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  • Where have all the phone booths gone?

    Belonging to four different book clubs isn't a sane lifestyle choice for everyone, but I find it empowering. Along with obvious socialization benefits comes the potential for quadruple rewards in the "wouldn't have picked it on my own" department. Completing all the assigned books and...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 07-14-2010
  • Safety in numbers for Tiger pursuit

    Today is adult book club day for July ( The White Tiger ). We'll have to see how the 7:00 discussion at the library goes, but the 2:00 Star Co. session could be accurately rated as a love fest for Aravind Adiga's memorable story of modern India. I first encountered the Tiger back in 2008 and...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 07-06-2010
  • Technological scene-stealing at the library

    Here's one for the life-is-unjust archive. Library staffers devoted an entire week (and then some) to applying thousands of RFID tags in our books, DVDs, and CDs--and what is our reward? We are constantly upstaged by four square devices with touch screens, flashing lights, and multiple-item checkout...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 06-14-2010
  • Crying fowl at the box office

    Do we agree that "cult classic film" is frequently euphemistic for "awful movie"? And that dreadful flicks can be wonderfully entertaining? Take Plan Nine from Outer Space , so uproariously unfortunate that my family felt we had to own it on DVD. If you haven't added that one...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 06-07-2010
  • Poolside books: the other economic indicator

    Our vacation is just winding down. During this time, my husband and I have been hauling around two sorts of baggage. There's the bulky but uncomplicated variety encompassing scuba equipment (his) and heels for Formal Night (mine), also the cumbersome should-we-be-taking-a-vacation-in-this-economy...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 05-24-2010
  • Vintage is the new old

    Because three co-workers and I celebrate a "palindrome birthday" this year, we decided to be thrilled about the milestone and splash out with a dessert buffet. Amid the crumbs and frosting, one colleague declared that none of us look our age. Our library staff is noted for the qualities demonstrated...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 05-08-2010
  • Who's in your Rolodex?

    My listening-while-driving highlight this morning was an NPR story about EMILY’s list. Now a mighty political action committee celebrating 25 years of success, it arose from commonplace record-keeping. It seems that a group of women assembled to share the contents of their Rolodexes. That little rally...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 04-30-2010
  • What would Ranganathan do?

    This week, two activities necessitated caution on my part. The first, easier one, stems from the fact that we're still applying RFID tags to nonfiction books. Some are weighty reference volumes; my goal is to avoid slinging them on and off the high shelves too quickly so they don't clonk one...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 04-23-2010
  • Still crazy after all those tags

    You probably heard that the library was closed last week to prepare for our new RFID checkout system. Tasked with installing little white transmitter tags in approximately 180,000 items, we library employees quickly mastered the "insert tag, scan barcode" process. Then, repetition fatigue set...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 04-08-2010
  • Library style forecast

    Selecting fiction for the library reminds me of The Devil Wears Prada . True, there's no dragon-lady boss mistaking my desk for the coat closet (though I wouldn't mind being first in line for Meryl Streep's character's rejected designer bribes and handbag samples). My office space isn't...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 03-22-2010
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