I just defended my dissertation and one of the main offerings is a toolkit of resources for library workers to design and discover restorative environments. Since MeFi is a place full of people who either are librarians, or who love them, I thought it might be a good fit for announcing here.
I posted previously on Projects about the literary food blog that my friend and I write, and now I'm back to share that we have published a book! [more inside]
When the evil Dr. Glockenspiel threatens to destroy every book in the world, only one person can stop him: Lyric McKerrigan, secret librarian. Will she be able to defeat Dr. Glockenspiel's army of giant moths? You'll have to read my first published picture book to find out. (That link goes to Indiebound. If you don't have a local indie bookstore, you can also find it on Amazon.) The art is by the Eisner-winning Caldecott honoree Vera Brosgol (previously, previously) and she is FANTASTIC. [more inside]
So, my friend and I, (both librarians and enthusiastic eaters) who did a previous food-related project, have a new one where we make things we've always wanted to eat from our favorite books. We are far from the first to have this idea, but we get kind of intense about it. [more inside]
It occurred to me that some of the best conversations I’ve had lately revolve around the question - why are you a librarian? I thought it would be fun to collect these stories in a central place so that we’d have a snapshot of all the different reasons people join the information science profession but more importantly, why we’ve stayed in libraries. I’m collecting anecdotes from Twitter (tweet with hash tag #ilibcause), via email (email@example.com) and via a submission form on the website ilibcause.com/submit. More information available at ilibcause.com/about. [more inside]
There's tons of cool web apps out there that may or may not be useful to you; I often learn about these apps through Twitter or other social media when my colleagues and friends discover something they think is awesome. So this summer I thought I'd try to gather all that discovery together in one place, so that those of us who are interested could influence each other and spark some ideas. I've invited anyone who's interested to post a screencast of their favourite internet finds, and show us why they think it's cool, for the month of July only. [more inside]