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National survey of public library funding and technology access

Sep
08

A national survey of public library funding and technology access was mailed to public libraries early September 2008. The survey, part of a broader study of public library funding and technology access issues, is funded by the American Library Association and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and conducted by researchers from Florida State University's Information Use Management and Policy Institute and the University of Maryland’s Center for Library Innovation, and builds on research conducted since 1994.

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Cooking With CALIS

Sep
08

For all you foodies out there - newbies and expert (seasoned) - the Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services (CASLIS) invites you to submit recipes for our 2008 cookbook.

Do you have a favourite recipe scribbled on an old catalogue card? A special dish from your local area? (Anyone up for tourtière or Saskatoon pie?) A drink you mix to dull the pain of the budget meeting/board meeting/ (it's 4 o'clock somewhere, right?)

Please send in your recipes by October 20, 2008 to [email protected].

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Apply today for the 6th annual "We the People" Bookshelfgrant opportunity

Sep
05

The ALA Public Programs Office is pleased to partner with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the sixth We the People Bookshelf project. Part of the NEH’s We the People program, the Bookshelf encourages young people to read and understand great literature while exploring themes in American history.

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Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

Sep
05

School and academic librarian nominations open for Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

Nominations for librarians in schools, colleges, community colleges and universities begin this week for the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

Administered by the American Library Association’s Public Information Office and Campaign for America’s Libraries, the award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians for their
efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.

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September issue of CD HotList has been posted

Sep
04

The August issue of _CD HotList: New Releases for Libraries_ is now up and viewable at this URL:

http://cdhotlist.btol.com

This month's recommended titles include a recently discovered Scarlatti oratorio; wind concertos by the Stamitz brothers; modern music for the viola d'amore; a new album by Jakob Dylan; old stuff from Memphis Minnie; a boxed set retrospective from the legendary Vee-Jay label; and much, much more. Enjoy!

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Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians (U.S. and Canada) for The Published Librarian: Successful Professional and Personal Writing (publisher: American Library Association)

Sep
02

Foreword: Bob Blanchard, Adult Services Librarian, Des Plaines Public
Library. Contributor to Illinois Library Association Reporter; Thinking
Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians (McFarland, 2008)

Introductory Note: Wayne Jones, Head of Central Technical Services,
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Ed., Ontario Library
Association, Access; Ed., E-Journals Access and Management (Routledge,
2008)

Contributors need publication experience in order to write practical,
concise, how-to articles to guide the reader. No previously published,

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Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians (U.S. and Canada) for Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (publisher: American Library Association)

Sep
02

Foreword: Kathy Barco, READiscover New Mexico: A Tri-Lingual Adventure in
Literacy (Sunstone Press, 2007); children's librarian,
Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library

Afterword: Edith Campbell, Media Director, Arlington High School,
Indianapolis. Indiana Libraries, Viewpoints;
http://campbele.wordpress.com

Articles by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians
sharing their experiences on how U.S. librarians are not tied to computers
inside libraries: how librarians partner, outreach, and market libraries in

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Bell/Whittington Library Selects Koha

Sep
01

ATHENS, OH --September 2, 2008-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries announced today that the Bell/Whittington Library in Portland, Texas has selected a hosted Koha ZOOM solution for their next integrated library system.

The Library's database of over 32,000 items will be hosted off-site at one of LibLime's secure data centers. The Library has also contracted with LibLime for data migration, support and training on their Koha system.

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Waking Up in the Studebaker by Kevin L. Gray

Aug
31

PRESS RELEASE:
Waking Up in the Studebaker
by Kevin Gray
World Audience Publishers at worldaudience.org
978-0-9820540-5-5

Paola, Kansas, Aug. 30, 2008 – Waking Up in the Studebaker is the memoir of Kevin Gray, who proudly came of age in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, and who captures an era, right or wrong.

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Hussey-Mayfield Public Library Goes Live With Evergreen

Aug
28

Hussey-Mayfield Public Library in Zionsville, Indiana has gone live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software. This is the first step in a process that will see seventeen Indiana public libraries migrate to Evergreen by the end of 2008 as part of Indiana Evergreen, a shared-catalog project administered by the Indiana State Library. Equinox Software, Inc., the support and development company for Evergreen, provided bumper-to-bumper support during the Hussey-Mayfield migration.

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