Archive for the 'helpers' Category

Katrina: how librarians can help

This just came on the Council list. There is a Yahoo group for librarians who want to help with the Katrina Recovery Effort.

Librarians for Peace petition

Also in the libr.org universe, a newish petition to urge the US Government to end the occupation of Iraq.

well, my work here is done

I’m always embarassed when great content sources somehow escape my notice. Please go bookmark librarianactivist.org, right now.

keeping current even without a job

New mom Priscilla Shontz has written a great new article for LISCareer: A Librarian without a Library: Staying Professionally Active While Unemployed. Most of her advice is also great for library sfhool students looking at ways to engage with their future profession while still in school.

minority librarian in residence

Yale has a minority librarian in residence program to try to increase minority representation among Yale library staff. The information page also lists other academic institutions that have similar programs.

Ken Wilson will send you text-to-speech versions of Gutenberg titles

Ken Wilson is mostly blind but reads via text-to-speech software. He saves copies of the copyright-free books he reads in MP3 format. He offers to make text-to-speech recordings of Gutenberg titles on CD available to anyone who is blind or partially sighted as an MP3 or a wav file, for low or no cost [with donations gratefully accepted].

archive list

Here is a list of online libraries and archives dealing with HIV/AIDS information.

step in the right direction

The Rural AIDS Action Network in Minnesota is launching a Libraries Fight HIV/AIDS campaign in partnership with the MLA today.

exhibits at libraries today

gay library history

And, as some worthwhile related reading if you’re not too up on the gay library subculture: “They Sure Got to Prove It on Me”: Millennial
Thoughts on Gay Archives, Gay Biography, and
Gay Library History
by James Carmichael from Libraries and Culture.
Without putting too fine a point on recent findings that suggest
that, even in urban collections, gay literature and gay studies have
received uneven treatment or recent evidence of a backlash against
social responsibilities as a part of the librarian mandate, it is probably no
exaggeration to claim that gay studies have progressed in spite of librarianship
as well as because of it. [pdf]