Archive for January, 2005

Graduate Students Interested in News Librarianship: Fame and Fortune can be Yours!

Monday, January 31st, 2005

The Special Libraries Association News Division and ProQuest offer a $1500 stipend to assist a graduate student or recent graduate attend his/her first SLA conference. This year’s application deadline for the Vormelker-Thomas Student Award is Friday, March 11, 2005. Details about how to apply are linked above. I know from being on the committee in […]

Will the Real Marian Please Present Herself?

Sunday, January 30th, 2005

Blake reports the inspiration for Marian the Librarian in The Music Man attended a recent performance of the musical.

Using the Internet to Facilitate Networking

Sunday, January 30th, 2005

The Boston Globe takes a look at meetups facilitated by the Internet, especially those affiliated with Meetup.com. I thought it would have been ironic to mention how there are meetups for people who want to talk about Internet technology, like the ones for bloggers or Wikipedia enthusiasts in the Boston area. I saw a familiar […]

Blogs: Worthless or Influential?

Sunday, January 30th, 2005

"Without visiting all 37 million sites coughed up by Internet search engines, it is safe to assume that most blogs are not worth the cyberspace they occupy. The bulk are boring or offensive self-indulgences produced by those with axes to grind, prejudice to spew, porn to peddle or without the ability to get past the […]

I want it on the record that someone with a PC laptop is having problems.

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

A few of you know about the many problems my Mac has been giving me. I’m tired of all the “Well, why didn’t you just buy a PC?” comments. Here’s evidence that PCs give people problems, too, unfortunately. I believe no machine is going to work flawlessly 100% of the time. Besides, many of my […]

Two from Weekend America

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

I heard two snippets worth mentioning on this blog on today’s Weekend America radio show. Usually, I would point to each as a separate item, but it doesn’t look like I can point to the individual segments, so I’m putting them into one blog entry. Chris Spurgeon says a few words about Slashdot, a Web […]

Radio Shows that do Podcasting

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

are going to help me fill my new iPod. Saturday is usually my day to veg with the radio. I tune to a local National Public Radio affiliate and just leave it on for hours. There are two shows I always try to catch. (They dropped a third more than a year ago and I […]

Word of the Day Feed with a Definition

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

The Dictionary.com Word of the Day feed included a definition in my aggregator today. I’m sure that’s just a mistake. Why would they choose to do something that’s practical and sensical after only distributing the Word of the Day for so long?

Harvard President Subpeonaed in Librarian Discrimination Case

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

According to the Boston Herald, a librarian suing Harvard for discrimination subpeonaed President Lawrence H. Summers. Librarian Desiree Goodwin seems to have been passed over for promotion thirteen times in the last ten years. She feels she is being overlooked because she is black and because of how she dresses. I wrote a synopsis of […]

Hooray, Angelica!

Friday, January 28th, 2005

I was totally thrilled to see a note on Newslib today from Angelica Cortez announcing her new position at the Palm Beach Post. Congratulations and best wishes! Angelica used to write about her quest for a job in a news library on Journey for a Wannbe, but unfortunately, that blog met with a sad death. […]