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New York loses out to Sydney's Brighton
Internationally-avoided author, speaker and sometime librarian, A.B. Credaro was spurred into a flurry of action and emails after reading of the restorations to the 100 year old lions outside the New York Public Library, 'Patience' and 'Fortitude'.
In a bold and daring move, the Catholic Primary Teacher Librarians' Association invited Credaro to their 2005 annual two-day conference at Sydney's Brighton Beach Novotel, causing the Warrior Librarian to reconsider the Big Apple 2005 option.
Credaro denied rumors that the final decision-making was heavily swayed by the results of a pre-scheduled orthodontic review for one of the junior members of the Warrior Librarian Domestic Realities Team ...
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Sinister intent and dire warnings uncovered
For 139 years, Jabberwocky has lain embedded in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, remaining - until now - a piece of light verse. In the tradition of The da Vinci Code, Warrior Librarian Weekly has analysed the work and revealed the hidden code, although with less hype than Dan Brown - and certainly a lot less financial recompense.
Conspiracy theorists may well be alarmed at the cloaked messages that are now revealed in this WLW exclusive. The extent of author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's fears can be gauged in his need to protect the identity of this lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College, Oxford. When he created the pseudonym 'Lewis Carroll' by translating his first two names into the Latin "Carolus Lodovicus" and then anglicizing and reversing them, it would seem that he knew that in 150 years hence, few people would still be studying Latin.
Preliminary investigations indicate that Carroll/Dodgson may have been more accurate than Nostrodamus, and certainly more subtle ...
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Environmentalists concerned about global effects
The debate on genre splitting continues, with traditionalists insisting on maintaining Dewey order whilst modernists are equally admamant that patrons prefer their reading material served a la bookstore mode.
As both views have validity, experts agree that there is very little research on patron preferences in this regard. However, a number of surveys have been proposed. But with everyone so darn busy with everything else that needs to be done, little progress has been made in that area to date.
In the most timely piece of 'snail-mail' yet to arrive this week, Greenpeace were kind enough to send a brochure. Who knew that the international environmental organization was interested in this issue? As yet, we haven't had time to read the pamphlet, what with the shelving and circulation and reference interviews and inventory and such, but it will be fascinating (when we have the time) to find out what their opinion is ...
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New image for older teen
The "Filthy" MPLA conference in Wollongong may have overlooked the issue of continuance of library use by youth who have completed their high school education, without the intention of continuing formal study.
Young adults, such as Colin Grouchman (pictured here NOT on a beach - a completely new image), will most likely undergo a hiatus in their leisure reading. Many parents are hoping that the employment section of local newspapers will become a major focus, with writing centered around job applications.
The relative percentage of post-compulsary eduction students who do return to the library fold at a later time, is an invaluable and greatly underrated measure of the success of school library programs. Grouchman himself was unavailable for comment, being away for a week surfing ...
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Little did he know that when Warrior Librarian fan, retired French librarian Claude Razanajao, recently put a link to WLW on his home page, he would achieve instant fame. Or, at least, a lot of people might see his picture.
Razanajao, who devoted 40 years of his life to serving academic libraries, notably University Montpellier 3 et al - probably without a salary that was anything even remotely near his true worth - stated that a number of French librarians were known to have a sense of humor.
Responding to the information that Sundays at Warrior Librarian Central were largley devoted to setting up the following week's WLW, Razanajao remarked that "making such a zine is not a Zinecure!" (Yeah, I had to look it up. But I'm monolingual.)
However, his statement on his difficulties with using the English language was contradicted when he supplied a correction to last edition's International Library News item, suggesting that the organisation Medecins Sans Frontiers was more correctly "Médecins sans frontières" ...
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The Renaissance Library people produce so much more than excellent library calendars.
They share visions, give hope to people trying to operate a library out of a closet, fuel wanderlust; promote the global village's cultural heritage; produce library-themed postcards and wall posters.
Another wonderful visual and informational extravaganza in their 2005 calendar, which continues the long-standing tradition - dating right back to their first offering in 2001. (A few of which are still left, together with 2002 - 2004 calendars, if you want to virtually experience the full splendor of the Great Libraries of the World.)
Stuart Unwin is happy to you further information and details ...
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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 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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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 80 institutions that have a link to Warrior Librarian on their web sites, including the Tasmanian Department of Education ...
INTERNET: Google now lists over 9,000 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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Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.
Louis Gerstner, CEO, IBM
Described by the website itself as "a collection of surreal and humorous Short Stories for people interested in Contemporary Literature, Churm.com Library might just be one of those sites where more thought has gone into the publicity than the content. Or maybe we are just missing something ...
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The Opinion Line of the Wichita Eagle asks "Why is it that we always have money for new computers for the schools, but the bookshelves are empty? Just go look at their libraries; it's a disgrace." Why, indeed ...
Korea has come up with a novel way of boosting the construction industry. Build new libraries. Short, sweet and simple. Maybe a government funding allocation for resources and staffing would also help ...
The 'new' Google Scholar offers a library-like service, at a fee, of course. Unfortunately, researchers and students can't nominate date ranges, and the material is not drawn from full-text databases - as would happen in an academic library. Nor is there any guarantee of 'scholarliness' as in peer reviewed/referred articles. But, by golly, they'll get citation creation ...
Librarians at Bay City, Mich. are pushing for jail sentences for long-term or substantial accumulation of fines. Is a mere 90 days long enough? ...
Things may move in a different time frame in India, but the week-long National Library Day brings a new perspective to relativity ...
Orlando's fourteen public libraries that make up the Orange County Library System have banned unaccompanied adults from the Children's section of the libraries. Now all we have to do is get legislation to ban unaccompanied children ...
Consumer WebWatch employed four trained information professionals to evaluate disclosure practices of the 15 most popular search engines. The word 'librarian' was actually used ...
The Clinton Presidential Library has finally opened. Take your pick of the , if you must ...
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