I swear I wasn’t looking (via Closed Stacks)

Interesting thoughts on patron privacy at the library.

I swear I wasn't looking “Hi, I’ve got something on hold.” “Sure, one second, let me grab it.” I turn slowly, saunter to the shelf, and begin scanning.  Hmm, where is it?   Oh, here we go.  Oh man!  I grab it. Don’t look down, don’t look down.  It’s probably not what you think.  Maybe you read it wrong.  Maybe not.  Just focus on getting it there.  Don’t let the patron know you saw.  Scan it, print the receipt. “Have a nice day.” Smile, nod.  Phew.  I don’t think they no … Read More

via Closed Stacks

Will we do the other things? (via The Edge of the American West)

“Not because they are easy, but because they are hard,” is one of my favorite Kennedy quotes.

As long as I'm having fun with YouTube's "start here" feature, note this standard-issue awesome impassioned Shatner speech by Captain Kirk in "Return to Tomorrow": Do you wish that the first Apollo mission hadn't reached the moon, or that we hadn't gone on to Mars, and then to the nearest star? As Torie Atkinson says, though, this is really quite cool, because the episode aired originally on February 9, 1968: Here is a fictional future starship c … Read More

via The Edge of the American West