Time is just flying by I swear. February was gone in a blink of the eye. I have really been enjoying my February 2013 read of the month, No Easy Day. However, the stress of being a librarian, professor, student, husband and father have really made it difficult to find time to read (and write for that matter). Monday, March 11th would have been my first day of track practice, but thankfully (for my schedule) I retired after last season. My hope is to finish my book sometime this week (I really need to, a Carlson student is eagerly waiting to read it as soon as I am finished). I apologize to my readers. I need to write more often, that is for sure. Bring on spring!!
So, how many of you have remember using an old style, card catalog? You know, you want to find a book in your local library, so you pull out the long drawers flipping through cards. Well those days are long gone of course (thankfully) and nearly all libraries use an electronic catalog system to keep track of their collections. Many of the school districts in Wayne County are using a system developed by Follett . It is a great system for school age children and prepares them for many of the advanced catalogs available in public and university libraries. Catalog software is quite expensive and really impractical for home libraries. Some book lovers may create their own spreadsheet or database to keep track of their books, however there is a great (free) tool online to not only catalog your books, but also meet and communicate with other book lovers online. The site librarything.com is a wonderful site that lets you catalog your own home library. Think of it as a "Facebook