Dr Gayatri Mahapatra --Recipient of Rajaram Mohan Roy foundation Best paper award

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Wed, 02/06/2008 - 23:42

Dr Gayatri Mahapatra, Reader P.G. Department of Utkal Uiversity has received RAJA RAMMOHAN ROY LIBRARY FOUNDATION BEST ARTICLE AWARD 2004. Dr Mahapatra was honoured with this award in a function organsied by RRRLF at Chennai on 21st January, 2008 by Mr Thangam Thiagraju, Minsiter for Schools and Education, Tamil Nadu Government. This momentous award giving celebration was witnessed by a large number of LIS professionals of Chennai region and outside states ion a jam packed Hall of Museum Theatre of Connemara Public Library.

Frugal librarian amassed 4 million pound art trove

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 14:27

At least she didn't steal it... Frugal librarian amassed 4 million pound art trove: A thrifty 77-year-old spinster who rode the bus and ate frozen meals, died in 2006. But art experts and auctioneers have now completed the sale of the exceptional works hoarded in her modest home.

The auctions have raised an estimated 4 million pounds, according to valuers, about 20 times the price of the house they were kept in, stunning experts and Preston's relatives alike.

Union: School fails accountability test: fires ill librarian

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 08:12

The NYSUT says librarian Angela Page has filed a $2 million lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the Liberty (NY) school district.
"I was a resource person, not a babysitter," Page said. "I can still do the same services I did before as a virtual librarian."

Opinion: Tackling Information Overload With Knowledge Navigators

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 20:15

As CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, I oversee the medical libraries. These have always been clean, well-lighted places for books. But with the advent of Web 2.0 collaboration tools, blogging, content management portals, on-demand publishing and digital journals, libraries of paper books are becoming less relevant. By the time a book is printed, the knowledge it contains may be outdated. So, libraries need to become clean, well-lighted lounges for digital media staffed by expert knowledge navigators.

Canadian Librarian abandons deportation fight

Submitted by Blake on Sun, 01/27/2008 - 10:22

The Toronto Star Reports A Toronto library worker accused of shooting a Chicago police officer in the arm nearly four decades ago has abandoned his struggle to stay in Canada.

Gary Freeman, 58, who has been in the Don Jail since his arrest in 2004, made the announcement on his website Monday – Martin Luther King Day.

"I have decided to abandon my Supreme Court challenge of the Ontario Court of Appeals decision. I will be returning to Chicago and will be incarcerated at the Cook County Jail," Freeman wrote.

San Jose councilman chides head librarian on porn-filter report

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 20:26

San Jose City Councilman Pete Constant accused the city's head librarian Wednesday of foot-dragging and shoddy research on his proposal to filter pornography out of library computers. Constant told Library Director Jane Light he was "disappointed" in her progress report to a council committee on his October proposal for the city to reconsider Internet filtering on library computers. A final report is due in March.

Librarian who fought Davis Cty. Censorship Dies at 77

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 10:19

The Salt Lake Tribune Says Goodbye to Jeanne Layton, who died Saturday at age 77, was the little Davis County librarian who, when it came to fighting for her principles, proved to be a heavyweight. She stood up against censorship in the face of blistering criticism and even lost her job rather than turn her back on the First Amendment.

The Electric Librarian Behind Google Book Search

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 01/25/2008 - 16:16

Style Weekly has an interview with Ben Bunnell, the librarian who's the manager of the Google Book Search Library Partnership. “I went to library school because I liked the idea of helping people find what they’re looking for,” Bunnell says. “But now I’m part of something much larger that will have an enormous impact.”

Librarian key tool for local businesses

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 01/25/2008 - 10:12

The Coloradoan Has A Nice Little Q&A with Business Librarian Anne Macdonald.
Q: What's the most interesting part of this job?

A: The most interesting part of the job is showing business people and nonprofits what we have available online. Business people are surprised that they can have immediate access to major SWOT Analyses, Market Research Reports, national and global Industry Reports, all online.