Archive for the 'News Librarianship' Category

Our Mentor Barbara Semonche Passed Away

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Someone forwarded to Newslib a note from the North Carolina Special Libraries Association chapter announcing the May 13 passing of Barbara Semonche, a beloved and well-known retired librarian from the University of North Carolina’s Park Journalism Library. Her family is planning a remembrance celebration for family, friends and colleagues that I think aligns with the […]

Special Libraries Association Annual Conference June 14-16, 2015 Boston Convention Center South Boston

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The Special Libraries Association is holding their annual conference/INFO+Expo June 14-16, 2015 at the Boston Convention Center in South Boston. Leigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine, will be the keynote speaker. Registration cost: SLA Members: Member Full – Early Bird Feb 2 – April 17, 2015 $565.00 Member Full – Early Bird + […]

The (new) Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Journalism Entering the Digital Era

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

After hearing through the family grapevine that the new version of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is worth seeing, I caught it last night at LSC at MIT for free. What my family didn’t tell me that I’ll tell you is that the “real life” parts of the movie are completely different from the […]

Liz Donovan: Infomaniac Behind the News

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

I can’t help sharing this tale with you. Besides, Liz would love that I blogged it! While doing a search in Google tonight for something somewhat random, a link to Infomaniac: Behind the News popped up in the first page of search results. I gasped. Liz Donovan’s blog is still out there. Her words are […]

SLA, 7/17: Kee Malesky and Bobby Schrott: Aligning Resources for Maximum Insight

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

LexisNexis’ Bobby Schrott introduced the session by explaining the fascinating conversations he and NPR’s Kee Malesky have had led him to think he wanted to bring the conversation to a broader audience of content lovers. He provided some background on NPR, it’s use of content, and the role the librarians play regarding information consumption, preservation, […]

“Do You Know Anyone in TV or Radio?”

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

A lady from one of those TV and radio ratings companies called to see if I would participate in their survey. As part of the screening, she asked “Do you know anyone in TV or radio?” “Yes.” After a startled pause, “What do you mean?” “I know more than a thousand people. Of course, I […]

Beyond Books: News, Literacy and Democracy in America’s Libraries April 6-7, 2011 MIT Cambridge Mass

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Journalism That Matters, the American Library Association, the MIT Center For Future Civic Media, the Media Giraffe Project, New England News Forum and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Project are holding a two day event called Beyond Books: News, Literacy and Democracy in America’s Libraries on April 6-7, 2011 at the MIT Center For Future […]

NPR Librarian Publishes Book, Featured on Radio Shows (e.g. Talk of the Nation Today, 10/28)

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Snagging a few minutes to catch up on email brought me to a Newslib post announcing NPR librarian Kee Malesky will be on today’s (10/28) national radio call-in show Talk of the Nation to discuss her new book All Facts Considered. Rumor has it she’ll be on during the second hour*, which begins around 3 […]

Some Librarians Were Meant to be Seen

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Who is that handsome man? How can I get a job like that? Chris Hardesty has done some pretty nifty things in his career, including this interview. A news librarian for many years, he presently wrangles electronic information for The Wall Street Journal. Go, Chris! (Those of you who know me well know I might […]

Analysis of Changes in News Libraries

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Toby Pearlstein and James Matarazzo, colleges in the Boston SLA community, write about the transition in media libraries in a recent Information Today. Thanks, Garrett, for the FYI.