Sunday, December 30, 2012


Pennac, Daniel, Quentin Blake, and Sarah Hamp Adams. The Rights of the Reader. London: Walker, 2006.
Image courtesy: Marwa Elnaggar

Extract from Marta Morrison @ Amazon:
1. The right to read. I liked this right because even though I am a reader there are times when I don't read because life has gotten to me. I remember a real sparse time after the birth of both of my kids. I didn't crack a book for about nine months.
2. The right to skip.
3. The right not to finish a book. This hit home with me, too. I always felt guilty when I didn't finish a book for a book club, but I have the right not to finish a book whenever I don't like it.
4. The right to read it again - Harry Potter, here I come!
5. The right to read anything.
6. The right to mistake a book for real life.
7. The right to read anywhere. This applies to me since I have read many times in Disneyland - and I have pictures to prove it.
8. The right to dip in.
9. The right to read out loud.
10. The right to be quiet and not discuss the book with anyone.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Behind the Scenes: A (Very) Quick Look at Library Acquisitions

Gloria Dingwall, Andrew Waller, Heather D'Amour Libraries and Cultural Resources Extract:
Ever wondered how that invaluable book or journal you are using in your research found its way into the library collection? Under the umbrella of Libraries and Cultural Resources, Collections and Technical Services Department, the Acquisitions Unit is responsible for acquiring print material while the Electronic Resources Unit in Collections Services is responsible for acquiring e-resources. Here some quick facts on how the acquisitions processes work. continue reading
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