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 Issue #259: September 2008 First Edition

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FROM THE SPAM FILTER
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COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
A series of unfortunate usages

Sarah Palin Whilst this publication has never rejected any free publicity, the unauthorised use of the Warrior Librarian Logo over at Andrys Basten's website has now been amicably settled.

Basten published the infamous Anne Kilkenny letter, which included the even more infamous statements relating to Sarah Palin on the sacking of a Library Head and the banning of books. The unauthorised use of the WLW logo left a few red faces around the Blog-O-Sphere, implying as it did that WLW was in some way connected.

The matter has now been resolved with the insertion of the information that there is no connection between this publication, its employees, associates, next door neighbours, family pets, or others, with Anne Kilkenny, Sarah Palin, or indeed American electoral campaigns in general. Heck, we only voted in the Australian elections to avoid get fined.

All that aside, it must be said that with Palin's fine sense of appropriate dress, and her sharp tongue, together with the ability to bite the heads off wolves, in addition to the power to command entire militia into battle, she has serious potential as a librarian if the other thing doesn't work out for her ...

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COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

Rare manuscript by Matteo Ricci If you happen to be around King Street, London on September 25, you could do worse with your time than dropping into Christie's and making a bid on the Matteo Ricci manuscript.

For the collection purists, the manuscript has "light spotting and browning, tiny marginal hole and three tiny worm holes to title, these latter extending to the first two text leaves only, tiny marginal hole to Ccc3, short marginal tear to Xxx4.) Contemporary flexible vellum with red edges (spine slightly discoloured, some light worming to upper cover). Provenance: Rome Jesuit Library, donation of Bishop Zacynthius (ink inscription in 17th century hand to title). "

Almost a steal at an estimated $26,280 - $35,040, according to the auction house "only one copy of this extremely rare first edition" (1659) has sold at auction since 1975.

It's a copy? So, like, how much is the original worth ...

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STEREOTYPE BUSTING
Not your average librarian

This is NOT a picture of the woman in this story. Mlive.com, out of Michign reports "Elderly ex-librarian found guilty in three bank robberies".

A forensic examination that determined the 61-year-old Jacquelyn J. King is competent to stand trial and assist in her own defense. King faces three counts of bank robbery, each of which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Geez, the woman resigned 14 years ago from library work, but seems will always be known to the media as an "ex-librarian". Besides which, since when did 61 years old qualify as elderly? For Pete's sake, we've got sets of encyclopedia that are older than that ...

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

A book on ethics with a goldenish colored scale on top The ULM Library will observe two important milestones with a program and reception titled "Celebrating 60 Years of Documents" at 1 p.m. Sept. 25 in the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Conference Center.

The library will commemorate 60 years as a charter member of the Louisiana State Documents Depository Program and 45 years as a member of the Federal Depository Libraries Program. Charlene Cain, head of access services at the LSU Law Library, will speak from 1 to 2 p.m. in the ULM Conference Center. Her lecture is about "The Cornerstone of Democratic Values: The Librarian's Role in Access to Government Information."

While this may be a more significant paper that "The Lighter Side of Librarianship", the staff of Warrior Librarian Weekly don't think its going to be as much fun ..."

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WLW ORIGINAL LIBRARY HUMOR

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Laugh yourself comatose

WLW Reader laughing Research has shown that the average librarian will take 10 to 15 minutes to read this web page. Anecdotal evidence suggests that many librarians fear they do not have enough time to investigate the humor links. The majority of the 110+ original library humor items (all written by Biblia, and not available anywhere else on the 'net) in the Humor Index are designed to take less than 2 minutes to read.

However, if you choose to hang around there for hours reading them all, then re-reading them, then WLW cannot take any responsibility. You now have the choice of using the genetically unmodified Alphabetical Index or the dolphin-safe Dewey Version. Caffeine-free version has been temporarily canned, pending an FDA investigation ...

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EDITORIAL SOAPBOX

This is the Warrior Librarian At the time of going to press, less than two weeks remains until the WLW crew arrive in New York, NY. The matter of which shoes has almost been solved, although not the mechanics of transporting them.

The minor matters such as the payment of standing household utility accounts; how to change the toilet paper roll; care and feeding of home-staying family members; etc will be dealt with - probably on the morning of departure, if there's sufficient time.

Trust me on this; a stress-free life, whether at work in a library or anywhere beyond, is simply a matter of prioritizing ...

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PETER LEWIS @ THE LIBRARY
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INTERACTIVE OF THE WEEK

Virtual Facelift Here's another fun little way to amuse yourself for a few minutes. Life Magic allows you to undergo life-enhancing cosmetic surgery without the time, expense or pain. It's also a much easier and faster way to doctor photos (if you'll excuse the pun) than image editing software that costs almost as much as the surgery and freezes your computer ...

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

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Watch Seinfeld clip his toe nails, and Bill Gates reject a burger with gum, as they try to experience life with 'plain folks' by living with an 'average' family. Not everyone will think it's funny. But then that's pretty much the story for all humor, isn't it?

MEMORABLE QUOTES

Loud mouth Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.

Douglas Adams in Mostly Harmless

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