Stumped for the perfect holiday present for the book-lovers in your life? There are some fun library- and book-related t-shirts for sale at the Unshelved Store, including this red Nancy Pearl-inspired shirt shown to the right (which was recently seen worn by a bowling team at the WLA Foundation Fundraiser event.)
This new video from Central Rappahannock Regional Library is worth a look. From the video's description:
Inspired by the 1978 disco hit "I Will Survive", the lyrics were rewritten to proclaim support for libraries, particularly under the stress of tight budgets. It begins with a send-up of a typically hectic day in the life of a professional librarian.
Rob Beschizza wrote on the Boing Boing blog about his tour of the Preservation Research and Testing Division and the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, two departments of the Library of Congress.
Last weekend I was shopping for birthday presents at Amazon.com, but when I was ready to pay for my purchases I found I didn't have enough in my cart to qualify for free super saving shipping. That meant I'd either need to pay for shipping ($5-$10), or find something else to buy that would bring my total up to $25.