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CILIP To Sponsor Internet Librarian International

CILIP – the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals - will sponsor Internet Librarian International 2005, taking place in London, England on 10 & 11 October this year. More on the upcoming conference here .

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10-Year Anniversary of Latina Letters

kathleen writes "This year, we will discuss and celebrate three decades of Latina Literature in the U.S. The "crossing over" of U.S. Latino/a literature into the awareness of the general American reader began in the 1980s with the publication of Sandra Cisneros' "The House on Mango Street" by Arte Público.

On its 10-year anniversary, Latina Letters applauds Sandra Cisneros for helping to open the gates of the mainstream for many Latina writers to follow. Also participating in Latina Letters is a voice of the '80s poet Lorna Dee Cervantes, who will read from her new work. For the decade of the '90s we celebrate Pat Mora, Chicana poet extraordinaire, who opened the mainstream doors to Latina children's literature. Representing the first decade of the 21st century are Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Cuban-American Ana Menéndez, two writers whose works explore both political and social issues in the form of fiction.

Latina Letters will be a forum for issues of literature, art, identity, ethnicity and gender, continuing as it has from the beginning to focus awareness on these important issues.
Gwendolyn Díaz, Ph.D. Director, Latina Letters=See Latina Lista for more on a Latina woman's perspective."

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What are you reading? Big guns of book world will decide for you.

Just One More on BookExpo America. This author says it was a lot like life. Most people split their focus among unseemly jockeying for immediate opportunities (party invites, press attention), unconvincing near-term confidence ("The next catalog is our best ever") and, when reluctantly contemplating the distant future, a barely suppressed case of the screaming fantods.

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Librarians -- even "special" ones -- need a little help sometimes.

Anonymous Patron writes "The Globe and Mail's take on SLA seems to think we're all a bunch of party animal lushes: "There was also much letting down of hair -- and that's assuming it was pulled up in the first place."

This may require a login:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM .20050609.gtreinhart09/BNStory/Technology/?query=s la"

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Interface Usability Testing program at ALA Annual

Lloyd Davidson writes "The LITA Electronic Publishing/Electronic Journals IG presents the following program at ALA Annual in Chicago:

Searching Digital Resources: How do people search? How do we know what they want? How do we know when they find what they need?
Saturday, June 25, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Exchange room of the Intercontinental Hotel. During its development, the content of this program has evolved to present a set of exemplary descriptions of the processes and techniques essential to designing Web interfaces for optimal clarity and simplicity and to describe the patron feedback methods used to accurately measure their usability.

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SLA 2005 Conference Blog

vonjobi writes "If you're going to the conference this year, check out the SLA 2005 Conference Blog for updates and additional information on speakers, getting there, etc."

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Mormon founder Joseph Smith Jr. celebrated at Library of Congress

Kathleen writes "The Library of Congress joined BYU to celebrate the legacy of Mormon founder, Joseph Smith Jr.
Most scholars agree that perhaps Smith's most important legacy - and one of the main historical flashpoints between Mormons and non-Mormons - is that he added a new volume to the canon, the collection of books generally accepted as religious scripture.
The conference is part of a yearlong celebration by the church of the bicentennial of Joseph Smith's birth in December 1805 in Vermont.
By December 2005, the public should get its first glimpse of a 12-volume publication of Joseph Smith's papers, diaries and personal writings, all part of the Joseph Smith Papers Project that has been endorsed by the National Archives."

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CONSAL Call for Papers

vonjobi writes "The Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL) will be holding its General Conference in Manila from 25-30 March 2006. The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 31 May 2005. See "Call for papers" (MS Word) for more details.

For more information on the conference itself, please see the flyer (pdf also available)."

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Durst Reports from RIO 2005 - the Corps of Engineers Information Management Conference

Durst has been reporting on RIO 2005 - the Corps of Engineers Information Management Conference in his LISNews Journal.
RIO 2005 Conference Blog Day 1
Communitites of Practice
Library Breakout
Day 2
Day 3
The conference covered Strategic Plans for Libraries, Knowledge Management, Knowledge-centric environments, Communitites of Practice and much, much more.
RIO Sounds like a conference you'll never read about anywhere else, don't miss it!

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Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums

Kathleen writes "National Conference II Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums:
Preserving Our Language, Memory and Lifeways
will be held May 24-27, 2005.
The conference will create a network of support for tribal cultural institutions and programs; articulate contemporary issues related to the development of tribal libraries, archives and museums and encourage collaboration among tribal and non-tribal cultural institutions. The goals of the conference will be achieved through plenary sessions with keynote speakers, information and resource tables, concurrent panels, affinity breakfasts, group meals and special events.
The Arizona State Library and Arizona State Museum are collaborating under the IMLS National Leadership Grant category of library-museum collaborations."

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