Thursday, February 15, 2007

Here, there, everywhere...

The house is spic and span, and the two Junes have a safely arrived for a visit. They're at home with Bernie while I work my shift at the library.

The weather is cold outside, so, of course, here at work it is hot.

I'm slipping in a blog from work for three reasons:

1. I was so busy making the house spotless that I didn't have a chance to post earlier.

2. I wanted everyone to see the library web page (Key to All College Knowledge.) If you play around on the "Research Helps" area, you can learn a lot about how to find information.

And here's the important stuff:

3. On the college library web page you will see links to synergy on your right hand side. (Or just click here.)
The campus is reading E. M. Forster's short-short story: The Machine Stops.
It's an interesting story because it was written in 1909, yet if you didn't know that, it would seem to have been written recently.
I think I would have enjoyed reading this story more if I had read it out loud to someone.
I don't enjoy science fiction very much.

But it is an interesting story in light of when it was written.

Our library is hosting a blog on the story, with questions for discussion about the story.

If you ever wondered what it would be like to be involved in a college campus discussion, here's your chance.
Anyone AND Everyone is welcome to read the story and comment.
ANYONE!
Student, non-student, old, young, basically as long as you are human and can type, you can chime in...

There. Now I feel OK about posting from work. And let me tell you, it took awhile to write this.

Busy night in library land.

Well, this may be the most uninteresting post ever.

But it will give you idea of what my world is like when I'm at work.
It would be more fun if Tiggie could come to work with me.

(There are lots of libraries with cats on staff. Really. Check this out.)

Oh well. Can't have everything.

Back to it....

2 comments:

Lovella said...

Perfect. If you can't stay home and blog . . find a way to blog at work. I need to find a job that pays me to do that. I clicked on the links, found the story and the blog and perhaps when I have a moment I'll read the story.
Glad to hear the Junes have arrived and are settled into their spic and span room. What a delightful hostess.

Becky said...

I knew you were a librarian, but didn't clue into the college aspect before. That would be a fascinating job! I like the idea of the whole school reading the same story and blogging about it. I'll be sure to read this afternoon. I teach a Communications 12 course, and am considering having each of them start a blog (perhaps an ulterior motive is at hand here!:)). If the story is appropriate for them, you may see many comments coming from Abbotsford, BC.! My hurdle is getting them into the computer labs. But Oh, what fun I would have while they blogged!

Yes, now that your June ladies are here, you too will have fun. I am always glad when the company comes, then I have to stop cleaning! :)

Have a wonderful weekend full of adventures!