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Nancy to release range of signature underwear
Following the phenomenal success of the Librarian Action Figure, the world's best-known librarian may shortly announce the release of a signature range of sensible and comfortable women's undergarments.
Although celebrities from the fashion and entertainment industries authored a book prior to moving into the more lucrative 'unmentionables' market, Pearl is already published. This would be a natural progression in career development since Nancy Pearl retired from active library duty.
It is believed that the Nancy Smallclothes® line is most likely be created in machine-washable fabrics, and be initially available in either white or cream. A beige option is likely to follow in Spring ...
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Public fears use of RFID
Many libraries are already using RFID (radio frequency identification) tags on books to improve circulation and stock control. Having been described as "a new breed of digital tracking system", supermarkets and other places with high patronage are getting on the bandwagon, especially since someone started a rumor that the tags will alleviate repetitive strain injuries among librarians. Our guess would be it was probably the manufacturers of the tags, but we're really just guessing.
However, CNet News believes that the single most important factor in the prevention of global adoption of the tags is consumer advocates, who say that "the unchecked spread of the devices in libraries and elsewhere could spell disaster for privacy".
Obviously believing that librarians will spend all day spying on borrowers, which could very well interrupt libraries' widely-acknowledged heavy schedule of coffee drinking and lounging around reading ....
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Warrior Librarian pushes more boundaries
Challenging the newly-imposed Code of Conduct, particularly the section relating to dress codes, A.B. Credaro reported for work clothed in what could only be described as .... words fail us.
Particularly concerned with section 16.8 of the Code of Conduct, which states that Staff are to dress and behave in a manner which demonstrates professionalism, shows respect for others and models appropriate standards for students, her numerous inquiries as to the identity of the person who would be responsible for deciding what is "appropriate" dress were unsuccessful.
In attempting to make a 'test case', the real-life identity of Biblia wrongly believed that at least one person would at least comment. There is some speculation whether this may be attributed to an accommodation of her 'highly individualistic demeanor', or if it was more a matter of no one actually cared.
Independent arbiters declared that not only were the only the nebulous boundaries of the Dress Code exceeded, but also the limits of good taste ...
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Since the publication of reports on what, when and why - and if - teenagers are reading, three western Sydney youngsters have demonstrated their concern over the issues that have been raised.
Marcus Prasad ("Abstract"), a 24 year old Mt Druitt resident, together with St. Claire residents 17 year old Gemma White ("Gem") and 22 year old Imran Kariola ("Spades"), have formed a R'n'B group called Non Fiction Experience, or more trendily, N.F.X.
Integrity Records is producing their first album, Life. To date, there has been no mention of reading, books, or even a signature range of underwear ...
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LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
Acronym abuse rampant The internationally acclaimed International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) appears to have been taking liberties with acronym application. Their website clearly shows that the full title of the group is the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, although the missing AI would make the acronym IFLAAI, which admittedly is a little cumbersome.
As a service to the international library community - associations as well as institutions - Warrior Librarian Weekly has provided, at absolutely no charge, an amended logo for their use ...
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Learn and Sign, ISBN 0-9753717-1-1 US$14.95
When the WLW Alternative Communications Division's consultant (OK, a colleague to whom I now owe a favor) viewed this review copy, her summation was "excellent"!
The subsequent discussions about DEAF culture, the differences between Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and ASL (American Sign Language), the difficulties for the deaf in lip-reading people with seriously heavy accents, cochlea implants and their failure to appeal to all deaf people, and many related issues, were absolutely fascinating. Interestingly, despite years of attempts to deliver library funding pleas to normally-hearing individuals, an afternoon in conversation with a totally deaf person was a highly successful two-way communication event ...
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MORE ORIGINAL HUMOR
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 90+ 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 ...
MOST POPULAR BIBLIA PAGES TO DATE:
MASS MEDIA: Although Ingram Library Services Further Developments may not be a mass media publication, strictly speaking, at least they run a good story ...
ACADEMIA: There are more than 50 institutions that have a link to Warrior Librarian on their web sites, including the Tasmanian Department of Education ...
INTERNET: Google now lists over 4,000 for a search on the phrase "warrior librarian". Not that we check regularly or anything ...
FROM THE MAILBOX: Many thanks to all those organizations and individuals who continue to offer us cheap valium. We didn't realize that the need was so obvious ...
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Nonsense allows us to think the unthinkable and entertain the impossible.
Andy Griffiths, author of [the children's book] The Bad Book, in defending its "cavalcade of gratuitous violence, general unpleasantness and nonsensical incongruity". Sunday Life, October 17, 2004 p 12.
Technical librarians struggling to maintain older computers might find the Old Computers Museum website a useful guide to identification. Earliest units listed are MIT's Whirlwind and Remington Rand's UNIVAC 1, both from 1951. Browse by manufacture's name, year of issue, by model, or use the power search. After that, you're on your own, buddy ...
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Now here's a really good idea which just might catch on, from the Elko County School District board of education. Lou Basanez said "not only should parents and teachers be involved in the book selection process, but it must include librarians" ...
British author Alan Hollinghurst has snared the prestigious international literary award, the Booker Prize, for his explicitly gay novel The Line of Beauty, a satire about Britain under Margaret Thatcher. Which is quite ironic as there was nothing much to laugh about during those years ...
Charles Stuart Platkin, author of the best-selling book Breaking the Pattern, asks "What's your excuse for not eating right?". Well, quite simply, healthy food usually tastes like cardboard, feels like chewing on a shoe, and is socially isolating at informal functions. And we didn't even have to look it up ...
New Zealand e-government was found to have "weaknesses in seamless collaboration among agencies, and a disappointingly low number of internet users are using it to access government information and services". To close the gaps, a six-week programme will be run in schools and libraries in one selected location early next year on the theme Did you know you could do this? ...
And still in New Zealand, police are waiting to hear from the remaining 70 people who contacted a book-selling syndicate named "TheTrenches" over the internet as they try to recover some of the rare books stolen from libraries and museums throughout the country ...
If anyone cares, Verity Inc. announced that Oxford University Press has selected Verity(R) K2 Enterprise (K2E) advanced search, classification and personalization software to provide functionality for the online version of its new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) ...
Has YOUR invitation to the grand opening of the Clinton Library arrived yet? Accomodation at Little Rock is booking out fast ...
2004: UN Slavery Abolition Year
October: Medical Librarians' Month
October: Listen To Your Inner Critic Month
October: Self-Promotion Month
October: National Toilet Tank Repair Month
October: National Liver Awareness Month (USA)
October: National Sarcastics Month (USA)
Oct 19-24: Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival
Oct 21: Revolution Day (Somalia)
Oct 2124: The Saga of Librarianship symposium, Ankara, Turkey
Oct 22: International Stammering Awareness Day
Oct 23: Chulalongkorn's Day (Thailand)
Oct 23: Liberation Day (Egypt)
Oct 24: International Forgiveness Day
Oct 24: United Nations Day
Oct 24: Independence Day (Zambia)
Oct 24-30: UN Disarmament Week
Oct 25: International School Library Day
Oct 25: Constitution Day (Lithuania)
Oct 25: Independence Day/Republic Day (Kazakhstan)
Oct 25: Labor Day (New Zealand)
Oct 26: National Day (Austria)
Oct 27: Cranky Co-Workers Day
Oct 28: Ochi Day (Cyprus and Greece)
Oct 29: International Internet Day
Oct 31: Halloween
Oct 31: National Knock-Knock Day
2003-2012: UN Literacy Decade