Google volunteers “weed the shelves”?

I about spit out a mouthful of coffee as I was reading Lorcan Dempsey's blog this morning. Lorcan highlights the last paragraph of Nicholas Carr's post, Data center porn. Nicholas's post is reporting on Information Week's editor John Foley's visit to Google's new data center in The Dalles, Oregon.

This is what almost caused the spit take…

Patchett [the data center manager] goes on to describe the many community-service projects that Google employees are involved in around The Dalles, from wiring an outdoor stage to lending IT support to the fire department. One activity, though, strikes me as slightly troubling: "Google volunteers also 'weed the shelves' at the library every couple of weeks."

I never knew that working for Google auto-magically makes a person qualified to weed a library's collection. 

IDIS 120: Library Research Methods

This will be my fifth time teaching the class and the second time using a wiki. Wiki-ists will rail against me for not using a wiki the right way.

We have Blackboard on campus. I should probably use it. I don't because I would only use it to store files. I tried using Blackboard the first time I taught and it didn't work out so well.

First Day, Leo Forty-threes. Year of the College, 170. Classes Begin.

Classes have just started and I already feel behind. I am going to be teaching this semester…which was not planned. A coworker and I take turns teaching our 2 credit hour Library Research Methods class. She was offered a job in Pittsburgh and will be leaving at the end of the month. I'm picking up the class. I'll be teaching Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.  

I'm still planning on writing about the changes we made this summer.