I hope everyone is having a nice summer. In my case, summer means when I am outside I have to load up on the smelly sun screen and bug spray, wear funny looking floppy hats and huge sun glasses. I look extra-specially geeky with a whiter shade of pale pair of legs peeking out from under my shorts. DREAMY! I look like some kind of insect creature huddling in the shade while my husband spends as much time as he can in the sun. We live in a wooded area so he spends lots of time outside planting a vegetable garden and perennial flowers, weeding, cutting the grass, trimming hedges and carrying on his never ending war with the squirrels. This is a battle the squirrels are clearly winning. So far this year (he thinks–I’m not so sure it wasn’t bunnies or groundhogs) they have not only decimated some of our garden, they have also plundered my husband’s beloved potted plants and perennials. They have also outsmarted every type of squirrel proof bird feeder we have dared to hang outside. My husband is desperate for a victory so for the past few weeks he is plotting a squirrel offensive. He has drawn up what he believes to be the THE ultimate deluxe squirrel proof bird feeder. The past few days I have come home from work to find him happily assembling his squirrel busting bird feeder. I’ll let you know how it works out!
Operation Bagdad Pups update: 24 dogs and 3 cats!
In the News
It’s the Internet, stupid! A case for library core values. PERL is a popular choice for open source software. WVU puts a large digitatal photo collection online. Bucks County Libraries offer non-english collections to their communities. Number of library users jump in times of economical down swing. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awards over $20 million for recruitment and training. Public Library offers etiquette class. Google is not synonymous with good research. Mozilla launches Firefox 3. Popular Non-Wikipedia Pedias. Libraries offer help to patrons who want to avoid home foreclosures. Adobe offers video, multimedia Acrobat update.
|You can limit your search in the Aladin (CUA libraries online catalog: http://libraries.cua.edu/welcome.html) catalog by location in the Title, Journal Title, Keyword and Guided Keyword searches. For instance, if you do a keyword search on “polymers”, you get over 2700 results.. If you click on “post limits” button ( above the search results, on the right) and limit to Catholic University (this limits your search to items in CUA libraries only), your search results number is reduced to 176. Its MUCH easier to browse through 176 results than 2700! Please note you can’t limit by location in an author search.|
RIP George Carlin