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You may already be familiar with Marylaine Block's Exlibris. It's her weekly e-zine for librarians. She says "In part I'm doing this to pass on some things I've learned about information, searching, the net, and library users, over my 22 years as a librarian. But since there are a lot of things I DON'T do--cataloging, administration, extreme technical stuff--I am soliciting articles from other librarians who know things I don't." Also, don't miss her Neat New Stuff, links to neat new stuff she finds on the 'net each week.
The Military Librarians Division of the SLA brings together those interested in the betterment of military library service. It is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on military librarianship; it conceives and carries out projects that assist members in improving services to their constituencies; it works to promote the professional advancement of its members and to enhance understanding of the importance of libraries to a successful national defense. Established: 1953
An oldie but a goodie, Ten Graces for New Librarians was the Commencement address at The School of Information Science and Policy, SUNY/Albany Sunday, May 19, 1996. GraceAnne DeCandido's speach should be required reading in all schools formerly known as library schools (now known as informatics, information or some such thing so long as it doesn't have the word library in it). She says join a listserv, make your education every day, Make your own luck, Find and keep and nurture your sense of humor, be , attentive, facilitative, generous, keep your life and work in balance, embrace change, Develop a strong sense of your own self-worth, Make your particular vision part of the cultural memory of librarianship, save the dangerous and silly ideas, and, of course, join LISNews should be #11, she must've forgotten.
The wide range of librarian positions never ceases to amaze me. It seems like librarians can be found just about anywhere. The Directory of Astronomy Librarians and Libraries is an alphabetical list of astronomy librarians and a few astrolibrary-related addresses. The list aims at fostering cooperation among astronomy librarians and is not to be used for any commercial purpose.
Resources for Librarians with Disabilities is a collection Compiled by Hioni Karamanos. The collection of links was developed as a personal response to a perceived lack of web sites and link collection pages which focused on the *librarian* with a disability, instead of the *patron* with a disability.
SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists) is an international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) information. Be sure to check out the Top 10 Reasons To Join.SALIS was created in 1978 with assistance from the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). In 1986, Librarians and Information Specialists in Addictions (LISA), the Canadian counterpart, merged with SALIS. SALIS is a non-profit organization with an Executive Director and a member-elected Board.
In 1989, SALIS became an affiliate member of the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions (ICAA). SALIS continues in an active role of collaboration with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) RADAR Network and NIAAA-CSAP Alcohol and Other Drug Thesaurus project.
Anonymous Patron writes "A Slightly Up-Beat story from Salinas California where they say Donations are starting to trickle in to help keep Salinas libraries open as part of the Rally Salinas! campaign.
Less than four days after Mayor Anna Caballero challenged residents to make charitable contributions, the first batch of donations are beginning to arrive, including individual checks worth as much as $5,000, according to city officials."
Public library book selection specialists have Booklist, Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews. Academic book specialists have Choice. School librarians have School Library Journal. However, the library community has never produced a library-specific collection development tool specifically for popular music and film...until now.librarypop.org
Net Notions For Librarians presents some ideas to inspire librarians to use the interactive features of the World Wide Web to develop services which will attract electronic visitors to the library. They give some examples from the UK and around the world that they've come across during wanderings along the information superbyways. This page isn't about putting your OPAC or local organisations database on the Web as many libraries have done but focuses on smaller scale ways of exploiting the networking idea and the interactive nature of the medium. Given enthusiasm and a modest investment in equipment and time, the ideas on this page are manageable for the local community library.