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Today I spent the day in the library collecting resources for my research. I saved everything to my jump drive and thought I’d go to an office store after the library to get the articles printed (the library cost $.15 a page and the office store is $.05). I looked at the websites for Office Max and Staples and chose Staples because it looked like it was cheaper and it  [ Read More ]

Starbucks Closings – some in PA

Well, what does this have to do with libraries? Let’s see … librarians need coffee and so they care about which Starbucks are closing Anyway, the list of Starbucks that are closing is now available and it looks like here in PA we’re not losing any stores! [update] The full list is out and while there are some in PA, none effect me 11767 LOGAN VALLEY MALL ROUTE 220 &  [ Read More ]

SLA2008: Keeping Found Things Found

For the last presentation of my first SLA, I got to hear William Jones author of Keeping Found Things Found talk about Personal Information Management (PIM). William decided to change the title of his talk – and made us all giggle “The world is at my doorstep … and the house is a mess: putting our information in its place in a digital age.” When William talks about the world,  [ Read More ]

Going Green

I am certainly not someone who is very green – but I do try to do my part. I recycle at home and grow my own herbs and try to shop at the farmers market when possible. The best way I can go green is to not print handouts for the classes I give – and lately I’m giving a lot of classes. That said, this is a bit of  [ Read More ]

More on Taxes

It’s tax time so I’ve got another tip to add to this morning’s. Another tip from Jenkins Law Library – this time from RayAna who points us to a great article on Yahoo! Finance about overlooked tax deductions. One example: 4. Student loan interest paid by Mom and Dad. Until recently, if parents paid back a student loan incurred by their children, no one got a tax break. To get  [ Read More ]

Like to file your taxes early?

Well, Nikki at the Jenkins Law Library has a great tip to save you some headaches. Because of the new Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), those who file before February 11th may have their returns rejected: If you are like me then you already have your taxes e-filed and you are waiting for your refund. Many people have not heard that the IRS is requiring tax payers who file certain forms  [ Read More ]

Learn to take photos

I don’t know if these books are any good, but I do know that I know nothing of taking “good” photographs. This series of books listed on Amazon, sounds like it might be pretty interesting … maybe one of my local libraries will get it and I can check it out Technorati Tags: photography

No-Catalog List

There is a federal no-call list, now there is an organization devoted to stopping those junk catalogs from making it into your mailbox. Catalog Choice is a free service that allows you to decide what gets in your mailbox. Use it to reduce your mailbox clutter, while helping save natural resources. [via LISNews]

What a great quote

Darlene Fichter added a new quote to her Facebook page – and I just love it!!! If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less. – General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Awesome!

My Change Mantra

We all talk about change, but what encourages you to push through the pain and fear associated with change? I have a song by the Indigo Girls that got me through a lot of tough times when I was younger and has stuck with me through the years. The song is The Wood Song. I want to share it with you. the thin horizon of a plan is almost clear  [ Read More ]

Bookmarks for April

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Bookmarks for April

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Bookmarks for April

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Bookmarks for March

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Bookmarks for March

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