Archive for March, 2005

2005 NEASIST Travel Stipend for the ASIST Annual Meeting

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

The deadline to apply for one of possibly two $750 stipends for the 2005 ASIST Annual Meeting is Friday, May 20. Applicants must submit a 5-10 page paper written during the 2004-05 academic year and meet other criteria. I’ve heard not many students apply for this award.

Congratulations, Andrea!

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Andrea Nemetz is the 2005 recipient of the Vormelker-Thomas Student Award, which provides funds to a graduate student or recent graduate interested in news librarianship to atttend her/his first Special Libraries Association Annual Conference. The SLA News Division and ProQuest sponsor the award. Blog reader Amy Disch won the award last year.

A Day in the Life of Today

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Ever wonder what it’s like to put together a radio news show? BBC Radio 4 has a seventeen minute film on their Web site revealing the process for putting together their morning news program Today. My colleague Evan Whitney, with whom I share ISDN booth duties, forwarded me the link.

LII New This Week Highlights a Few for Librarians

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Librarians’ Index to the Internet New this Week has a few items of interest for librarians, including an American Library Association page on career development, the Crime in the Library weblog, and the Occupational Outlook Handbook’s entry on librarians.

LISNews has 4000 subscribers?!?

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Wow. I figured their numbers were much higher–not that 4,000 is awful. It’s just that, well, as of today, the local system says the scratchpad has 4129 subscribers and Bloglines says there are 115. I wonder if LISNews’ count includes their Bloglines readers, who number well over 700. I refuse to believe I’m that close […]

Blogware Help

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Some of the blog group members have begun a project to teach others how to use different blog software. The Accordion Guy is posting tips about using Blogware to the Blogware blog. I need to figure out if and where I can get a free trial of Blogware. I’ve heard some good things about it […]

Bill Ives on the Long Tail

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

About two weeks ago, I pointed to a few posts by David Sifry about the State of the Blogosphere. Sifry’s last post in the series talks about the long tail of conversations in the blogosphere. Bill Ives shares some thoughts and resources about that tail. When I first read Sifry’s post, I had a swarm […]

The Chronicle of Higher Education Weblog on Technology

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

The Chronicle of Higher Education is using a weblog to highlight news about technology on college campuses. I couldn’t help noticing Library Stuff and The Shifted Librarian on their blogroll.

Eli on the Tasini Settlement

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

Another article from The Boston Globe

Age for Age Discrimination Suits Lowered

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

When I read the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to make it easier for workers over age 40 to sue for discrimination, I wondered what protections exist for age discrimination in the other direction: people younger than 40 not being hired because they’re too young. We hear a lot about age discrimination in cases involving older […]