carnival and other readings

Carnival of the Infosciences #34 is up at Library Stuff with the usual goodies. Next week it moves north to Blog Without a Library.

Looking for more to read? Here’s a wonderful and inspiring story from the Guardian about a library in the UK that decided to work with teens rather than against them.

And finally, back in the US, the latest recommended reading list is out from the Dominican University Rosary College of Arts and Sciences faculty. They’ve been putting these together for the past few years; sometimes the recommendations come from faculty, sometimes from graduating seniors. You can see all the lists on the library home page.

carnival treats

I am consistently amazed by the wisdom to be found in the biblioblogosphere.  Oh sure, we have our quarrels, our infighting, our what list am I on anyway? moments, but then we get back to the good stuff, like this week’s Carnival of the Infosciences (#33) at ReferenceWORK

The Krafty Librarian blogs about what to do when you are successful; T. Scott blogs about learning from past success and failure.  And if all of that is too ethereal for you, there are a couple of links to instructions on how to build library Firefox search plugins.

Next week the Carnival makes a return visit to Library Stuff.  Here are the submission guidelines.  Now go forth and blog!

palindrome carnival

Carnival of the Infosciences #32 is up and running at Tangognat, with verbal tidbits from all around the biblioblogosphere, including a crossword puzzle [pdf] from my fellow Wyoming librarians at the Wyoming Law Library Letter.  (And while you’re there, check out the post on word processing confidentiality, with tips on how to get rid of that metadata that Microsoft automatically adds to all your documents.  Apparently the tools for erasing the metadata also come from Microsoft, so I guess the master’s tools can dismantle the master’s house, at least sometimes. . . .)

carnivals and congratulations

Carnival of the Infoscienes #30 is up at Open Stacks, with much coverage of conferences and some good fun. Go check it out.

Next week the Carnival moves to Tinfoil + Raccoon, where barker Rochelle is gearing up to move to Wisconsin to start her new job as Information Services Manager. Congratulations and best wishes to her. To celebrate, why not submit something to the Carnival? Rochelle suggests cheese as a theme. . . .

catching up with the carnival

Neither rain, nor hail, nor sleet, nor snow (which we had in some quantity here in northwestern Wyoming, just in time for the first day of spring) shall keep the Carnival of the Infosciences down, and, despite a brief snow delay, Steve Lawson of See Also. . . brings us Carnival of the Infosciences #29. Learn about sucky OPACs, librarians in China, services to immigrants, and a non-librarian’s view of a summit that included some notable library people.

You’ve undoubtedly seen the last few Carnivals that took place while I was moving, settling, and waiting for home internet access, but I like to give out the link love, so here they are:

And finally, my apologies if my last post popped up in your aggregator twice. I’m not trying to bludgeon you over the head; I was just trying to fix a few typos.

carnival time

Last week gave us Carnival of the Infosciences #24 at Grumpator (what a great name!) and today Mark brings us Carnival of the Infosciences #25.

Good stuff in both–check them out if you haven’t already.

The nature of the Carnival is that submissions wax and wane. There’s no discernable pattern to this that I can see, but I hope that future hosts will take Mark’s example and expand their editor’s picks sections when necessary. I almost always encounter something new in each Carnival, and while that brings with it the danger of a Bloglines with more feeds than I can keep up with, I prefer it to the alternative of not finding out about some voices that I may not have heard otherwise. And that’s worth remembering on days when you’re feeling Z-listy. If you’re not getting anything out of blogging, you probably shouldn’t do it. But if you get anything out of it at all, I can guarantee that at least sometimes other people are getting something out of it, too. The Carnival is one way to make that happen more easily. If you haven’t hosted or submitted, consider trying it out.

Next week’s Carnival is at Data Obsessed. Send entries to amanda at renji dot org. She’s particularly interested in anyone writing about special libraries. To find out how to host, check out past Carnivals, or learn more about all things Carnival related, head over to the Carnival of the Infosciences Wiki.

the carnival of laughter

Carnival of the Infosciences #23 is up at The Laughing Librarian. Go. Laugh. Learn.

Then go outside, run in circles, stare at the sun for a bit, turn the music up loud, or whatever else it is that you do to keep sane, lest you, like me, start having dreams in which the biblioblogosphere plays a major role. I mean, I love it as much as the next library blogger, but there is a limit.

Oh, and thanks to some help from the Lethal Librarian, the RSS feed link for this blog has been fixed. Subscribe away!

on the move: lis.dom, carnivals, and possibly me

Lots of things are happening, and these are just a few of them:

First (though not exactly foremost), I’m happy to announce that lis.dom is bidding farewell to Blogger and moving to my web site and to WordPress! With some much-appreciated help from my friend Mitchell, lis.dom will henceforth be residing at [Feeds: RSS, atom] There are still a few bugs in the system–I’m working on categorizing all the old posts (and at some point I may even do the Technorati-meme, CW!) and at picking out, modifying as necessary, and installling a new theme–but, in the meantime, in the spirit of living in beta, I’m just going to move the main posting over there. I will leave these Blogger posts up, though, so old permalinks will still go somewhere.

The Carnival of the Infosciences has made a couple of stops in the past two weeks. Check them out (if you haven’t already): Carnival #20 at TangognaT and Carnival #21 at Infomancy.

And finally, as for the “possibly me”–well, that’s just one of those awful blogging teasers. More will be revealed, soon.