Hyperlinked History- The Video

When I first conceived the idea for Hyperlinked History and the whole Faceless Historian thing, I wanted it to be an online television show. At the very least I wanted to make an online documentary series with video, music, and the whole bit. So I shot a couple of test things and edited them together. Then I deleted that crap because it was terrible.

A year later, I have skills and equipment I didn't originally possess. So I'm excited to announce that Hyperlinked History will be moving into the realm of online video!

The opening of the show is available online as a sort of teaser/trailer and you'll be able to keep up with the programme both here on LISNews and on the Hyperlinked History site. Episodes should start going online around the end of August, so stay tuned!

Super-Hero Teachers and the Super-Power of Writing: Perfect Man

<img title="Perfect Man" src="" alt="Perfect Man" align="right" /> If you are a parent or a teacher or a writer or a child, if you've had the gift of an extraordinary educator, if you've ever felt small, if you're prepared to have your heart swell with hope or you'd just enjoy a good laugh, get your hands on a copy of this unpredictable, heart-warming super-hero tale -- and then rise to its challenges to live life, exercise your strengths and recognize greatness

The New, Tech-Savvy Librarian

People often picture librarians as the stiff, grey-haired stereotype wearing horned-rimmed glasses and a bun -- and shushing people. Many librarians, however, are on the cutting edge of the coolest of media tools. Today's librarians have embraced some incredible new technologies to spread a love of reading and to promote their craft. Elizabeth Bird, or Betsy Bird, is one of a new generation of librarians.

Icfai University Journal of Library & Information Studies

<strong> Icfai University Press (India) </strong> is a leader in academic and research publishing wishes to launch <b> the Icfai University Journal of Library & Information Studies </b> as a platform for the academia, information practitioners, and others concerned with the growth of the Library & Information Studies discipline.

Town Hall @ ALA Annual Relative To Concerns For President Obama

This popped up in the past couple hours on PNLA-L relative to ALA Midwinter in Denver later this month:
What Do Library Staff Want President Obama to Know: Special Membership Town Hall Meeting Saturday, Jan. 24, 3 PM to 4:30 PM What library issues are most important to ALA members to share with President Obama? The ALA Town Hall Meeting will discuss this topic on Saturday, Jan. 24, 3 PM to 4:30 PM, in the Four Seasons Ballroom at the Colorado Convention Center. Share your views at the Town Hall Discussion wiki corrected link: What: Special Membership Town Hall Meeting When: Saturday, 3 PM to 4:30 PM Where: Four Seasons Ballroom at the Colorado Convention Center
Any Mid-Winter attendees planning on participating?

Podango situation update

As reported in the most recent regular edition of LISTen, podcast hosting provider Podango collapsed on New Year's Day. All that remained was a parking page. LISHost announced its response that same day.

It's here! The.Effing.Librarian in book form is here!

<div><a href=""><span style="font-size:130%;">Click It To Buy It</span></a> Filled with over 300 pages of effing goodness, <strong>the blog you love to read for free</strong> is now available in the dead tree format for $15.95. <em>$15.95? Is that all? For something I can get totally free otherwise? Wow, that's a bargain.</em> Edited very poorly by me, and quite possibly violating the copyrights of dozens of individuals and corporations, the.effing.librarian book is now ready for human consumption in a handy 5.25" x 8" format. Hold the.effing.librarian in your hands. Take the.effing.librarian to bed. Burn the.effing.librarian in a festive fire and get those chestnuts roasting.</div> <div>Click the link below to read a sample of what you get:</div> <div> <table style="border: 1px solid rgb(53, 53, 53); padding: 0px; font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; background-color: rgb(93, 124, 186);" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <td style="padding: 5px;" align="middle"><a href=""><img title="click to ViewFame and Fortune and Other F Words_sample" alt="Fame and Fortune and Other F Words_sample" src="" border="0" /></a></td></tr> <tr style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">

Books Make The Very Best Gifts

OK, you've determined you're going to try to buy books from your local independent booksellers...but now the question is...what are you going to buy?

The New York Times has a list of Notable Books from 2008 , and a list of list of Notable Books for Children from 2008.

You've got the list, you've bought the book(s), what now? Maybe some greeting cards that recycle into bookmarks to go along with it? Ah, the perfect combo. Mention birdie sent you, and you'll get free shipping on your order through the month of December.

Obnoxious Librarian Now Available as a Book

The obnoxious librarian from hades ( started out as a satiracal weblog telling the tales of a librarian working in a large bureaucracy.. and now it is available as a real book and e-book. You can buy the real book at a credit crisis adjusted price via or even download the e-book version for free!

Podcast-related stuff available

In case folks are not aware, there are some products available from the podcast team. Purchase of these products gives you something tangible while giving some us funding to cover costs like telecommunications.

This is the disc containing high-quality Ogg Vorbis format versions of the audio from BlogWorldExpo:

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