Social Libraries: The Books

Two of these aren’t published yet and at the moment my book budget is zero so I can only dream. But here’s the list.

Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service
Michael E. Casey and Laura C. Savastinuk – not yet published, Information Today, Inc. (May 21, 2007)

Balanced Libraries: Thoughts on Continuity and Change
Walt Crawford

Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow’s User
Nancy Courtney (Editor) – not yet published, Libraries Unlimited (June 30, 2007)

Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online
Meredith G. Farkas

Harry Potter

Ok, so I didn’t used to be a Harry Potter fan. Stephanie was. I hadn’t even seen any of the movies until Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. So I course the night before I saw it I had to watch the first two with Stephanie. And I liked the three movies but I still wasn’t really a fan.

I didn’t get into the books until I bought Stephanie Half Blood Prince, but of course I had to quickly read all of the books before I read that one. And predictably the books hooked me. So the last book is already preordered, hope I can last until July. 🙂

Some Miss. Libraries Ban Jon Stewart Book

First it was Wal-Mart, now libraries in Mississippi are banning America: The Book. Same reason as Wal-Mart too, naked Supreme Court justices. Wal-Mart can sell whatever they want, that’s their right.

But libraries shouldn’t ban an entire book because of one page. And that’s exactly what Robert Willits, director of the Jackson-George Regional Library System is doing. He said, “If they had published the book without that one picture, that one page, we’d have the book.”

If the public really had a problem with the book, would it be on the New York Times Bestseller list? or be named Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly?

Bless me father, I ate a lizard

Just thought I would post of few comments on one of my favorite books and the inspiration for the name Library Monk. Canticle tells the story of a post nuclear war world. People have turned against science and learning and life as reverted to a medieval existance. And as they did in the Middle Ages, Roman Catholic monks preserve what scraps of knowledge remain.

This book is not an light read as evidenced by this study guide. But it is a one of a kind work and a enjoyable read, especially for those with an interest in religion.