Kevin Griffith posted discussions in Blog Alert
Feb 7
Kevin Griffith posted a discussion in Fantasy literature;)
Thanks for creating this group, Martin!Here’s one of my favorite websites relating to Fantasy Literature:http://endicottstudio.typepad.com/jomahome/
Feb 7
Kevin Griffith posted discussions in Personality Type in the Library
Aug 28, 2008
Kevin Griffith posted a discussion in Professional Reading
If you’re looking for some fairly light reading on the subject of human behavior (especially as it relates to choice patterns), then Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior and Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our…
Aug 27, 2008
Kevin Griffith posted a discussion in Professional Reading
Here’s another great article from Psychology Today. This one is about our self-perception.Metaperceptions: How Do You See Yourself?
Aug 5, 2008
Kevin Griffith posted a discussion in Professional Reading
I just finished Snoop by Sam Gosling. The subtitle (which is a bit misleading) is What Your Stuff Says About You. The reason I say the subtitle is misleading is that the book is about much more than what your “stuff” says about you. It covers a wide…
Jul 7, 2008
Kevin Griffith posted a discussion in Professional Reading
An excellent article on the whole virtual dignity thing:Here's Looking At You, KidsI have to believe that people are going to have to come up with some really, really interesting excuses to explain their questionable online behavior. This could…
Mar 18, 2008
Kevin Griffith posted a discussion in Professional Reading
I just finished listening to this series of 48 CDs (Man, that’s a lot of information!), and I wanted to enthusiastically recommend the series to anyone with any interest at all in the history of western music. I would also recommend the series to…
Jan 25, 2008
Kevin Griffith posted a discussion in Professional Reading
A recent article about Facebook that has a few points worthy of consideration:http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jan/14/facebookFrom the article (Please note that he actually mentions the idea of people as commodities! Yes!):Or you might…
Jan 23, 2008
Kevin Griffith posted a discussion in Professional Reading
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt is a great overview of the psychology of happiness (including positive psychology and other similar fields of study). It’s a treasure trove of references to other…
Jan 10, 2008
Kevin Griffith posted a discussion in New Breed Programming
We decided to mix it up a bit this year for our annual Battle of the Bands and go all 2.0 on our patrons. We wanted to see if we could use the wealth of free technology that’s available to us in a creative and fun way, so we decided to add an online…
Dec 11, 2007
Kevin Griffith posted a discussion in Professional Reading
I just finished Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson. This is one of those books that will make your inner weasel squirm. The authors discuss cognitive…
Dec 6, 2007
Kevin Griffith posted a discussion in Professional Reading
So, who’s read Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy? What did you think?With the impending arrival of the movie version of The Golden Compass, this seems like a good time to start a thread on Pullman’s series. And, for anyone who’s…
Nov 13, 2007
Kevin Griffith posted a discussion in Professional Reading
This is a short essay about social networking "friends" and "non-metafriends". :)http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1668441,00.html
Oct 16, 2007
Kevin Griffith posted a discussion in Professional Reading
I thoroughly enjoyed the following article. It addresses many of the questions that we face concerning our virtual dignity (or lack thereof), and it has challenged me to think even more about my beliefs and assumptions. One of the effects of reading…
Sep 25, 2007
Kevin Griffith posted a discussion in Creative Librarians
Is music an influence in your personal or professional life? Is it a source of inspiration? Is music even important? If so, why?
Aug 4, 2007
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