• Friday Video: The Library of the Future, Melanie Florencio

    by  • August 15, 2014 • 0 Comments

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The introduction of a “Maker Space” at the Beaufort, SC public library system marks a transition for libraries where content is no longer simply absorbed, but also created.

    Originally from the Charleston, SC area, Melanie J. Florencio is a digital media lab instructor, adjunct art professor, and comic illustrator. She studied Sequential Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design for her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Post graduation in 2011, she taught art and design at two Charleston colleges while freelancing comic book projects. Currently, Melanie enjoys sharing her artistic knowledge and talents with the Beaufort County, SC community through demonstrations, workshops, and lectures for the public library system as well as adjuncting art classes online for the local colleges. (Published on Jun 11, 2014)

    The Most Wanted Man in the World

    by  • August 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Snowden Security

    James Bamford interviews Edward Snowden for Wired magazine. I confess to feeling some kinship with Snowden. Like him, I was assigned to a National Security Agency unit in Hawaii—in my case, as part of three years of active duty in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Then, as a reservist in law school, I...

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    Unpleasant Vibrators Need Not Apply

    by  • August 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    By Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

    From The Library Assistant’s Manual, a guide by Theodore Koch “issued on the occasion of the 61st annual meeting of the Michigan State Teachers’ Association, Ann Arbor, October 30–November 1, 1913.” Qualities that unfit one for library work in general are physical weakness, deformity, poor memory, a discontented disposition, egotism, a lack of system...

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