December 8th, 2011
From the State of Wyoming:
Please remind users who contact you with problems using OneClick that they
should review the help files on the OneClick site as well as on our
website at http://gowyld.net/econtent/OneClick/
If they are having problems that are not solved by this documentation,
please refer them to OneClick Support at firstname.lastname@example.org .
It is important to note that OneClick launched many larges sites on
December 1st and may not be able to respond to support requests immediately.
Don’t forget that we have an information page for libraries about this
service in the libraries section of GoWYLD
December 3rd, 2011
Wyoming State Library announces intent to purchase 3M Cloud Library as ‘early adopter’
November 15, 2011
The Wyoming State Library is happy to announce that the Wyoming State Library will contract with 3M to become an early adopter of 3M’s Cloud Library. We hope to begin implementation in January 2012 and we hope that this downloadable eBook platform will provide a good solution for our state. More details about this new service will follow as we begin implementation, but here is brief review of some of the features.
- Every library in the WYLDcat system will have access to a shared site with a shared collection. (Unfortunately, 3M cannot currently work with multiple authentication services, so UW patrons cannot be included in the license.)
- We will purchase title-by-title and will own the titles we purchase. Like most other downloadable eBook platforms, 3M employs a one-book, one-user-at-a-time model.
- New titles can be added to the group collection and will be accessible to everyone. Some Wyoming libraries have already offered to contribute funds to add more titles to our collection.
- 3M currently works with most eReaders except for Kindle. We know that this is a disadvantage. 3M also knows that this is a serious disadvantage for their product and they are currently negotiating with Amazon.
- 3M has developed eReaders that can be purchased by libraries and circulated among patrons.
Again, we will know more soon and will keep you informed as the implementation progresses. If you have questions, please ask and The State Library will do their best to find the answers. Also, please refer to the 3M Cloud Library overview for more information, or to this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOYSQv-12RY.
December 1st, 2011
Return of the Scottish Paper Sculptor
The Scottish library and museum paper sculptor has returned!
The anonymous paper sculptor, who has left exquisite paper creations in several libraries and museums in Scotland (Shelf Awareness, September 20, 2011), recently left three more items in the Scottish Poetry Library, NPR reported. The items are a cap that looks like a wren, gloves and a note saying that these were the last of 10 sculptures that the sculptor is leaving, and that she plans to remain anonymous. The sculptures, she said, are thank-you gestures “in support of special places.”
November 7th, 2011
Media Heat: Bill Clinton Back to Work on the Daily Show
Today on the Rachael Ray Show: Buddy Valastro, author of Baking with the Cake Boss: 100 of Buddy’s Best Recipes and Decorating Secrets (Free Press, $30, 9781439183526).
Today on Hallmark’s Martha Stewart Show: Mourad Lahlou, author of Mourad: New Moroccan (Artisan, $40, 9781579654290).
Today on Tavis Smiley: Lawrence Lessig, author of Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress–and a Plan to Stop It (Twelve, $26.99, 9780446576437).
Also on Tavis Smiley: Florence Henderson, author of Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond (Center Street, $25.99, 9781599953885).
Today on the Wendy Williams Show: Kris Jenner, author of Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashian (Gallery, $26, 9781451646962). She will also appear today on Access Hollywood and EXTRA and tomorrow on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Tonight on the Colbert Report: Niall Ferguson, author of Civilization: The West and the Rest (Penguin, $35, 9781594203053).
Tonight on Conan: Christina Tosi, author of Momofuku Milk Bar (Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307720498).
Tomorrow morning on Good Morning America: Brad Paisley, co-author of Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me (Howard, $25, 9781451625523).
Tomorrow morning on the Today Show: Stephen King, author of 11/22/63 (Scribner, $35, 9781451627282).
Also on the Today Show: Lisa Vanderpump, author of Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining (Running Press, $27, 9780762444519).
Tomorrow morning on NPR’s Morning Edition: Robert Guest, author of Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism (Palgrave Macmillan, $27, 9780230113824).
Tomorrow on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show: Nada Prouty, author of Uncompromised: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA (Palgrave Macmillan, $26, 9780230113862).
Tomorrow on the View: Darrell Hammond, author of God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F*cked: Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem (Harper, $25.99, 9780062064554).
Tomorrow on NPR’s All Things Considered: Joe Garner, co-author of 100 Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History (Houghton Mifflin, $35, 9780547547985).
Tomorrow on Tavis Smiley: John Lithgow, author of Drama: An Actor’s Education (Harper, $26.99, 9780061734977).
Tomorrow night on the Late Show with David Letterman: Annie Leibovitz, author of Pilgrimage (Random House, $50, 9780375505089). She will also appear on NPR’s Talk of the Nation.
Tomorrow night on the Daily Show: Bill Clinton, author of Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy (Knopf, $23.95, 9780307959751).
Tomorrow night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Michael Moore, author of Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life (Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446532242).
September 16th, 2011
John Edgar Wideman is the 2011 Lifetime Achievement winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which recognizes works that have made important contributions to understanding racism and appreciating diversity. Wideman has written 13 novels, six collections of short stories and two memoirs. He talks about his life, works and the award he receives today.
Read more about it here.
I post this as a fan of Dr. Wideman and a former student when he was a professor at the University of Wyoming. Congratulations Dr. Wideman!
Check out Dr. Wideman’s titles that are available in Sweetwater County.
0395857309 Two Cities, A Love Story
0395785901 The Cattle Killing
0805011846 Fever, Twelve Stories
0380895641 The Homewood Trilogy
0030056020 A Glance Away
0030617545 Brothers and Keepers
0380826445 Sent For You Yesterday
- Colossal Poopsex World, Avon (New York, NY), 1964
- A Glance Away, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1967.
- Hurry Home, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1970.
- The Lynchers, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1973.
- Hiding Place, Avon (New York, NY), 1981.
- Sent for You Yesterday, Avon (New York, NY), 1983.
- Reuben, Henry Holt (New York, NY), 1987.
- Philadelphia Fire, Henry Holt (New York, NY), 1990.
- The Homewood Books, University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1992.
- A Glance Away, Hurry Home, and The Lynchers: Three Early Novels by John Edgar Wideman, Henry Holt (New York, NY), 1994.
- The Cattle Killing, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1996.
- Two Cities, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1998.
- Fanon, Houghton Mifflin (2008)
- Damballah, (short stories), Avon (New York, NY), 1981.
- The Homewood Trilogy (includes Damballah, Hiding Place and Sent for You Yesterday), Avon (New York, NY), 1985.
- Fever (short stories), Henry Holt (New York, NY), 1989.
- The Stories of John Edgar Wideman, Pantheon Books (New York, NY), 1992, published as All Stories Are True, Vintage Books (New York, NY), 1993.
- God’s Gym (short stories), Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 2005.
- Briefs (micro stories), Lulu Press (Raleigh, NC), 2010.
Memoirs and other
- Brothers and Keepers (memoir), Henry Holt (New York, NY), 1984.
- Fatheralong: A Meditation on Fathers and Sons, Race and Society, Pantheon (New York, NY), 1994.
- (With Bonnie TuSmith) Conversations with John Edgar Wideman, University Press of Mississippi (Jackson, MS), 1998.
- Hoop Roots: Basketball, Race, and Love (memoir), Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 2001.
- (Editor) My Soul Has Grown Deep: Classics of Early African-American Literature, Running Press (Philadelphia, PA), 2001.
- (Editor) 20: The Best of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 2001.
Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Edgar_Wideman
September 13th, 2011
Media and Movies from Shelf Awareness
Media Heat: Caroline Kennedy on Good Morning America
Tomorrow morning on Good Morning America: Caroline Kennedy, co-author of Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy (Hyperion, $60, 9781401324254). She will also appear on Nightline tomorrow night.
Tomorrow morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Dana Priest, author of Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State (Little, Brown, $27.99, 9780316182218).
Tomorrow morning on Fox & Friends: Penn Jillette, author of God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales (Simon & Schuster, $24.99, 9781451610369). He will also appear on Fox’s Freedom Watch.
Tomorrow on the View: Jane Fonda, author of Prime Time (Random House, $27, 9781400066971).
Tomorrow on Access Hollywood: Jermaine Jackson, author of You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother’s Eyes (Touchstone, $26, 9781451651560).
Tomorrow night on the Daily Show: Common, co-author of One Day It’ll All Make Sense (Atria, $25, 9781451625875).
Tomorrow night on the Colbert Report: Michael Moore, author of Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life (Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446532242). He will also appear on the View and NPR’s Talk of the Nation.
Tomorrow on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Jane Lynch, author of Happy Accidents (Voice, $25.99, 9781401341763).
September 12th, 2011
The Keeper of Lost Causes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen, trans. by Tiina Nunnally (August 23, 2011)
Carl Mørck is back at work after being on sick leave, an innocuous term for what had happened to him: on a dead-body call, he and two colleagues were gunned down. In only five minutes, “Anker lay on the floor in a pool of blood, Hardy had taken his last steps, and the fire inside Carl was extinguished–the fire that was absolutely essential for a detective in the homicide division of the Copenhagen Police.” Mørck is no longer himself, the ace detective who lived and breathed his work; the tall, elegant man now has deep shadows under his eyes and an expression of profound indifference. At the station, he’s argumentative and disruptive, and his fellow officers are fed up. But a plan emerges with a funding mandate from a government official, who has decreed that a new department, called Q, be set up to look into “cases deserving special scrutiny.” Cold, hopeless cases. Perfect: put Mørck in charge and move him to the basement, far away from everyone.
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September 7th, 2011
|Through September 12: Nominations are open for the 2011 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. Ten librarians will win $5,000!
Learn more about the I Love My Librarian Award in the digital supplement to American Libraries magazine: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b850f6ea.
About the Award
The I Love My Librarian Award is unique. Previous winners have referred to it as the “People’s Choice Award” of the library world because library users nominate librarians for the difference they are making in their schools, campuses and communities.
Thousands of incredible nominations come in every year from teachers and principals, members of Friends groups, parents, students, administrators and members of the community.