Emerald 2003 Usage Stats Speak Volumes

Gill Crawford writes "An Analysis of 7 million downloads reveals innovation, organization, and knowledge management as hot topics:Emerald statistics reveal the top 5 subject areas researched by its customers during 2003 were innovation, organization, knowledge management, as well as marketing and business intelligence. The article downloaded most often from the Emerald database was “From Marketing Mix to Relationship Marketing: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Marketing� by Christian Grönroos and published in Management Decision.

"Lord of the Rings" stamps to be issued by Royal Mail

Charles Davis writes " that the Royal Mail of Britain is issuing stamps to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Fellowship of the Rings and The Two Towers. The stamp designs feature drawings by ol' JRR himself, and his son, Christopher Tolkein. More from

Survey Respondents Needed for Book on Library Management

rachel writes "For a forthcoming book on library management, I'm asking librarians and library workers to take a few minutes to answer a few brief questions about their experiences being managed in the library environment. I'm looking for honest responses that show what library staff are looking for from their managers.

The survey is available at A plain-text version is also available for those who prefer not to use the online form.

Thanks for your time!"

Wayne State Job Fair Coming Up

AshtabulaGuy writes "Wayne State University's Library and Information Science Program will be hosting its annual job fair on April 1, 2004. The event is geared to graduating students and alumni of Wayne's program. Information about the event can be obtained from the job fair's site."

Obsolete UW card catalogs for sale

Card catalogs for sale!

Someone refer us to this article
"Relied upon by generations of students to find books for term papers, research projects and pleasure, the University of Washington's card catalogs no longer are crammed with index cards worn by notations of Shakespeare and the American Revolution."

Women's Day Contest--"Librarian for a Day"

abigail sends this announcement " from Women's Day magazine..Women's Day magazine, that bastion of supermarket checkout reading, is inviting its readers to enter its Be A Librarian! Contest. There are a number of interesting angles here, I think, from the women/pop culture angle to the Easy Profession for the Lucky Few? angle."

The CIA seeks applicants to join the Agency library

Are you trained, innovative and customer-oriented? Do you want to contribute to providing current information to the President of the United States and senior government officials? Read the story at The Salt Lake Tribune and visit the CIA librarian employment page

Feb 2004 Articles

Priscilla Shontz writes "These articles were just published on

* Bliss, Laurel. "Interviewing at Academic Libraries"
* Block, Karla J. "From the Editor’s Desk"
* Crowhurst, Jonathan. "Becoming a Library Studies
Student in the UK"
* Dickinson, Thad. "Relocating: the Beginning of a
Great Adventure"
* Millet, Michelle S. "Libraries Have Cliques Too!
Understanding Interpersonal Relationships in

You can find these articles at

If you would like to write for, please
see the Author Guidelines by clicking on the "Write"
button on any page of the site.

Priscilla Shontz
pshontz [at ]"

Dewey or Don't We? Librarians Cook

Robin K. Blum from over at, spotted this announcement over on PUBLIB:

*What is it? A cookbook being written in which traditional cookbook
organization is out the window. The Dewey number of the recipe presented
along with Library of Congress subject headings will arrange this

*Who is writing it? You! This cookbook will be by and for librarians
and library lovers.

*How do I submit? Please send your favorite recipe/s (everything
accepted from soup to dessert and dog biscuits) to the editor at:
[email protected]
If you prefer mail, send to: Susan Henricks, Carnegie -Stout Public
Library, 360 W. 11th St., Dubuque, IA 52001 Include your name and
your library's name, city, and state which will be listed with your

March Book for the Librarian's Book Club

Bibliofuture writes "Jerry Stephens, a librarian with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, will be leading the discussion of Copyright's Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox in March. Publishers Weekly said that it was 'essential reading for book people.'" Read more at


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