Around now is when everyone is either reviewing the past year, or making their predictions or promises for the upcoming year. To vary that theme a little bit, I created a Library Finds flickr group and uploaded stuff collected by me and my staff in the library since I started working there.
What I've uploaded so far is just a fraction of what we've found. Mostly it is left-behind note paper, and it always amazes me what someone chose to write down, and then either left or forgot. Some of the most common things are:
- call number and book/movie titles
- quick math (but not so quick as to be easily worked out in your head)
- urls (especially craigslist posts)
- artwork and doodles
- personal messages or notes to other people
- signs warning people to stay away from their computer
- lots of things obviously written by middle-school boys
I'm not uploading anything that seemed personally-identifiable: peoples' first and last names, phone numbers, email addresses, account login and passwords - and there were a frighteningly large number of these.
I hope you enjoyed 2009, and that your 2010 is even better.