This week found FGI BOTM Tim Skeers and the volunteers at Free Government Information (http://freegovinfo.info)(FGI) starting the following discussions we hope you will join:
We'd like to thank Tim Skeers for his contributions as his month ends as FGI Blogger of the Month on Tuesday. November brings us SLU docs librarian and author Lori Smith to the FGI mike. Welcome Lori!
Here's what I've been up to over at Alaskan Librarian for the past week:
Please comment here or there as I'm still a regular visitor to LISNews.
The random photo for this week is downtown Juneau where I work.
If you'd like to see Alaskan Librarian stories as they are posted, subscribe to my RSS/atom feed at http://alaskanlibrarian.blogspot.com/atom.xml.
If you have a stand alone blog, how about using your journal entry to let us know what you've been up to in the past week or so?
This week found BOTM Tim Skeers and the volunteers at Free Government Information (http://freegovinfo.info)(FGI) starting the following discussions we hope you will join:
Since the last time I briefed you, here are the topics I've covered over at Alaska Librarian:
Hope to see you there. If you'd like to subscribe to Alaskan Librarian through your favorite news reader, use http://alaskanlibrarian.blogspot.com/atom.xml.
This week found the volunteers at Free Government Information (http://freegovinfo.info)(FGI) starting the following discussions we hope you will join:
In addition to starting the stories above, FGI volunteers started a new feature, a news aggregator. We have loaded up a lot of news feeds from online magazines, blogs and a few from the Government Printing Office and brought them together in one place for you to read them. Just look for the "news aggregator" link on the left hand side of the page.
The news aggregator gives you the option of reading all the sources we at FGI find useful, or reading just ones from these four catagories:
This feature is very much in beta, so please check it out and offer us feedback and new sources, particularly blogs done by government document departments or librarians. Help us build a more useful tool.
This week found guest Blogger Tim Skeers and the volunteers at Free Government Information (http://freegovinfo.info)(FGI) starting the following discussions we hope you will join:
Want to work in beautiful Juneau?
The Alaska State Library is looking for an outgoing individual to work with our team of librarians on an active program of services and outreach to State of Alaska employees. The successful applicant will be the primary liaison for the Departments of Education and Early Development, Environmental Conservation, Fish & Game and Natural Resources. Additionally the position provides up to 10 hours each week of public desk work.
About a quarter of this position's time is dedicated to supervising a 15% federal documents depository program. The Alaska State Library is a recognized leader in the acquisition and management of digital government information and is a participant in the GPO LOCKSS DOCS pilot project. Alaska has seven Federal Depository Libraries and the successful applicant will be encouraged to explore new avenues to work with them to provide Alaskans better access to federal government information.
The Alaska State Library is located in downtown Juneau and is a member of the Capital City Libraries consortium.
For more information on the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums and our mission, please review the following web site: http://www.eed.state.ak.us/lam/home.html
Employment with the State of Alaska includes competitive benefits such as medical, dental, vision and life insurance, eleven (11) paid holidays annually, two (2) daysâ€™ personal leave accrual monthly, two (2) retirement plans and other optional benefits. For more information regarding these benefits, please review the following web site:
For full listing and application, please see Workplace Alaska at http://workplace.alaska.gov/ and look for the Librarian I posting.
Above is an eagle picture for no good reason other than to use a Flickr feature of LISNews!
I missed a week of updating you on my activities at Alaskan Librarian because I spent a lovely weekend in Anchorage last week.
But here is my mostly weekly exercise in shameless self-promotion. Please come over and discuss. Or discuss here:
I know other LISNewzters also have standalone blogs and/or web 'zines. How about some of the rest of you sharing your blog topics here?
We have termination dust in Juneau today. Don't have any Juneau dust, but here is some Anchorage termination dust provided by Baggis of Flickr:
Thanks to Baggis for giving his photo an attribution/noncomerical Creative Commons License.
I was off in Anchorage last week, so this "New Discussions" covers the past two weeks.
As the termination dust (Alaskan for snow) appears on the mountaintops of
Juneau, Alaska, Free Government Information (http://freegovinfo.info)
volunteers have been busy saying hello to October BOTM Tim Skeers and waving
goodbye to September BOTM Kris Kasianovitz, blogger of the month for
September, 2006. Along the way we started the following conversations we
hope you will join:
Because I've been busy elsewhere, this has been a slow week on Alaskan Librarian, where I've posted on the following topics:
Tomorrow (Tuesday 9/19/2006) is the last day I'm accepting examples of failures of nonviolence. So far I've received nothing. So, if you believe I've been cherry picking my recent examples, read the post and consider giving me something to work with.
Note that I've never said that nonviolent resistance always works, so I won't make any assumptions if no one provides me of examples of failed nonviolence.
That's all from Alaskan Librarian for now.
This week found guest Blogger Kris K. and the volunteers at Free Government Information (http://freegovinfo.info)(FGI) starting the following discussions we hope you will join:
While my intention is to give you weekly updates of my musings at Alaskan Librarian, clearly I don't quite have the schedule down yet.
Still, here's what I've been posting about since September 1st:
Hope to see you there. Thanks to pchuck or his plagerizer for visiting and commenting.
After a week hiatus and some interface changes at Free Government Information, New Discussions is back.
This month we bid goodby to August guest blogger Peggy Garvin and say hello to September blogger of the month Kris Kasianovitz. Thanks Peggy and welcome Kris!
Since our last posting of new stories, the volunteers at Free Government Information (http://freegovinfo.info)(FGI) started the following discussions we hope you will join:
Starting this week, I will will only comment on FDSys activity if it seems significant, or if the main site or blog goes dark for longer than a month. If you don't already subcribe to the FDSys blog at http://fdsys.blogspot.com, you should be.
One of the new features of FGI is being able to see the five most e-mailed items. As of this Monday, the most e-mailed items were:
How much further does this Administration have to go to match the previous administration's record on preventing terror? Find out at AlaskanLibrarian.
Since August 21th, I've posted the following items to my blog at AlaskanLibrarian:
Please come by and look them over. Maybe even comment on an item or two.
While Best Titles Ever photographer Christine Gray has been busy updating the Flickr Best Titles Ever photo pool, guest blogger Peggy Garvin and the volunteers at Free Government Information (http://freegovinfo.info)(FGI) started the following discussions we hope you will join:
No activity was observed at main FDSys site during the past week. As of this writing, the FDSys Blog has been silent since August 4th, with no new items for over three weeks.
During the past week, I've posted the following items to my Alaskan Librarian blog:
I hope you'll come by and read, view pictures, and maybe comment on a post or two.
This week guest blogger Peggy Garvin and the volunteers at Free Government Information (http://freegovinfo.info)(FGI) started the following discussions we hope you will join:
No activity was observed at either the main main FDSys site or at the FDSys Blog during the past week.
In light of mdoneil's recent assertions of world peace through annihilation, I thought I'd try one more time to explain how the President's policy of "fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here" has been a measurable failure.
I'd prefer comments on AlaskanLibrarian, but I'll check back here Friday to see what discussion , if any is going on here.
Tomorrow, I'll be cruising Tracy Arm (scroll down for images) with my wife and friend from Texas. If you visit Southeast Alaska, it is a journey worth making!
Here is what I've been blogging about since I started my new blog:
If anything intrigues you, come and comment. And consider subscribing to one of the RSS feeds:
I'm going to try list my blog entries here once a week, so you can see what I'm up to. I won't be posting them as stories like I do "New FGI Discussions", since AlaskanLibrarian is a solo and ecletic blog.