I am working on a keynote for a group of librarians. The theme of the conference is “Librarians on the Edge” and the focus is how librarians are shaping the future.
I’ve been really enjoying BiblioTECH by John Palfrey. The book is a manifesto for libraries with a multitude of examples of innovative online and face to face libraries. Palfrey has also recommended a variety of books and I am trying to check them out of the library. I put a hold on Library: An Unquiet History by Matthew Battles and got the message this morning that it was in.
I spent some time browsing the shelves as well and came away with some gems:
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
The Sandman Overture Deluxe Edition by Neil Gaiman
I’m not sure I’ll have time to read them all in the next two weeks but I can always renew them.