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December 4th, 2007

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This comes from a document sent to all the lowly book-stackers at Weldon Library, meant to help us improve our stacking.

Warm Up! ­
As with any physical activity it is important to warm up before stacking
books.

Dress for Success ­

When stacking it is important to wear washable clothing. You may
be working in an environment with dust or handling books with bindings that could mark
clothing. Always wear footwear with a closed toe to avoid injury from falling books,
shelf footings or trolley wheels. Do not wear sandals or flip­flops.

December 2nd, 2007

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Hahaha, someone has combined the Myers-Brigg personality test with the characters from Harry Potter. I'm not sure whether or not I am happy to be Hagrid.

Pirate Monkey"s Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

November 10th, 2007

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October 20th, 2007

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Okay everybody, get ready for it.

Dumbledore is gay. J.K. Rowling says so herself:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071020.wdumbledore1020/EmailBNStory/Entertainment/home

It makes sense, but I had never really thought about it before.

October 2nd, 2007

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Comp. lit. gets kind of annoying, sometimes. A lot of things just seem like cases of the emperor's new clothes - "oh, only the REALLY intellectual people have a sense of what postmodernism is", "oh, literary theory is characterized by its resistance to its own definition". Then there are the times when it is just sheer pretentiousness that kicks in - "well, you really have to read Dante in the original Italian", "haha, look at this, I am going to have to translate Nietzsche from German off the cuff". It gets frustrating.

Only two more years to go.

September 25th, 2007

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My sister sent me this cute article about cupcakes. Here is the best part:

"As food, cupcakes are democratic; everyone gets one. And they are libertarian; individual and independent compared with communal cakes, which may not have enough slices for everyone."

- Sarah Kershaw, "Don’t Even Think of Touching That Cupcake"
NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/23/weekinreview/23kershaw.html?ex=1191384000&en=d1109f3c196d2b52&ei=5070&emc=eta1

August 25th, 2007

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"...neither librarians nor booksellers need worry about their possible disappearance.

The social and cultural function of librarians will be increasingly important and prestigious in the future; they will be even more useful to the public, and their profession will become more satisfying. For years, a common misperception, maintained by various stereotypes, has tended to reduce the role of librarians to that of providing books, images, recordings, and other documents. In reality, librarians have always helped to organize chaos, to guide readers to the information they are seeking among the vast quantity of sources and media that contain it. And now, with the irruption of digitization, this essential function will be enhanced, and librarians should benefit from renewed recognition. More than ever before, they will stand beside professors and schoolteachers as essential intermediaries of knowledge."

- Jean-Noel Jeanneney, Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge

August 24th, 2007

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I now need to go to Amherst, Massachusettes. I have a very good reason to go there:
http://www.picturebookart.org/

August 5th, 2007

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"We pick our way down endless library shelves, choosing this or that volume for no discernible reason: because of a cover, a title, a name, because of something someone said or didn't say, because of a hunch, a whim, a mistake, because we think we may find in this book a particular tale or character or detail, because we believe it was written for us, because we believe it was written for everyone except us and we want to find out why we have been excluded, because we want to learn, or laugh, or lose ourselves in oblivion."

- Alberto Manguel, The Library At Night

July 19th, 2007

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Soooo, I assume this was highly anticipated. Actually, it probably wasn't. I am just copying Yang.

Please don't be jealous of all the super-exciting courses I am taking.

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