Programming Notice for LISTen 125

Submitted by StephenK on Sun, 10/17/2010 - 19:17
Due to circumstance beyond our control and by decision of the Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions, episode #125 of LISTen: An Podcast shall be delayed in its release until 2130 Eastern Time on October 18th. To convert this to your own local time, please consult at this link: We apologize for any inconvenience caused hereby.

On giving up on commenting, or commenting anonymously

Submitted by Walt on Thu, 09/23/2010 - 15:51
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This is only appearing here, not in my real blog, because it's entirely about an aspect of LISNews that I believe has reached FAIL! stage. To wit, commenting.

I just checked articles with comments over the past couple of days--34 comments in all. Of those, exactly five were clearly signed (three by me, two each by two other people) and two more were pseudonymous. The rest--27, or nearly 80% of the total--were anonymous. (Oops. Now it's 28 of 35, or exactly 80% of the total.)

Who the Heck is This Birdie Person?

Submitted by birdie on Fri, 09/17/2010 - 09:49
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I love contributing to LISNews, it's sort of my hobby (would-be journalist) and Blake is the best to work with.

If you want to find out a bit more about me and my business In My Book (great for the Friends of the Library Shop )
you might want to listen to my recent radio interview on WOR-AM (13 minutes more or less):

I'm confused.. No essays for the contest?

Submitted by effinglibrarian on Thu, 08/26/2010 - 16:00
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I just checked the link, but I don't see any new essays for this month's contest... are their submissions but I'm checking the wrong link?

I just can believe that with all the discussions we've had about so many issues, not one person has had the time to put 250 words together on something... pedophiles, gay book bans, ebooks, the death of print, monkeys wearing people clothes, the ümlaut, overripe fruit in the book drop,...

The New LISNews Librarian Essay Contest

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 07/23/2010 - 10:23

The first LISNews Librarian Essay Contest was a big success, let's do it again! In August I'll open things up again for librarians to write an original essay about issues that impact librarianship. The contest will run for the entire month of August, 2010, with the fabulous prizes awarded sometime in September. Winning essayists will receive one of several prizes including Amazon or Borders gift cards, or a year of hosting from

Follow LISNews On FriendFeed, Twitter, RSS, Email, etc...

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 07/16/2010 - 09:34
If you're like me (And you know you want to be!) you're just too lazy busy to visit all your favorite sites. There are many ways to read LISNews without actually visiting Friendfeed: twitter: (includes LISWire posts too): RSS: Email: If I'm missing something here that YOU follow, let me know and I'll see if I can make LISNews feed into your favorite site.

The Three Simple C's Of Librarianship

Submitted by AndyW on Mon, 05/03/2010 - 20:29
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If the three L’s of buying a house are “location, location, location”, then the three C’s of librarianship should be “communication, communication, communication”. I don’t think what I’m going to list is anything revolutionary; I do think it might be a novel way to remember the basic interactions that keep the library moving forward.