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Library Thing

If you're not only a librarian at work, but at home too, check out Library Thing. You can create an online catalog of your books using LC Classification. The first 200 items are free. After that it's $10 for a lifetime membership. Can't beat that!

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Pop, Soda, or Coke?

It's a Monday, and most of us wake up on this particular day of the week wishing (nay, pleading with the fates) to turn back time and make it the weekend again. So, just for fun this fine Monday, check out The Great Pop vs. Soda Controversy, a map showing the name of preference for that fizzy beverage that is so very bad for our teeth. It's not just about red and blue states anymore, but there is (somewhat oddly) a visible correlation between political affiliation and generic soft drink naming.

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Tricks of the Trade

My life is all about efficiency--multitasking, finding the quickest and best way to do things, and trying to get the most for my effort and money. And I know I'm not alone, especially in the library world, where we're often answering a phone reference question, searching the web, and recycling a piece of scratch paper simultaneously.

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