My colleague Kate isn't at work today, but she just instant messaged me with a great story. Her daughter Clare is a college freshman who just started her first statistics class. On the first day, the professor announced they would be taking a basic math test, just to see where everyone was at, but that they could use their calculators.
Apparently every student whipped out a cell phone - not a calculator in sight....
In response to yesterday's criticism of Illinois Governor Blagojevich's plan to spend money on 12 books per child per year rather than on libraries, Ernest Miller comes up with a most interesting proposal.
Now there's a vision! I'm smelling a grant on the horizon (because I don't see the Governor compromising). Any SLS library want to be my guinea pig?! :-)
Biden's feed is here. This is really thrilling news, and maybe it will even prompt legislators to post more substantial news more often to their sites!
In addition, if your library runs a community or news site, don't forget that you'll be able to re-post these feeds on that site. After all, they can't be copyrighted or licensed since they're funded by taxpayer money and they come from our government, right? (At least for the moment....)
Blogroll (Sites I Read in My Aggregator)
Mobile Blogroll (Sites I Read on My Treo 600)
Spreading the meme:
Why You Should Fall to Your Knees and Worship a Librarian