Monday, February 25, 2013

Black History Month special

Anthony Robertson shows us how to shake a black guy's hand.  Entire video (3:48) is here.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Please be quiet please....

Laura Miller writes in Slate, "Bring back the shushing librarians." Thanks  to Laura for bringing that "bar-stool rant" out in the open where it belongs - silence is golden, that's one of the things that makes the library such a wonderful place. Here's a woman whose expectations of the library are all wrong, but even she understands the silence part. And consider the alternative

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Add to search bar 2.0

One thing that has frustrated me lately is the challenge of adding new search engines to the the Firefox search window. Firefox options "Manage search engines" and "get more search engines" will bring you to this meager selection of search tools, but chances are your desired search engine -   for example, an engine that searches the holdings of several hundred Scandinavian antiquarian booksellers at - will not be among the listed addons. What you can do, however, is  install "Add to search bar" - a wonderful little tool that enables you to add any search engine to the scroll-down selection in your Firefox search engine window.
Just place the cursor in the whatever search window you wish to add, and right click - the up pops the pop-up below

and hey presto,'s search engine is now among the selections in your Firefox search window