Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Another Interesting Library News Story

So, here is a link to a story about a library worker who was fired for writing about unsavory patrons. This brings up some interesting questions in my mind. First of all, her book was fiction, but that is beside the point. Also, is there an expectation of privacy in a public building? Also, I have worked at a number of different libraries and systems. It seems, they all have the same unsavory characters. Again, unsavory library characters are a subject for another post.

I Wonder If We Should Try This at Our Library?

For those of you who missed this story last week.
The headline is "Cuffed, Booked and Fingerprinted for Overdue Library Books."


Inside Vs. Outside

As noted in my previous blog, every year we go on a family camping trip. While I always look back in fondness on the trips, the preparation always gets to me. Also, if truth be told, I prefer inside to outside. However, I am glad to know that I am not the only one who feels this way.

One of my favorite YA authors (John Green)made a video blog over a year ago that perfectly captures my thoughts. If you have not seen John and Hank Greens' video blogs, you should. They are a hoot! For 2007, they vowed to not communicate at all via text (no emails or IMS, etc.). Their project garnered a ton of attention, especially Hank' musical ode to Harry Potter, which is a subject for another post. They continue to post video blogs on their website.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What to eat while camping?

I am busy planning for our annual camping trip. Due to J's 20th HS reunion, we'll only be there for one night. Unfortunately that means a lot of work packing and prepping for one night, but so be it. Those who know me, know I have the ability to obsess over any little thing. Camping gives me lots of opportunities. (So does tiling the bathroom, but that is another story!) What to bring? What is fun, different, tasty, easy and kid friendly?! Thank goodness there are lots of websites chock full of information out there. One that I thought was especially intriguing was published in the Washington Post 4 years ago. How about an omelet in a bag? While I am intrigued by this idea, I am not sure how to implement it so that a group of 30 could all eat in a timely manner. I will have to ponder it some more. In the meantime, I guess I'll plan for the old standby of wraps or sammies.