I went to find three books. One of which, Alex Reid's The Two Virtuals, was lost. Of course, I walked out with a stack (listed in the order they appear on my shelf):
- Derrida, Politics of Friendship
- Derrida, Psyche / Inventions of the Other (one of the books I originally went to the lib for)
- Moore, The Internet Weather: Balancing Continuous Change and Constant Truth
- Mosco, The Digital Sublime
- Sconce, Haunted Media
- Poster, The Second Media Age
- Purves, The Web of Text and the Web of God
- O'Donnell, The Avatars of the Word
- Eriksen, The Tyranny of the Moment
- Keren, Blogosphere
- Levy, CyberCulture
- OCLC, Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World
- Galloway and Thacker, The Exploit: a Theory of Networks (the other book I initially needed)
When I first arrived at USF, MZ told me about this "to your desk" service the library offers: essentially, fill out a web form and someone will bring the book to your office and place it on your desk. This seemed like a great idea. But stumbling through the stacks this morning, breezing through introductions, flipping through bibliographies, I remembered how much I love rummaging in the stacks.
I don't love carrying a pile of 13 books from the library to Cooper Hall, even if the building are right next to each other. Its Florida. Its hot. Its humid. And I will use that little service to help track down Reid's book.