Welcome New Students!

Today is Advising Day at GSLIS, and about 25 of the 70 or so students who will be starting here in the summer semester (like I did last year) were on campus today for orientation activities and registration. I went to the lunch for the new students to talk to them about ALASC (American Library Association Student Chapter) and answer any other questions they had about classes, the Boston/Cambridge/Somerville area, and other library- (or not) related topics.

It has been almost a year since I started this program, and I have learned so much about the library world in general, as well as acquiring specific skill sets: cataloging, web development and design, best practices in public libraries and collection development. To paraphrase Julia Child’s sentiments about cooking, the more you learn, the more there is to know!

Where all the cool nerds hang out

Fun little article today in the Boston Globe about Microsoft’s New England Research and Development (NERD) Center, where I attended the Developers & Designers conference back in February.

In other news, Microsoft is crying “unfair competition” against Google in Europe, where Google has almost 95% of the search engine market share.