NLM and LCC and DDC and CIP

A question came up at work that Google couldn’t answer for me. A colleague had heard tell that the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in the States was not longer assigning NLM classification numbers to CIP records. Since Ma Google wasn’t successful in finding me an answer, I phoned NLM to find out (note: I […]

NYPL: Which Children’s Book Character Are You Quiz

I got The Little Prince, which makes sense because Le Petit Prince pretty much raised me*.  According to the results: You’re the Little Prince! You’re independent, imaginative, and you hanker for adventures – but love is the most important thing in your life. Other people love your sweetness and your unique way of looking at […]

The Ferguson Public Library is my Hero

I know you know what’s been happening in Ferguson, Missouri for the past ten days. I’m not going to list it all here, but if you need a refresher, here’s a timeline. In the midst of the scariest thing I can think of happening to a community, the Ferguson Public Library has made the immensely […]

My long (short), sordid (innocuous) history with listservs

2004: As an grade 11 student whose biggest responsibility involves manning the drive-thru at the Pickering Parkway McDonald’s, is a member of zero listservs. Song of the summer: Turn Me On by Kevin Lyttle 2005: Makes the then-most important decision of her life: quits the Pick-Park McD’s for a fancy downtown Toronto job with the […]