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Friday Round-up: Traveling, Jobs, Typography, and Baking

March 9, 2012

Happy Friday, dear readers! Can you believe another week has come and gone? I don’t know where the time goes. Anyway, let’s get down to business. I have some interesting, helpful, and fun links to share today before we head off into what appears to be a rainy weekend here in the Bay Area. (I hope soon to return to longer posts about the nature of archives and libraries, but that will happen after I’m finished with the few massive projects–more on those later, too.)

Anyone else want to take a vacation? I’m so ready for a vacation, especially since it will be summer soon. If you are like me and are a bit of a geek, you’ll want to check out the geek-friendly travel checklist before your next trip. Yay for travel checklists!

Another thing that has been on my mind recently is hiring librarians, probably due to the fact that my library is currently in the interviewing process. If you are hiring or looking for jobs, I suggest you check out Hiring Librarians blog, which reports on survey results from hiring managers on what to do and not do when applying and interviewing for jobs. Very interesting read and if you are a hiring manager you can complete the survey to share your knowledge and experience with others.

Also, on a hiring/job hunting note, check out Lifehacker’s hidden meaning behind phrases in job ads. Good read and very true.

Do you stare at your computer screen a lot every day? Me, too! So check out and make use of some tips on how to make reading on your computer a better experience from Lifehacker.

Now on to something near to my heart: typography. I love the I Love Typography blog and the latest post is fantastic: Letters & Stone: Fergus Wessel. The photos of the carved stone alone are worth the click through to the blog. I love reading interviews from masters at their craft and seeing beautiful designs.

In other exciting news, Joy the Baker is still on her book tour. I met her last weekend in San Francisco and she is just as lovely in person as she is on her blog. It was super-packed in Omnivore Books, but a lot of fun and now I have a signed cookbook! Check out one of her yummy recipes for biscuit cinnamon rolls. I think these may have to be made for breakfast tomorrow morning.

Have a lovely rest of your day and fantastic weekend full of relaxing, reading, good food, and good company. I’ll be back next week with more. Allons-y!

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