Librarians

Librarian Discovers Ford Theater/Lincoln Flag

Carol Reed writes \"Here\'s the URL for the story:

CNN Story

All this happened just because a librarian wanted a good prop for a talk she was giving.... \"


A librarian searching a historical society\'s cluttered storage area stumbled upon a flag that was in Abraham Lincoln\'s theater box on the night of his assassination.Those pesky librarians, always poking around in those dusty boxes!

Librarian Honored

From The Courier Times (Bucks County, PA) - Gwen Shrift writes...

\"As a kid, Lih-Yun Lin led genteel raids on her local library, at the head of a line of curious classmates. This was 50 or so years ago in Taiwan, not then a place where libraries catered to children. But Lih-Yun was hooked. Lih-Yun, now known as Betty Tsai, is still fascinated by libraries and works on behalf of Asian-Americans in her profession and operators of small Chinese restaurants, among others. Those who know her say she quickly identifies needs and works tirelessly to meet them. Over a career spanning nearly 40 years in this country, Tsai has also impressed her fellow librarians. The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, which she helped found in 1980, honored her last month with its first Ching-chih Chen Leadership Award.\" [more...]

Librarians Just Don\'t Process Information the Same as Us Normal People

Emil Guillermo on the \"Librarian Frame of Mind...\"[more...] from Asian Week. They also have a link to \"APA Librarians Share Vision and Knowledge\" in the same publication. My brain is attempting to grasp something I learned in \"Studies in Logic\" while in college...how does that go again...

Librarians Receive Drug Training

As part of a special drug awareness program, librarians in Australia are being trained in drug-related issues. [more...] from The Australian.

Children\'s librarian travels to Philippines

I just loved this story from the San Jose Mercury News, about Eve Bates, a young children\'s librarian from California, who spent a year working in Palo, on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. She enjoyed it so much that she\'s now going back to visit as she is \"homesick\" for the kids she got to know there.

The protest at the Marriott on Tuesday

Rory writes: \"The protest at the Marriott on Tuesday afternoon was a joyous event. It felt good to be there on the picket lines with the union members, supporting them. The words by President-elect Mitch Freedman, Michael Gorman, Pat Schuman and others were inspiring and made me very glad to be a part of it (rather than on the other side of the picket line, at the Inaugural event).

I put some photos on the web which I think capture the spirit of that afternoon. There are thirteen photos in all. They may take while to load if you have a dial-up connection. You can view them at:libr.org/Juice/pics/4.23/Marriott.html

Librarians against globalisation...

Al writes \"Details how a suspected ringleader of the Gothenburg protests is a London based Librarian.Not the usual professional image! \"
\"Full Story from The Times UK.


The guy was described as \"working in a library\" near Euston station, and successfully defended himself at his trial in December last year and was acquitted. He was suspected of leading the violent protests at the European Summit in Gothenburg.

Misconception : Who is a librarian ?

LINdam
writes
\"A librarian is person who has studied the field of
librarianship and undergone some examination to be
understood as qualified librarian. People who have
helped in the librarians tend to call themselves as
librarians. Basically people tend to misjudge,
undermine and misinterprete the profession. This has
led to the idea that anybody who is working in the library
is a librarian and that is not the case once a person
has been employed in an institution users tend to say
he/she is a librarian.As librarians I think we need to
stand up for our profession and prove to the community
that we are professionals and the community can not
operate without us providing information to them. This
bothers me a lot


CAN PEOPLE SEND COMMENTS TO ME ABOUT THIS
ISSUE? \"

I think here in the US a librarian has an MLS, but I
may be wrong......Comments?

Sandy Berman responds to Elaine Harger

Steve
Fesenmaier
writes \"Reactions to E. Harger\'s
\"Response to Berman (6-5-01)


1. Elaine\'s remarks confirm what I stated in my 6-4-01
\"WWMD\" statement: That SRRT and PLG \"leaders\"
pressured Local 2 to cancel a Tuesday morning picket
line at the Marriott before and during the Coretta Scott
King Awards Breakfast.


2. Unmentioned is that Local 2 did cancel that
demonstration, not because of SRRT/PLG\'s persuasive
arguments, but rather due to the intolerable dissension
the \"leaders\" had produced among local
librarian-supporters.
More....... -- Read More

Librarians: Masters of Technology

Jeff Lehr writes...

The days of the school librarian stereotype are quickly becoming numbered, making way for a new breed of tech-savvy specialized record keepers who are primed to make getting what you need easier than ever before.[more...] from My San Antonio.

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