Monthly Archives: September 2012

librarian’s love life?

I am doing a weekend shift today, and I’m going through some circulars (lists of materials) from the Library of Congress CAPSEA (Cooperative Acquisition Program on Southeast Asia). I came across the following item from the Philippines circular: In the Philippines, people sometimes spell English words the way people actually pronounce them — a kind […]

5 seconds of fame

Look who is featured on page 14 of the September 2012 issue of the ASLP (Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines) Newsletter. Early last month, I received a friend request on Facebook from Joseph Marmol Yap, current Vice-President (and President-Elect) of ASLP. I don’t often accept requests from strangers unless I have an idea […]

cool libraries

I love architecture, and I love libraries. CNN Go’s post on 7 of the coolest libraries in the world combines both. I’ve seen a few of these lists or albums going around. I’ve probably already seen this one before. Of the 7 on this list, I’ve only been to one: Trinity College Library in Dublin. […]

university city public library

I travel a lot. I keep telling myself that I really should visit libraries more when I travel so I can blog about and show pictures of them. I almost always forget. Last week I was in St. Louis, Missouri, prior to attending the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. I was traveling with a […]


Tomorrow, September 8, is International Literacy Day. Check out this infographic from the United Nations. I am not sure how they’re defining literacy. In a lot of cases, it’s defined as the ability to read and write. Sometimes, it’s tied to educational attainment. The former is probably the case here. I believe that literacy is […]