Saturday, February 28, 2009

you sit on a throne of lies--and books

i love it when people talk to me about library policies or practices as if they were my doing--as if were the queen dictator of the library system, hell bent on not allowing them to check out their material.

because i so am.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

no hiring freezes planned


LibGig interviewed ten library directors and HR managers at public libraries to see what was in store for 2009. The results were resounding: 100 percent of the (requested) anonymous interviewees say no hiring freezes were planned.
Three questions were asked:
-Is your library going to have a hiring freeze this year?
-Will you be using temps?
-Are outsourcing services more of an option or consideration now with the current economy?
8 of 10 said they were not ready to use temps yet, but 2 said this could be an option at some point during the year. Only 5 answered the outsourcing question, saying they will not resort to that measure at this point. 3 declined to comment, while 2 said they didn't have enought information to accurately answer the question.
"We are absolutely not going to have a freeze of any kind this year," said one librarian in an email message.
According to Dr. John Sullivan of San Francisco State University, hiring freezes are detrimental to a company because it "sends a message to potential applicants and employees that the firm is not in a growth mode.
"Long or frequent pauses in recruiting may also send a stronger message that the company is in trouble."
The librarians and managers all requested anonymity.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

rip it to shreds!

i should be in bed, but... i am totally addicted to rip it to shreds! which isn't to say that i don't wear some of the shit she trashes—i'm wearing leggings-as-pants and a slouchy tank top right now (granted, i am at home in pajamaland)—but her writing is hilarious and spot-on. plus, she loves trannies, good vintage, and young adult fiction. soul mates? possibly.

Monday, February 16, 2009

st. james infirmary blues

via coal black filly

the white stripes did a cover of this song. it's pretty faithful to the original, but i have to admit: i prefer this version. cab calloway's voice is much smoother than jack white's, and the animation? superb.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

i love

cat power - sea of love

it is haunting and hopeful and a perfect reflection of how i feel about today (and this moment in particular).

Friday, February 13, 2009

quote of the day

photo by franonymous

"we must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."

joseph campbell