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Closing the Books

A somewhat angry commentary in the <A HREF="http://www.sbsun.com/ci_13789401?source=rss_emailed">San Bernadino County Sun</a> talking about a local community in that part of California shutting down its libraries for the remainder of the fiscal year.

New Dublin library stands idle with 20,000 books but no staff

<A HREF="http://www.independent.ie/national-news/new-library-stands-idle-with-20000-books-but-no-staff-1944408.html">Read all about it at the Irish Independent</A>

Library-Themed Christmas Cards

Scott Douglas asks: <A HREF="http://speakquietly.blogspot.com/2009/11/have-very-merry-library-christmas.html">What Christmas card do you get your librarian friends this year? How about a library-themed Christmas card?</A>

The Future of Libraries, with or without books... (CNN)

CNN published a story on the future of libraries. Nothing really new that we haven't read before. But not necessarily complimentary either. http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/09/04/future.library.technology/index.html

Hurricane Season In Play

The National Hurricane Center in Florida has an experimental podcast feed set up. In the past they have sent down that feed the audio of press briefings. The link to plug into your podcatcher is: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/audio/index_podcast.xml

The briefings, if made, are safe for patron consumption. The feed from NHC has been added to the aggregator at LISFeeds.

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A Librarian and His Tweets

<A HREF="http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/librarian/12twitter.html">Scott Douglas has a new post up at McSweeney's about Twitter</a>

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