Tag Archives: books

Hopeless or hopeful?

I’m hopeless. Or maybe I’m just incredibly hopeful. Contrary to popular belief, librarians do not get paid to sit around and read (I wish that was the case!). Many of us are actually too busy to even have time to read. That is certainly the case for me. Over the holidays, I checked out quite […]

of friends and communities, publishing and bookstores

This is my friend, Wendy Welch. She is a storyteller, cultural ethnographer, professor, bookstore owner, and author. She crochets, sings, plays the harp, and canes chairs. She is basically an all-around superwoman. History I met Wendy about 15 years ago, in grad school at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She was a year ahead of me […]

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 […]

world of books

A beautiful, delightful film! The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo. Description: “Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, “Morris Lessmore” is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor. […]

recipe book

Eudora Loh, a colleague of mine, retired after working for the library for 36 years. Last week, a week before her retirement party at our department, I somehow became in charge of creating a present for her. We had a joint retirement party (5 librarians retiring at the same time!) a few weeks back, and […]