Saturday, April 06, 2002

My deep apologies to my dear beloved; he is the one who found the High Energy Physics Libraries webzine for me. Talk about a librarian with a messy inbox!

Friday, April 05, 2002

What is nice with a blog is that you start paying attention to a lot more things in case of something of interest for the blog pops up (!). For example, I read on a listserv about the webzine High Energy Physics Libraries whose aim is "to discuss issues relevant to high energy physics libraries from the point of view of both information workers and library clients".

TGIF. No offense to lawyers...
Five surgeons were taking a coffee break and discussing their work.
"I think accountants are the easiest to operate on," said the first surgeon.
"You open them up and everything inside is numbered."
"I like to operate on lawyers," said the second. "They're heartless, spineless and gutless."
"I like to operate on electricians," said the third. "You open them up and everything inside is color-coded."
"I think librarians are the easiest to operate on," said the fourth. "You
open them up and everything inside is in alphabetical order."
"I like engineers," said the fifth. "They always understand when you have a few parts left over at the end."

Thursday, April 04, 2002

Reading the April issue of the Smithsonian, I saw that the National Museum of American History in Washington is displaying since February an exhibit about teaching math in America. The exhibit is ongoing. In the same issue of the magazine, there is also an article about the new Alexandria library, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

OT and 2 years old but amusing and still current. As we know, libraries are The Scourge of Publishing.

Tuesday, April 02, 2002

Now, it up to the Physics department to hold its annual Bullit Lecture at the University of Louisville. The guest speaker is Fred Espenak from the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and the title of the lecture is "Solar Eclipses and Mysteries of the Sun". April 13, 7:30PM at the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium, on campus.

An association I didn't know about, and good scholarships offered. The American Indian Science & Engineering Society is now accepting applications for its various 2002-2003 scholarships for American Indian college students. Most deadlines are in June.