Submitted by Blake on September 15, 2011 - 1:15pm
Just wanted to toot the LISNews horn!
Submitted by smatthews on August 31, 2011 - 2:25pm
Lankes, R. (2011). The atlas of new librarianship. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. R. David Lankes is Associate Professor in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, and Director of its Library and Information Science Program. His main theme throughout the book is a new mission for librarians – "The Mission of Librarians is to improve Society through Facilitating Knowledge Creation in their Communities."
Submitted by StephenK on August 26, 2011 - 11:12pm
Erie Looking Productions will not release new programming this weekend in light of Hurricane Irene's impending approach to the eastern coast of North America.
The potential for systems disruption impacting such a large portion of the United States population is something we must bear in mind. We remember the lessons of the 2003 regional outage that included us in an outage area that encompassed much of the northeastern United States as well as a major portion of the Province of Ontario. In light of recent local electricity reliability issues, we are preparing for the possibility of outages impacting us.
New episodes of LISTen: An LISNews.org Program and Ubuntu Ohio – Burning Circle are tentatively scheduled for release on September 5th, 2011.
The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions
Michael J. Kellat, Engineer
Gloria D. Kellat, Producer
Stephen Michael Kellat, Head Writer
Submitted by StephenK on August 21, 2011 - 11:25pm
Submitted by StephenK on August 18, 2011 - 7:51pm
As noted in the notice above captured from Identica, LISNews is now available via Kindle Blogs. Amazon sets the price for a monthly subscription and right now it is set at $1.99. We've got no input at all as to what Amazon charges in this instance. As long as you have a Kindle device you can get posts right out of the main feed delivered via Whispernet. According to Amazon, links in stories will work and will take you to linked content.
This is a bit of an experiment in plumbing LISNews content into other platforms. To get a subscription, visit Amazon
. If you want to transmogrify RSS feeds on your own, see the right-hand side of the LISNews page for the XML link chiclet.
Submitted by StephenK on July 16, 2011 - 10:55am
As noted above in a notice posted to Identica, LISTen: An LISNews.org Program is going to be taking a couple weeks off. There are some matters of local government politics that the air staff will be tending to. There is a ballot access deadline coming up and we want to do what we can to help a particular local matter onto the ballot before then.
Barring unforeseen consequences, LISTen: An LISNews.org Program will return to air on 8 August 2011.
2011 Summer Hiatus by Stephen Michael Kellat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on April 27, 2011 - 8:58pm
27 members of <a href="http://lwb-online.org/"> Librarians Without Borders</a> (LWB) are currently on the ground on a service learning trip to Guatemala, from April 22 - May 3, 2011. This is part of a partnership with the <a href="http://www.asturiasacademy.org/">Miguel Angel Asturias Academy</a>, a non-profit private school founded in 1994 to eliminate education disparities through subsidized tuition and create informed, critically-thinking, socially conscious citizens through its curriculum.
The partnership between LWB and Asturias is focused on promoting literacy and libraries in Guatemala, and development and operation of the <a href="http://www.asturiasacademy.org/donate-now/community-library-readmore/">Asturias Community Library</a>. As part of this trip, the group will learn about Guatemalan culture and education, participate in community organizing and change making workshops, and complete a week of work at the Asturias Academy and Community Library.
Submitted by StephenK on March 29, 2011 - 10:05am
The nuclear option is being employed on the FeedBurner side of things to realign a major feed. For those getting this as an e-mail digest, apologies for the repeat e-mail. For those seeing this in iTunes...I hope this fixes things...
Submitted by StephenK on March 11, 2011 - 9:27am
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Erie Looking Productions has suffered a catastrophic equipment failure. As we attempt to repair damage it must be noted that the regularly scheduled release for 14 March 2011 is cancelled. Barring disruptions the next programming release is set for 21 March 2011.
Submitted by Bearkat on March 4, 2011 - 1:11pm
I have noticed the past few days how many LIS postings are by usernames which start with B (mine included :). And some of these are very good friends of mine :). An interesting pattern which I'm probably not the only one to notice. :)
- Bibliophile Adventure
- Blake ("LIS News: since 1999 and still doing fine" :))
Not sure if this qualifies as a "Friday Funnies" category or not, but it is worth a shot...
Submitted by StephenK on December 19, 2010 - 10:45pm
Submitted by birdie on December 15, 2010 - 12:14pm
Blake's subtitle, which gave me a chuckle this morning, is a reflection of the work involved in maintaining this blog. It's not backbreaking work, but it's work, and it's constant and continuing. Here's a brief glance at some of the work we do...on a volunteer basis. For the love of libraries.
We have spammers who submit articles entitled "fdfabaa interesting site" and as you can imagine, some are much worse. Their 'contributions' must be eliminated on a daily basis.
We have readers, authors and commentators who sometimes write before they think, or write something for the purpose of diminishing others. They need to be kept in line. Now behave!
We have submitters whose articles are most welcome. They contribute new voices to this collaborative blog and make it better in doing so. Their contributions will occasionally need rewriting, editing or fact-checking.
Speaking of editing and fact-checking, we are a collaborative blog without editors. We do our best to edit our own and each others contributions, but occasionally we miss something. We occasionally repeat a story. We try to correct misinformation as soon as we can. Please have patience. We are not the New York Times, although at least one of us is a Gray Lady (me).
Submitted by StephenK on November 23, 2010 - 3:37pm
As I've seen quite a bit of chatter on library-related e-mail reflectors, it is perhaps best to mirror the new signage the TSA just put out for holiday travel. I'm attaching the PDF here so it will distribute outward as a booklet as far as iTunes is concerned in the podcast feed. Podcast feeds can handle more than just audio and video files...
You can find more signage and the government PSA we'll likely be airing here: http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/holiday_travel.shtm