Librarians

The protest at the Marriott on Tuesday

Rory writes: \"The protest at the Marriott on Tuesday afternoon was a joyous event. It felt good to be there on the picket lines with the union members, supporting them. The words by President-elect Mitch Freedman, Michael Gorman, Pat Schuman and others were inspiring and made me very glad to be a part of it (rather than on the other side of the picket line, at the Inaugural event).

I put some photos on the web which I think capture the spirit of that afternoon. There are thirteen photos in all. They may take while to load if you have a dial-up connection. You can view them at:libr.org/Juice/pics/4.23/Marriott.html

Librarians against globalisation...

Al writes \"Details how a suspected ringleader of the Gothenburg protests is a London based Librarian.Not the usual professional image! \"
\"Full Story from The Times UK.


The guy was described as \"working in a library\" near Euston station, and successfully defended himself at his trial in December last year and was acquitted. He was suspected of leading the violent protests at the European Summit in Gothenburg.

Misconception : Who is a librarian ?

LINdam
writes
\"A librarian is person who has studied the field of
librarianship and undergone some examination to be
understood as qualified librarian. People who have
helped in the librarians tend to call themselves as
librarians. Basically people tend to misjudge,
undermine and misinterprete the profession. This has
led to the idea that anybody who is working in the library
is a librarian and that is not the case once a person
has been employed in an institution users tend to say
he/she is a librarian.As librarians I think we need to
stand up for our profession and prove to the community
that we are professionals and the community can not
operate without us providing information to them. This
bothers me a lot


CAN PEOPLE SEND COMMENTS TO ME ABOUT THIS
ISSUE? \"

I think here in the US a librarian has an MLS, but I
may be wrong......Comments?

Sandy Berman responds to Elaine Harger

Steve
Fesenmaier
writes \"Reactions to E. Harger\'s
\"Response to Berman (6-5-01)


1. Elaine\'s remarks confirm what I stated in my 6-4-01
\"WWMD\" statement: That SRRT and PLG \"leaders\"
pressured Local 2 to cancel a Tuesday morning picket
line at the Marriott before and during the Coretta Scott
King Awards Breakfast.


2. Unmentioned is that Local 2 did cancel that
demonstration, not because of SRRT/PLG\'s persuasive
arguments, but rather due to the intolerable dissension
the \"leaders\" had produced among local
librarian-supporters.
More....... -- Read More

Librarians: Masters of Technology

Jeff Lehr writes...

The days of the school librarian stereotype are quickly becoming numbered, making way for a new breed of tech-savvy specialized record keepers who are primed to make getting what you need easier than ever before.[more...] from My San Antonio.

Are patrons a headache?

Holly writes \"A new Study ranks librarians as the #2 profession most likely to get headaches during work. 43% of librarians reported suffering from workday headaches. The cause? \"Librarians stated that people who have \"no clue\" how to use research resources cause the most headaches (56 percent) for them.\" \"

Look in the mirror

I stumbled on a couple interesting papers while looking for something else the other day.

Tamar Kirschner wrote an interesting paper that takes a A Look at librarian stereotypes.
\" Their professional sense of purpose carries over into the human beings they are outside of work, which is probably why it is the only professional stereotype that does not suggest an element of exploitation of others.\"


Richard A. Danner wrote Redefining a Profession that discusses technology and its impact on our little profession.
\"...without attention, foresight, and the willingness to take advantage of these capabilities, librarians could find that market forces alone will control and limit the future development of the profession.\"
He has 194 references on this one!

Sanford Berman resigns from SRRT/PLG

Sandy Berman has resigned \"with a mixture of sadness and disgust\" from The SRRT and The PLG. You can read the full release below. -- Read More

E-Rate Head Resigns

Katie Dean writes...
\"The woman in charge of managing the e-rate -- the program credited with connecting America\'s classrooms to the Internet -- has resigned from her post.\" [more...] from Wired News.

NewBreed Librarian up for June.

There\'s a new issue of NewBreed Librarian up for June.

FEATURE: Somebody\'s lit a light under Sandy Berman\'s bushel!
INTERVIEW: Hector Escobar, Jr. talks about the Spectrum Initiative
TECHTALK: Open source software for libraries
PEOPLE: A librarian discusses his double life

And Much more, check it out!

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