Hat Tip to Library Link of the Day (4/29/15).
“Baltimore Libraries Stay Open Through Riots, Because ‘The Community Needs Us: All library locations, including those at the epicenter of the riots, are welcoming patrons today,” by Kat Rosenfield 4/28/2015.
You can find more than books at the Baltimore public library today, as all branches remain open and fully staffed in the wake of protests and riots that have rocked the city.
“Mark Linder is a part-time librarian and a full-time beer nerd. He blogs at By the Barrel and is otherwise known as Bend Beer Librarian.”
“Retirement Home Starts Brewing: Brew Crew’s Beer Raises Money for Alzheimer’s,” by Mark Lindner, for the Oregon Beer Growler Magazine (see February 2015 issue, page 6).
Excerpt: “Where else but in Bend would a retirement community team up with the local homebrew club and a local brewery to brew a professional-amateur (pro-am) beer to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association? ….
If you’ve not been following the news about the University of Oregon archives “leak,” now is the time to start catching up.
“Library workers under scrutiny for leak of 22,000 UO documents: Meanwhile, documents leaked to a professor were not returned by the UO’s deadline,” by Diane Dietz, The Register-Guard, Jan. 23, 2015
The Oregonian and the Register Guard have been posting stories. So has U of O blogger, Professor Harbaugh, at his UO Matters: The Unofficial Organ of the University of Oregon blog, which has links to the news stories.
The IRS does still distribute some paper tax forms. It does this through their Tax Forms Outlet Program.
“The Tax Forms Outlet Program offers tax products to the American public primarily through participating post offices and libraries.”
For Free Tax Help in Oregon: Libraries, Post Offices, Senior and Community Centers, etc.
Our beloved Unshelved team has come up with a T-shirt for the rockets scientists, and the clueless, in our lives: “Without Rockets, it’s Just Science.”
Link back to the comic strip that spawned a T-shirt.
Very high cool factor!
If you are thinking about a career in “legal information” or advancing your career in “legal information,” this is a useful birds-eye snapshot of the profession(s):
“The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has collaborated to create a white paper on the set of skills needed for today’s librarian and information services professionals. Whether it is Knowledge Management, working with Practice Groups, Competitive Intelligence, Electronic Books, or the evolving trends within Legal Research or Emerging Technology, ….” [Link to full 3 Geeks and a Law Blog post.]
Sent to me by a favorite lawyer library-patron:
There are also flesh and blood librarian heroes, some of whom you can read about in this book – and they are almost as much fun, and as ornery, as the comic books ones: