Announcements

Highly Topical Search Engines

Bill Austin writes \"I run the Top Quotations Related Sites List. This is a good resource for researching famous quotes and sayings and includes some of the most often visited Quotes sites on the Internet.

The list is at topsitelists.com/bestsites/wbaustin

At the top of the List is a Search Engine for Quotation related sites which will search over 11,000 pages of these sites. -- Read More

Winner of the 21st Century Librarian Award

Gillian Davis writes \"The winner of the 21st Century Librarian Award is Richard Chabran:

Announcement \"


Richard is Librarian and Director of Communities for Virtual Research at the University of California at Riverside.

Congrats Richard!

Library & Information Week in Australia

Jane Edinger
writes \"This week is Library and Information Week in
Australia. If you would like information about the week
visit alia.org.au/alw
If you would like to participate in an online quiz
that is part of the activities organised for LIW, please
visit
www.illogical.com.au/alia/
\"


And Desly Ryan adds:\"
Next week downunder in God\'s great country of
Australia we will be celebrating \'Australian Library and
Information Week\' the theme this year is
\"Libraries Knowledge Outlook\".
At our branch here we are having Author/Sailor Lesley
Black come on Wednesday morning and tell us about
her adventures sailing around the Pacific Ocean.
On Thursday Aboriginal Artists, brother and sister Clive
and Hazel Cowburn will be here explaining the motifs of
their artwork and demonstrating how unique aboriginal
art is. Both events are open to the public and we hope
the locals will come and enjoy them. Some school and
kindergarten classes will be coming to the art
workshop and we will be doing a mural to hang in the
library. -- Read More

IMLS Has Librarian at the Helm

\"The President intends to nominate Robert S. Martin to be Director of the
Institute of Museum and Library Services. He is currently a Professor and
Interim Director of the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas
Women\'s University in Denton, Texas. He served as Director and Librarian
of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission from 1995 to 1999 and
served as a Professor and as Associate Dean of Special Collections at
Louisiana State University from 1991 to 1995. He is a graduate of Rice
University, received a Master\'s degree from North Texas State University
and a Doctorate in Library Science from the University of North Carolina. \"


Full Press Release

Casino Niagara Grant to NF (Ont.) P.L.

Andrew Porteus writes \"The
Casino Niagara Cares foundation recently donated
$50,000 to the Niagara Falls (Ont.) Public Library to
establish the \"Casino Niagara Cares Regional
Heritage Collection.\"

More...... -- Read More

Bodleian web site selected by studyweb.com

Charles Davis writes \"The Bodleian Library Map Room\'s web site, run by Nigel James, has been
selected as a featured site in Lightspan\'s StudyWeb® as one of the
best educational resources on the web. It will be featured in the
People & Places: Geography: Places & Regions: Historical Maps section.
StudyWeb® claims to be \'one of the Internet\'s premier sites for
educational resources for students and teachers\'.
Each site in StudyWeb® includes a detailed review describing its editorial and
visual merits.
The site can be found at studyweb.com/.
\"

L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection

Angie MacCambridge Writes:L.A. Theatre Works has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to provide - free of charge - audiocassettes from our Audio Theatre Collection to underserved libraries in all 50 states. This information could benefit libraries in your area.

Learn More about this program below.... -- Read More

Librarians wanted to switch jobs with a Las Vegas

Brock writes \"
Here´s something funny if you need a story for your next edition...Inside Edition is looking for a librarian between 21 and 35 to switch lives
with a Las Vegas showgirl for their \"Switch\" segment. Don\'t ask me why.


The site is flash-only so you to click the link from the homepage \"

Presidential Inaugurations Online

The Library of Congress has made available at its American Memory Web
site an online collection of selected materials to celebrate the
inaugurations of the presidents of the United States. \"I Do Solemnly
Swear\" Presidential Inaugurations consists of approximately four
hundred items from each of sixty-two inaugurations, from George
Washington in 1789 to William Jefferson Clinton in 1997, and will
include items relating to the sixty-third inauguration of 2001. Check it out at: memory.loc.gov/ammem/pihtml/

PDAK12 - Pocket PC For K-12

John Rappold writes \"PDAK12 is a new web site dedicated to using the Pocket PC Personal Digital Assistants in K-12. The site is geared towards teachers, librarians, technology coordinators, and administrative staff. Topics covered include deploying Pocket PCs, web and database connectivity, eBooks, software reviews, and many others.


The non-profit site is hosted by South Central Ohio Computer Association, one of twenty-four state agencies in Ohio that provide data and Internet services for K-12 districts. PDAK12 can be found at:

news.scoca-k12.org/pda

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