2009-05-10T07:11:49.284-04:00I see that a Planning Wiki has been created for USSF 2010. Information on Librarians at USSF 2007:Report on this event is at Radical Reference. United States Social Forum * June 27 - July 1, 2007 * Atlanta, GA * Another World is Possible - Another U.S. is Necessary!2007 Social Forum * AboutLibrarians and the USSFSubmitted by Elaine Harger on May 11, 2007 - 1:02pm.This session will be on: June
2009-04-02T06:43:24.565-04:00Posted March 31, 2009Contact: Steve ZaluskyManager of Communications,ALA Public Information Office(312) email@example.comNEWSFor Immediate Release,March 31, 2009Figueroa new director of ALA Office for DiversityCHICAGO – Miguel A. Figueroa has been named the new director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity.Figueroa, network services coordinator, National Network
2009-03-06T08:33:12.158-05:00"It fascinated me....to do my reading and thinking in that asylum and church of the unemployed; of crazy ideologists and equally crazy Bible students doggedly writing "YOU LIE" in the reference books on the open shelvers; of puzzle fans searching every encyclopedia; of commission salesmen secretly tearing address lists out of city directories." (p.7).New York Jew by Alfred Kazin [Knopf, 1978]
2009-01-26T14:08:29.901-05:00ALA Notable Books 2009.
2009-01-21T08:50:52.705-05:00new service model for the Library & Information Science Library.January 14, 2009Dear friends and colleagues,As you know, we are developing a new service model for the Library & Information Science Library. The COMM-LISS team submitted an interim report with a set of recommendations in November. The University Library's Executive Committee reviewed the report in December [reproduced below] and
2009-01-16T23:14:37.456-05:00Metropole by Ferenc KarinthyTranslated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes.Longlisted titles for the 'Best Translated Book'-award.
2008-11-29T08:08:48.338-05:00Marcus Trescothick Wins World's Richest Sportsbook Prize.FORMER England batsman, Marcus Trescothick's autobiography, 'Coming Back To Me', has won the world's most valuable sportswriting prize, the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.
2008-10-29T17:15:58.380-04:00Фото Стоянович by Евгения Иванова has taken the 2008 Vick Prize for the Bulgarian Novel of the Year.Evgenia Ivanova, Photo Stoyanovich Balkani Publishing House.
2008-10-30T00:16:31.587-04:00I was told today by several people that the "Annoyed Librarian," a popular anonymous blog is writen by Don Saklad, or not. Not sure where they heard this, but it explains a lot. I guess the "Annoyed Librarian" is now at LJ. I'm with the Free-Range Librarian on this one.
2008-10-05T23:00:19.036-04:00Léon Blum: Humanist in Politicsby Joel ColtonKnopf, 512 pp.,
2008-09-09T21:10:57.712-04:00--“Let us think that no human rights will exist without symmetry of the duties that correspond to them. It is not to be expected that governments in the next 50 years will do it. Let us common citizens therefore speak up. With the same vehemence as when we demanded our rights, let us demand responsibility over our duties. Perhaps the world could turn a little better.” -- José Saramago's speech
2008-08-25T19:02:48.592-04:00The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library announced today that its archive of documents from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge will be available on August 26, 2008. On August 19,2008 the University of Illinois had refused to release records relating to Barack Obama’s service to the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a nonprofit group linked to former 1960s radical activist William Ayers.The
2008-08-23T07:32:25.356-04:00Libraries are large and complex organizations. The communications made to Stanley Kurtz, National Review (NRO) contributing editor by staff of the University of Illinois – Chicago (UI-Chicago) about the availability of the requested collection, especially comments by a part-time graduate student, are not prima facie evidence of a coverup or conspiracy. Rather, the allegations provide evidence on
2008-05-12T07:45:03.469-04:00_Hunger_ an uncompromising new film that examines the last six weeks in the life of Maze prison hunger striker Bobby Sands has drawn criticism from those who see it is an untimely celebration of the martyrdom of a terrorist.
2008-04-27T21:37:08.036-04:00Restoration Drama Rebecca Mead Trouble at Edith Wharton’s house.New Yorker, April 29, 2008.About EW's library.
2008-04-15T22:05:43.875-04:00Amsterdam hosts World’s Biggest Book Market on 18 May 2008On 18 May, 2008, Amsterdam’s historic centre is the location of the world’s biggest book market. No fewer than 1,000 stalls with books will wind through the city centre. The World Book Market is being held in the context of Amsterdam World Book Capital, a title of great distinction that has been awarded to the Dutch capital by UNESCO. From
2008-04-07T13:53:36.813-04:00Open Access to Knowledge and Information: Scholarly Literature and Digital Library Initiatives – the South Asian Scenario. This book illustrates South Asian initiatives on open access to information and knowledge. It has its genesis in the recommendations and proceedings of UNESCO-supported international conferences and workshops.
2008-03-11T06:44:09.703-04:00In "Flying Off the Shelves:The Pleasures and Perils of Chasing Book Thieves," Paul Constant lists what he calls, the "New York Times best-seller list of stolen books."1. Charles Bukowski2. Jim Thompson3. Philip K. Dick4. William S. Burroughs5. Any Graphic Novel
2008-02-29T22:42:13.030-05:00Timothy Goeglein is such a solid "ambassador" to the Christian Right that when Ted Haggard, former the head of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE - website), made his first post-election visit to the White House he stopped by and congratulated Goeglein for his effective work of bringing Christian voters to the polls."He is the key person that actually produced the evangelical vote in
2008-02-20T08:59:14.538-05:00Writings of Frank Marshall Davis: A Voice of the Black Press. Frank Marshall Davis (1905-1987) was a central figure in the black press, working as reporter and editor for the Atlanta World, the Associated Negro Press, the Chicago Star, and the Honolulu Record. Writings of Frank Marshall Davis presents a selection of Davis’s nonfiction, providing an unprecedented insight into one journalist’s
2008-02-09T08:35:45.281-05:00Susan B. Anthony Library at Library Thing
2008-01-27T07:22:48.384-05:00The Garfunkle Library is discussed in the article"King of Reading" New Yorker. The library is a listing of every book Art Garfunkle has read over the last 30 years.
2008-01-05T14:04:18.316-05:00“Subprime” Voted 2007 Word of the Yearby American Dialect SocietyHILTON CHICAGO—JAN. 4—In its 18th annual words of the year vote, the AmericanDialect Society voted “subprime” as the word of the year. Subprime is an adjective used to describe a risky or less than ideal loan, mortgage, or investment. Subprime was also winner of a brand-new 2007 category for real estate words, a category which
2007-12-12T06:31:46.213-05:00After I finished a 4 year term on the Notable Books Council I ran across Kevin Jackson's Invisible Forms: A Guide to Literary Curiosities[ Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin Press, 2000] and decided I'd put together a database to analyze the acknowledgments in the non-fiction Notables.Here is the database of acknowledgments from non-fiction Notables 1955, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995, 2005.1955Allen, Gay W
2007-11-24T17:41:00.616-05:00Longlist of 100 'hidden gems' to discuss and vote.