Bibliolinks: On the best Latin American books, British accents, and more

I can’t believe there’s only about two and a half weeks left in the semester.  My second year of grad school is rapidly coming to a close.  I can’t wait to have a bit of a break, although I did sign up for a summer class.  I really wish there was more than just two weeks break in between spring to summer sessions and summer to fall.  Winter break is so long and restful and three weeks of break would be much more appreciated.  Just when you start to relax, it’s time to start classes again!

Do you have any fun summer plans?  I have been living vicariously through others’ plans since I started school!

But, I digress.  This week, I went to two more SLA neighborhood dinners and met more law librarians, a health librarian, a digital assets manager, a business librarian, and an archivist.  Very interesting to learn about what they do and their experiences.  I also finished a bunch of annotated bibliographies that I did for a class fieldwork project.

This weekend I will be sadly doing some peer reviews for a class assignment, but will definitely be making time to see friends and relax.

Beach at Capitola, Santa Cruz County, ca.1900.  By Restall, George O; Rieder, M.

Beach at Capitola, Santa Cruz County, ca.1900.

In honor of an upcoming day trip to Santa Cruz, the above image is from the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California, found via the Digital Public Library of America.  Source.

An NPR story on the San Francisco Public Library’s social worker, who helps the homeless at the Main Library.

The 10 best Latin American books of all time.

The Digital Public Library of America has tripled its holdings to over 7 million items in the last year.

Kickstarter helps fund a school library in Berkeley, CA.

The human flesh-bound books at Harvard aren’t actually bound in human flesh.  I don’t know whether to be happy or disappointed.

In honor of Earth Day, 10 books on climate change and energy.

Smartphones helping to increase access to books in developing countries.

And just for fun – a great video on the different accents of the British Isles.

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