"I saw it and I couldn't resist," Krug said of the librarian-slam-turned-money-making button. "The head of our store said it was the fastest-selling button he's ever seen. They were flying off the shelves."
Library Journal has a story titled "Author Codrescu, at President's Program, Slams ALA's Cuba Stance" Codrescu grew up in Communist Romania and is a commentator on NPR.
That sure champions the cause of libraries and librarians. Lets make librarians more of a fringe group than they already are. Rather than a shushing Nancy Pearl, lets all become Abbie Hoffman.
A coalition of bookstores and libraries in Western Massachusetts have joined together to form a new year-long program, Books Building Bridges , to promote literacy, education and libraries both in the U.S and Iraq. Many events are planned and more participants are sought ( get involved ).Their first event, "Learning in a Time of War" is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29 at the Northampton Center for the Arts at 7:00.
Michael McGrorty has posted an ALA Council Survey. to determine the preferences of librarians, library workers and other interested parties in the activities of the Council of the American Library Association. Toward this end, participants will be asked to make choices from lists of possible answers.
Great news from ALA today:
To help the libraries in the Gulf region that were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, the American Library Association has set up an â€˜Adopt a Library Program.â€™ The program provides an opportunity for libraries of all types in the US to provide assistance to the libraries in need.
Kathleen writes "Derrie Perez, past-president of the Florida Library Association and Dean of the Library System at the University of South Florida announces that a special edition of Florida Libraries , " Common Threads : Highlighting Collaborations Between Florida Libraries and