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The Librarian, ably assisted by Mike Holderness, considers one of the obstacles to the unhindered dissemination of human knowledge, and makes a modest proposal. This article appears in the Web, and not the print, version of Ariadne.
\"As Librarian, I am proud to announce the Library\'s new Mission Statement:
To make accessible to all the totality of human knowledge.\"
\"Digital librarians are required to select, acquire, organize, make accessible, and preserve digital collections. Digital services must be planned, implemented, and supported. Unfortunately, there are presently very few opportunities for librarians to receive training in the new tasks and responsibilities that digital libraries demand.\"
They have everything you may need to lure someone into librarianship.... Scholarship Links, Profiles of librarians, ALA’s Guide to Choosing a School, and more.
\"People know about genealogy groups, programming and design communities, diary circles, web rings, and sci-fi/fantasy cinema cults. But who knew about the roiling, secret activities of librarians?
Let\'s talk about librarians. What makes an online group of librarians such a fascinating find?\"
Big ups to Sylvar for pointing the way.
Brunella Longo has written an article the changing role of librarians. \"Like cats moving through their fabled nine lives, I think that teachers and librarians should redefine their own roles beyond the confines of their respective traditions.\" More
In the past 75 years, media librarians have witnessed and dealt with a steady and often bewildering progression of new media forms and formats, as well as a rapidly expanding content universe. Media collections and services in libraries have therefore evolved at a rapid pace. Media librarianship has undergone a significant transformation, buffeted by changing perceptions of the field, changing expectations, new roles, and new demands. As a framework for looking toward the future of the profession, this article provides an overview of the birth and evolution of media librarianship in the United States, including a snapshot of the current state of the profession, the organization and staffing of media operations, and professional training for media librarianship.
An Illinois librarian has surrendered to authorities after a warrant was issued for her arrest for allegedly stealing money from the library. She submitted a letter of resignation to her board of trustees in September, but after an investigation into the alleged theft, she was removed from her post prior to the date her resignation was to become effective. More
A library cart drill team took top honors at a parade in Lake County Florida. The team performs a routine, in which some 15 library staff members, dressed in uniform, roll the carts around in formation, to music. More