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There is only one week left before the December 1, 2008 deadline (5pm EST) to enter the Smart Poodle Publishing "What I Wish Everyone Knew About Librarians" contesst.
Grand Prize = $500.
Go to www.smartpoodlepublishing.com for full details and contest rules.
Winers will be announced by December 15, 2008.
It takes place during the 18th Havana International Book Fair where dozens of countries and scores of publishers exhibit their works.
It's a rare opportunity for professionals in library sciences, booksellers, educators and book lovers in general to get an unprecedented look into issues of freedom of expression directly from Cuban intellectuals, writers, librarians, publishers and curators.
In times of yore, to trace the path of a meal from your table to the source may have only been a short jaunt out to some nearby woods. But in these days of modern transit, when the foods that people consume hail from various regions of the United States and even the globe, that path, many times, is much more complex.
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Invermere (B.C.) Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA – November 20, 2008
Invermere Public Library has become the 12th library in British Columbia’s SITKA consortium to go live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software.
ATHENS, OH-November 18, 2008--LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that Cookie Wolfrom has joined LibLime as Customer Support Specialist.
In her role at LibLime, Cookie will serve as an advocate for LibLime customers, helping to coordinate the timely resolution of support requests. She will also join LibLime's team of Koha trainers, instructing libraries on use of the Koha software.
The December 1st (5pm EST) deadline to enter the Smart Poodle Publishing Writing Contest, "What I Wish Everyone Knew About Librarians," is approaching.
For complete entry rules go to www.smartpoodlepublishing.com.
SLA Adds New Dues Tier for Info Pros Making Less than $18K
With many facing lay offs and cutbacks SLA members are able to rely on their professional association to provide assistance in tough times
Traverse Area (Mich.) District Library Goes Live With Evergreen
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Norcross, GA – November 13, 2008
“It didn’t start out that way”, says Brian Hades. “It was in the Hallowe’en edition of the Calgary Herald newspaper and the moniker just stuck”.
“Captain Fantasy” was the name splashed across the front page of the Entertainment section, under an enormous colour photograph of a grey haired, “Godfather-like” character seated in a 1950s style diner surrounded by two gorgeous space aliens.
The article, which spread over two pages, was the beginning of a media blitz bringing attention to one of Calgary's best kept secrets.