How I feel preparing for this week’s assignment. Glasses and all.

Reader’s Advisory: Open House for Butterflies

   Open House for Butterflies by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Maurice Sendak is just lovely. I came across it at the Birmingham Public Library and had to secure a copy of my own for my kids. The verse is lyrical, at times nonsensical – as if a preschooler had written it, but it is also…

IT Adventures: An Introduction

  For my LS 560 course, we are delving into the world of technology. I will create my own website, keep up with a blog, and create a database. Dr. Bonnici asked about our IT fluency – and here is an introduction to MY introduction to technology: I suppose I was a fairly early adopter…

Free Bibliographic Websites

Doing research at home? Here are free bibliographies available online for your own personal use: British National Bibliography – All the works published in the United Kingdom since 1950. Canadiana – Library and Archives Canada. Internet Movie Database (IMDB) – Information on all aspects of film. Library of Congress Catalog – The LOC’s holdings online….

Music Muse: Bach

A little more Bach, this time from his cello suites. This one has the lovely warmth of a record player. Enjoy the crackle and hiss. 김정수. [김정수]. (2014, February 24). Bach, Cello Suite No 1 Pierre Fournier, Cello [Video file]. Retrieved from  

Library Score: Jean Sibelius

I don’t know when I’m going to find the time to read these, but my kind pal Russell at the Central branch of the Birmingham Public Library found these for me. Sibelius is my favorite composer right now and I need to know more.

Social Bookmarking for Professionals

Social bookmarking is a way for librarians, or professionals of any kind, to save and organize their websites or articles for future use. It allows for simplifying the storing and sharing aspect of information on the web. CiteULike – A free service for sharing and saving scholarly websites. Diigo – Organize links, collect sites, annotate…

Finding Tools and Websites

In my LS 507 class, User Centered Information Services, I am finding out amazing resources to help with answering reference questions in the library. I found these sites noteworthy and plan to earmark them for future use: Internet Public Library – Although no longer updated, this is a wonderful resource allows you to search by…

An Introduction

I am just beginning my journey as a graduate student at the University of Alabama. I am a seeking a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and decided that I needed a place to chronicle my time as a student, a mother to two (in April, it will be three) amazing children, and any…