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Library advocacy trainings available

The American Library Association (ALA) is sponsoring three, new advocacy training programs to help libraries educate their communities about the Internet and related issues, including children’s access, intellectual freedom and the use of filters. The programs are part of ALA President Ann Symons’ intellectual freedom leadership initiatives.

Making the Career Switch to the Library Profession

Absolutely Changing. A career switch is that most common of workday thoughts. You’re fed up. You’re not going to take it any longer. So what’s next?
If you are considering a switch into the library or information management field, then you are likely to have one or more of the following characteristics:

Already working in information management
Already have a college degree
Have previously worked in a library
Working in an Education profession
Have a large collection of books
Are included in a downsizing action by an employer
What to be in the know about most anything
Are near the start of your professional career

Current Career
Taking the last statement first: Are near the start of your professional career… this talks to a couple of facts.

Research in Library and Information Science

Library and information science research can be said to revolve around three elements: the Library, Document and Information. The role of libraries in society is complex and moves between democracy support functions and support for individual learning processes. They are among society’s most widely used public institutions to questions about their development and role affecting many.

Universities in the field of Library and Information Science

Universities in the field of Library and Information Science are cordially requested to send their links to
Sheffield – Department of Information Studies
Information Science at Strathclyde University
University of Wales Department of Information and Library Studies
Department of Information and Communications, MMU
Ireland: Library and Information Studies, University College Dublin
UCL SLAIS home page
Loughborough University – Department of Information and Library Studies
Robert Gordon University – School of Information & Media
UCLA Department of Information Studies
School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
School of Communication Information and Library Studies at Rutgers University
Department of Library and Information Science, University of  the Punjab,
Department of Library and Information

L.A. Community Library Information Collaborative Linked Teachers, Students to the Rich Resources of the World’s Libraries Via the Internet

THE LOS ANGELES EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPand Libraries for the Future recently announced the formation of the Los Angeles Community Library Information Collaborative (LA-CLIC) a three-year project to make the information resources of the world’s libraries available to teachers and

Information and Library science Glossary

Glossary of some terms used in Libraries and in reference to Library Information Science and the storage and organization of Information:


A publication issued on a regular basis, which contains research published as articles, papers, reports, or technical specifications.


Handwritten or unpublished documents such as letters, draft copies of books, notes or correspondance.


Term used in libraries to describe media that is not printed, such as Video or Music media.

Tips for Wanna-be Librarians

Few years back, a reputed librarian shared her from the exhibit halls at the ACRL ( Association of College and Research Libraries) Conference in Denver. At these time these tips seem invaluable, practiced and proved. Though changed in nature over the time. She shared- a modern perspective (for that era), highly selective, completely subjective list of what’s new and what’s cool in library technology – in quite informal fashion culled from her visits to the exhibit hall at the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta.

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Some Tips To Manage A Small Library

Suppose you work at a company that sells educational materials and do most of your business through catalog. Your company’s business is running smoothly finance-wise and company has a library. Office environment is rather informal. There is no formal cataloging in place, people just sign things out from a clipboard. You have done a lot to turn the library around- you

Gap Between Technical and Public Services Librarians

Technical & Public service librarians are divided by imaginary line which indicates their professional polarization in the field of library science. The two groups are often seen as being mutually exclusive, in part due to prominent characteristics regarding personality differences.
The concept of the Technical Services librarian conjures up cliched images of the public librarian from 1950s and 1960s television: bookish, quiet, somewhat quirky and not very social or outgoing, as depicted in the Ghostbusters movie, and recently making an appearance in the latest installment of George Lucas’ Star Wars saga: presuming the library infallible and not being particularly helpful when confronted with a reference question by a hapless Ewan McGregor.