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Academic Library Newsletters in the United States (ALiNUS) view detail comment email this

"ALiNUS is an Internet gateway to more than 600 online academic library newsletters published by US institutions of higher education. The primary purpose of the ALiNUS Directory is to encourage communication among academic librarians." Hosted by Shapiro Library, Southern New Hampshire University.
http://www.snhu.edu/Southern_New_Hampshire_University/Library/Electronic_Resources/ALiNUS_Home.html
Topics: K-12 Education, Librarianship, Libraries by Type, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Dec 21, 2003


American Libraries Online view detail comment email this

Online edition of American Libraries, "the magazine of the American Library Association." Includes news; selected articles; job ads; monthly columns on information issues, Internet topics, and library technology; and events information. Searchable.
http://www.ala.org/alonline/
Topics: Librarianship, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Oct 15, 2005


American Library Association (ALA) view detail comment email this

Lots and lots of useful information for librarians, including sections on professional ethics, careers, education, freedom of information, legislation, literacy, the organization's many special interest groups, and the online version of the ALA's magazine American Libraries. Searchable.
http://www.ala.org/
Topics: Ethics, Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Mar 25, 2004


American Library Association Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) view detail comment email this

Contains news related to government documents and information access; conference, committee, and task force information; fact sheets by and about document depository libraries and the Government Printing Office (GPO); archives of the GOVDOC-L discussion list; and links. Searchable. Maintained by librarian Christof Galli of Duke University.
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/GODORT/
Topics: Librarian Specialties, Librarianship, Libraries by Type, Social Science

Last updated Aug 19, 2003


American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) view detail comment email this

"The mission of the American Society for Information Science and Technology is to advance the information sciences and related applications of information technology by providing focus, opportunity, and support to information professionals and organizations." The site contains news, conference information, discussion lists, articles, and more.
http://www.asis.org/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated May 15, 2005


Biblio Tech Review view detail comment email this

A monthly newsletter devoted to "library automation and associated industries." Contains articles and reviews dating back to 1999. Also features technical briefings "designed to give the librarian enough detail of the current key technologies to be able to understand the importance of them when assessing a system" (topics include RFID, Z39.50, and barcoding).
http://www.openrfi.com/BTR/si_pd.cfm?pid=2
Topics: Computers, Librarianship, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Aug 7, 2005


Blogbib: An Annotated Bibliography on Weblogs and Blogging, With a Focus on Library/Librarian Blogs view detail comment email this

"This annotated bibliography includes definitions, articles about blogging and about library blogs, books, studies, links to samples of the myriad library blogs, tools for creating and using blogs, and links to presentations on blogging. ... While most entries are from the United States of America, BlogBib includes blogs and commentary from Canada, Europe, and Australia as well. Coverage includes academic, public, school, and special libraries." By librarian Susan Herzog.
http://blog-bib.blogspot.com/
Topics: Internet, Librarianship, News, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science

Last updated Feb 22, 2005


Blogdex view detail comment email this

This Web site offers a rough, ever-changing, often fascinating measurement for "the most contagious information currently spreading in the weblog community." Includes an RSS feed. From the MIT Media Lab.
http://blogdex.net/
Topics: Internet, Librarianship, News, Social Science

Last updated Jan 26, 2005


California Library Association (CLA) view detail comment email this

Information on current library related legislation, the Librarians' Legislative Network, Legislative Day, and the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). The JobMart database includes listings and resumes. There are also publications of the association and membership information.
http://www.cla-net.org/
Topics: California: Libraries, California: Libraries by Type, Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Mar 14, 2003


Canadian Library Association view detail comment email this

Organization, membership, conferences, and catalog of publications.
http://www.cla.ca/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Feb 10, 2001


Center for Women & Information Technology view detail comment email this

This site provides links to online resources relating to women and information technology (IT) including news, learning the basics of computers, careers in IT, training and certification, and more. There is also a bibliography and a FAQ (with links to many outside resources). The center's primary goal is to promote women's and girls' involvement in the IT industry.
http://www.umbc.edu/cwit/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Mar 5, 2004


CILIP: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals view detail comment email this

Website of the professional body formed following the unification of the Institute of Information Scientists (IIS) and The Library Association (LA) in the United Kingdom. Encompasses a wide range of information of interest to degreed and non-degreed library workers throughout the UK, including general information on library careers, job listings, and detailed descriptions of training programs and professional development opportunities.
http://www.cilip.org.uk/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Oct 15, 2005


Cites and Insights: Crawford at Large view detail comment email this

This online publication features reviews, articles, and opinions about libraries, technology, media, and relevant content. Monthly issues are indexed and archived. This private publishing effort comes courtesy of Walt Crawford, a libraries guru and senior analyst at The Research Libraries Group in Mountain View, California.
http://cites.boisestate.edu/
Topics: Librarianship, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Aug 23, 2004


CiteSeer.IST: Scientific Literature Digital Library view detail comment email this

"CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science." The "document" search results include document abstracts, similar documents based on the text, and citations to other texts within the original document. The "citations" search results provide information about when a document was cited in other texts. From Penn State's School of Information Sciences and Technology (IST).
http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/
Topics: Librarianship, Literature & Books, Social Science

Last updated Jul 12, 2005


Computers in Libraries view detail comment email this

A monthly journal covering news and issues in library technology. Abstracts of many of the articles and a few full-text. Archived.
http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/ciltop.htm
Topics: Librarianship, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Jul 25, 2002


Current Cites view detail comment email this

"An annotated [monthly] bibliography of selected articles, books, and digital documents on information technology." The archives are searchable and browsable. Maintained by "a team of librarians and library staff," including überlibrarian Roy Tennant of the California Digital Library.
http://lists.webjunction.org/currentcites/
Topics: California: Libraries, Librarianship, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated May 25, 2005


D-Lib Forum and D-Lib Magazine view detail comment email this

A forum for researchers and developers of advanced digital libraries. Includes a monthly electronic magazine and links to projects and collections concerning digital library research.
http://www.dlib.org/
Topics: Librarianship, Libraries by Type, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Dec 22, 2003


Dewey Decimal System Home Page view detail comment email this

The publishers of DDC 21 make the summaries available online. Also has links between selected new Library of Congress subject headings and Dewey Decimal Classification numbers. New and changed entries are posted monthly under Updates .
http://www.oclc.org/dewey/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Feb 11, 2001


Digital Library Building Blocks: Glossary view detail comment email this

This glossary of terms for digital librarianship can help you distinguish OAI from an IOU, and familiarize you with acronyms, terms, and phrases such as METS, "XML Gateway," and "behaviors metadata." Searchable; browsable by major topic. From the California Digital Library.
http://www.cdlib.org/inside/diglib/glossary/
Topics: Librarianship, Libraries by Type, Social Science

Last updated Oct 14, 2004


Ex Libris: A Weekly E-zine for Librarians view detail comment email this

This free weekly column, by reference librarian Marylaine Block (best known for her weekly mailing of best-pick websites, "Neat New Stuff"), addresses the Internet, computers, databases, people, and current events.
http://marylaine.com/exlibris/
Topics: Internet, Librarianship, Magazines, Media, Media, Social Science

Last updated Sep 8, 2005


The Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table view detail comment email this

Information on their discussion list, link to the "Women in Libraries Newsletter," history of the task force, and a few links to feminist research and resources. Founded in 1970, ALA's SRRT Feminist Task Force (FTF) is "concerned with a broad, evolving set of feminist issues."
http://libr.org/FTF/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science, Women

Last updated Feb 15, 2005


http://www.firstmonday.org/ view detail comment email this

Launched in May 1996 as a peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated solely to the Internet. Has many thoughtful, well-written articles.
http://www.firstmonday.org/
Topics: Internet, Librarianship, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Jan 10, 2006


Handbook of Federal Librarianship view detail comment email this

A resource "for librarians new to the federal community and a quick reference guide for established federal librarians. The Federal Librarians Handbook is written for professional librarians and ... focuses on the federal angle of other-wise standard practices and procedures of good librarianship." Covers reference, acquisitions, weeding, depository libraries, contracting out services, copyright, and other matters. Opens directly into a PDF file. From the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC).
http://www.loc.gov/flicc/pubs/federalhandbook.pdf
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Jun 9, 2004


Index Morganagus view detail comment email this

"A full-text index of library related electronic serials." Searchable by keywords, this site provides links to indexable articles in more than 80 online titles including American Libraries Online, Australian Library Journal, Computers in Libraries, Current Cites, and TER (Telecommunications Electronic Review). Note: not all articles from all serials listed are indexed. If you get no results, try going to the Web site of a likely serial and searching there. You can reach the Web sites of the serials from the drop-down list of titles.
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/~emorgan/morganagus/index.html
Topics: Librarianship, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Dec 22, 2003


Information Literacy view detail comment email this

"A gateway to and a gathering place for resources on information literacy focused on improving the teaching, learning, and research role of the higher education community." Includes standards and guidelines, samples of programs from universities, and a glossary. From from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a part of the American Library Association (ALA).
http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/acrlinfolit/informationliteracy.htm
Topics: Education, Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Jan 10, 2006


Information Research: an International Electronic Journal view detail comment email this

Scholarly journal, published four times a year, that covers "information science, information management, information systems, information policy and librarianship." Includes editorials, refereed papers, working papers, book reviews, software reviews, and a list of departments and schools of information studies located in 43 countries. Also has links, under Digital Resources, to other journals and newsletters in related fields that include "at least a sample of papers or news items that are freely accessible." Searchable.
http://informationr.net/ir/
Topics: Librarianship, Magazines, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science

Last updated Dec 22, 2003


Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) view detail comment email this

This site provides abstracts of this journal's content and full-text of many of its articles, columns, and reviews. Topics include "digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, telecommunications, distributed systems and networks, computer security and intellectual property rights, technical standards, geographic information systems, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, optical information systems, software engineering, universal access to technology, futuristic forecasting, library consortia, vendor relations, and technology and the arts."
http://www.ala.org/ala/lita/litapublications/ital/italinformation.htm
Topics: Librarian Specialties, Librarianship, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Oct 20, 2005


International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) view detail comment email this

The "Electronic Collections" section has a collection of past and present important documents and resources in the field of library science, a page of library jokes, and another of quotations about librarians and libraries. Other parts of the site have information about the organization and its activities. Also includes an alphabetical list "of national libraries including those claiming this function but not having the actual title."
http://www.ifla.org/
Topics: Librarianship, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science, Sports, Recreation, & Entertainment

Last updated Apr 12, 2004


Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship (ISTL) view detail comment email this

Quarterly publication for science and technology librarians. Issues feature articles, webliographies, and database and book reviews. Archive extends back to 1991. Searchable.
http://www.library.ucsb.edu/istl/
Topics: Librarianship, Libraries by Type, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Sep 13, 2005


Law Library Resource Xchange (LLRX) view detail comment email this

This "Webzine" has a special focus on research, management, and technology topics for legal professionals, but any serious Internet researcher will benefit from checking it regularly (updated twice a month). Contains articles, Web reviews, and columns written by law librarians, attorneys, and other experts. They have a mailing list you can subscribe to for monthly updates.
http://www.llrx.com/
Topics: Law, Law, Librarianship, Libraries by Type, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Dec 22, 2003


Liblog: A Library Weblog view detail comment email this

Provides annotated links to "current web sites and stories dealing with the interface between technology and libraries." A useful tool for keeping up with rapid changes in information technology and the Internet. From the Redwood City Public Library.
http://www.rcpl.info/services/liblog.html
Topics: Librarianship, News, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science

Last updated Sep 3, 2003


Libraries FAQ view detail comment email this

A collection of basic information regarding libraries and librarianship and an introductory guide to library resources on the Internet. Answers questions like: What kind of libraries are there? - Where can I get a library degree? - What kind of library jobs are there? - What is the Dewey Decimal system? - and many, many more. There are also links to librarians in comics sites and a library graphics page.
http://www.ibiblio.org/librariesfaq/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Jul 25, 2002


Libraries of the Future Bibliography view detail comment email this

An annotated "list of resources to help in learning about and planning for the library of the future," some with links to full text. Includes bibliographies, dissertations, journals (and journal articles), monographs, organizations, and Web sites that discuss such topics as the changing role of reference service in a digital age, building digital libraries, and the skills needed for virtual librarians. Prepared in 1999 for Metronet, a Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota multi-library organization.
http://www.metronet.lib.mn.us/forlibs.cfm?id=176
Topics: Librarian Specialties, Librarianship, Nonfiction by Genre, Printing, Publishing, and Book Arts, Social Science

Last updated Feb 14, 2003


The Library Cat view detail comment email this

Noel Peattie's brief gem about the nature of librarianship.
http://paula.edmiston.org/nb/libcat.html
Topics: Humor, Librarianship, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science, Sports, Recreation, & Entertainment

Last updated Aug 3, 2004


Library Journals, Newsletters, and Zines view detail comment email this

Briefly annotated links to publications for and about libraries and librarians.
http://www.libdex.com/journals.html
Topics: Librarianship, Magazines, Media, Media, Social Science

Last updated Dec 22, 2003


Library Juice view detail comment email this

A weekly news digest for librarians and library science students that highlights Web sites, brief articles, threads from electronic mailing lists, and the latest news in information science and reference. It often highlights material with a "social-responsibilities or intellectual freedom focus." Edited and published by librarian Rory Litwin.
http://www.libr.org/Juice/
Topics: Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties, Librarianship, Magazines, Social Issues, Social Science

Last updated Feb 20, 2001


Library Link of the Day view detail comment email this

This site provides one link per day on hot issues in librarianship. It's an easy way to stay current with a wide spectrum of library topics without getting overwhelmed. Includes a list of "Information Sources" useful to librarians (with just one glaring omission). Previous entries are browsable by date. Also available by e-mail or as an RSS newsfeed. From librarian John Hubbard of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
http://www.tk421.net/librarylink/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Sep 11, 2003


Library of Congress Authorities view detail comment email this

"Using Library of Congress Authorities, you can browse and display authority headings for Subject, Name, Title and Name/Title combinations." Searchable.
http://authorities.loc.gov/
Topics: Librarian Specialties, Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Jul 9, 2002


Library of Congress Classification Outline view detail comment email this

Browse "the letters and titles of the main classes of the Library of Congress Classification." From the Library of Congress.
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html
Topics: Librarianship, Libraries by Type, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science

Last updated Sep 2, 2004


Library of Congress Classification System view detail comment email this

Nicely formatted "unofficial" guide, allows browsing of the LC call number ranges.
http://geography.about.com/library/congress/bllc.htm
Topics: Librarianship, Libraries by Type, Social Science

Last updated Oct 20, 2003


Library Philosophy and Practice view detail comment email this

"Peer-reviewed electronic journal that publishes articles exploring the connection between library practice and the philosophy and theory behind it. These include explorations of current, past, and emerging theories of librarianship and library practice, as well as reports of successful, innovative, or experimental library procedures, methods, or projects in all areas of librarianship, set in the context of applied research." Includes a browsable archive of full-text articles. From the University of Idaho Library.
http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/lp&p.htm
Topics: Librarianship, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Jul 27, 2003


Library Science Jeopardy view detail comment email this

OK all you librarians and library fans out there--this game site will truly test your knowledge of libraries! Developed and maintained by library school students at the University of Maryland.
http://www.wam.umd.edu/~aubrycp/project/jeopardy.html
Topics: Games & Puzzles, Internet, Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Jun 22, 2002


Library Science: Internet Resources view detail comment email this

Annotated directory of Internet resources for today's librarian, including organizations and associations, and online publications and discussion groups. From the North Hall Library, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.
http://lib.mansfield.edu/library.html
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Aug 26, 2003


Library Stuff view detail comment email this

In the words of its author, law librarian Steven M. Cohen, this blog (Web log) "exists to provide readers with information on the wonderful and exciting world of librarianship through news, web sites, and sometimes rants by yours truly." The site also provides information on online reference materials, search engines, and invisible Web resources, "but the main focus is on librarianship as a general theme."
http://www.librarystuff.net/
Topics: Internet, Internet Guides and Search Tools, Librarianship, News, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science

Last updated Sep 3, 2003


Library Terms That Users Understand view detail comment email this

The goal of this site is to "help library web developers decide how to label key resources and services in such a way that most users can understand them well enough to make productive choices." Includes links to usability studies, suggested best practices, and a list of related resources, some paper-based and some on the Web. From John Kupersmith, a librarian at the University of California, Berkeley.
http://www.jkup.net/terms.html
Topics: California: Libraries, Librarianship, Social Science, Web Design and Management

Last updated Dec 18, 2002


Library-Oriented Lists and Electronic Serials view detail comment email this

A searchable directory of subscription and Web site information on electronic discussion lists, distribution lists and electronic serials of interest to library professionals and staff. Browsable by title or subject.
http://www.aladin.wrlc.org/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?p=about&c=liblists
Topics: Librarianship, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Jul 13, 2004


LibraryJournal.com view detail comment email this

"LibraryJournal.com is an electronic offshoot of Library Journal, the oldest independent national library publication." Find late-breaking news, some of the magazine's book, audio, video, CD-ROM, and website reviews, editorials, and some feature articles.
http://www.libraryjournal.com/
Topics: Librarianship, Literature & Books, Magazines, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science

Last updated Dec 1, 2003


LIBRES: Library and Information Science Electronic Journal view detail comment email this

An international, refereed, electronic journal devoted to new research in Library and Information Science. Published in March and September.
http://libres.curtin.edu.au/
Topics: Librarianship, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Oct 13, 2002


LIScareer.com view detail comment email this

"LIScareer offers career development resources for new librarians and information professionals, MLS students and those considering a library-related career. The site features practical articles contributed by information professionals, along with links to online and print resources." Also includes a blog. Created by librarian Priscilla Shontz.
http://www.liscareer.com/
Topics: Education, Jobs and Work, Librarianship, News, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science

Last updated Oct 5, 2004


LISFeeds.com view detail comment email this

"LISFeeds.com is a web based RSS headline aggregator. We scrape headlines from sites and services that specialize in library oriented news, and present them in a convenient one stop shop for library oriented headlines." Includes dozens of RSS feeds (RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, Rich Site Summary, or RDF Site Summary). Browsable by source. Also includes links to RSS resources. From librarians Blake Carver and Steven Cohen.
http://www.lisfeeds.com/
Topics: Internet, Librarianship, News, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science

Last updated Nov 13, 2003


LISNews.com view detail comment email this

Full of relevant and interesting news for librarians and other information scientists, this site is a blog and more. Librarian Blake Carver and other LISNEWS.com assistants post excerpts from news stories relating to libraries and technology collected from the Web and from users of the site. The See Also section has links to other library-related blogs.
http://www.lisnews.com/
Topics: Librarianship, News, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science

Last updated Sep 3, 2003


Multilingual Glossary: Language Table view detail comment email this

This brief glossary provides a table of terms by language and translations of basic library and computer terms in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, and Spanish. Definitions are available only in English. From the Instruction for Diverse Populations Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section of the American Library Association.
http://www.ala.org/ala/acrlbucket/is/publicationsacrl/multilingual.htm
Topics: Dictionaries, Language, Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Feb 21, 2004


OCLC ResearchWorks view detail comment email this

This site is OCLC's online research laboratory showcasing current work of OCLC research scientists. It "demonstrates a few of [OCLC's] ideas for applying new technologies to organize information. ... These are explorations and works in progress" and "they may perform erratically or disappear without notice." May provide access to projects such as the Library of Congress Name Authority File and the Fiction Finder. Includes access to current projects and related discussion lists.
http://www.oclc.org/research/researchworks/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated May 7, 2004


ODLIS: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science view detail comment email this

This glossary of library terminology contains thousands of definitions, with words in the definitions hyperlinked to more definitions. Maintained by Joan Reitz, librarian at Western Connecticut State University.
http://lu.com/odlis/
Topics: Dictionaries, Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Feb 9, 2005


Oral Histories in the Perry Library: Interview with Dorothy Pierce Ladd view detail comment email this

In a 1999 interview, Dorothy Pierce Ladd describes her experiences working as the first librarian for the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary (currently Old Dominion University) during the late 1930s and 1940s. From the Old Dominion University Libraries in Norfolk, Va. Note: Audio clip of interview doesn't work.
http://www.lib.odu.edu/special/oralhistory/womenhistory/dladdtranscript.html
Topics: Librarianship, Nonfiction by Genre, Notable People, Social Science

Last updated Oct 2, 2004


Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) view detail comment email this

Member provinces and states include Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Includes selected articles from the PNLA Quarterly , job announcements, and membership information.
http://www.pnla.org/
Topics: Job Listings, Librarianship, Social Science, Washington State: Jobs and Work, Washington State: Librarianship

Last updated Mar 24, 2003


Peter Scott's Library Blog view detail comment email this

This blog (Web log) offers the latest on databases, conferences, services, software, vendors, and more. Searchable. Browsable archives go back to February 2003. From Peter Scott of the University of Saskatchewan Library in Saskatoon, Canada.
http://blog.xrefer.com/
Topics: Librarianship, News, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science

Last updated Nov 2, 2004


Professional Associations in the Information Sciences view detail comment email this

Directory of links to websites maintained by various professional organizations and associations in the library and information sciences.
http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/resources/orgs.htm
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Jul 22, 2005


REFORMA view detail comment email this

Official site of the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking. Includes the organization's chapters and contacts, a membership directory, bylaws, a manual, a link to the discussion list REFORMAnet, and related links.
http://www.reforma.org/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Jan 10, 2005


Remarks by Herbert Foerstel view detail comment email this

A summary of the Library Awareness Program, which ran from 1973 to the late 1980s, in which the FBI expected librarians to "report on 'foreigners' [who were] using America's unclassified scientific libraries." Text from a speech by Herbert Foerstel, the author of the book, Surveillance in the Stacks: The FBI's Library Awareness Program.
http://www.aaas.org/spp/secrecy/Presents/foerstel.htm
Topics: Activism, Business, Consumer Research and Advocacy, Ethics, Librarianship, Philosophy, Social Science

Last updated Mar 14, 2004


The Researching Librarian: Web Resources Helpful for Librarians Doing Research view detail comment email this

Created for the new or experienced librarian needing to perform research, this site includes links to citation and full-text databases, funding information, online journals, statistics and statistical methods, useful tools, current awareness links, and a discussion board. Searchable.
http://www.researchinglibrarian.com/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Mar 14, 2004


ResourceShelf view detail comment email this

A daily blog of "Resources and News for Information Professionals and Researchers" maintained by librarian and information maven Gary Price. This site is a mixed bag of new Web sites (free and fee), news about search engines, announcements related to the information industry, and anything else he or his associate editors think might be of interest to librarians. Free, weekly subscription also available, or pick up the RSS feed with your favorite blog-reading software.
http://www.resourceshelf.com/
Topics: Industries, Librarianship, Magazines, News, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science

Last updated Jul 14, 2005


Revolting Librarians view detail comment email this

Several poems, stories, and essays by librarians. From a 1972 collection described as "one of the lasting monuments of the library underground....Thirty years on, its mixture of wild-eyed idealism and bleary-eyed realism is still a testament of solidarity with the enthusiastic, disgruntled or just plain bolshy librarian, the sort of thing that the Association of Assistant Librarians did so well before putting on a tie and becoming the Career Development Group."
http://owen.massey.net/libraries/revolting/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Mar 10, 2003


School Libraries Online: International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) view detail comment email this

Deriving its mission from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child , this site provides an international forum promoting "effective school library media programmes as viable instruments in the educational process." Read the IASL Policy Statement on School Libraries , an argument for adequate school libraries. Featured items: articles and a newsletter, awards, committees, journal abstracts, events, and book reviews. Searchable. From Anne Clyde, professor of librarianship at the University of Iceland.
http://www.iasl-slo.org/
Topics: K-12 Education, Librarian Specialties, Librarianship, Libraries by Type, Social Science

Last updated Feb 18, 2002


School Library Journal view detail comment email this

Plenty of online content from the major journal for school and childrens librarians. Has news, selected articles, columns (archived), Year's Best Books, events calendar, editorials and letters, selected CD-ROM and software reviews, and more.
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/
Topics: K-12 Education, Librarian Specialties, Librarianship, Libraries by Type, Magazines, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science

Last updated Dec 21, 2003


Selection Sources for Congregational Libraries view detail comment email this

A great site for anyone running (or planning to start) a church library, or looking for religious books or videos. Some of the many resources on this site include "links to library associations, software for running a library, and reviews of print and electronic sources designed to aid in library purchasing." Searchable and browsable. From New Mexico State University librarian Ellen Bosman.
http://web.nmsu.edu/~ebosman/church/index.shtml
Topics: Librarian Specialties, Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Dec 2, 2004


The Shifted Librarian view detail comment email this

This blog (Web log) addresses a wide range of library-oriented topics--accessibility, PDAs (personal digital assistants, or hand-held computers), copyright, and more. Includes a list of other library-oriented blogs. From techno-savvy librarian Jenny Levine.
http://www.theshiftedlibrarian.com/
Topics: Librarianship, Magazines, News, Nonfiction by Genre, Social Science

Last updated Sep 3, 2003


Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan view detail comment email this

A brief discussion of the life and work of the "father of library science in India." His Five Laws of Library Science (1931) has had world wide influence on librarianship.
http://w3.uniroma1.it/vrd/mathematics/I-Ranganathan.html
Topics: Librarianship, Notable People, Social Science

Last updated Oct 2, 2004


Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) view detail comment email this

The home page of this American Library Association organization includes membership information, the latest newsletter and information on the various task forces such as Alternatives in Publication, Environment, Feminist, and Hunger, Homelessness and Poverty. Links are provided for those groups with individual Web sites.
http://libr.org/SRRT/
Topics: Activism, Ethics, Librarianship, Philosophy, Poverty, Social Issues, Social Science

Last updated Jun 17, 2002


Special Libraries Association (SLA) view detail comment email this

News, information, events, job listings, and more.
http://www.sla.org/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Dec 10, 2002


Steven Bell's Keeping Up Web Page view detail comment email this

This site’s purpose is to help "library and information science professionals develop and maintain a program of self-guided professional development." Toward that end, there are categorized and annotated links to resources in technology, librarianship, searching, Web page design, distance education, and more.
http://staff.philau.edu/bells/keepup/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Jun 14, 2002


Tech Notes view detail comment email this

Short papers (with links to further information) introducing specific technologies for public librarians. Topics include e-reference, intranets, metadata, video teleconferencing, electronic statistics, wireless networks, digital disaster planning, filtering, Digital Object Identifier (DOI), Geographic Information System (GIS), E-books, RFID technology, and Unicode.
http://ala.org/ala/pla/plapubs/technotes/
Topics: Librarianship, Libraries by Type, Social Science

Last updated Jan 11, 2006


TER: Technology Electronic Reviews view detail comment email this

"Technology Electronic Reviews (TER) is an irregular electronic serial publication of the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association. ... The primary function of TER is to provide reviews of and pointers to a variety of print and electronic resources about information technology. Resources include books, articles, serials, discussion lists, training materials, bibliographies, and other items of interest to librarians and information technology professionals." Contains issues dating back to 1994.
http://www.lita.org/ter/
Topics: Librarianship, Magazines, Social Science, Technology

Last updated Dec 6, 2005


Thomas Parry Library - Electronic Journals in Librarianship and Information Science view detail comment email this

This site gives annotations for an evolving list of international "electronic journals in librarianship and information science." The list is extensively searchable. Details of serial publication and availability are provided. The library at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth maintains this site.
http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/tpl/ejlib/
Topics: Librarianship, Magazines, Social Science

Last updated Feb 3, 2002


UI Current LIS Clips view detail comment email this

Contains "summaries of the key recent publications in the [library] field, for practicing librarians, information professionals and academics." A joint project of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Library and Information Science Library, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
http://clips.lis.uiuc.edu/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Sep 12, 2005


UNESCO Libraries Portal view detail comment email this

"An international gateway to information for librarians and library users." Provides links to national libraries, government information services, library associations, education and training, conferences and meetings, library directories and portals, digital projects, and other online resources. From the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=6513&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science

Last updated Aug 20, 2005


Washington Library Association (WLA) view detail comment email this

This valuable resource for Washington library personnel provides information on training and workshops, scholarships and grants, and events such as WLA-sponsored conferences and library conferences nationwide. Contains links to specific WLA interest groups, members of the Board, and members of the legislative committee. Information on pending legislation affecting libraries, archives of WLA publications, and links to state and national library resources, including job listings, are also provided. Downloadable membership application. Searchable.
http://www.wla.org/
Topics: Librarianship, Social Science, Washington State: Education, Washington State: Jobs and Work, Washington State: Law, Washington State: Librarianship

Last updated Mar 14, 2003




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