Tag Archives: education

Saturday Snap – Guitar Solo

Pace discovered my electric guitar the other night. He definitely looks cooler than me already and, without any formal lessons, he’s arguably also a better player than me too (thanks reverb!) 😉

Friday Fun Link – “Google.com” Was Registered Twenty Years Ago Today

At the time, I never thought I’d leave AltaVista, which is retroactively recognized as the “Google of Its Time“.

Over Ten Years Later…

…it’s crazy that people in library school are still reading my blog for fun and profit. (The question below was posted on a FB page for FIMS students/alum, another alum tagged me but before I could even dig around too much to look for the post this person wanted, another student chimed in with a […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – FIMS MLIS Student Council (December 2006)

I find it pretty funny that, as someone who was frequently a motivationally-challenged student, I ended up being the Academic Rep on two different student councils – both during undergrad at Luther College in Regina and later while doing my MLIS at Western in London, Ontario. But perhaps it’s similar to how I have often […]

Books n’ Roses: Capsule Reviews of the Three GnR Autobiographies

One of the best and worst things about working in a public library is you’re always seeing books come across the desk that you’d like to read. That happened last summer when a patron returned the three autobiographies that have been written by founding members of G n’ R (so far) – one by Slash, […]

“You picked a horse at 35:1 and somehow it paid off” – Jimmy Kimmel’s Appeal to Trump Voters

This is good.

Too Bad We Need This Reminder in 2017

(via Reddit)

Dates of When Various Countries Adopted Universal Healthcare and When They Gave It Up As A Total Disaster

Friday Fun Link – Every Library and Museum in America Mapped

17,000 libraries vs. 14,000 McDonald’s – forget “Value Meals”, sometimes the stats show what society really values. (via MetaFilter)

The Opiod Crisis Is So Bad That Librarians Are Learning To Deal with Drug Overdoses

This article is from the US and talks about libraries in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco but I know firsthand that librarians and library workers across Canada and right here in Regina regularly deal with people who are drunk, on drugs, or occasionally even actively using on library premises in washrooms or elsewhere. It presents […]