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ALA recently paid a PR firm a huge sum of money for a branding campaign, which was unveiled at the annual conference in July. Called \"@yourlibrary,\" the campaign gives libraries the opportunity to use the famous \"@\" sign to market their services. A television ad showing how exciting and electronic libraries really are was shown to conference goers at the opening session. ALA\'s announcement of the campaign is worth reading, as is a discussion about it on the ALA Council listserv, published in a recent Library Juice.

Monday Studio B Buzz Highlights

Zzzzzzzz... Yo, it\'s Monday, and today\'s highlights include an expected increase in book sales, what the California energy crisis is doing to bookstores, and selling used books for fun and profit (mostly profit). Get thee the buzz! Or at least the highlights.... -- Read More

40th anniversary of library sit-ins marked

Charleston.net has a Story on the sit ins that started On July
16, 1960. On Sept. 19, 1960, the library was integrated.

\"\"All we wanted was to use a public library that
our parents worked hard to help pay for,\" said Margaree
Crosby, who was among the eight arrested, handcuffed
and taken to the city jail for holding a sit-in at the
whites-only library on North Main Street 40 years
ago.\" -- Read More

Mother Leaves Her 3 Kids at a Library

A woman in Virginia brought her three children into a library, left them there, and did not return. The article is provided by The Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
\"She just dropped them off and walked away,\" Carey said. \"When we arrested her, she didn\'t even ask about the children. She didn\'t care about their whereabouts or their health. She wasn\'t remorseful.\" -- Read More

Studio B Buzz Highlights

Greetings Lisnewsteers. Thrice weekly the Studio B Buzz goes out from the folks at Studio B (including moi) and Blake\'s been kind enough to give me permission to post some of the highlights here. So for news on a new reading program from B&N, new reading devices from Thomson, and the Lightning Source deal with Versaware, read on... -- Read More

Native American Bones Reburied

The remains of Native Americans are going back into the ground after a stint on display at a public library. Good move. Read the story from the Foster\'s Daily Democrat.\"The ceremony took place when members of the New Hampshire Intertribal Native American Council and representatives from the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Association came to prepare the remains for burial in an undisclosed, sacred location. They performed part of the ceremony in the park behind the Gale Memorial Library.\" -- Read More

Bookmobile Serves the Amish

R Hadden Writes: Information on how the Amish
are served by a library bookmobile in
Middlefield, Ohio, is provided by the Associated Press
article in an
article
published in the Canton
Repository
.
You may also want to read other articles and
opinions in this newspaper about the current strike by
employees of the local public library.

Does anyone have any updates on the strike? -- Read More

MPs lose their library cards

News.Com.Au has a Story on some troubles in The Parliamentary Library.

\"THE independence of parliamentarians has been undermined after a ruling that gives ministers the power to force MPs to pass requests for information through ministerial offices.
Ministers can now force Parliamentary Library researchers to go through their offices, so that ministerial staff will know what information is being sought by the MPs and can regulate the speed of the response.\"

Forgive me for being a stupid American, but, what\'s an MP?

Letters to the Editor

It seems like there were many people upset about that article that ran in the New York Times last week. Read the letters to the editor here.
My letter wasn\'t published, but for those who care to read it, read on... -- Read More

Ohio strike Update

Someone sent in these two stories on the strike in Ohio. Things are getting worse.


15 strikers taken to jail after blocking doors


Postal Service fires worker for protest outside library


\"The Stark County
District Library was not quiet
Wednesday, and the librarians
themselves were creating the
clamor. -- Read More

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