Archive for September, 2009

Show your Librarian How Much you Love Her or Him

Friday, September 25th, 2009

The Carnegie Corporation of New York and the America Library Association are coordinating the “I Love My Librarian 2009 awards for deserving school, academic, and public librarians nationwide. Nominations close Friday, October 9.

WBUR Here and Now Interview with Cushing Academy’s Headmaster

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

WBUR’s Here And Now program had an interview with Cushing Academy’s Headmaster James Tracy about his decision to get rid of books and install computers and other electronic devices: http://www.hereandnow.org/2009/09/rundown-922/ Also the Classical Bookworm blog had a posting on the Cushing library decision: “I give the headmaster points for acknowledging that they can do this […]

InfoCamp: Seattle, Oct. 10-11, 2009

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Kristen emailed to say last year’s InfoCamp in Seattle was a great success with more than 200 attendees and lots of exciting things. To start the excitement this year, there is a shipshape tweet for Talk Like a Pirate Day about the gathering, as well as useful info on the wiki. Admission to the event […]

$50 SLA Registration Discount Ends Today (9/4)

Friday, September 4th, 2009

I hate to post on top of Rich’s contribution about the front page Globe story on Cushing Academy’s changes to their library, but I want to make sure word gets out that the Special Library Association’s $50 discount on the 2010 Annual Conference registration ends today, Friday, September 4. The conference is in June 13-16 […]

Massachusetts Private School Gets Rid of Library Books–Boston Globe

Friday, September 4th, 2009

The September 4 Boston Globe is reporting that Cushing Academy is getting rid of their library books and installing electronic media equipment which includes a $12,000 cappuccino machine: “This year, after having amassed a collection of more than 20,000 books, officials at the pristine campus about 90 minutes west of Boston have decided the 144-year-old […]