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

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Sun, 03/08/2009 - 13:57

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 in yourself and others.

The New, Tech-Savvy Librarian

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Sun, 02/01/2009 - 18:18

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.

Icfai University Journal of Library & Information Studies

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Sat, 01/17/2009 - 23:18

Icfai University Press (India) is a leader in academic and research publishing wishes to launch the Icfai University Journal of Library & Information Studies as a platform for the academia, information practitioners, and others concerned with the growth of the Library & Information Studies discipline.
In this peer-reviewed Journal, we wish to publish original scientific papers, literature reviews and professional papers, as well as short reviews of the new books and e-resources and forthcoming meetings and workshops and training programs.

Town Hall @ ALA Annual Relative To Concerns For President Obama

Submitted by StephenK on Thu, 01/08/2009 - 21:03
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.

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

Submitted by effinglibrarian on Tue, 12/16/2008 - 18:56

Click It To Buy It Filled with over 300 pages of effing goodness, the blog you love to read for free is now available in the dead tree format for $15.95.

$15.95? Is that all? For something I can get totally free otherwise? Wow, that's a bargain.

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.
Click the link below to read a sample of what you get:

Obnoxious Librarian Now Available as a Book

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Wed, 11/26/2008 - 14:06

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

Submitted by StephenK on Wed, 11/19/2008 - 16:59
Taxonomy upgrade extras

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:

My MLS will come in handy here, somehow. I know it.

Submitted by shoe on Sat, 09/20/2008 - 07:17

I know, my absence of late has left a giant gaping hole in your hearts somewhere right below the left ventricle or something. It's hard to visualize on the ultrasound, because no one in the clinic knows really how to work one of these things...

We'll hold the medical stuff at the moment, at least, as it pertains to me, except to say that we've got a loose name of what has been keeping me from living a normal life for -- well, it's been at least 20 years, but it only got particularly nasty in the last eight, and horribly blood-curdling nasty in the last five. It's a sleep disorder, they can not cure it, and if the case proves to be beyond a moderate sort of manifestation, they really can't treat it terribly effectively. A lot of non-sleep/neurological doctors will tell you that they can... There's this new drug... Uh. No.

Long and the short is, the sleep-neuro-guy says that I function at about 20% capacity on a good day. It isn't going to get better than that at this point, or even in the mid-range future.

So I've come to terms with the fact I am not going back to work in a normal environment. I've come to terms that I will never be able to see a movie in a theater again. I'm trying to deal with the idea that if I can come home and mentally function (or at least not walk into solid objects) after a twenty minute trip to the grocery store, I am having a pretty damn good day.

I hate not doing stuff. You know that, right?