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Why a conservative economist moved to the country

PBS NewsHour piece

Economics correspondent Paul Solman profiles Chris Martenson, a former science professional who gave up his large home and high-status job for life in rural Massachusetts. From there he began expressing his deep dissatisfaction with the way the U.S. economy works and garnered a growing following on his website, Peak Prosperity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPTDYD3K-Ks

Cites & Insights 14:2 (February 14) available

The February 2014 issue of Cites & Insights (volume 14, number 2) is now available for downloading at http://citesandinsights.info/civ14i2.pdf.

The two-column print-oriented (and optimized for printing) PDF is 42 pages long.

Cites & Insights 14.1 (January 2014) available

Now entering its fourteenth (!) year, the January 2014 Cites & Insights is now available at http://citesandinsights.info/civ14i1.pdf

The issue is 32 pages long. The single-column "online version" is 62 pages long.

This issue includes:
The Front (p. 1)

A few notes on reaching the fourteenth year.

Amazon might lose interest in total hegemony over the book business before they achieve it

Indie Bookstores Don't Take Kindly To Amazon's Kindle Offer

Distorted Mirror of Wikipedia

Standing Bear Talk

SCSU Library Grad Program Loses ALA Accreditation

Odd graffiti

Graffiti on trains is common. Graffiti on trains commenting on the Internet? Not so common.

See: http://imgur.com/5UhogHi

River City Empire

The Antiquarian Librarian This Week, October 20, 2013>

The following are the 10 most popular articles this week on the Antiquarian Librarian blog. Not every article is directly related to librarianship, but since librarians need to be in the know about everything, to relates in one way or another to our work.

What to Name the Washington Football Team? http://theantiquarianlibrarian.blogspot.com/2013/10/what-to-name-washington-football-team.html This article came our of recent discussions about alternative names for the Redskins.

A Heart Shaped Like Texas: The Breakthrough List, October 11, 2013 http://theantiquarianlibrarian.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-heart-shaped-like-texas-breakthrough.html This is my top 50 list in roots music for the week ending October 11, 2013.

CFBA Book Review: The Nurse's Secret Suitor by Cheryl Wyatt http://theantiquarianlibrarian.blogspot.com/2013/10/cfba-book-review-nurses-secret-suitor.html This is a Christian fiction book review via Christian Fiction Blog Alliance.

World Series Trivial http://theantiquarianlibrarian.blogspot.com/2013/10/world-series-trivial.html This post came out of some baseball research I did for one of our library's display makers.

The Most In Demand Employers on LinkedIn http://theantiquarianlibrarian.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-most-in-demand-employers-on-linkedin... This post describes a LinkedIn page that tracks the businesses with the most job requests/ discussed.

Good Times: The Breakthrough List, October 18, 2013 http://theantiquarianlibrarian.blogspot.com/2013/10/good-times-breakthrough-list-october-18.... This is the top 50 roots music list for the week ending October 18, 2013.

7 practical business storytelling tips http://theantiquarianlibrarian.blogspot.com/2013/10/7-practical-business-storytelling-tips.html

Finalists for 2014 One Book One Nebraska Announced http://theantiquarianlibrarian.blogspot.com/2013/10/finalists-for-2014-one-book-one.html

Ohio Board of Education President Wants Toni Morrison Novel Scrubbed from State Common Core Materials

Ohio Board of Education President Debe Terhar wants all mentions of the Toni Morrison novel The Bluest Eye removed from state guidelines for schools teaching to the new Common Core academic standards. The novel tells the story of a young black girl living in Lorain, Ohio, who dreams of having blue eyes so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as white children.  

Beloved Librarian Claims She Was Fired for Defending 9-Year-Old Contest Winner

Tyler Weaver receiving his reading contest award from beloved library aide, Lita Casey (Photo: Katie Weaver) It may be a quiet place, but the public library in Hudson Falls, New York (population: 6,927), is buzzing with drama these days, and the story has all the components of a good novel (albeit a novel set in a library, featuring librarians and a 9-year-old reading-contest winner as the main characters).

Banned Books Week September 22?28, 2013 : South Sioux City Public Library Plans Activities to Celebrate the Freedom to Read

The following is a press release that has been today, September 20th, 2013.

Banned Books Week September 22?28, 2013 : South Sioux City Public Library Plans Activities to Celebrate the Freedom to Read

The South Sioux City Public Library, 2121 Dakota Avenue, South Sioux City,Nebraska will celebrate Banned Books Week with the following activities.

A Banned Books Week Presentation will be held on Monday September 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Dave Mixdorf will discuss Banned Books Week, some of the books that have been challenged.

Violating Constitutional Separation of Powers is American Library Association's Latest Move for Net Neutrality

I have a problem when people feel the need to call for the violation of the US Constitution to advocate for net neutrality. I mean if it were so good, an honest argument would be used, no? See:

"Violating Constitutional Separation of Powers is American Library Association's Latest Move for Net Neutrality"

This is a library issue not seen before, to my knowledge. So I hope it adds to LISNews's diversity.

LIS Education Curriculum: More Emphais on Practice

In the LIS curriculum library visits are already included. A physical visit to leading four/five libraries once in two years will not give more real exposure. LIS curriculum should be such when students finish their study least each student have should visited all types of libraries with primary school, secondary school, higher secondary school, Pre College, Arts College, Commerce College, Science College, Management Library, Pharmacy College, Medical College, Nursing College, Ayurvedic College, Homeopathic College, Hospital Library, Engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, IT, electronic) Library, Architecture College, Public Library includes Village, District, State, National Library, University Library, various types of Institutional Library, Specialized Library with industries, Archival Library etc.

Initially in the first year students should visit as users in the second as professional. They should be good observer and LIS department can help them in identifying the checklist to be observed and studied when they visit various libraries. Some of the checklist could be before going to a library they should collect maximum information from the website about academic activity and library, ambience of a library, target audience, resources print and electronic. Print covers books, reference books, journals, magazines, newspapers, etc. Electronic resources cover e-journals, e-books, e-magazines, e-reports, DVD, etc. Information technology used by various libraries, and others such A to Z, federated search, new open source software. The most important part is resource knowledge, management and communication skills.

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