The tweets around the ALA dues are fascinating to me. Seeing someone who rallied at the NJ Capitol with me to ask for $1 (the cost per capita to pay for state library programs and services in NJ, which we didn't get) getting testy about spending a coffee cup amount for membership fees is mindblowing.
Anyone going to be at Midwinter and have extra space for a roommate on Thursday night? I found someone to bunk with for the rest of the time, but I have to fly in Thursday night, so I'm looking for a place to crash :) let me know! Thanks!
Who would be interested in something like a Lead Technology Librarian position? Not an IT in the closet thing, but a public services person? Training, customer oriented, some ref desk time? Just thinking about a new position I'll be posting in the next month or so.
Seeing moms tweet that they "can't" get their sons an Easy Bake Over because they only come in pink makes me die a little inside, twice. Once because EBOs only come in pink, because cooking is supposed to be for girls (not, you know, people who eat. which is everybody.). And again because you couldn't possibly expect a little boy to play with...
I am on the Harrassowitz Award committee for excellence in acquisitions and we are just putting together our call text and planning our campaign for nominations. Any suggestions for listservs to circulate the call? Or other methods of getting the call in the right hands?
Because I sometimes (meaning, not terribly often but more than most people I know around here) read science fiction, I was asked to come up with some titles of good science fiction for someone who would prefer to read minimal-to-no cursing. Can anyone help? My tastes are so idiosyncratic, that I'm afraid I'll miss a lot.