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William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind

William is a boy in Malawi who built a windmill for his family based on plans from a few library books. It highlights the importance of, not just using information when you get it, but access to information in the first place. Also, shows the never-ending importance of libraries. Yay for libraries!

TED: (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Ideas Worth Spreading

TEDucation: 5 Talks Librarians Should Watch (and Why), blog post, lists this video and four other videos that provide library staff with food for thought.

Awful Library Books

Image: Clip Art

Awful Library Books is a blog which lists books the bloggers find amusing and questionable for public libraries – “None of the books presented are particularly awful (okay, maybe some are).  These books are just odd, outdated or maybe should be reconsidered under a current interpretation of collection policies.” 

http://awfullibrarybooks.wordpress.com/ 

Wonder what books we have that could be listed on this blog?!