Archive for October, 2010

NPR Librarian Publishes Book, Featured on Radio Shows (e.g. Talk of the Nation Today, 10/28)

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Snagging a few minutes to catch up on email brought me to a Newslib post announcing NPR librarian Kee Malesky will be on today’s (10/28) national radio call-in show Talk of the Nation to discuss her new book All Facts Considered. Rumor has it she’ll be on during the second hour*, which begins around 3 […]

The (Very) Unofficial Facebook Privacy Manual Makeuseof.com

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

nbsp;Makeuseof.com has a free download called The (Very) Unofficial Facebook Privacy Manual that goes over tips on protecting your privacy including: * Making sure a comment meant for your friends isn’t seen by co-workers * Understanding what it means to upload content to Facebook * Control whether others can check you in to certain locations […]

Heading for Internet Librarian 2010, Monterey CA

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Greetings Heading for the 2010 Internet Librarian Conference in Monterey CA. This will be my second conference. Have to catch 3 connecting flights to get there from Boston though. More posts and pics when I get there! Posted by Rich

Boston Book Festival Saturday Oct 16 Copley Square Boston

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The 2nd Boston Book Festival is being held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 Copley Square Boston Ma 10 am-7 pm. And it’s free! Some of the authors include Dennis Lehane, Nicholas Carr, Hallie Ephron, A.M Homes, Nicholas Negroponte, Richard Cohen, Noni Carter, Gish Jen and Elyssa East For more information: http://www.bostonbookfest.org/ Posted by Rich

Literary Tattoos

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

To mark the publication of the book The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide by Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor, The (Boston) Phoenix published an article last week about the trendy works of art and the radio show The Connection On Point teases our imaginations with on air descriptions of fancy inkings right […]

Boston Public Library cuts 44 personnel, 4 branches slated for closing

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The October 1 Boston Globe is reporting that the Boston Public Library is cutting 40 services and support personnel today. 4 library management positions were cut yesterday. Also 4 branches are still slated for closure, probably in March. The city of Boston reported that they had a $ 9 million surplus from FY 2010 budget. […]