dean (bonus- one of my favorites ever) Faerie myth in college setting
Hex Hall- Rachel Hawkins. Student body includes vampires, werewolves, witches.Â
Magic system in urban setting:
Diane Duane’s Young Wizard series. Start with So You Want To Be… Read full post »
After living for quite some time with the Leaning Tower Of Book Stack on my floor, I have two lovely new bookshelves! Dad helped me set them and the TV up this weekend. Best Dad ever! My living room looks very spiffy now. Thank you, Dad!
Now I have five… Read full post »
This week’s list is inspired by the anniversary of A Wrinkle In Time, and the New York Times piece that points out, before A Wrinkle In Time, there really wasn’t a science fiction heroine anything like Meg Murry.Â Meg’s adventures got more young women tuning into science fiction, th… Read full post »
One of my classes at Pratt is called Information Services and Resources. It covers the basics for being a reference librarian.Â
I’m looking forward to all the discussion about databases and sources, and where to find all the information, because then I’ll beÂ on my way to being awe-inspi… Read full post »
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Crown, Feb 2010 384 Pages
Happy Burns Day! Read some poetry! Look towards Scotland. Raise a glass of Scotch.
If you’re so inclined, address a haggis.Â
Yesterday, at the Poets House, I went looking for Scottish poetry. It’s not all wee sleekit timorous beasties, you know. Here are some Scottish poets I’ve en… Read full post »
As I’m learning about library science, I find the whole field fascinating… I have so much to learn. Especially since I’ve never worked in a library before.Â
I find the procedures and mechanics fascinating- how to do shelf-checks, proper ways to answer reference questions, and on an… Read full post »
Jaye read books to raise money for the Brooklyn Public Library, which definitely needs some love.Jan: 12 U is for Undertow - Sue Grafton Labyrinth - Kat Richardson Finishing the Hat - Stephen Sondheim Earth: the Book - Jon Stewart America: the Book - Jon Stewart The Scarlet Pimpernel- Baroness…