Free and Open Source Software for Librarians
with Scott Dexter and Samir Chopra, authors of the book Decoding Liberation: The Promise of Free and Open Source Software and Associate Professors of Computer and Information Science at Brooklyn College
Thursday, July 10 @ 10:30 am
New York City College of Technology (City Tech) Faculty Lounge
Atrium 632 300 Jay St., Brooklyn
My picks for LC's new subject headings from May 14-June 4. Highlights include CUTTING (SELF-MUTILATION) and EASTERN FILBERT BLIGHT suggested during the the Radical Reference LCSH Blog-a-Thon.
Since Google is tracking my every move, I figured I should share some of the juicy bits with you, as well. Following are all of my Google searches (personal and professional) for June 18 and 19, 2008. Stuff in the parentheses was not part of the search.
When I see library programs with male heavy/corporate/administrator compositions I get a little outraged. At ALA this year, the Office for Internet Technology Policy is hosting a just such a panel discussion, called What is the Future of Libaries?.
I have nothing against any of the participants personally. In fact I've seen a couple of them speak and was very impressed. It's the line-up all together that bothers me, especially in the context of library futurism. Personally I want nothing to do with a future that is defined or molded by what these seven people represent as a whole.
Over lunch with a Columbia colleague, Karen Green, we discussed how our previous, non-library work prepared us for librarianship. For her it was bartending, for me mostly theater electrics and production management.
While I think there are some really great young librarians who went straight from college to library school, I think having post-college real life and even those random jobs you have in your twenties is extremely valuable for our work.