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The Fastest Librarian on Earth

The Story from Wayne State U Campus News, entitled \"What\'s that stereotypical image of librarians?\" shows us that not all librarians are little old ladies with cats (OK, so most of us are, but not all!)

\"Race car driving women are rare, but rarer still are female national champions in ProRally racing -- a closed-road sport sponsored by the SportsCar Club of America.

Cindy Krolikowski, interim assistant director of Purdy/Kresge Library, and adjunct professor of collection development in WSU\'s Library and Information Science Program, is both.

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Internet Keeps Librarians Busy

Hollysue suggested this story\"yahoo! has an instersting story that really shows how the WWW is making librarians more important than ever \"

\"``We figured, `We\'re going to be out of business in 10 years\' because people can look up things for themselves at home,\'\' says Long, who supervises the Ready Reference call-in service at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh. ``But people call us more now and they expect more because they figure we can just hit a button and - bllllllip! - we\'ll get the answer.\'\'

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Library Juice Supplements to date

This Weeks Library Juice has a Complete List of all the Library Juice Supplements to date.

They include

CUBA SUPPLEMENTS:
CORE VALUES SUPPLEMENTS:
FUTURE OF LIBRARIANSHIP:
ALA COUNCIL DISCUSSES FILTERING SUMMIT:

And much More. Go Read them Now.

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A librarian\'s changing job description?

Have our job descriptions changed as a result of new technologies? I would agree with most who say that they have, as we need to know about online resources, evaluating those resources, navigating the web, and training our customers in their use. However, I think that this change should not uproot the basic foundations of present day librarianship, giving the customers what they want with the best possible service...

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Shhh! The Librarian Can Talk

Do librarians wear a sign that says \"harass me,
stereotype, me, annoy me?\" Here are just a few of the
comments I have heard in my short librarian career so
far. The questions are real but my replies are not.

Are you going to a library conference because a Dewey
Decimal number was changed?
My reply was do you know the dewey number for what I
think you are..uh, ignorant.

Do you have to go to school to be a librarian?
No, did you go to school for journalism to be able to ask
me a fascinating question like that because inquiring
minds want to know.

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You Gotta Love it...Librarian Turns 100

The Chicago Tribune has this fantastic article about a high school librarian who turned 100 years of age. Her gifts include Willard Scott announcing her name on NBC, she had a big party, and she had a library named after her.
I love reading these stories.\"\"Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass,\" Timuel D. Black, another former DuSable student, said. \"She gave us not only the books to read, but the personalities to guide us.\" On her birthday last year, DuSable renamed its 25,000-book library for her.\"

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Are Librarians Crusaders?

Are librarians crusaders? While surfing the Internet, I
discovered this interesting article (http://www.slisweb.lis.wisc.edu/~khtully/crusad.ht
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) about Librarians as Information Crusaders.
Yes, librarians are true crusaders and for many things
besides information. Just a few of the things I can
think of that librarians crusade for are: more funding for
our libraries, better pay, and more support for our
profession. Why does it seem like much of what a
librarian does is a challenge or a battle. Whatever
happened to ask and you shall receive?

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Library Checkout Policy Irritates Parent

SF Gate has a great Story for the image obsessed librarian. A woman says she wanted to know what books her daughter had out so she could return them on time, and the librarian got \"huffy\" with her.

\"``We\'re talking about children here,\'\' said Shurtleff. ``And the librarians were so huffy with me, like they were really looking out for my daughter. It made me feel really defensive.\'\'

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UT County libraries may add EBooks

Desertnews.com has a fairily lengthy story on how The Salt Lake County Library Board has appointed a subcommittee of librarians to study electronic books. They predict they will have electronic books within five years. Why sit and study it, while other libraries move forward and do something about it? Earlier this year, the Patchogue-Medford Library in Patchogue New York started circulating Nuvomedia Rocket eBook readers. Check out that story.

\"\"As e-books become more popular, they will probably become available in the city\'s libraries. If e-books become materials that our patrons request, then we will explore that option,\"says community relations manager Dana Tumpowsky\"

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Interview with José-Marie Griffiths

Joy Schwarz writes

Have you already seen this interview with José-Marie Griffiths (CIO for the University of
Michigan and a professor in the graduate School of
Information) in the June 1, 2000 issue of _CIO Magazine_? It\'s titled \"The Role of the Librarian in the Digital Age\" and it\'s at
.CIO Magazine.

It\'s a short but interesting interview.

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