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ExLibris Cheers for ALA

In her latest ExLibris publication (#156), Marylaine Block talks about some of the great things that ALA does for its members:

What impressed me most was the extent to which ALA can save our time and effort. What a boon, especially to small libraries with limited staff, not to have to devise their own guide to the internet for parents; all they have to do is hand out or modify the one ALA has already made available. They don\'t have to figure out what to do to comply with the ADA, because ALA has provided an ADA toolkit.....

New Jersey Library Association response to Forrest

SomeOne writes \"
This letter was sent to the Forrester campaign in response to his insulting \"I flipped burgers...I was a librarian\" campaign ad....\"

They say in part:

\"On behalf of the members of the New Jersey Library Association I must strongly voice our disappointment with your recent campaign advertisement, which states that one of your earliest jobs was as a librarian. Unfortunately, we cannot find any documentation on your biography to verify this assertion. You may have worked in a library during your academic career as a library assistant but you were not a librarian.\"

Keeping Up With Mitch Freedman

Mitch Freedman was kind enough to pass along His Page of Articles and Multimedia Appearances he\'s been featured in. His site also features a Collection Of Articles and the ever important Task Force on Better Salaries & Pay Equity.

Patricia Schroeder - change of heart?

Fiona writes
\"Has Ms Schroeder had a change of heart about
comments she made last year about how she had \"a
serious issue with libraries?\" It now appears that she
sees the AAP as a partner to libraries in defending
freedom to read and other issues in a speech at this
week\'s Australian Library and Information Association
conference - Full Story \"

2002 ALA Election Results Are Now Available

Gary Price, the Virtual Acquisition Shelf and News Desk guy, and Angela Gooden point out the 2002 ALA Election Results Are Now Available.

2002 ALA Council and Presidential Results [PDF]

2002 ALA Division and Roundtable Election Results [PDF].

Carla Hayden elected ALA President for 2003-04.

Katina Strauch Answers Your Questions

Both ALA Presedential Candidates have answered your questions.
Katina Strauch is up second, since H comes before S. Her answers are below.

Thanks again to both candidates for participating this year, and thanks to all of you for the great questions. -- Read More

Carla Hayden Answers Your Questions

Both ALA Presedential Candidates have answered your questions.
Carla Hayden is up first, since H comes before S. Her answers are below.

Thanks again to both candidates for participating this year, and thanks to all of you for the great questions. -- Read More

Have you heard of CILIP?

Anjlee writes \"CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) will come into being on the 1st April 2002; formed by the unification of the Institute of Information Scientists (IIS) and the Library Association (LA) in the UK.

CILIP will be the leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers, with around 24,000 members working in all sectors, including business and industry, science and technology, further and higher education, schools, local and central government departments and agencies, the health service, the voluntary sector, national and public libraries.

Find out more @ cilip.org.uk \"

Interview The Candidates for ALA President

This is your chance to interview the ALA 2002 Presidential Candidates. Katina Strauch and Carla Hayden have agreed to an LISNews interview.

Not sure what to ask them? Check out Last Years Questions or the answers from John, Mitch, Ken and William.

You can Email Me The Questions or post them below. I will consolidate all the questions into a coherant interview and send them to both candidates later this week.
You can expect to see the full interviews with the candidates answers as soon as I get them back.

Library Juice 5:4

I seldom plug my publication here, but this week\'s issue of Library Juice deserves mention, because it contains a good portion of the intellectual product that came out of the first ALA meeting following Sept. 11th. Contents include a report to SRRT by Al Kagan on the ALA Council meetings, the text of the resolutions (and a statement) brought by SRRT to ALA Council, an essay by Mark Rosenzweig on why war issues are library issues, the text of the IFRT/IFC resolution regarding the war that was passed by ALA Council (which I believe has already appeared here), a link to a collection of photos Howard Besser took in New Orleans, links to the two most recent SRRT newsletters, and lots of other good stuff. It is a very SRRT-y issue, because that\'s who I spend the bulk of my time with at conferences. Library Juice is often not this political, but I like it when it is.

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