Our iSchool Student Advocates spent today getting ready for tomorrow’s big iPad rollout. Strap those seatbelts - we’re in for a wild, fun ride!
School for students hasn’t even started back yet, but I found this post-it on my circ desk keyboard when I went in for a bit this afternoon. THIS is why I love my job. ♥
Oh, how I love the Mt. Pleasant Marshall’s - first my red telephone booth, now a Union Jack trashcan. #anglophile
School starts back in *gulp* 2 more weeks, and I’ve been struggling to get my back-to-school mojo in gear. This book our staff was asked to read has helped though - and it’s a quick read too! Based on the work atmosphere at Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market, in a nutshell (clamshell?) here’s what we can all do to make our jobs more pleasurable and productive while providing our customers/students with a positive experience…
#BookishStar with our kitty Chester who wanted to be the star of the star! @epicreads #yalit
The story is sorta out there, but I totally loved it! At sixteen, Travis is at death’s door, his body losing the fight against cancer, until an experimental doctor offers him a unique opportunity - he will severe Travis’s cancer-free head and cryongenically freeze it until a healthy lower torso is available for re-attachment. Told ya the story is out there - just go with it. So five years after Travis loses his head to modern science, a healthy body becomes available, and Travis becomes only the second Nogginstein in the world to survive the procedure. Back to life as normal? Uh, not quite. Travis’s memories of his previous life may not have skipped a beat, but his loved ones have grieved his possible permanent death and life moved on for them - his parents aren’t sure what to do with him, gay best friend Kyle now has a girlfriend, and girlfriend Cate has a fiance. There’s also the whole celebrity freak boy thing with journalists, pundits and his own neighbors and classmates debating whether this kind of science is a good or bad thing. Extrememly funny, engaging and thought-provoking, Noggin is one of my favorite reads this year. #yalit
My six-word review: Simple, but heartrending in its simplicity. Some samples from the student authors…