Resumes on Now Searchable

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 01/23/2006 - 21:18

Rachel writes " is pleased to announce that its collection of online resumes is now searchable. This provides an easy and convenient way for employers to find the right job-seeking librarian, information professional, or paraprofessional for their organization.

Employers can browse or search resumes of motivated candidates at

No more e-mail for Blackberry?

Submitted by Bill Drew on Mon, 01/23/2006 - 20:45

I'm glad I did not buy a Blackberry!  Those of you that own them will need to find a new way to get your e-mail. U.S. Supreme Court rejects RIM's appeal: The prospect of a wide-scale shutdown of the BlackBerry mobile e-mail service is closer to becoming reality, as the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request to review a major patent infringement ruling against BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion.

Newberry, Caldecott Winners Announced by ALA

Submitted by birdie on Mon, 01/23/2006 - 17:51

ALA Announces 2006 Newbery, Caldecott Winners
Here is a list of the winners of the 2006 John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott medals, along with other award winners and honor books, announced today at the 2006 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio.AND THE WINNERS ARE... Newbery Medal:
Criss Cross, by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins) Newbery Honor Books:
Whittington, by Alan Armstrong, illustrated by S.D. Schindler (Random House)
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Scholastic Nonfiction, an imprint of Scholastic)
Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury Children's Books)
Show Way, by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Hudson Talbott (G.P. Putnam's Sons)

Caldecott Medal:
The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster (Michael di Capua Books, an imprint of Hyperion Books for Children)

Caldecott Honor Books:
Rosa, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Nikki Giovanni (Henry Holt and Company)
Zen Shorts, written and illustrated by Jon J. Muth (Scholastic Press)
Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride, written and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman (An Anne Schwartz Book from Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster)
Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems, illustrated by Beckie Prange, written by Joyce Sidman (Houghton Mifflin Company)

Vista Friends Bookstore Helps Pay the Bills

Submitted by birdie on Mon, 01/23/2006 - 13:59

If you're looking for a bargain book in Vista California, the Encore Bookstore in the library is the place to go. Prices lower than dirt, and all sales benefit the library. Story here from Sign-On San Diego. ed. note: if your library doesn't have a used bookstore, it should. Used books and other book-related merchandise are the wave of the present/future for helping libraries stay financially healthy...

LISWiki: Still Going Strong

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 01/23/2006 - 06:36

If you haven't stopped by lately you're missing some good stuff. Have a look at What's Been Added, or maybe start with The Index, or the LISWiki Categories (even better, categorize A Page yourself).

The LISWiki:Community Portal has some good Article Ideas: Stumped on what to write about? See if you can fill out the Categories some more, develop the shorter entries (some are blank) and stubs, or help fill the needed entries (titles linked to twice or more), or just browse the Recent Changes or help finish up the categorization scheme, it could use some ontological overhaul.

Entries and categories targeted for enhancements include:

* Employment - Job resources, outlooks, etc.
* Independent Cuban Libraries - What's all the fuss?
* Library funding
* Open stacks movement
LISWiki is a free and open publishing system. You, yes you, are encouraged to share information in your areas of interest or expertise. Anyone can edit existing articles or create new ones. New articles are welcome! If it doesn't already exist, a "create an article with this title" link will appear in a search for your article title.

Registry of U.S. Gov't Publication Digitization

Submitted by Amke on Mon, 01/23/2006 - 03:29

Daniel writes to share this information from Free Government Information about the Registry of U.S. Government Publication Digitization Projects.

"Currently the registry only contains entries for publications being digitized by GPO, but we should soon start to see other entries. I think this will well be worth keeping an eye on and thank GPO for putting it together. Hopefully it will become one more tool for libraries to show their value."