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ATG Quirkies: Doctor Who and a Library in Mississippi

ATG Quirkies: Doctor Who and a Library in Mississippi

The largest Little Free Library in Mississippi is, of all things, a replica of the TARDIS, the time and space travel device used in Doctor Who." Dick Ford, the primary inspiration behind this unique library says "the TARDIS is "much bigger on the inside and full of...

ATG Quirky: Look smart for having a lot of books and saving money!

ATG Quirky: Look smart for having a lot of books and saving money!

You can do both according to this post in the "Clever" section of the Architectural Digest website. And to help you in this quest, AD writer Sydney Wasserman provides 12 Clever-Approved Bookshelves that won't blow your budget.  According to Mr. Wasserman "some styles...

ATG Job Bank 9/14/19 – Librarians

ATG Job Bank 9/14/19 – Librarians

  Dean of Library Services  - University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA    The University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library is seeking applications for Dean of Library Services. This position provides proactive leadership to advance an innovative and...

ATG Quirky: One Small Disc for Man, One Giant Library for Mankind!

ATG Quirky: One Small Disc for Man, One Giant Library for Mankind!

This post by futurist and technology entrepreneur Nova Spivack recounts the "legend of the Lost Lunar Library" in which an Israeli space mission crash lands on the moon but still manages to deliver "at least 60,000 pages of the Lunar Library safely." And according to...

ATG Quirky: The Bokbåten: Sweden’s Book Boat

ATG Quirky: The Bokbåten: Sweden’s Book Boat

Sweden is one of the most literate nations in the world and according to this post in ATLAS Obscura  the Bokbåten sets sail twice a year reinforcing its commitment to reading for everyone. Provided by the Stockholm Library Service "this floating library delivers...

ATG Quirky: Should books include credits like films?

ATG Quirky: Should books include credits like films?

Author David Barnett thinks they should and he explains why in this post in the Guardian.  And he puts his money where his mouth is by agreeing to a request by his publisher Trapeze, an imprint of the Hachette company Orion, to included "full, movie-style credits" at...

ATG Job Bank 8/19/19 – Librarians

ATG Job Bank 8/19/19 – Librarians

  Chair, Collection Development and Management, Middle Tennessee State University The James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) invites applicants for the position of Chair of Collection Development and Management (CDM) at the rank of...

ATG Job Bank – Publishing 8/13/19

ATG Job Bank – Publishing 8/13/19

  MANAGING EDITOR - JOURNALS  - Society of Petroleum Engineers - Richardson, Texas "This position is part of a small group of staff and contractors dedicated to publishing SPE’s peer-reviewed journals. The group is an essential part of the larger Technical...

ATG Job Bank – 8/5/19 – Librarians

ATG Job Bank – 8/5/19 – Librarians

System Campuses Librarian - University of South Carolina "... The System Campuses Librarian for the University of South Carolina serves as the cataloging and electronic resources librarian for the libraries of the seven other campuses of the USC System located around...

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