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Monday, February 20, 2006

AVL Training

Just a notice...I'm not going to be able to make these, but I would if I didn't have that pesky thing called work!

The AVL Training Committee is pleased to offer FREE training sessions on Britannica. The vendor has requested the sessions be split into specific groups: K-12 participants in the morning sessions and public and academic participants in the afternoon sessions.

To register, go to Registration forms and information about each sessions are available on the specific group's page.

NOTE: The deadline for registering is Tuesday, February 28, 2006.

The sessions will be held statewide, from Tuesday, March 7 until Thursday, March 9. There will be two sessions per day: morning session 9-12 (for K-12) and an afternoon session 1-4 (for public and academic).
If you have any questions, please contact Jodi Poe, AVL Training Coordinator, 256-782-8103,

Monday, February 13, 2006

Always a River, Sometimes a Library

This came across the SLIS listserv, so I thought I'd pass it along...

"Rick Anderson Reexamines Library Practice and Patron Service"

Rick Anderson explores the three ways the library profession is broken, and the four ways to fix it. He uses the Mississippi River as a metaphor for patron behavior, and gives us new and useful ways to think about our patrons.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Books and Blogs

A few recommendations for your reading pleasure...

I LOVED The Namesake by
Jhumpa Lahiri. Don't let her name throw you; the names of the characters aren't too tough. She's fantastic. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Interpreter of Maladies.

Also, check out an older classic, How Green Was My Valley by (another tongue-twister) Richard Llewellyn.
The movie is fantastic, too. John Ford was a great, albeit peculiar, director, and Maureen O'Hara is one of my all-time favorite actresses.

Meanwhile, a former
SLIS colleague of mine now has a blog that I'm enjoying very much, so here's a plug for it as well.

Personally, the diet's going OK. I'm going off the vegetarian stuff for one day and one day only! My wonderful husband and I are celebrating our engagement anniversary at
Outback, and I just can't pass up the Outback special!

Keep reading, keep smiling, and
stay warm!

LIS article

Interesting article about the state of library schools:

Happy weekend!

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Google 2

Here is the second edition of Google's newsletter for librarians.
Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

Read from the beginning...