Sunday, July 02, 2006

Library Visit #11; Library Science Collection at Texas State Library and Archives

It's easy to forget that state library agencies predate many types of libraries in the US, including public libraries. I attended Friday's meeting of the TexShare Advisory Board meeting. This year we'll see an increase in the number of databases from 19 to 50. Many school districts are also coming on board with the new K-12 database services. Sara Albert (2005 iSchool graduate and my new Assistant to the ALA President-Elect) and I stopped by the Library Science Collection Library on our way out to browse new titles and scan a few of the most recent LIS journals.

Reading and Listening Circle

Some recent reads include: "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (Tracy Chevalier), "Bridget Jones's Diary" (Helen Fielding), "A Fine Balance" (Rohinton Mistry), and "July, July" (Tim O'Brien). Recent listening includes "The Lighthouse" (P.D. James) and "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" (Dai Sijie).