Announcements

LISNews To Purchase LibraryStuff

TULSA, April 1, 2003 /BSNewswire-LastCall/ -- LISNews, LLC. is acquiring LibraryStuff.net, Inc. Corp., a Long Island NY, provider of information technology, Tape Dispensers, and Library Blogging products to Librarians in a $56 million deal.


The purchase is expected to close before the end of time, said officials with LISNews of Key West, FL.


About half of the deal is for cash, and rest is to be paid by IOU note scribbled on a dirty napkin, due in January. LISNews will fund the purchase from cash on hand and its $50 million revolving credit facility, from the bank of Dowee Cheatem & How. -- Read More

Iraq 2003 -- Alternative and Mainstream Sources

Lisa writes "A colleague and I at the University of Windsor's Leddy Library have created a webliography of links to alternative (dissenting) and mainstream sources of news on the Iraq conflict. As there don't seem to be many guides to alternative news sources from libraries available yet, I thought people might be interested in looking at this one for ideas. Feel free to borrow from it and/or to link to it. It's a work in progress, so new links will be added from time to time."

Seth Finkelstein To Speak Tonite @ MIT

Don Saklad sent along word of \"Net Control--
From the Digital Millennium Copyright Act DMCA
to censorware \"filtering\" to peer-to-peer programs:
How the battle to control the Internet is being shaped by government
and corporate interests\", happening tonite 7pm
Thursday, March 27, at MIT,
Bartos Auditorium, basement of E15.
Details below and Slides Here. -- Read More

Get Your Free "In My Book" Cards

Robin Blum writes: "The In My Book® line of greeting card/bookmarks is proving very popular with libraries, and we'd like to see them in even more libraries! We'll be exhibiting at our first library show in June, at the ALA Annual Show in Toronto, June 21-24, 2003. Be sure and visit us there at Booth #4047!


In the meantime, if you represent a qualified library, and you'd like to see a sample of one of our cards, we'd be happy to send you one. Here's how to do it.

Linux in Education Spring Conference

Stan Gatchel writes "The Linux in Education Conference (LiEC) Spring Conference will offer an overview of Linux and how it can be applied in public education.

The mission of the Conference is to introduce Linux to an audience of educators, students, administrators, IT managers and other interested parties who may have no previous knowledge of Linux nor even any technical understanding of computing.

The conference will be held Saturday, April 5 at the Grand Prairie High School 9th Grade Center, Grand Prairie, Texas. Demos, presentations, and discussions will be held in this capacity-limited event -- so register early. It's free.

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New Site - Libraryevents.com

Stuart Urwin writes "New Electronic Newsletter and Database Resource helps
Information Professionals build their Career skills and Contacts.
Libraryevents.com
has just launched a brand new service for information professionals. The

Library Events website provides up to date details of all the important events they need to

know about, to enhance their careers and to build up their professional skills and contacts.

The service consists of a current awareness database, which is fully searchable, and a

monthly newsletter, called LIS Events. It includes: -- Read More

Spring Shy Librarian Is Out

Joseph Cadieux writes: \"
The Spring 2003 issue of THE SHY LIBRARIAN (Vol. 3, #1) is now available.

THE SHY LIBRARIAN is a quarterly print magazine which
\"promotes libraries, librarians, and books.\" The magazine, which
is written by librarians, focuses on library marketing, public and
community relations. Each issue contains an original fictional
short story featuring a librarian or a library setting, as well as
roughly 75 book reviews by librarians and teachers. You may also
Nominate
someone for a Marian


The Spring 2003 issue of THE SHY LIBRARIAN features these
articles/columns... -- Read More

Wharton School Launches New Spanish and Portuguese Web Journal

March 2003

Knowledge@Wharton, the online research and business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has launched a new Web site called Universia Knowledge@Wharton. The new site, which is published in both Spanish and Portuguese, enables Knowledge@Wharton to reach Spanish and Portuguese speaking readers around the world.

Launched in May 1999, Knowledge@Wharton has over 250,000 subscribers in 189 countries. The Web site contains more than 11,500 articles and research papers in its database and more are added every week.

In an article published in the January 2002 issue of Inc. entitled, "Best of the Net - These business school sites can help you think big," the magazine looked at sites from 50 top schools and ranked Knowledge@Wharton number one. Inc. had a panel of CEOs evaluate sites in depth, and concluded that Knowledge@Wharton "is a trailblazer and as good an example of Web branding as you'll find anywhere."

Knowledge@Wharton is free and can be accessed here in English.

Name Change for the Special Librarian Job Board

Adam Wright writes "Hi. I am the creator of the Special Librarian Job Board and I have decided to expand it to include all types of libraries. I am hoping this decision will allow more libraries and librarians to take advantage of this valuable resource. You can access the
Librarian Job Board at http://www11.brinkster.com/amwlkaw/index.asp. "

Berman is the 2003 Stone Lecturer at his Alma Mater

Madeline Douglass sent over this announcement.
\" The Alumni Association of the CUA (Catholic University of America) School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is pleased to announce the 2003 Stone Lecture. Sanford Berman will present \"Not in My Library: Issues of Workplace Speech and Governance.\" Berman has written extensively and especially on increasing access to libraries via attention to subject cataloguing and collection development. The program will be held on April 15th at 7:00 P.M. at the Life Cycle Institute auditorium on the CUA campus. Refreshments will be served in the lobby after the program.

Steve Fesenmaier passed along This Poster as well. -- Read More

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