Submitted by kmccook on May 12, 2009 - 5:51pm
Progressive Librarians Guild Calls for Elsevier to End Corrupt Publishing Practices and for Library Associations to Take Advocacy Role on Behalf of Scientific Integrity
Progressive Librarians Guild. May 12, 2009.
Drafted by Progressive Librarians Guild Coordinating Committee members and approved by the Progressive Librarians Guild
Coordinating Committee May 12, 2009.
Submitted by kmccook on March 30, 2009 - 10:49pm
Submitted by kmccook on January 21, 2009 - 2:20pm
Once library school libraries were gathering places for future librarians and most colleges or universities with LIS programs had subject bibliographers for the field. There was a Discussion Group in the ALA Library Education Division that was active and even published the proceedings of an Institute on the Role of the Library School Library in Education for Librarianship, May 2-4, 1971. The group moved from LED to ACRL and changed its name to“Librarians and Information Science Discussion Group” in 1999.
Submitted by kmccook on December 19, 2008 - 10:13am
Florida Sen. Ronda Storms [R-Valrico] railed against the book-cataloging system during a budget hearing on state library aid, calling the Dewey Decimal System “anachronistic,” costly and just plain frustrating.
More at Librarian.
Submitted by kmccook on December 8, 2008 - 3:51pm
Submitted by kmccook on December 5, 2008 - 9:04am
THE HAND THAT SHELVES THE BOOKS
Florida Justice Forum by a librarian in South Florida--posts essays dealing with a variety of social justice issues that affect the Florida community and the rest of the world. These essays can be argumentative, rhetorical, educative, poetic or related to current events.
Submitted by kmccook on December 2, 2008 - 9:59am
Submitted by kmccook on November 24, 2008 - 7:23am
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Iowa City joins Edinburgh, Scotland, and Melbourne, Australia, as UNESCO Cities of Literature. .
Submitted by kmccook on September 8, 2008 - 12:54pm
Submitted by kmccook on September 1, 2008 - 5:19pm
Governor Sarah Palin's selection as Senator John McCain's running mate has gotten the prosaic cliche writers in a tizzy. She's compared to a librarian in many news pieces. See Naughty Librarian vibe.
Submitted by kmccook on August 25, 2008 - 6:58pm
Submitted by kmccook on August 23, 2008 - 7:31am
Libraries are large and complex organizations. The communications made to Stanley Kurtz, National Review (NRO) contributing editor by staff of the University of Illinois – Chicago (UI-Chicago) about the availability of the requested collection, especially comments by a part-time graduate student, are not prima facie evidence of a coverup or conspiracy. Rather, the allegations provide evidence on the state of one specialized collection in a large library with millions of individual items that is not intimately known in its entirety at the initial points of public contact.
Submitted by kmccook on July 14, 2008 - 12:37pm
A lobbyist with close ties to the White House is offering access to key figures in George W Bush’s administration in return for six-figure donations to the private library being set up to commemorate Bush’s presidency.
Submitted by kmccook on May 9, 2008 - 10:26pm
Paul Verhaeghen has won this year’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for his novel _Omega Minor_, published by Dalkey Archive Press.
Verhaeghen is donating the £10,000 award to the ACLU.
Submitted by kmccook on May 5, 2008 - 7:56am
Submitted by kmccook on April 27, 2008 - 9:49am
How can Laura Bush be the wife of George and a librarian?
Submitted by kmccook on April 16, 2008 - 10:45pm
Submitted by kmccook on April 15, 2008 - 9:55pm
UNESCO’s granting of the title of World Book Capital to Amsterdam presents the city with a unique opportunity to reaffirm its reputation as a refuge for free speech and the written word, and to highlight its international renown as a literary hub. Amsterdam World Book Capital wants to inspire and propagate dialogue about the freedom of expression and has chosen to do this by adopting the ‘Open Book’ theme as its guiding principle.
Submitted by kmccook on April 9, 2008 - 8:26am
The Future of Literary Culture
by Harold Augenbraum
So will kids who have been brought up on Facebook, Google, Amazon, Narrative, and Fandango stop reading? I hope not. What will be interesting is to see how literature itself changes as that generation comes of age and begins to write its literary work, where it will get its book recommendations, and, perhaps most important, how will be participate in literary culture.
Submitted by kmccook on March 27, 2008 - 7:43am
A mother and her three children occupy the Labour Relations Board and have a story time while one of the officials asks them to move their storytiime elsewhere. The mother asks, "Do you have the keys to the library?