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Happy Birthday Unshelved!

Eight Years!

It's hard to believe it's been eight years since Gene and I started a comic strip called Overdue, quickly renamed Unshelved. In that time we've each gained a daughter and a house, and each lost quite a bit of hair, not to mention our day jobs. Yes, in case you didn't get the memo the first time around, this little web comic strip now provides incomes for both of us, thanks in large part to the support of fans like you.

This Book is Overdue! Contest-Contest-Contest!

Whoopee! Three contests in one...enter to win a free mousepad (and who knows what other fame and fortune).

Three ways to win: Here is a contest for This Book Is Overdue! 1) on the Facebook fan page, and another one on the 2) blog page of the This Book Is Overdue website...pick your contest location and ENTER TO WIN!!!!!!!!

The author, Marilyn Johnson, will personally mail a mousepad stamped with the zooming librarian to the person who posts the sweetest true story of a librarian helping a patron in these digitally challenging times.

And to make it a triple threat, we'll add the ability for entrants to enter the contest RIGHT HERE by posting their story about helping a patron as a 3) COMMENT BELOW THIS STORY. Contest is open through March 15.

LISNews Librarian Essay Contest

The first ever LISNews Librarian Essay Contest invites librarians to write an original essay about issues that impact librarianship. The contest will run for the entire month of February, 2010, with the fabulous prizes awarded sometime in March. Winning essayists will receive one of several prizes including Amazon or Borders gift cards, and a year of hosting from LISHost.org.

Library Columnist Will Manley Launches Blog

Hi guys...it's Will Manley here. I've had a blog at www.willmanley.com going for about 3 weeks. I would appreciate it if you could mention it. I'm a retired librarian and I write a column for American Libraries (Will's World) and Booklist (The Manley Arts). You can find an announcement of my blog at American Libraries .

Thanks for your consideration.

Will

New Site and Book From Peter Morville Search Patterns Design for Discovery

You may know Peter Morville from such books as Information Architecture for the World Wide Web or Ambient Findability, or from any number of library conferences, or his sites semanticstudios.com and findability.org. Well, he's back with a new book and site, http://searchpatterns.org/ , and Search Patterns: Design for Discovery.

"Search is among the most disruptive innovations of our time. It influences what we buy and where we go. It shapes how we learn and what we believe. This provocative and inspiring book explores design patterns that apply across the categories of web, e-commerce, enterprise, desktop, mobile, social, and real time search and discovery. Using colorful illustrations and examples, the authors bring modern information retrieval to life, covering such diverse topics as relevance ranking, faceted navigation, multi-touch, and mixed reality. Search Patterns challenges us to invent the future of discovery while serving as a practical guide to help us make search applications better today."

LISNews Librarian Essay Contest Starts Today!

The first ever LISNews Librarian Essay Contest invites librarians to write an original essay about issues that impact librarianship. The contest will run for the entire month of February, 2010, with the fabulous prizes awarded sometime in March. Winning essayists will receive one of several prizes including Amazon or Borders gift cards, and a year of hosting from LISHost.org.

All Essays Must Be Submitted Here!

You can view only essay entries at http://lisnews.org/essays/
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Subscribe to the Essay Contest Entries RSS Feed Here: http://lisnews.org/essays/rss
Below the break you'll see answers to your questions. -- Read More

Black History Month at Delaware Public Libraries

Delaware public libraries will be commemorating Black History Month (which starts on Monday) with a busy schedule of events across the state. Performances, discussions on historical and cultural events, storytellers and other performers will present the incredible contributions of Black Americans to their nation's history and identity.

A list of events is available at this link: http://library.blogs.delaware.gov/2010/01/28/black-history-month-at-your-delaware-library/.

How is your library commemorating Black History Month?

What's New On LISWire - The Librarian's News Wire

Did you know LISNews has a sister site devoted to PR?

Over at LISWire.com( http://liswire.com/ ) - The Librarian's News Wire - we have now posted well over 200 releases.

You can subscribe to one of our mailing lists Right Here. You can grab the main LISWire RSS Feed Here. There are a bunch of other feeds you can subscribe to listed Right Here. You can also follow along on Twitter Right Here.

Below the break I've posted all the latest releases. -- Read More

First Issue of the Official Koha ILS Newsletter Released

Today marks the first official release of the Koha ILS Newsletter. The newsletter will be released on the 15th of each month and available at http://koha.web2learning.net while the community awaits decisions related to the koha.org domain and foundation forming.

The table of contents for this inaugural issue is as follows: -- Read More

Librarian To Match Donations Up To $20,000 for Haiti!

Cliff Landis, Technology Librarian at Valdosta State University’s Odum Library in Valdosta, Georgia is putting up $10,000 of his own money for Haiti. From now until February 28, 2010, he will match any funds given to Partners in Health on my donation page, up to $10,000.

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