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A (very brief) intro to Open Access

PhD Comics: “Open Access Explained!”

We have reached a critical moment in scholarly communication — particularly in Canada. With the Canadian dollar lower than it has been in years, librarians in the great white north are struggling to stretch their budgets to continue subscribing to already-pricey American electronic resources such as journals and databases. 255 more words

Academic Libraries

Check it out: more evidence for the power of libraries

On a recent trip to Cologne, I was surprised by this machine in the Neumarkt underground station. It lets library patrons check out and return mysteries and thrillers on their daily commute 24 hours a day. 32 more words

Germany

PAJAMA DAY-CATHOLIC SCHOOL WEEK CONTINUED!

Have you ever had a day when the weather is cold and blowing and dreary and you just wished you could stay home in bed? Well, we had the next best thing with Pajama Day! 36 more words

Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for Presidents' Day | News Release | City of Alexandria

News Release: City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for 2016 Presidents’ Day Holiday

For Immediate Release: February 8, 2016

All Alexandria City government offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents’ Day.  441 more words

News

Does a Library Need Books, and Other Silly Questions

I get up, get dressed, eat breakfast before heading out into my shop. As I stretch and look around, I wonder, do I need a table saw? 754 more words

Reflections

Review: A Touch of Stardust

A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott

Doubleday, 2015.  Hardcover, 296.

A Touch of Stardust is both a story of Hollywood of a bygone era and that of one woman’s determination to succeed in a male-dominated world.  576 more words

Librarians

Library Ladders to Love

Though we’d prefer a room dedicated to being a library – complete with fireplace, comfy chairs, wall to ceiling shelves, & a ladder – we’d take this too! 136 more words

Book