New on shelves: Cool Librarians

Gary Price sent over This One from The Dallas News on a new kind – or new kinds – of librarian.

They say there are tattooed librarians and belly-dancing librarians, glamorous librarians and librarians in Stetsons and Dan Post boots.

This is one of the longest versions of the same ol\' story I\'ve seen.


Librarians and libraries rule!

Julia Steger writes \"This Article from The Roanoke Times newspaper in Roanoke, Virginia 5/21/02 in the Technology section:
\"Bookhounds to Cybersleuths\" gives good press to the important role librarians and libraries fill in our lives including, in this time of budget and position cuts, heartening praise for school librarians and libraries. It also stresses our ability to change as technology demands while continuing to offer the human touch of helpfulness and accountability for the veracity of information. \"


Librarian works for free, instead of cutting book budget

SomeOne writes \"Abstract:
\"A story out of Berlin, N.H., caught my eye the other day. It seems the town librarian, Yvonne Thomas, decided to retire and volunteer rather than cut the public library\'s book budget by 8%.\"

direct quote:
Ask yourself this morning, Would I do this for free?



Zippo, the dinosaur librarian

Terren writes \"The \"Dinotopia\" miniseries (that is now going to be a regular series) on ABC features a dinosaur character named Zipppo who is ... a librarian! In fact, the first word this character spoke in the miniseries was \"librarian.\"

Here\'s a short article with a picture captioned \"Zippo the dinosaur librarian.\"

Just for fun. \"


Sandy Berman in Action - in Seattle in April

Steve Fesenmaier writes \"
The graduate library students have finally posted streaming video of Berman in action -

Sandy Berman 4/16/02 video now available!

* Segment 1: \"Jackdaws Strut in Peacock\'s Feathers\" Quicktime streaming (24 minutes, 26.1MB)
* Segment 2: Question & answer session Quicktime streaming (39 minutes, 43.6MB)
* Segment 3: \"Bibliocidal Cataloging\" Quicktime streaming (22 minutes, 24.3MB) \"


Another (closer to home) plagiarism story...

frank r. hewitt writes \"
This was published last year, but with the recent plagiarism stories in the news, I thought this Law Library Journal article on pathfinder plagiarism worth noting.

I thought it also worth noting that, unlike the Ambrose/Goodwin stories, no names are mentioned. The author chose to remain anonymous, and used pseudonyms to protect his(?) plagiaristic colleagues.
A cynical person might even wonder if this might suggest that there\'s a \"don\'t make waves\" aspect of librarianship\'s professional culture that would lessen the likelihood of exposure as compared with other disciplines... \"


The sexy-librarian look

SomeOne sent over
A CNN Story that says eyewear fashion from the \'80s is very trendy right now, because \"They give you the sexy-librarian look.\"

\"These are so on-your-face,\" says Fred Segal Eyes owner David Gonzales, \"that they\'re not for folks who wish they didn\'t wear glasses.\"


Top Dog at Hennepin County Responds to Berman Petition

Steve Fesenmaier passed along This Response from Michael Opat, Chair of the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners Commissioner from District 1. He is the person who could put a stop to the destruction of the Berman database.

He says \"In short, we have moved on. Mr. Berman has moved on. Perhaps you should consider doing the same.\"

Ender points out you can see 2 earlier Stories for some background info.


Retired Reference Librarian is world record blood donor

Alan Gray passed along This CNN article on the 2003 Guinness world record holder for most blood donated -- with 213 units, or about 28 gallons, Howard Drew, a retired Washington reference librarian.

I knew we were a giving bunch!


An Interview With Blake Carver

Blake would never post this himself, so I\'m doing it. Gillian Davis, over at Suite 101 has conducted a two part interview with the LISnews leader, webmaster and all around good guy. I met Blake 3 years ago and since then have always known him to be fair, open to suggestions, and passionate about librarianship. So Read Part 1 and Part 2.



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