I’m back with links! I’m slowly emerging from my two week haze of relief at being free from schoolwork mixed with utter exhaustion and ennui. My wi-fi dongle chose to die the other day and I am finally back up and working, just in time for the beginning of the summer session this past Monday. Luckily, there’s not very much due the first week of class, but I’m learning a new learning management system (LMS), Canvas, at the same time. So, I hope this new connector (why do I hate the word dongle?) works out.
I think I’m going to sign up for my local library summer reading program. I’ve done this the past two years and it’s fun and challenges me to read a little more than usual. Although, I just looked and they lowered the number of hours from 40 to 30 this year! I wonder why.
A bench shaped like a book, Turkey. Source.
Here’s some links to things that have interested me the past couple of weeks. I’m not going to get into the Amazon/Hachette controversy because many others have already talked about it, and much better than I could.
10 things two librarians love and hate about libraries.
The difference between digital and information literacy.
For the 25th anniversary of the event, a University of Minnesota librarian talks about her experiences at Tiananmen Square.
Museum exhibits of items from the National Archives, Library of Congress, and Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Smithsonian.
The Library of Congress launches a Civil Rights History Project portal for oral histories.
Many people have seen this already, but the Kickstarter campaign to bring back Reading Rainbow is a success so far.
5 popular authors’ favorite beach reads.
And, Amazon’s summer reading suggestions.
Have a great weekend! Do you have any fun summer reading suggestions? It’s never warm enough in summer in San Francisco to read on the beach, but I love looking at beach read lists anyway.