September marks the 30th anniversary for California Library Literacy Services.  Since its inception, CLLS has helped nearly a quarter of a million Californians learn to read and write.

A #FoodieFriday menu! Ward House Bill of Fare, 1849. During the Gold Rush, the Ward House was a favorite San Francisco hotel.  

14 Charming GIFs Made From the Smithsonian’s Steampunk Prints - Wired

Challenges of Broadband in Rural Libraries - Government Technology

CityDig: L.A.’s 50 Most Famous Landmarks - Los Angeles Magazine

Five Trends Signaling a Bright Future for EBooks - O’Reilly Radar

Gallery: The Most Spectacular Libraries in the World - SFGate

How the Maker Movement Will Create New Entrepreneurs - Forbes

In One America, Guns and Diet. In the Other Cameras and ‘Zoolander’: Inequality and Web Search Trends -  New York Times

More “Happy” Videos From Libraries Around the U.S. - InfoDocket

Online Database: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Publications Begin Moving to Digital Environment - InfoDocket

Readers Absorb Less on Kindles than on Paper, Study Finds -The Guardian

Studies in the News - a weekly compilation of policy-related articles and reports produced by the California Research Bureau

Ten Tips on Organizing Your Mind - Wall Street Journal

Tim Berners-Lee - A Magna Carta for the Web - TED (Video)

#ThrowbackThursday! California State Library employee using the State Library time clock. (date unknown)
Today, the Senate Rules Committee voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of Greg Lucas as California State Librarian! Lucas was appointed to the position in March by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Now it’s on to the full Senate.
Riverside California Commercial College Class (190?)
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100 years ago today, Mt. Lassen eruption bears bizarre resemblance to the man it was named after.
Just one of the many treasures you’ll find in our photo catalog!
Photo by Benjamin Franklin Loomis.

Chromebook Sales Surge - InformationWeek

Ex-Googler Creates Slick Kit to Turn Your Kid’s iPad Into a Teacher - Wired

The Internet Has Grown Too Big for Its Aging Infrastructure - Wired

Knowledge is Obsolete, So Now What? Pavan Arora at TEDxFoggyBottom - TEDx Talks via YouTube (Video)

Law Students Chase Patent Troll Away From Connected Car Start-Up - Gigaom

NASA Engineer Set to Complete First 3-D-Printed Space Cameras - NASA

Robot Folds Itself Up and Walks Away - Kurzweil

Studies in the News - a weekly compilation of policy-related articles and reports produced by the California Research Bureau

Take a Video Tour Around the LAPL’s Enormous ‘Map Cave’ - Curbed LA

The U.S. Government has a New Team to Make Sure Its Websites Don’t Suck - Gizmodo

Why the Public Library Beats Amazon - for Now - The Wall Street Journal