Announcements

21 Century Librarian Award

It's the third annual competition
for the 21st-Century Librarian Award. This award recognizes librarians
who have been leaders in the evolution of the profession in the new
information environment. The award is a project of the Master of Library
Science (MLS) students at Syracuse University's School of Information
Studies. -- Read More

Check Out ASL Access

Christine (Chris) Wixtrom writes:

\"ASL Access is a fully volunteer, non-profit organization with a mission for placement of American Sign Language (ASL) video resources in public libraries.... Please visit our web site and consider providing information on your site about our services to libraries.\" -- Read More

Announcing Global Librarian

Glenna Marr writes "Launched September 6, 2002, Global Librarian is a unique international partnership of public libraries. The participating libraries are Southampton City Libraries (UK), Surrey Public Library (British Columbia, Canada) and Vaughan Public Libraries (Ontario, Canada). This venture allows patrons of these three libraries to access benchmark-standard reference services through their Web site virtually round-the-clock. Reference library staff will be checking for incoming e-mails every hour for twenty hours out of twenty-four. Anyone e-mailing a reference question to one of the libraries, Mondays through Saturday afternoons will receive a response from a librarian as soon as the answer has been researched. Negotiations are taking place with a fourth library, the Eastern Regional Libraries in Melbourne,Australia, to bring the coverage to the full twenty-four hours before the year's end.

Shy Librarian Teaming Up With The Public Library Association

I'm way behind on this one...


The Public Library Association (PLA) has entered into an agreement with Joseph Cadieux, publisher of the quarterly journal "The Shy Librarian," to distribute the journal to PLA's members. Beginning with the Spring 2003 issue and ending with the Winter 2004 issue, PLA will mail each issue of "The Shy Librarian" magazine to all of its members at no charge to the members. -- Read More

Creation of the Library and Archives of Canada

Cabot writes \"Minister of Canadian Heritage Sheila Copps announced today the creation of the Library and Archives of Canada, confirming the intention of the Government as expressed in the Speech from the Throne on Monday. This new agency will see the convergence of the rich collections and recognized expertise of the National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada.

Here\'s The Story \"

Denver Public Library Ranks Number One!

M. Celeste Jackson writes \"Denver Public Library today announces it has been ranked the Number One Public Library in the nation for libraries serving a population of 500,000 or more by Hennen\'s American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR Index). This rating system identifies the best public libraries in America.\"

Rocky Mountain News has a story as well. -- Read More

New issue of \'Learned Publishing\' available

The October issue of Learned Publishing is now available:

  • The peer-review process - Fytton Rowland
  • Reading behaviour and electronic journals - Carol Tenopir; Donald W. King
  • Linking to full text: the secondary publisher\'s perspective - Andrea Powell
  • The Pergamon phenomenon 1951-1991: Robert Maxwell and scientific publishing - Brian Cox
  • Two societies show how to profit by providing free access - Thomas J. Walker
  • You are the weakest link - goodbye: serving the information-hungry corporate end-user - Paul Harwood
  • Medical journal publishing: one culture or several?- Tim Albert; Alex Williamson
  • Promoting literacy in a digital age: approaches to training for information literacy - David Bawden; Lyn Robinson
  • Introducing a new journals subscription system: the agony and the ecstasy - Melinda Kenneway et al

    And more!

  • Information Professionals Of The World

    Nafiz Zaman Shuva writes: \"Information Professionals Of The World have already been published . Please visit and get a new taste. Information professional Of The World aims to create cooperation with world information professional. It\'s a good opportunity to project your self as world great information professional. If you are librarian, teacher, information officer, information scientist or you are concerned with library and information science and not listed yet then you are cordially requested to send your short description with your recent photo to my mailing address nafiz_z@hotmail.com The short description should include your name, present address, phone (in any), e-mail, website, your publication ( if any) your institution, your country, your job title and your field of interest. So send your short description with your recent photo very quickly. If you are not interested to send your photo you can send your details only. When I received your details I will publish your short description to the Resource.Net Then I will inform you.\"

    The Shy Librarian (Marian) Awards

    Joseph Cadieux writes \"The Marian awards, put out by the Shy Librarian, serve to honor INDIVIDUALS who have demonstrated exceptional creativity and resourcefulness in marketing, promoting, and advocating on behalf of public librarians and public libraries. THE SHY LIBRARIAN AWARDS are presented annually by The Shy Librarian magazine.


    The awards are open to any individual who has worked in a public library in the United States of America anytime during the calendar year 2002.
    There will be Twelve Awards in All, and Each of the four first place winners will receive a Shy Librarian statuette engraved with the words \"for exceptional creativity and resourcefulness on behalf of public libraries,\" as well as a $50.00 check from The Shy Librarian magazine.
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