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Katina Strauch Answers Your Questions

Both ALA Presedential Candidates have answered your questions.
Katina Strauch is up second, since H comes before S. Her answers are below.

Thanks again to both candidates for participating this year, and thanks to all of you for the great questions.

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Carla Hayden Answers Your Questions

Both ALA Presedential Candidates have answered your questions.
Carla Hayden is up first, since H comes before S. Her answers are below.

Thanks again to both candidates for participating this year, and thanks to all of you for the great questions.

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Have you heard of CILIP?

Anjlee writes \"CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) will come into being on the 1st April 2002; formed by the unification of the Institute of Information Scientists (IIS) and the Library Association (LA) in the UK.

CILIP will be the leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers, with around 24,000 members working in all sectors, including business and industry, science and technology, further and higher education, schools, local and central government departments and agencies, the health service, the voluntary sector, national and public libraries.

Find out more @ cilip.org.uk \"

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Interview The Candidates for ALA President

This is your chance to interview the ALA 2002 Presidential Candidates. Katina Strauch and Carla Hayden have agreed to an LISNews interview.

Not sure what to ask them? Check out Last Years Questions or the answers from John, Mitch, Ken and William.

You can Email Me The Questions or post them below. I will consolidate all the questions into a coherant interview and send them to both candidates later this week.
You can expect to see the full interviews with the candidates answers as soon as I get them back.

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Library Juice 5:4

I seldom plug my publication here, but this week\'s issue of Library Juice deserves mention, because it contains a good portion of the intellectual product that came out of the first ALA meeting following Sept. 11th. Contents include a report to SRRT by Al Kagan on the ALA Council meetings, the text of the resolutions (and a statement) brought by SRRT to ALA Council, an essay by Mark Rosenzweig on why war issues are library issues, the text of the IFRT/IFC resolution regarding the war that was passed by ALA Council (which I believe has already appeared here), a link to a collection of photos Howard Besser took in New Orleans, links to the two most recent SRRT newsletters, and lots of other good stuff. It is a very SRRT-y issue, because that\'s who I spend the bulk of my time with at conferences. Library Juice is often not this political, but I like it when it is.

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Campaign for America\'s Libraries Update

John W. Berry writes:\"@ your library, The Campaign for America\'s Libraries, has just wrapped up its first year, and what a year it has been! The Campaign for America\'s Libraries continues to present opportunities for libraries of all types across the country- public, school, academic and special -- to remind the public that libraries are changing and dynamic places of opportunity that bring you the world.


Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of the campaign is the level of participation we\'ve seen. Libraries in all 50 states were involved in the campaign before it even kicked off to the public during National Library Week last April with the help of First Lady Laura Bush.

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Freedman Reports To The ALA

Mitch Freedman writes :\"Dear Colleagues:
Attached is the slightly revised version of my report to the Executive
Board, and by extension to the Association.

Following is a review of significant events and initiatives since
I was
informed of my election, May 3rd, 2001, as President-Elect of the
American Library Association.


Below you can read his thoughts on The Annual Meeting for 2001, The IFLA Conference, Cuba Resolution, Bob McKee and the Pay Equity Issue, Anti-terrorism Bill and much more...

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Why Vote for Mitch Freedman?

I asked all three ALA candidates one simple, final question. Why should we vote for them.
Here is his answer:
\"From my teen days as a page at the Newark [N.J.] Public Library through the years at U.C. Berkeley\'s School of Librarianship & the Free Speech Movement, the Library of Congress, Hennepin County Library, New York Public Library, Columbia University\'s library school, and the Westchester Library System (WLS), I have fought for free access and information equity. Today, as our libraries face laws mandating filters, the loss or privatization of government information, a growing digital divide, and the outsourcing of library service and management, we need a strong ALA more than ever.\"

Plenty more, so read on...

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Why Vote for Ken Haycock?

I asked all three ALA candidates one simple, final
question. Why should we vote for them. Ken was the
first and only one to respond so far. Here is his
answer:

\"The only person who decides who should be
president of the American Library Association is you,
the member and voter. You need to decide first what
you expect from the person you elect as president. If
you read no further, I would ask that you at least check
out my web site www.kenhaycock.com.\"


Pleanty more, so read on.....

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