Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Big Thinking

"There is no harm in society periodically asking itself which services should be publicly funded, and how they should be run, but it is a foolhardy notion that a modern economy would wantonly abandon resources that support learning and help build our potential as human beings," he said. "We are at a critical time. A time for big thinking, not big mistakes that would set the country back and harm the most disadvantaged who need the best possible libraries and free access to books."

--Andrew Motion, quoted in The Guardian, June 11, 2010

Our Kansas State Librarian, Jo Budler, found this link to an article about the British poet's vigorous support of libraries.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jun/11/poet-laureate-motion-kpmg-libraries

"All librarians should read this article. Now here is a man who really understands the potential and value of libraries! --Jo"

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

New Book coming...


On The Simple Dollar, Trent reviewed the book
48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal

He compares it to "What Color is Your Parachute," which has doubled in size since I used it to pinpoint my direction back in the early 1990's. And says he thinks it's better. So I'm ordering it in the hopes it's more readable. I'll give it the "Rachel" test... if she thinks it's great, I'll promote it. If lame, I'll let you know here. But I suspect it will pass the test. Look for it later this summer in this library.