Monthly Archives: October 2009

Brown Bag – The Archivist's Life

Join us this Wednesday when our guest will be Tomaro Taylor. Tomaro is an Associate University Librarian in the Special & Digital Collections department at the USF Tampa Library. Tomaro currently serves on the Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries and … Continue reading

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SIS: more than a sibling? (Suncoast Information Specialists)

On Tuesday, October 13, SIS held its monthly meeting. This month was billed as a “technology petting zoo” and was held at Stetson Law Library in Gulfport. SIS (Suncoast Information Specialists) is an area professional development and networking organization supported … Continue reading

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Brown Bag Wednesday – Open Access

Join us this Wednesday for a debate about Open Access. Lana Brand will take up the standard to advocate for Open Access, and David Davisson will explain why the whole thing is a bad idea. October 19-23 is Open Access … Continue reading

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Where do local history, librarianship, good eating and publication meet?

You can find out all in one place by joining your colleagues at the next After Dark Lecture event. You’re likely to enjoy meeting Andy Huse. Andy’s an Assistant Librarian in Special Collections at USF Tampa Library. He’s also an … Continue reading

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Does the Brain like E-Books??

This October 14 New York Times blog entry offers the viewpoints of several different information and learning specialists. Very interesting; check it out. http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/does-the-brain-like-e-books/?ref=books

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A new definition for 'Electronic Library'?

I just came across this article in the New York Times about Pasco County’s ebook lending system: Kate Lambert recalls using her library card just once or twice throughout her childhood. Now, she uses it several times a month. The … Continue reading

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Brown Bag – Vamos a Cuba

This week’s brown bag will continue our look at challenged works with a discussion of the children’s book Vamos a Cuba. Vamos a Cuba (A Visit to Cuba) was removed from the school libraries in Miami-Dade schools by the school … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week in Retrospect

First, I want to say WELL DONE Dave Davisson for holding the discussion Wednesday about Banned Books and Censorship. Well done indeed! What a lively discussion we had, and it was good to hear some unfamiliar voices on the subject. … Continue reading

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