If you work at a public service desk at a library, you're sure to have worked with a customer who asked for help in finding a book, but he or she wasn't able to remember details about it other than the subject and the color of its binding/cover.
Does your back ache after working on a computer? Does your wrist get twinges or your hand get numb from holding a mouse? If this happens to you, take a few minutes to watch these short — and clever — videos created by Vodafone Spain:
I heard on the Marketplace Tech Report podcast that the Chrome web browser lets you talk into your computer’s microphone and translates what you say into text. I gave it a spin, and it's fun to work with!
If you or your library patrons enjoy reading trashy novels but wish the books had less lurid cover art, try using Alternate Book Covers to download free book jackets to "convince people that you’re reading boring, dry, dull, factual material instead of the fun romance you picked up!"Current choices include "A Completely Serious Compendium of Utterly Dire Events" and "Trial by Barbed Wire".
Want a holiday tree for your library, but don't have the bucks to buy one? Try what Delta College librarian Jennean Kabat did -- she constructed a Christmas tree from over 100 little-used books. "At the bottom, red books were used to simulate a tree skirt. Green books fill out the body of the tree while gold ones round out the top, mimicking a star."