If you work for a living, chances are you have a work tool you fancy. The Digital Library Assistant, DLA for short, is my new work crush.
Weighing only 25 oz (including battery), the DLA helps my colleagues and I shelf-read the book stacks, automatically comparing what is on the shelf to an electronic copy of the library's inventory. I learn several things with a wave of the DLA and marvel at the time savings. The DLA is the right tool for my job.
The library has several interesting books about tools and technology whether you're a collector or worker bee. Here are a few sample titles:
- Career Renewal: Tools for Scientists and Technical Professionals
- Cool Forensic Tools: Technology at Work
- Old Farm Tools and Machinery: An Illustrated History
- A History of Machine Tools, 1700-1910
Take a spin in another favorite library tool, the online public access catalog. There is something for every toolbox at the library!