Anything, But … You Know

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Okay, so it’s actually a federal holiday weekend here where I am–the US of A–and with any luck, when you see this, we’ll still all be alive and well and not doing horrible things. I think that’s enough to convey my point, right?

So, anyway, whilst going through email, etc., I found this article about librarians!

Here’s a snippet of that:

Many librarians make a difference in what could be considered matters of life and death: connecting a patron to health information needed to make treatment decisions, or to social services that provide food and housing, or offering a teen in need the right book at the right time. Some get the opportunity to make such a difference on a larger scale.

In response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) need for timely, accurate, and searchable material about COVID-19, Elaine R. Hicks — research, education, and public health librarian at Tulane University in New Orleans — pulled together an ad hoc organization she named the Librarian Reserve Corps (LRC). Among those who answered her call for volunteers were Stacy Brody, reference and instruction librarian at the George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD; and Sara Loree, medical librarian at St. Luke’s Health System, Boise, ID, both of whom soon stepped up to serve as the project’s co-leads.

Since then, LRC has vetted, indexed, and helped disseminate tens of thousands of health resources about the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus. Because of their work to organize and streamline information so badly needed by medical and health professionals, humanitarian organizations, researchers, and the public at a critical time in history, Hicks, Brody, and Loree have been named LJ’s 2021 Librarians of the Year, sponsored by Baker and Taylor.

Damn! Aren’t librarians awesome?

But, wait! There’s more! Here you can find family-friendly digital escape rooms.

Here’s what you’ll find:

Escape rooms are a popular group activity and a fun way to interact with family and friends. As we continue to socially distance, digital escape rooms offer a safe way to enjoy this gaming format. There are a variety of formats featuring creative uses of technology that make for both interesting and accessible games.

We have rounded up some interesting digital escape rooms, including some family-friendly options, featuring well-known characters and incorporating beloved video games. Most of the featured rooms are free, though some require a fee, and others require you to sign up ahead of time.

Maybe I’m wrong, but I’m not at all sure that this “librarian” could begin to provide that level of service.

PS: Like no one in D.C. ever said. As if anyone could get excited about reading the Mueller Report.

PPS: We’re better off without Trump on Twitter–worse off with big tech in charge. Ahem!

PPPS: It ain’t over until the fat man sings!

PPPPS: And since it is a holiday! I mean, why not? 🙂

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New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including the Sam McRae Mystery series. Screenwriter, podcaster, and blogger. My website: www.debbimack.com.

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