Submitted by *Lurker on September 9, 2005 - 1:21am
National Banned Book Week is on its way...
Of note, is that ALA is choosing to concentrate on attacks on gay, lesbian-themed books... find out more at ala.org
Submitted by *Lurker on August 26, 2005 - 1:43pm
This about sums up my take on this:
They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety.
Submitted by *Lurker on August 23, 2005 - 5:54pm
So I'm trying to start a new column in a Newsletter that I edit for a section of AALL.
It will be a write-up about new & interesting blogs, podcasts and wiki's.
Any suggestions for a title for the column? Suggestions are also welcome for format and any blogs or podcasts you think I should feature.
LISNews.com will of course be listed and highly promoted!
Submitted by *Lurker on August 22, 2005 - 11:44pm
Well the crunch is on.. New semester begins next Monday, Aug 29. Nervous? no. Just can't wait for all the fun to begin.
"In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us how to swim." -- Linton Weeks, Washington Post, Jan. 13, 2001
Submitted by *Lurker on July 30, 2005 - 1:47pm
I have read a lot lately on diversity issues in and around our libraries, specifically those dealing with gay rights. And I find myself asking "Why can't we all just get along?" I don't see how having gay themed books in our libraries hurts anyone, afterall libraries exists to provide information for everyone. If we start removing books dealing with controversial themes, where will it end? Thank goodness for those librarians who do their part to keep things balanced, by fighting for all individual rights.
Submitted by *Lurker on July 19, 2005 - 12:56pm
Was it just me, or was Michael Gorman outdone by the other guest on the show? It seemed to me like he did not have much to say, and he came across as extremely stuffy. I wanted to yawn everytime he spoke, to say the least I was dissapointed. It seemed like he was either nervous, underprepared or just plain uninterested. What's the deal?
Submitted by *Lurker on July 14, 2005 - 10:31pm
Am about to finish my first class in "library school" and I am feeling a bit out of sorts ... I honestly did not learn that much from this intro class, except for the fact that I may be downsized out of a job that I can't even get yet.
I have been working in libraries for going on 6 years now, and I love what I do. But have to admit that so far, the MLS is not what I thought it would be. I know, I know, give it a chance, well I am, I will continue on with the best of intentions.
What's that you say??
Oh yes, I know about the road to hell...