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One of our librarians brought in a giant tub of stuffed animals for end-of-the-block study relief with a big "Need a Study Buddy?" sign. And her favorite monkey puppet, which has been slung around both her and the ref desk monitor (alternating). Actual squeals of heartfelt delight have been heard. Some of them from hockey players.
There are stuffed animals dispersed throughout the building. I love this place. - Marianne
That's brilliant. We've been having fun with a bunch of donated stuffed animals (for teen craft this summer). Head of Circ arrived yesterday to find a Teddy Bears' Picnic Staff Meeting going on in her office. - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
damn, boo, I thought you were a lot younger than me! *41 fistbump* - RepoRat
whippersnappers :D - Pete
lookin' sharp! - ~Courtney F
is it your birthday? - maʀtha
Kids. - Uli
oh there u r.. long time no see !! Looking snazzy bro - Peter Dawson
you make that look hella good, boo. ahem. Have an awesome day!!! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
You make it look damn good. - Jenny H. from Android
Looks good on ya! You show that number who BAWSE! - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Happy birthday Luv! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday!! - lris
Happy Birthday! - Rodfather
Happy Birthday, D! - vicster: full-bodied
Many happy returns! - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
Happeh burday Derrick! - Lily
Happy birthday, my friend. - Steele Lawman
happy birthday - chamberlain
Lookin' good, D. Happy birthday!! - Laura
Oh, bless your happy face! - Glen Campbell
Happy birthday, D! - Anne Bouey
You look great! Happy Birthday! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Happy birthday. - Eric - Watch Me Now
They're so cute at that age. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Have a great prime number year. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Happy birthday! - Jim is digging out.
Happy Birthday Derrick!!!! - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Have a wonderful birthday!! - Katy S
Happy birthday, ho. <3 - Betty Write
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy Birthday, D. - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Hope you're having a wonderful day. Happy Birthday! - Trish R
Happy birthday D!! - Corinne L
Happy D birthday! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Buon compleanno! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Happy birthday!! - Yolanda
Happy birthday! Hope it is a great one :D - Jennifer Dittrich
:) Happiest of birthdays, Derrick! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thanks everyone! Your kind thoughts and wishes mean the world to me. Sending kindness and good will right back atcha. :) - Derrick
Another 41 fist bump - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Belated Happy Birthday, Derrick. I figured you for 10 years younger.I thinks it the "attitude" you convey... (that's a good thing.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
holly #ravingfangirl
if these cherry blossoms don't make your monday a little better, i can't help you. :)
if these cherry blossoms don't make your monday a little better, i can't help you. :)
"Go drink until it feels like you did the right thing." -- GoT
laura x
Dear Committee Members | Julie Schumacher -
Dear Committee Members | Julie Schumacher
"Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices." - laura x from Bookmarklet
"In short, his life is a tale of woe, and the vehicle this droll and inventive novel uses to tell that tale is a series of hilarious letters of recommendation that Fitger is endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce, each one of which is a small masterpiece of high dudgeon, low spirits, and passive-aggressive strategies." - laura x
I am SO looking forward to this. I read her first novel (which is differently but equally wonderful) while I was on maternity leave. - laura x
She was one of Sarah's profs at UMN - maʀtha
keep this book AWAY from me... I will learn MUCH TOO MUCH from it. *g* - RepoRat
I also just requested a digital ARC of a new translation of the Bacchae with the note, "I've read it Greek, yo." - laura x
I can't decide if this looks wonderful or if I'll be crying because it's so familiar... - Hedgehog
ooo. - Marianne
You had me at beleaguered! - reminds me of Straight Man, which I try to re-read every time I take academia a little too seriously. - Jen
Jen, I also recommend Nabokov's Pnin for that purpose. - DJF from Android
Straight Man is one of my all-time favorite books. - laura x from iPhone
My office phone isn't working. Glorious day! #emailme
UPDATE: They're going to have to order me a new one, which may take days. *squee* - Marie
I don't even have an office phone anymore. It's so glorious. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
We're in temporary digs while they fix the building. NO ONE HAS PHONES. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Every time the phone/intercom rings in our classroom, all 3 of us say, "We don't want to talk to you." Then, whomever is closest to it has to answer. Sucks to be them. - Lisa L. Seifert
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @karripeifer: I used to get the lowes creative ideas mag and be like, yay ideas! Now I'm like, eff you, lowes. YOU make a headboard out of a garden fence
When I was editor of my college newspaper, I got in trouble over our April Fool's edition. Because I published it in November.
It seemed like a good idea at the time... - Zamms
Shelf Check: "Why do you love your library?" is NOT Community Engagement: Better Questions to Ask During National Library Week -
Shelf Check: "Why do you love your library?" is NOT Community Engagement: Better Questions to Ask During National Library Week
"A few weeks ago, I blogged and tweeted about a participatory display--"Why Did You Come to the Library Today?"--that yielded a great response at my library. What I failed to include in the post was WHY I think it was successful, and as National Library Week 2014 approaches and I begin to see libraries gearing up for "Why do you love your library?" campaigns, it seems like a good time to follow up." - Betsy
"Why do you love the library?", "Tell us why you love your library!", and "Why are you proud of your library?", wherever I've seen them, don't often generate diverse responses or engage diverse patrons. They're mainly answered by the same sorts of loyal library fans that like your library's every Facebook post, and like each other, too." […] - Betsy
"They're also abstract, compared to the concreteness of "Why did you come to the library today?" The latter can be answered easily even by folks who don't necessarily love the library but came here anyway because they needed our services (which might be, sorry folks, quite a few public library patrons)." […] - Betsy
"So, a suggestion: when asking engagement questions during National Library Week (or any time), make the focus concrete, not abstract, and focus on the patrons, not the library—because that’s where the true stories lie. "Why did you come to the library today?" is an in-building question for physical displays. “What have you learned at your library?” works both in-building and online.... more... - Betsy
We've done "Snapshot Day" a couple of times and the comment form provided by our state library association has both "why did you come to the library today?" as a checklist and "why is the library important to you?" - Rebecca Hedreen
Hrm, I see a lot of my brother and my father in this pic of me. That's...interesting. - Derrick
you are askew - maʀtha
Foin - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
!!! - Micah
lookin gooooooooood - RepoRat
*wolf whistles* - Katy S
You stud. - Steele Lawman
Look at your hair, boo! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Update? - Julian
Update, what, now? I probably need another haircut. - Derrick
Things that happen when you impromptu #geocache after work: holes in your tights, thorns in your coat, your scarf tangled up in a tree.
Meg VMeg
Had a dream last night that the library went live with an alternative search interface I had made that was Cabbage Patch Kid themed.
The best part about beer is I have some and can drink it and it's delicious.
Tweet: "Ne zaboravite da nas posetite u cetvrtak." Me: [clicks view translation] Bing-translated tweet: Not zaboravite us posetite u cetvrtak. Me: THANKS, BING! [goes to Google Translate] Google-translated tweet: Do not forget to visit us on Thursday.
The issue? Bing thinks this is Slovenian. It's actually Serbian written in the Latin alphabet instead of Cyrillic (cos Serbians are digraphic), which Google thinks is Croatian. Without getting into a debate over linguistics, Google is closer to being right than Bing is. - Zamms
Looking at the list of languages available at Bing ( Serbian and Croatian are not supported but Slovenian is. - Zamms
holly #ravingfangirl
this made me buy Cheez-Its this weekend. | Taste Test: We Try Every Flavor of Cheez-It Crackers | Serious Eats:
this made me buy Cheez-Its this weekend. | Taste Test: We Try Every Flavor of Cheez-It Crackers | Serious Eats:
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @thereisnohurry: Weird we still mime a phone call with the extended thumb-pinky gesture when we should face-palm the side of our head.
Stephen Francoeur
Will demo the Tor browser & DuckDuckGo search engine to my students tomorrow after showing them the profiles Google has on them.
okay, wait, how do I know what profile Google has on me? - maʀtha
Martha, if you are logged into your Google account and then you go to this page, you should be able to see a profile. - Stephen Francoeur
hah! that just got blocked by my new Ghostery :) clicking through - maʀtha
ah, okay. I opted out of interest based ads long ago. what else do I need to change here? - maʀtha
okay, the list of interests based on my search history is creepy. it won't let me edit them, though - maʀtha
i tried to opt out of interest-based ads on Google and the operation fails every time. - Big Joe Silence
Thanks for posting this in FB, Stephen - maʀtha
It has that profile on me for this tablet even though I'm not logged in. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Atleast they think I am younger than I am by two radio buttons. - Joe - Systems Analyst
I have Facebook & my gmail open in one browser … and I do 90% of my searching in another browser. that *helps* Google collect less data for me. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Oh, this is fascinating. Age based on profile, 45-54. Age based on the websites I've visited, 18-24. It also thinks I'm male. EDIT: once I opted out of ads in both columns, all that info went away. - Betsy
They've figured out I'm female! (Of course, I am logged in.) - Rebecca Hedreen
And if you aren't logged in it works from cookies, but I think then the default is male. - Rebecca Hedreen
Yeah, it won't let me opt out of interest-based ads on Google, nor will it let me delete interests. - Kirsten
btw, this dovetails nicely with RepoRat's patron privacy presentation at LibTech today - maʀtha
and because of this thread, last night I installed many of the extensions RR is recommending now #dejavu - maʀtha
Sarah G.
RT @wintzweather: Beautiful sunset from Ohio:
RT @wintzweather: Beautiful sunset from Ohio:
HOLY YES - jambina
Holy crap you guys I wound up at Star Wars museum in the middle of the Caribbean!!! (at @ThatYodaGuy)
Holy crap you guys I wound up at Star Wars museum in the middle of the Caribbean!!! (at @ThatYodaGuy)
Can we all agree that the phrase "what-the-fuckery" should not be considered a curse word and be allowed on the nightly news and everything?
"President Obama called up President Putin to ask about all the 'what-the-fuckery'" going on in Ukraine." - Zamms
Stephen Francoeur
Love this presentation on A/B/n testing of library web pages. Rare that slides alone so informative. #libraries #ux
I am the god of hellfire and I give you grilled meats!
Dear Universal Technical Institute, when you call yourself "UTI" I totally do not think about universality, technology, or institutes.
Unfortunate Terminological Implications - RepoRat
Their slogan is "Catch the UTI Spirit: It's Infectious!" - Brian Johns
You'll burn to learn! - Spidra Webster
With our Self-Taught Didactic methods! - Andrew C (✔)
Also, "Catch Knowledge" (Community s1) - Andrew C (✔)
I always thought it was unfortunate that UTI ads are frequently back-to-back with urinary catheter ads. - Victor Ganata
Howdy y'all! We've arrived in Austin for #erl14
Just drove past a guy on a horse in downtown. Yep, TX. - Marie from iPhone
ready! (didn't realize we had to post a photo... THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW, GUYZ.)
It was sorta impromptu! Kendra and I posted photos just about at the same time. - Zamms
I am stumped. How am I supposed to dress today? According to my phone's weather app, it's 27 degrees (with a "real feel" of 35) and a projected high of 69 (which, if it's like the last few day's projected highs we will actually hit somewhere in the high 70s).
Dress in layers. (please note I cannot come up with any situation where "dress in layers" would be an inappropriate response: Going to a library conference? Dress in layers! Work in an office? dress in layers! Going skiing? Dress in layers! Anticipating sex? Dress in layers! (it's like unwrapping a present, right? ) ) - ellbeecee
While this is excellent advice, it is advice that I have clearly ignored while clothes shopping. I have nothing that is layer-able in my closet. *sigh* I need to go buy some layers, apparently. Especially if I plan to be unwrapped any time soon... ;) - WebGoddess
holly #ravingfangirl
did i just figure out a way to cut hours off of a tedious task for staff? yes, yes i did. *struts*
yes, this means i won the battle with Excel! - holly #ravingfangirl
Having a spreadsheet of Christmas gifts for the family going back over a decade means I can easily determine how old all my nieces are. There are a lot of nieces. And they are of various ages.
holly #ravingfangirl
Catherine Pellegrino
How To Make Bread in the Slow Cooker Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn | The Kitchn -
How To Make Bread in the Slow Cooker Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn | The Kitchn
Holy crap, if this works I have a solution for summer bread-baking. - Catherine Pellegrino from Bookmarklet
A vegetarian friend stayed at a hotel for a couple of months during training, so she bought a crockpot to make soups and steamed brown bread. - Betsy
I was just thinking about how this would be primo for summer bread-baking! The only other solution to which was getting up at the buttcrack of pre-dawn and hoping the dough would proof in time for baking before mid-morning had passed. o.O - Hookuh Tinypants
It's so frustrating, because in winter our house is too cold for dough to rise properly. Not a problem AT ALL in summer, but who wants to run their oven in summer? This could be a solution for that. - Catherine Pellegrino
I knew I had seen a post about this *somewhere*! I'll definitely give this a try. I had the samepro blem with the kitchen being too cold for the Dilly Bread dough to rise.I finally turned the oven on low and set the dough in with the door open, but it rose faster than I realized and the yeast had used all of its *oomph*... thus it didn't rise after I did the prescribed punch down. Lesson learned - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
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