Library Juice 2:8 - February 24, 1999

1. American Libraries Online February 22 news stories (ad) 
2. Hispanic/Latino News Service 
3. Spanish-language version of Global Internet Liberty Campaign document 
4. Canadian Freedom to Read Week 
5. Library Commission (NCLIS) Rejects Internet Filtering 
6. ResPool - Reference Resource email list from Robert J. Tiess 
7. Recent posts to ResPool - sites offering "free database searching" 
8. IMLS to Meet with Library Leaders to Develop Grant Goals 
9. Corporate Report Card - 
10. Listserve Announcement: Focus On The Corporation 
11. Historical Stock Quotes 
12. Internet Resources on Genocide and Mass Killings 
13. PRT-LIBN - Philosophy Religion & Theology Librarians List 
14. Treasures from Europe's National Libraries - virtual exhibition 
15. Libri Foundation's Books For Children grants 
17. Bellydancing Librarians 
Quote for the week: 
"Bury the books and you bury the dream ever so deeply. Mediocrity 
is the chief villian who carries the spade and digs so ever 
efficiently. Bury the books and you kill the future." 
-anon.  (From Peter Kaiser's sig file) 
1. American Libraries Online February 22 news stories (ad) 
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 16:15:33 -0600 
From: "Gordon Flagg" <gflagg[at]> 
To: member-forum[at] 
Subject: American Libraries Online February 22 news stories (ad) 
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News stories appearing in the February 22 American Libraries Online 
*  NCLIS Guidelines on Kids' Internet Services Call for Local Controls 
*  Cal State/Northridge Repairs Expose Books to Rain and Mold 
*  Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Frankel Resigns 
*  Child Molester Used LAPL to Distribute Kid Porn 
*  Iowa Corrections Head Proposes Closing Prison Law Libraries 
*  FCC Commissioner Finds Urban Bias in E-Rate Allocations 
*  Wichita Falls Council Approves Censorship by petition 
*  ACLU Sues Wisconsin School Officials for Pulling Gay-Friendly Books 
*  Missouri Senator Ties State Funding to Filters 
*  Youth Tries to Hack into NASA with Library Computer 
*  Librarians Testify in Support of LC and GPO Appropriations 
*  Pennsylvania Librarian Missing 
American Libraries' Web site also features the latest "Internet 
Librarian" columns by Karen Schneider; AL's "Career Leads" job ads; 
listings of conferences, continuing-education courses, exhibitions, 
and other events from AL's "Datebook"; and Tables of Contents for the 
current year. 
2. Hispanic/Latino News Service [RichLink] 
Created and maintained by Boston University Law Student Markos Alberto 
Moulitsas Zuniga, this site serves as a clearinghouse for Latino-interest 
news. Users will find daily news updates in English and Spanish with links 
to full-text articles in English- and Spanish-language US newspapers. The 
site also features opinion pieces, interviews, and a useful collection of 
related links. Users working on their bilingual skills will also appreciate 
a recently added feature that allows readers to immediately translate words 
or phrases in selected opinion pieces. [MD] 
>From the Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-1999. 
3. Spanish-language version of Global Internet Liberty Campaign document 
Sin Limitacion de Fronteras: La Proteccion del Derecho a la Libertad 
de Expresion en una Internet Global 
the Spanish version of 
Regardless of Frontiers: Protecting the Human Right to Freedom of 
Expression on the Global Internet 
can be found at 
and at 
Don Wood 
American Library Association 
Office for Intellectual Freedom 
50 East Huron Street 
Chicago, IL 60611 
800-545-2433, ext. 4225 
Fax: 312-280-4227 
4. Canadian Freedom to Read Week 
"FREEDOM TO READ WEEK encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm 
their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them 
under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms." 
Don Wood 
American Library Association 
Office for Intellectual Freedom 
50 East Huron Street 
Chicago, IL 60611 
800-545-2433, ext. 4225 
Fax: 312-280-4227 
5. Library Commission Rejects Internet Filtering 
[from EPIC Alert 6.03] 
In a significant setback for proponents of mandatory filtering 
software in public libraries, the National Commission on Libraries and 
Information Science (NCLIS) has recommended the adoption of local 
library "acceptable use" policies rather than national filtering 
requirements.  The recommendation follows an NCLIS public hearing last 
November that was dominated by library filtering proponents and 
featured descriptions of the "dark side of the Internet."  Despite the 
rhetoric of the hearing, the NCLIS findings adopt many of the 
approached suggested by EPIC and other members of the Internet Free 
Expression Alliance in a joint submission to the Commission last 
December, noting that "decisions must be local ones, based on the 
culture, customs and character of each community." 
"NCLIS believes that libraries and their governing boards can take 
effective action at the local level to mitigate the perils facing 
children using the Internet," the Commission concluded. "Thus, the 
Commission recommends strongly that each library have a written 
'acceptable use policy,' approved by its governing structure and 
reviewed periodically to adjust to the continuous changes in the 
Notably, the NCLIS's mandate is to advise the President and Congress 
on library and information policy.  The only pending legislation in 
Congress addressing the issue is contrary to the Commission's 
recommendations.  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Rep. Bob Franks (R-NJ) 
have introduced bills that would require libraries and schools to 
install filtering software as a condition of receiving federal 
Internet funds. 
The NCLIS recommendations (in PDF format) are available at: 
The Internet Free Expression Alliance submission to the Commission is 
available at: 
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Your contributions will help support Freedom of Information Act and 
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Thank you for your support. 
6. ResPool - Reference Resource email list from Robert J. Tiess 
Date:    Sun, 21 Feb 1999 19:25:22 EST 
From:    "Robert J. Tiess" <rjtiess[at]> 
Subject: New: Reference resource mailing list 
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- ( ResPool ) -  Pooling Known & New Quality Reference Resources Online 
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ResPool is a new free mailing list for information specialists 
and others interested in sharing potentially useful reference 
resources on the Internet.  This list is strictly focused on 
"reference resources," which include topical web guides, 
online databases, search engines, directories, indices, 
bibliographies, and other authoritative sites substantially 
providing quality information in any given subject areas. 
For more information and e-mail subscription form, please see: 
Please share this information with your colleagues. 
Thank you, and take care. 
7. Recent posts to ResPool - sites offering "free database searching" 
At 04:56 PM 02/23/1999 +1300, Bidwell, Pam wrote: 
ResPool - 
I am looking for more sites which offer free database searching.  
The examples that I know about already are: 
Uncover Web 
PUBMED: Medline 
If there are any others that people know about I would love to add them to 
my list.  I have tried the Scout Report, but with limited success only.    
Thanks in advance 
Pam Bidwell 
The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand 
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 10:32:29 -0500 
To: "Bidwell, Pam" <BidPam[at]> 
        "'respool[at]'" <respool[at]> 
From: Dan Longley <dsl[at]> 
Subject: Re: REQUEST: Free databases on the web 
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ResPool - 
Not sure what disciplines you are interested in, but here are a few good 
ones that I know of: 
2. US Patents and Trademarks databases: 
3. US Federal government databases 
(including CBD, CFR, Congressional Record, etc.): 
4. FAOSTAT databases:  - International Ag and Food stats 
5. DOE Information Bridge:  - full-text energy research 
6. CancerLIT: 
7.  DrugDb: 
8.  RxList - the Internet Drug Index: 
9.  Funded Research Databases:  
 - current research in various disciplines (NIH, NSF, USDA, MRC, etc. 
10. Psych Journal Search: 
11. Gateway to Associations Online:  
 - links to thousands of Association homepages 
12.  Biological Databases Online:  - links to many databases 
Hope this helps, 
Dan Longley 
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 10:54:00 -0800 
To: "Bidwell, Pam" <BidPam[at]> 
From: Ross Tyner <rhtyner[at]> 
Subject: Re: REQUEST: Free databases on the web 
Cc: "'respool[at]'" <respool[at]> 
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ResPool - 
All good choices, Dan. Here are some others: 
1. Handbook of Latin American Studies - 
2. Anthropological Index Online - 
3. Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas 
-Journal Article Database - (they also have a 
database of dissertations and theses) 
4. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals/International Repertory of the 
Literature of Art - 
5. Canadian federal government databases available on the Web - 
6. Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse - 
7. Alcohol Industry & Policy - 
8. GEOSCAN (Geological Survey of Canada) - 
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 13:05:19 -0500 
From: Christine Reusch <reusch[at]> 
Organization: Rensselaer at Hartford 
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To: "Bidwell, Pam" <BidPam[at]> respool[at] 
Subject: Re: REQUEST: Free databases on the web 
ResPool - 
In support of graduate programs in Engineering, Computer Science and Business, 
we utilize the following free Web databases: 
RAM (Recent Advances in Manufacturing) 
NASA Technical Report Server 
Transium Business Intelligence 
Northern Light (the "Special Collection") 
The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies 
The Computing Research Repository (CoRR) 
The U. S. Patent and Trademark Office Databases 
IBM Patent Server 
ACM Digital Library (searching free) 
Christine Reusch 
Cole Library, Rensselaer at Hartford 
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 12:01:05 -0800 
To: respool[at] 
From: Helen Laurence <laurence[at]> 
Subject: RE: Free databases on the web 
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ResPool - 
Gary Price, a librarian at GWU, maintains several excellent pages of 
reference resources called "Direct Search," including a number of databases at (state/city databases) 
and (Price's List of Lists) 
If these have been posted before, sorry for the duplication. I just joined 
this list. 
Dr. Helen Laurence		Library Systems Department 
Florida Atlantic University	(561) 297-3789 
777 Glades Road			(561) 338-3863 (FAX) 
Boca Raton, FL 33431		laurence[at] 
8. IMLS to Meet with Library Leaders to Develop Grant Goals 
(Note: The meetings announced in the following email seem important. 
Perhaps you might want to contact a participant with your concerns.) 
From: "Bullard, Giuliana" <GBullard[at]> 
To: ACRL Forum <acrl-frm[at]> 
Subject: IMLS to Meet with Library Leaders to Develop Grant Goals 
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 16:54:27 -0500 
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Apologies for any cross postings. 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	Contacts: 	Giuliana Bullard 
February 19, 1999				202-606-8339 
						Mamie Bittner 
IMLS to Meet With Library Leaders to Develop Grant Goals 
Washington, D.C.-The National Leadership Grants of the Institute of Museum 
and Library Services (IMLS) are designed to support leading edge activities 
in the field of library and information science.  In 1998, IMLS awarded $6.4 
million in awards for model projects in education and training, research and 
demonstration and the preservation and archiving of digital media.  These 
grants also help to build digital library resources and to promote 
cooperation between libraries and museums.  In 1999, IMLS will award over 
$10 million in competitive awards for National Leadership Grants.  The 
Institute is the only federal agency that administers grants specifically 
targeted for libraries and library research. 
IMLS will hold advisory group meetings on February 26 and March 5 in 
Washington, DC, with library leaders to guide the development of priorities 
for the education and training, and research and development grant 
categories.  The meetings are designed to promote discussion among library 
leaders to ensure that National Leadership Grant funding priorities address 
current problems and provide leadership for future needs.  These meetings 
are part of a process of developing a three-year plan for National 
Leadership Grants.  IMLS will issue a report after the meetings. 
Research and Demonstration 
On Friday, February 26, 1999, Dr. Nancy Kranich, Associate Dean of Libraries 
at New York University will moderate a discussion about the most pressing 
research needs of the library and information science profession. 
Ms. Liz Bischoff 
Colorado Digital Library Consortium 
Dr. Karen Drabenstott 
Associate Professor 
School of Information 
University of Michigan 
Dr. Leigh Estabrook 
Graduate School of Library and Information Science 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Dr. Stephen Griffin 
Program Director 
National Science Foundation 
Division of Information, Robotics and Intelligent Systems 
Ms. Patricia Harris 
Executive Director 
National Information Standards Organization. 
Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng 
Associate Professor 
School of Library and Information Science 
University of Kentucky 
Dr. Christie M. Koontz 
Marketing Research Analyst 
Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center 
Florida State University 
Ms. Joan Lippincott 
Associate Executive Director 
Coalition for Networked Information. 
Dr. Mary Jo Lynch 
Director of Research 
American Library Association 
Ms. Eugenie Prime 
Director of Libraries 
Hewlett Packard Company 
Dr. Donna Scheeder 
Deputy Assistant Director 
Congressional Research Service 
Mr. Donald Waters 
Digital Library Federation 
Mr. Frederic Weingarten 
Acting Director 
Office of Information Technology Policy 
American Library Association 
Education and Training 
On Friday, March 5, 1999, Dr. Anne Woodsworth, former Dean of the Palmer 
School of Library and Information Science, will moderate a discussion about 
the most pressing needs in education and training. 
Dr. Patricia Breivik 
Dean of Libraries 
Wayne State University 
Ms. Carla Hayden 
Enoch Pratt Free Library 
Ms. Althea Jenkins 
Executive Director 
Association of College and Research Libraries. 
Dr. Deanna Marcum 
Council on Library and Information Resources 
Dr. Robert Martin 
Texas State Library and Archives        Commission 
Dr. Loriene Roy 
Associate Professor 
Graduate School of Library and Information Science 
The University of Texas at Austin 
Ms. Dawn Vaughn 
School Librarian 
Englewood, Colorado 
Dr. Bernard Vavrek 
School of Library and Information Science 
Clarion University of Pennsylvania 
Mr. Rodney Wagner 
Nebraska Library Commission 
Dr. Danny Wallace 
School of Library and Information Science 
Kent State University 
The Institute of Museum and Library Services was created by the Museum and 
Library Services Act of 1996.  It is an independent Federal grantmaking 
agency that fosters leadership, innovation and a lifetime of learning by 
supporting museums and libraries.  For information, including grant 
guidelines, contact: Institute of Museum and Library Services, 1100 
Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20506, (202) 606-8536, or 
9. Corporate Report Card - 
        This site provides ratings of more than 320 companies on 
        corporate social responsibility. Ratings are presented for 
        ten issues -- environmental performance, women's 
        advancement, minority advancement, charitable giving, 
        community outreach, family benefits, social disclosure, 
        workplace issues, military contracts, and animal testing. 
        Searchable by name, industry, and ticker symbol. From the 
        Council on Economic Priorities. - es 
        Subjects: companies 
Librarians' Index to the Internet 
10. Listserve Announcement: Focus On The Corporation 
Corp-Focus is a moderated listserve which distributes the weekly column 
"Focus on the Corporation," co-authored by Russell Mokhiber, editor of 
Corporate Crime Reporter, and Robert Weissman, editor of Multinational 
Monitor magazine. 
To subscribe to Corp-Focus, send an e-mail message to 
listproc[at] with the following all in one line: 
subscribe corp-focus <your name> 
Focus on the Corporation scrutinizes the multinational corporation -- the 
most powerful institution of our time. Once a week, it reports and 
comments critically on corporate actions, plans, abuses and trends. 
Written with a sharp edge and occasional irreverence, Focus on the 
Corporation covers: 
* The double standards which excuse corporations for behavior (e.g., 
causing injury, accepting welfare) widely considered criminal or shameful 
when done by individuals; 
* Globalization and corporate power; 
* Trends in corporate economic blackmail, political influence and 
workplace organization; 
* Industry-wide efforts to escape regulation, silence critics, employ new 
technologies or consolidate business among a few companies; 
* Specific, extreme examples of corporate abuses: destruction of 
communities, trampling of democracy, poisoning of air and water; 
* Issues, such as tort reform, of across-the-board interest to business; 
* The corporatization of our culture. 
Back columns are posted on the Multinational Monitor site and 
Please post this notice on relevant lists, and accept our apologies for 
11. Historical Stock Quotes - 
        This handy tool is especially useful for income tax and 
        estate planning preparation. Just type in a stock or mutual 
        fund symbol and the desired date (back to January 2, 
        1985), and BigCharts provides the closing price. Also, 
        this free service provides easy-to-use online charting. - 
        Subjects: stocks | mutual funds 
Librarians' Index to the Internet 
12. Internet Resources on Genocide and Mass Killings - 
        Focuses on primary materials and resources, as well as 
        book chapters, glossaries, timelines, bibliographies, and 
        biographies of material relating to "twentieth-century 
        genocidal and mass man-made killing occurrences." This 
        site which includes information on the Holocaust, 
        Cambodia, Yugoslavia, and other large scale wars and 
        events is maintained by Dr. Stuart D. Stein, a professor at 
        the University of West London. - ec 
        Subjects: genocide | holocaust | new this week | 
    Zeno's Forensic Page - 
        This site contains an extensive directory of links to 
        resources on forensic science, medicine, and psychiatry. It 
        is maintained by a European forensics expert. - tk 
        Subjects: crime | police | investigations 
Librarians' Index to the Internet 
13. PRT-LIBN - Philosophy Religion & Theology Librarians List 
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Date:         Wed, 17 Feb 1999 20:31:32 -0800 
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Sender: Communications Librarians Discussion List <COMLIB-L[at]LSV.UKY.EDU> 
From: "Gary Klein (bear-at-heart)" <gklein[at]WILLAMETTE.EDU> 
Subject:      NEW: PRT-LIBN - Philosophy Religion & Theology Librarians List 
Announcing a new email list for librarians: 
         Philosophy Religion & Theology Librarians Discussion List 
PRT-LIBN is an email forum that addresses all issues relating to: 
  -Philosophy librarians & librarianship 
  -Religion librarians & librarianship 
  -Theology librarians & librarianship 
PRT-LIBN's focuses on the collection, storage, and dissemination of 
information within a library setting, regardless of format or type of 
Topics of discussion may include: collection development, handling and 
weeding of materials, CD-ROM and online databases, user services, 
bibliographic instruction, public relations, reference materials, 
selecting a vendor, vendor relations and managing a library. 
PRT-LIBN will also accept:  job postings, announcements of conferences, 
and calls to authors, if they are pertinent to humanities librarianship. 
To subscribe to PRT-LIBN send E-mail to:  LISTSERV[at]LISTSERV.BOISESTATE.EDU 
and in the BODY include the command:      SUBSCRIBE PRT-LIBN Your Real Name 
PRT-LIBN's FAQ file is viewable at: 
GARY KLEIN, volunteering as Editor of BUSLIB-L and also PRT-LIBN 
            BUSLIB-L's FAQ = 
            PRT-LIBN's FAQ = 
Management & Economics Librarian 
Hatfield Library / Willamette University / Salem, OR 97301 USA 
gklein[at]    work #503-370-6743 
14. Treasures from Europe's National Libraries - virtual exhibition 
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Date:         Tue, 23 Feb 1999 10:21:30 -0500 
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From: Terry Kuny <Terry.Kuny[at]> 
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Treasures from Europe's National Libraries 
The Conference of European National Librarians is proud to present a new 
virtual exhibition with descriptions and images of treasures from all over 
Europe, going back as far as the 8th century. The national libraries have 
selected some of the most stunning artefacts in their collections, like 
rare and precious books, illuminated manuscripts, bookbindings, drawings, 
prints and decorated papers. The treasures include the Gutenberg Bible, 
the Koran in silk, the famous Codex Gigas and work from Frdric Chopin, Jan 
Amos Komensk, W.A. Mozart, Fernando Pessoa, Rembrandt and many others. 
Together, these treasures are a small but impressive representation of 
European cultural heritage. 
The exhibition has been designed in such a way, that the treasures can be 
browsed in various ways. It is possible to look at the treasures from a 
particular country, but they can also be found according to their format, 
their content or their creator, independent of their present location. A 
chonological index makes it possible to view these European cultural 
highlights from century to century. Short descriptions have been added to 
provide essential information about the treasures, their creators and 
their provenance. 
This virtual exhibition has an open ending. The first version of 
'Treasures from Europe's National Libraries' includes about a hundred 
treasures from 24 national libraries of Europe. The exhibition is 
incorporated in 'Gabriel, Gateway to Europe's National Libraries', the 
WWW-service of the Conference of European  National Librarians. In total 
39 national libraries participate in Gabriel, and more treasures from all 
libraries will be added soon. The exhibition was created and designed by 
Richelle van den Dungen Gronovius at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the 
national library of the Netherlands. 
'Treasures from Europe's National Libraries' is available at 5 servers 
across Europe: 
DE, Frankfurt - 
FI, Helsinki: 
NL, Den Haag - 
SI, Ljubljana - 
UK, London - 
I hope you will enjoy reading about some of the most precious items in our 
Klaus-Dieter Lehmann 
Chairman of the Gabriel Board 
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* Associations and Institutions (IFLA). For further information about * 
*    IFLA activities, including organization or personal affiliate    * 
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15. Libri Foundation's BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grants 
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Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 10:13:32 -0800 
To: calix[at] 
From: Library Lovers <LibraryLovers[at]> 
Subject: Grants:  Books for Children Grants 
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Grant Info: Barbara McKillip has asked that I please pass this 
info along. Awhile back FRIENDS of California Libraries did an 
article about this wonderful program. See article at: 
Barbara also has a web site at: 
Stephanie Stokes, FRIENDS of California Libraries 
The Libri Foundation is currently accepting applications 
for its BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grants. 
The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates 
new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries 
throughout the United States.  Since October 1990, the Foundation has 
donated over $670,000 worth of new children's books to 695 libraries in 45 
In order to encourage and reward local support of libraries, The Libri 
Foundation will match any amount of money raised by a library's local 
sponsor from $50 to $350 on a 2-to-1 ratio.  Thus, a library can receive up 
to $1,050 worth of new, quality, hardcover children's books.  After a 
library receives a grant, local sponsors (such as formal or informal Friends 
groups, civic or social organizations, local businesses, etc.) have four 
months, or longer if necessary, to raise their matching funds. 
The librarian of each participating library selects the books her library 
will receive from a booklist provided by The Libri Foundation.  The 550 
fiction and nonfiction titles on the booklist reflect the very best of 
children's literature published in the last three years.  These titles, 
which are primareily for children ages 12 and under, are award-winners or 
have received starred reviews in library, literary, and education journals. 
Libraries are qualified on an individual basis.  In general, libraries 
should serve a population under 10,000 (usually under 5,000), be in a rural 
area, have a limited operating budget, and an active children's department. 
(Please note:  Rural is usually considered to be at least 30 miles from a 
city with a population of 40,000 or over; town libraries with operating 
budgets over $90,000 and county libraries with operating budgets over 
$190,000 are rarely given grants.) 
Applications are accepted from independent libraries as well as libraries 
which are part of a county, regional, or cooperative library system.  A 
library system may also apply if all the libraries in the system meet these 
requirements.  A school library may apply only if it also serves as the 
public library (i.e. it is open to the general public and during the summer). 
Libraries in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi:  please see the 
announcement for the Mississippi Delta BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grants. 
For more information, please contact:  Ms. Barbara J. McKillip, President, 
The Libri Foundation, PO Box 10246, Eugene, OR  97440.  541-485-8532 
(voice); 541-485-9688 (fax); librifdn[at] (e-mail). 
Application deadlines:  April 1, 1999;  June 1, 1999; August 1, 1999. 
The Libri Foundation 
P.O. Box 10246, Eugene, OR  97440 
541-485-8532 (phone); 541-485-9688 (fax) 
librifdn[at] (e-mail) 
By Norman Solomon   /   Creators Syndicate 
     This year has already given us plenty of material for "Media Jeopardy!" 
     You probably remember the rules: First, listen carefully to the 
answer. Then, try to come up with the correct question. 
     The first category is "Spinning the Foreign News." 
     * American media outlets often point out that the Iraqi government 
has a history of torturing and massacring them. But we rarely get 
information about the fact that they're still being tortured and 
massacred by the U.S.-backed Turkish government. 
     Who are Kurds? 
     * These international lending institutions demand austerity measures 
that mean higher food prices for the hungry. News reports provide images 
of wise economists seeking reform, but "global loan sharks" would be a 
more apt description. 
     What are the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund? 
     Now, a question about "Spinning the Domestic News." 
     * In contrast to the upbeat reporting when stock prices go through 
the roof, many journalists fret about "inflationary" pressures when this 
     What are wage increases? 
     Our next category is "Hot Airwaves." 
     * A current full-page ad for this network TV newscast proclaims: 
"It's all you need to know." 
     What is the "NBC Nightly News" with Tom Brokaw? 
     * In a report issued last month, the Federal Communications 
Commission said that advertisers are discriminating against these stations. 
     What are radio stations that are minority-owned or mostly heard by 
African Americans and Latinos? 
     * The news department of this network now airs an hourly "Business 
Update." But despite the fact that it claims to be engaged in "public 
broadcasting," the network has no intention of airing a "Labor Update." 
     What is National Public Radio? 
     Moving on to Double Jeopardy, our next category is 
     "New Frontiers of the Internet." 
     * Earlier this month, USA Networks Inc. merged with Lycos (one of 
the biggest conglomerates of Web sites) to form a $20 billion TV-Internet 
firm called USA Lycos. Out of the 15 sites with the widest reach on the 
World Wide Web, this is the number of Web sites now remaining independent 
of large corporate ownership. 
     What is one? 
     And now, we're ready for Final Jeopardy. 
     * Less than a dozen companies now control most of the news and 
information flow in the United States. A single corporation's empire 
includes key book publishers, home video firms, cable TV franchises, CNN 
and other major cable channels, magazines such as Time, Life, Fortune, 
People, Sports Illustrated, Money, Entertainment Weekly and In Style, and 
Warner Brothers television, music and movies. 
     What is Time Warner? 
     But let's conclude on a more upbeat note. Here's a bonus category: 
"Unconstrained Media." 
     * One calls itself "the Consortium for independent journalism," the 
other is a global information source that emphasizes social justice, and 
both are free on the Web. 
     What are 
     * A lot of people complain about advertising, but few do much about 
it. This exceptional Web site, known as "culture jammers headquarters," 
is part of the effort by the Adbusters Media Foundation to "galvanize 
resistance against those who would destroy the environment, pollute our 
minds and diminish our lives." It includes ad spoofs and "uncommercials" 
along with detailed analysis of commercialism run amuck. 
     What is 
     * It's the kind of question that many advertisers and news 
programmers try to answer, but we can only resolve for ourselves. 
     What really matters? 
17. Bellydancing Librarians 
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 12:15:21 -0800 
From: Eris Weaver <erisw[at]> 
Subj: RE: Bellydancing librarians (was Schmaltz) 
Tom Budlong wrote: 
>>That year she hosted a dinner at a Jewish Roumanian restaurant that included 
a >genuine librarian belly dancer. 
Interestingly, there are a LOT of us genuine librarian bellydancers! 
Check out the Bellydancing Librarian webpage at: 
(I'm just getting started on the site, but I hope to compile a gallery 
of other BDLs -- so if you're part of the club, email me!) 
Eris Weaver, MLIS 
Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol & Other Drug Problems 
24 Belvedere Street, San Rafael, CA  94901 
(415) 456-5692   FAX (415) 456-0491 
"Librarians are the secret masters of the universe. They Control 
information. Don't piss them off!"   Spider Robinson 
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