“This month, OCLC’s WebJunction celebrates 10 years as an online learning community for library staff. On May 12, 2003, a celebration at the U.S. Library of Congress marked the launch of WebJunction.org, a new online community dedicated to sharing the knowledge and resources necessary for libraries to successfully provide public access to information.” (via WebJunction)
“Wheres Waldo? He wont be difficult to find once the 25th anniversary kicks off for the bespectacled, and beloved, childrens book character. England will get the global party started Thursday night, when it lights up its popular tourist attraction, the London Eye, in red and white stripes emulating Waldos classic jersey. On Friday, New Yorks Empire State Building will follow suit when it, too, is lighted up in red and white.”
via LA Times
11 years ago today, I purchased the domain librarystuff.net. What a wild ride it’s been.
BN Review – “J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Ryeturns sixty today. The novel was immediately popular, and not just with bestseller buyers and book-of-the-month subscribers. William Faulkner ranked Catcher in the Rye as the best novel by the new generation of writers, and described Holden as a modern Huck Finn, the difference being that Huck, after withdrawing from humanity, returned to it:”