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cjovalle writes "It's that time of decade again, and the US News & World Report Library and Information Studies programs rankings are available (premium or print edition necessary to see the entire lists). How much credibility do these rankings have, do you think? ^_^"
http://search-engines-web.com/ writes "From time to time, we feature guest bloggers who give us insight into the world of search. Today, Chris Fillius of Yahoo! Search and a librarian himself brings you his thoughts on his recent trip to Monterey for Internet Librarian 2005. http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000212.html"
http://search-engines-web.com/ writes "Information Today, Inc. returns to Monterey in 2005 to present the ninth annual Internet Librarian â€“ the ONLY conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Internet, Intranet, and Web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators,Webmasters and Web managers, content evaluators and developers, taxonomists, searchers, community builders, information providers, trainers, guides, and more.http://www.infotodayblog.com/http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/internet-librarian-b loghttp://www.infotoday.com/il2005/"
Atlantic Philanthropies, based in Bermuda, has donated $1.8 million to provide education for 25 Vietnamese library students, leading to their acquiring advanced degrees in one of the oldest and largest graduate schools of library science. Simmons College , devoted to diversity programs, has been at the forefront of educating Vietnamese librarians for the past twelve years.
Story from PR Newswire .
Samantha writes "I just wanted to let LISNewsterz know about a program I'm co-chairing. The NMRT Mentoring Committeeâ€™s Career Mentoring Program focuses on long term mentoring. We will pair up "newbie librarians" with "seasoned vets" as part of a year long mentoring program. If you are interested in finding a mentor or mentee and in charting new territory with our new program, please check out our website. The deadline is Sept. 30th, and the mentoring will start in mid October."
The Boston Globe has an editorial about Simmons College's new grant-fueled PhD program in management leadership in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Unfortunately, the solution isn't as simple as hiring new talent, because entry-level library jobs can still be hard to come by. The field needs bridges that help mid-tier librarians move into leadership. This means managing the complex, fast-moving world of 24-hour-a-day demands for information, from sheer facts to deep understanding.
Ender spotted a Short Blurb in the Tucson Citizen that says A Senate committee has given its OK to a program that forgives educational loans to some people who work in areas where they are most needed.
The College Access and Opportunity Act forgives up to $5,000 in school loans for emergency workers who serve for five consecutive years in low-income spots designated "areas of national need" by the Secretary of Education.
Rep. RaÃºl Grijalva, D-Ariz., this week successfully amended the bill to have educational loans forgiven for highly qualified teachers, librarians, bilingual teachers and child welfare workers.
From Library Journal:
Janet Webster first noticed that the U.S. News & World Report rankings for LIS education were years out-of-date one year ago. Webster, head librarian at the Hatfield Marine Science Center at Oregon State University, is one of the librarians behind a draft resolution floated recently on the American Library Association (ALA) Council electronic discussion list that would have ALA urge U.S. News & World Report to update its library school rankings, dated 1999. Thus far the resolution has been received coollyâ€”mostly owing to Council membersâ€™ dismissal of the rankings in generalâ€”but Webster wonders if it is unwise to ignore the rankings and assume librarian-like research abilities among those who are only beginning to consider library school ...
Janet Clark writes "The School of Information Management has been approved by Dalhousie
University as the new name of the School of Library and Information Studies
effective 9 May 2005. The School is an integral part of the
multidisciplinary Faculty of Management. The new name reflects and promotes
the breadth of the education and research conducted by members of the
School, and emphasizes that the School recruits for and educates graduates
for a wide array of information management positions. -- Read More
Library Journal is reporting a new initiative to move the Clark Atlanta library school to another HBCU: One of the final 33 graduates of Clark Atlanta Universityâ€™s (CAU) LIS program has launched a volunteer initiative to relocate the tradition-rich program to another HBCU (historically black college or university) home. The website for Save Library and Information Studies is a strong proponent of the profession in general.