Visitors and Match Day

IT has been a whirlwind few weeks since we last spoke. Lots of company. My daughter-in-law, Lindsay, and grandson, Trifon, came to visit from Savannah. Trifon is now 15 months old and has 5 teeth. He...

Think Positive!

All the news is so negative these days! I guess it sells newspapers and keeps people reading online. So — I was happy this morning when I picked up the newspaper. It was cold but the sun was sh...

Cyberchrondia

I have to admit that I am a bit of a hypochondriac. This is why I keep myself busy so I don’t have time to obsess on small symptoms that are just in my mind. I used to be a medical librarian do...

Spreadsheet Heaven (or is it hell?)

I have spent the past week looking at spreadsheets and even making some myself though my staff of experts are much better at it than I. First, had to figure out why our serials budget looked like we ...

Budgets, snow and hidden collections

Just back from Denver and ALA Midwinter where it was 12 degrees many days and snowy! Always fun to see friends and go to stimulating meetings and compare war stories. The talk of the meeting was budg...

Charleston is not always hot!

For those of you who think Charleston always has moderate or hot temperatures, hear this! We are all freezing to death in record lows. The other day, we actually witnessed/felt 10 degree temperatures...

Books about books

Going over approval plan books, I have run into two interesting books about books. First, Ali Smith’s The Book Lover (New York: Anchor Books, 2006, 978-0-307-38608-3) seems to be a charming tre...

Long live library print collections!

I was just walking around the library stacks this morning searching for books and journals. The library is pretty dead since the students are not due back for class until this coming Monday. So, when...

The holidays are over and my refridgerator is new

Back to the grindstone after 16 glorious days of vacation, sleeping late, eating too much, reading, relaxing, cooking, and visiting with friends and family. Whew! Need to come to work to relax! Tryin...