Category Archives: Jobs

Saturday Snap – Kids Protesting Cuts to Saskatchewan Public Libraries #skpoli #SaveSKLibraries

Since the Saskatchewan Provincial Budget was announced last week, it’s pretty amazing to see the groundswell of protest at some of the most egregious and harmful cuts, especially to the province’s historic, innovative and world renowned public library system. For example, one Facebook group that sprang up is quickly approaching 4000 members after less than a […]

What’s Something The Average American Doesn’t Understand About Being Poor?

How expensive it is.

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Just Another Night at the ER (June 2016)

When I had my really bad elbow infection last summer, I did a course of antibiotics but the infection didn’t go down at all. After a weekend in Saskatoon without any noticeable change, Shea suggested I go to the ER (well, after we called the Healthline because why would I trust my RN wife unless […]

Off To Mexico!

Likely minimal posts for the next week…

Saturday Snap – The Doctor Will See You Now

Kind of a frightening sight to be honest…

Friday Fun Link – Politics By Profession

  This site breaks down the political preferences of different professions. No surprise to see that librarians tend to be very liberal leaning.  (I heard a good line recently – someone observed: “What’s the easiest way to tell if someone’s a liberal or a conservative?  Ask them if they’ve read a book in the past year.” […]

Kitchener Public Library Has Social Worker Patrons Can “Borrow”

I’ve been watching the growth of social workers in libraries with great interest. I think the first I heard of the idea was when San Francisco Public Library got one.  Now it’s spreading to other urban centres across the US and Canada – Winnipeg, Edmonton, Thunder Bay are just a sample of some Canadian libraries where this […]

Kansas Representative’s Son Dabs at Swearing In Ceremony

Saw this on /r/facepalm but personally I think this is pretty funny (of course, I’ve got a nine year old son so I know what dabbing is and I see it every time he accomplishes pretty much anything – “Did something cool in a video game” <dab>, “Flip a quarter-full water bottle so it lands on […]

Friday Fun Link – Analyzing the Best and Worst Movie Accents

A Hollywood accent coach made a video then followed it up with a Reddit AMA…

Friday Fun Link – Virtual Reality

At RPL’s annual Staff Development Day today (okay, yesterday since I’m posting this on Saturday), they were demoing a new Virtual Reality accessory the library recently purchased. This was the Playstation 4 version, not the more well-known Oculus Rift headset that, in many ways, began the popularization of virtual reality devices for home users. It felt pretty […]