We suppose this was inevitable, but it’s great fun nevertheless!
Archive for December, 2012
We’ve decided to post this ahead of time. Just in case.
If the end of the world does happen today you won’t be able to read this posting in any case.
If not, here are some links to keep you going:
and from the news:
the Guardian even has video:
Of course, perhaps we’ve been holding the Mayan calendar upside down and the world won’t end until 5105.
Whatever…. as far as TOTD can make out, it’s not so much about the end of the world, but about renewal. So here’s to you and yours having a good break and finding renewal in whatever form: physical, spiritual, or calendrical!
Here’s a slightly more serious and sobering TOTD just before we break for Christmas!
Here’s a seasonal contribution which made us smile here at TOTD:
Thanks to E for finding this.
We thought we’d covered this before, but evidently not. It’s certainly a delight not to miss:
After yesterday’s seriousness, we thought this might be a little more lighthearted. Thirteen photos Time magazine:
New on TOTD’s desk this morning is a book: ‘The Library Marketing Toolkit’ by Ned Potter (you can find him on Twitter as @therealwikiman ).
We’ve written a review to appear elsewhere, but in short this is a hugely practical and useful book that anyone involved in promoting a library should take a look at. From strategy to social networking, from branding to advocacy.
And in that latter comes the relevance to us all. Not only should all Library staff be involved in promoting both their own facilities and libraries in general, but increasingly all of us need to be promoting ourselves.
If you’re in employment are you ensuring your bosses are aware of your worth? Are those you manage aware of how they fit into the greater scheme of things? Are you selling yourself adequately to the wider institution or external connections?
If you’re a student, are you ‘promoting’ yourself to academics marking your work (perhaps by good references so they see the depth and breadth of your research) or to future employees by getting involved in professional development opportunities even before you’re formally part of the profession?
And so on…
If you thought yesterday’s skittle sorting machine was clever, this is a work of pure genius:
(Our thanks to Roo for both these items)
Just what you’ve always needed: