Friday, January 26, 2007

Pimp my bookcart contest winners

I'm not a big fan of Unshelved, but I do like the entries in their "Pimp my bookcart" contest.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

More countdowns

As of today, there are:

6 days until the Top Chef season finale
10 days until the Superbowl
22 days until Wildcat Roundup
37 days until band solo competition
45 days until daylight savings time
60 days until Spring Break
73 days until Easter
81 days until my birthday (and my library's referendum!)
125 days until school's out

which takes us to approximately 247 days until our next Disneyworld trip!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

40 days of....

Basketball. That's all that remains. 40 days until the last 6th grade basketball event.

16 games
7 practices
and 1 tournament

I'll be so happy when basketball is over.

Monday, January 22, 2007


My new boss is so cool. We got this email today:

"In celebration of the Bears going to the Super Bowl, I am declaring February 2-4, 2007 to be “Football Days”. Staff may wear Bears shirts, jerseys, sweat shirts or other appropriate gear to work. No hats or sweat pants though. You may also wear clothing items that support other teams (we know who the Packer fans are) but you will get odd looks. The dress code will also be relaxed to allow blue jeans, no sweat pants. Blue jeans must be clean and have no holes. Let’s have some fun with this. It may not happen for another 22 years."

Oh yeah, go Bears!!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Do you record?


Okay, I don't have one of these. Heck, I don't even have an iPod. But I do have one of these, which rocks!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Great article on library management

I think it applies to management in general, but this is a great article about why library managers tend to suck.

I had a terrific mentor back at Con. U. : Kevin Brandon. It's nearly impossible to put my finger on just what made him so great, but he is the reason I became a librarian. He treated everyone with respect and was infinitely patient with me. He taught me things that I never asked to learn, but ended up needing to know.