Articles Tagged with Librarians

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See this 3/28/18, post by Gavin Blake at the ALA District Dispatch:

We did it! CRS reports will be public”

Excerpt: “After 20 years of advocacy by ALA, the public will soon have access to reports by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). A provision requiring public access to CRS reports was included in the omnibus appropriations law signed by the President on March 23.

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Article: “Cell Service: Inside the World of Prison Librarians,” by Jake Rossen, January 11, 2018, at Mental Floss dot com:

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‘…. The escapism afforded by the books can dilute the urge to pass time by engaging in criminal behavior. Libraries can even prepare prisoners for reentry into society after release, arming them with knowledge to pursue careers.

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The Internet Archive is partnering with the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and Society of American Archivists (SAA) at the:

Archive-It’s 2016 Partner Meeting, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia

Previous OLR blog post about the Internet Archive.

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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? ….

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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):

AALL/ILTA Digital White Paper: The New Librarian,” 10/15/12:

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.]