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Gift Idea for Your Favorite Librarian

joybutterdish writes "Help the library world erradicate the stereotypical librarian image. Archie McPhee, the company that brought us not only the Librarian Action Figure but also the Deluxe Librarian Action Figure, is now offering temporary tattos with the librarian in mind. Order now to arrive by Christmas."


200 Years of KEYWORDS in Presidential Speeches

Search Engines WEB writes "How have Public Concerns been addressed by Presidents over the Past Two Centuries. Using the SLIDER on this site and going from January 1776 to Jan 2006 — compare the Changing Keywords from all the major Presidential Speeches — to see how emphasis, concerns and priorities have changed over the Years."

LISZEN: Library Blog Search Engine

Garrett Hungerford has put together Wanting to find out what other librarians are saying about Library 2.0? Or perhaps you can't remember who talked about "Fighting the Stereotypes!" a few weeks ago. Welcome to the search engine for librarians!

He's been slaving away, taking links from LISWIKI and importing them to Google Co-op. The result is a custom search engine that sifts through 530 individual blogs.


The Lead Library

Waggish has posted some impressive photos of Anselm Kiefer's monumental, library-inspired artwork "Volkszahlung" ("Census"). The piece is at the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum fur Gegenwart in Berlin.

Via wood s lot.


Ontarioans Who Love Their Libraries Can Win (sorta) Big!

While Ontario Public Libraries Week 2006 (OPLW) is now but a memory, the "Telling Our Stories" contest is just getting underway and will run until the end of November.

The province-wide contest highlights the positive impact of Ontario public libraries. Ontario Federation of Public Libraries, the organizer of the contest, invites Ontarians to share their personal stories of how a public library has made a difference to them or their families.

Here's the press release, and here's contest information and entry forms.

Small print: The contest is not open to public library or Federation of Ontario Public Libraries staff, library trustees, members of other Ontario library agencies or their families, TVO/TFO staff or members of their families.

Yahoo Time Capsule

Renaissance Library Calendars on Sale

The 7th edition of the calendar with old and beautiful libraries is now for sale here . Publisher Gunnel Stjernvall
says, "Please send us your nominations for the 2008 edition . On the same page you can also see the names of all the libraries that have been included in the first seven years of the calendar".


Information City

Check it out! Be part of the global circle of librarians and information professionals; organizers are British and Swedish, but all nationalities are welcome...visit Information City. Lots of features and registration is free. Resources include contacts, jobs, conferences, discussion groups, classifieds, features and more.


Take Me Right Back to the Stacks

Nathan Parker writes "When libraries all go under, your pages can get jobs bartending; see: 7022912201"


Useful Reference sites from Virtualchase

LEGAL RESEARCH GUIDE: Finding Facts from Virtualchase is a compilation of electronic reference sites. Some of the sites included here are: Airport & City Code Converter, helps to convert airport or city codes to airport or city names and vice versa. It also provides market data including the number of domestic markets served, the daily average number of passengers, the average price of a one-way fare, and the daily average number of miles flown. Another site City Search (Find a County) provides a utility for looking up counties by city. Enter a city name to find a list of matching counties. Alternatively, you can display all cities within a state and the counties in which they reside. If you follow the link for the county name, the utility displays a list of all cities within the county.



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