Library Juice 3:14 - April 12, 2000


1. International Special Librarians Day
2. Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk
3. "Librarian" in US Occupational Outlook
4. BiS web site has a new URL
5. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
6. Book Reviewers at the Gates
7. Beyond Project Censored: It's Time for a New Award
8. Letter from Pierre Bouin to Mark Rosenzweig and Mark's reply
9. CFP - Urban Library Journal
10. Call for Unsung Heroes
11. New Internet is For All Manifesto
12. Children's books on Book Banning
13. Media Distortion of World Bank/IMF Protests Starts Early
14. Nation Editorial  -- Seattle Sequel in DC?
15. Whirled Bank
16. UNESCO/IFLA Directory of Digitized Collections
17. _LLRX Buzz_: The Latest on Legal Research
18. Wirtz Labor Library
19. Library quotes
20. Once Upon A Time ...

Quote for the week:

"The eternal conflict of good and the best with bad and the worst is on.
The librarian must be the librarian  militant before he can be the librarian

-Melvil Dewey, "Relation of State to Public Library," 1898, published in
_American Library Philosophy: An Anthology_, selected by Barbara McCrimmon,
Hamden, CT: The Shoe String Press, 1975.

Home page of the week: John Marquette


1. International Special Librarians Day

Thursday, April 13, 2000
Theme: Navigating the World's Knowledge

"International Special Librarians Day, held the Thursday of National
Library Week, provides an opportunity for information professionals to
promote their libraries' services and accomplishments within their
organizations. ISLD was created in 1991 by the Special Libraries
Association. The first celebration was so successful that the Board of
Directors approved making it an annual event."

Don Wood
American Library Association
Office for Intellectual Freedom


Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk: What Libraries Say They Do
but Frequently Don't

- Introduction of Sanford Berman
- Question and Answer Session
Copyright © Sanford Berman. Used with permission.
Date of Speech - April 16, 1998.
Length (lecture only) - 40 minutes.
Format - RealAudio®

3. "Librarian" in US Occupational Outlook

     For those who are interested, the US Occupational Outlook is available
free online. Go to the site:
and enter the term "librarian" to get a link to "Librarian," "Library
Technician," etc. It is always good to look over the basics of a field and
to see what the broad picture of the library profession includes.
     (Liberrian: One who picks liberries from wild liberry bushes and makes
a liberry pie. Mmmmh! Mmmmh! So delicious!) ;-)

R. Lee Hadden

4. BiS web site has a new URL

"The Swedish library organisation BiS (Bibliotek i
Samhälle) is issueing the journal bis quarterly. It's also trying to promote
fair libraries in Sweden - and elsewhere. What is a "fair library"? This
can be disputed and this is exactly what the organisation and the journal is
trying to do."

5. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 11:40:48 -0500
From: "Don Wood" <dwood[at]>
Subject: [IFACTION:802] Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
To: Intellectual Freedom Action News <ifaction[at]>

Information on the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act can be
found at, the Web site of the ALA
Office for Information Technology Policy.

The pages For Librarians (
and For Parents ( are up; the
others are under construction.

Additional information on privacy and confidentiality can be found at


Don Wood
American Library Association
Office for Intellectual Freedom

6. Book Reviewers at the Gates

Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 00:45:44 -0500 (CDT)
From: Dale Wertz <dwertz[at]>
To: SRRT Action Council <srrtac-l[at]>
Subject: [SRRTAC-L:4404] Book Reviewers at the Gates

Perhaps I'm the last person on the block, so to speak, to have read this
excellent article by Edward Herman, as it's a year old now.  But, in case
not, here is the URL and an excerpt.  The article examines the role book
reviewing plays in filtering books with a critical and politically left
orientation from public consciousness.

Dale Wertz

"All the Book Reviews Fit to Print" from the April 1999 ZMagazine and
online at:

"Books are a relatively open avenue to dissent in the United States.
Critical voices of the left are rarely heard on TV or in the leading news
magazines and dominant newspapers, and never at the length (or with the
repetitions) necessary to overcome audience unfamiliarity and cognitive
dissonance. Left-of-center books, by contrast, are published frequently,
and their length allows their unfamiliar ideas to be spelled out in
detail. The catch, of course, is that most left books are issued by small
publishers and have tiny sales and small audiences, and the more radical
the book's themes the smaller the audience is likely to be."

7. Beyond Project Censored: It's Time for a New Award

by Don Hazen

"In fundamental ways, we in the progressive, independent media world
are stuck in the past, with very little capacity to make effective use
of new media. A case in point is Project Censored, which compiles a list
of the Top Ten censored stories every year.  Flawed in its process to begin
with, Project Censored tends to reinforce fundamentally self-marginalizing,
defeatist behavior while ignoring the role new media is playing in
communicating information. Instead of honoring timely, investigative-
oriented, break-out stories that move from the alternative press to
mainstream media, Project Censored chooses to recognize only those
stories that remain buried."

8. Letter from Pierre Bouin to Mark Rosenzweig and Mark's reply

Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 08:01:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: Pierre Blouin <pblouin2000[at]>
Subject: Fees for library loan
To: iskra[at]

Dear Mr. Rosensweig

We fully support your fight for freedom of expression
and DISCUSSION within the library profession.

As editors of an on-line periodical exploring the
political and social issues of the information society
and librarianship, we are trying ourselves to make
clear SOUND DEFINITIONS of our basic principles and
tools: What is information? What technology means?

I think that a debate going on now in France may be of
deep interest to you and to all progressive voices in
North America. The libraries are asked by the French
Federation of editors to charge copyright fees for the
books they loan to users. They've asked for the
authors to support them, and up to now, 288 of them
have signed up to this request (many of them
progressive and left-wing ones). Cf Le Monde, 30 and
31 March.

You can imagine all the paperwork and problems for the
libraries, especially the small ones. The French
libraries will probably refuse to do this kind of
administrative task (which will be more profitable to
the editors than to the authors themselves). They will
then have only one solution: to put an interdiction on
the loan of the books the authors don't want to be

To be read at the light of the actual wave of attacck
upon the public service in library and to a false
interpretation of the notion of copyright. The
libraries, as always, are the weakest actors in the
chain, and the first victims.

Will there ever be a strong defender for their cause?

Continue your necessary work!

Pierre Blouin

Hermes, revue critique


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Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 01:02:51 -0400
To: SRRT Action Council <srrtac-l[at]>
From: Mark Rosenzweig <iskra[at]>
Subject: [SRRTAC-L:4413] Re: Fees for library loan

Dear M. Blouin,

Thank you for your comments.

I am very concerned about the overall trend  towards total commodification
of information, with the elimination of ANY sphere in which information is,
by rights,  meant to be -- and allowed to be --  free  and available to

A seamless world of pay-per-view  culture (or perhaps ,more accurately,  a
more or less bifurcated world of haves and have-nots, with two tiers of
cultural possibilities and options) is being created, and libraries will
either be points of resistance against this,  or facilitators of the trend
(which will mean their own ultimate destruction -- or at least complete
degradation and transformation into nothing more than "information arcades"
which provide a venue for vendors of information, and yet another billboard
for commercial advertising, now using the once-public and off-limits space
of   the library.

Meanwhile the social divisions exacerbated by the information gap, which
will grow geometrically, will be spoken of constantly, but considered a
natural consequence of the processes of the development of the new

The consensus on this matter is startling, here as in your country.

Neoliberalism seems to be  embraced by a  very large part of the spectrum
from right to left. The destruction which is being  done every day  by the
ongoing  abandonment of the  "public sector" (built up through so much
struggle over so much time),  a sector which is forced to "compete" now
with  giant corporate concerns (transnational, at that) will be enorrmous
and potentially irreversible for a very extended period. The "public
sphere" will become a totally manipulated market, squeezing out independent
manifestions and co-optng and turning to other purposes whatever is useful
for the megacorporations.During that period the drift towards barbarism is
increasingly inevitable.

The situation which you describe in your country today, with the publishers
(and the authors , who -- unnecessarily -- and to their discredit -- put
their pecuniary copyrights above and against the social concerns of the
dissemination of ideas and information), is certainly something which will
appear, in that form, very soon on the horizon in the US, but as
world-threatening  leviathan which, based on the same principle, will lead
the move towards corporate monopolistic control of the knowledge resource
of the world for the puroses of private profit and social control.

We must speak of strategies to avert what appears to be the dystopia of
advancing neoliberalism in the cultural sphere..We must especially
strategize across borders about the role cultural institutions and
cultuaral workers can play in problematizing  these scenaria for capital
and posing alternatives..

Mark Rosenzweig
Progressive Librarian


9. CFP - Urban Library Journal

Information about submissions and subscriptions to Urban Library Journal, a
publication of the Library Association of the City University of New York
(LACUNY), is now available on its Web site: .

Urban Library Journal,  a refereed journal of research and discussion
dealing with all aspects of urban libraries and librarianship,  welcomes
articles about academic,  research,  public,  school,  and special libraries
in an urban setting.

Urban Library Journal,  formerly known as Urban Academic Librarian, also
invites submissions in broader areas such as public higher education, urban
studies,  multiculturalism,  library and educational services to immigrants,
preservation of public higher education,  and universal access to World Wide
Web resources.

LACUNY plans for the full text of all issues of Urban Library Journal and
its predecessor to be available eventually on its Web site.

Information about "Information Literacy: Laying the Foundations," the May 19
LACUNY Institute, is available at .

Dr. Michael Adams
Editor, Urban Library Journal


10. Call for Unsung Heroes

Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 20:32:32 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Karen G. Schneider" <kgs[at]>
To: publib <publib[at]>,
Subject: More Unsung Heroes?

I'm still soliciting suggestions for the Unsung Heroes website, which is at

This website is intended to honor some of the folks in the trenches who have
fought the good fight for intellectual freedom in the online environment.
It's a rough start--it needs to be fleshed out--and in a couple of cases I
hesitated to "name names" without permission.  I didn't want someone getting
harassed because I named them on a Powerpoint slide.

A write-up on the experience of attending a very geeky conference and
following Tim Berners-Lee on the podium will be the focus of my next column
for AL.  (Hey, no pressure THERE...) We really do have a lot in common with
these folks, and the bridges we build with our colleagues in the computing
community will be crucial to our survival.

One of the nice tidbits I bring back from the Computers, Freedom and Privacy
conference is how many people came up to me last night and told me that a
librarian, somewhere, was very helpful at crucial points in their lives...
we really have an enormous amount of goodwill and support from other

Karen G. Schneider kgs[at]
Assistant Director of Technology
Shenendehowa Public Library, Clifton Park, NY

11. New Internet is For All Manifesto

Date:         Wed, 5 Apr 2000 04:05:51 -0800
From: cisler <cisler[at]POBOX.COM>
Subject:      Universal access manifesto

I just came from a meeting of telecenter project managers in Latin America.
It was convened by a librarian at Chasquinet in Ecuador, and serveral other
librarians attended, but most of the people worked for non-profits in
Brazil, Peru, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Ecuador to provide access
to information and communications technology. A regional group is being
formed, and one product is the mainfesto (version 0.2) I'm appending to
this message.

If you don't have time to read it, it's a call for universal service,
favoriable treatment in the regulatory framework for
non-profits/libraries/schools serving the underserved. I'm passing it out
at an International Telecommunications Union conferce  in Rio de Janeiro
next week.

Steve Cisler

New Internet is For All Manifesto
Papallacta, Ecuador
March 31, 2000

Access to adequate telecommunications is a necessity in this era of
increased networking, digitized information, and provision of goods and
services through the Internet. In the past, "adequate" or "basic" was voice
telephone service. In the year 2000 it also includes access to networked
information, communications technology and services using the Internet.
Citizens who have knowledge of computers and who can use the information
technology add to the collective wealth in their country.  Some countries
have already committed public policies to universal access that include the

Given the increasing disparity in wealth and the ability to afford these
services in all countries, government regulatory agencies must guarantee
universal access at a reasonable cost by all citizens and organizations
irrespective of their geographic location.  This can be achieved by a
combination of commercial competition and cheaper and more powerful
computing technologies.

Organizations that serve the public are demanding a regulatory policy that
reduces the current inequalities in the access to and use of digital
services and information. These organizations include schools, public
libraries, health centers, community centers, telecenters, and non-profit
groups dedicated to providing access to the new information and
communication technologies (ICTs). is a community of persons and organizations in Latin
American and the Caribbean whose membership has worked for several years to
provide many types of services in many communities around the region. Many
of these communities have been excluded from access to telephone and
Internet services. recommends the following policies as
examples of regulatory change that should be undertaken to realize these
-Universal service including basic telephony and access to the Internet
should be a component of the regulatory framework in all countries.
-Domestic regulations should recognize the legitimacy of special
arrangements and discounts in favor of educational, social and cultural
organizations that provide access to or facilitate use of the Internet for
the majority of people underserved at this moment.
-Access to advanced and broadband services that should be available for
rural and remote locations.
-When a new telecommunications technology requires permission or license
from the government, the groups providing public access should be afforded
special treatment including favorable discounts for connectivity and the
equipment needed to make use of it.
-Set aside public unlicensed radio spectrum for spreading connectivity in
rural and remote parts of the country, or other parts that are underserved
and have few or no choices in the marketplace.
-Establishment of an advisory group within ITU drawn from the public access
sector which would be briefed on new technologies and resulting policy
changes that would affect the aforementioned groups.
-Create a forum for open dialogue to give groups and organizations of the
civil society the opportunity for input in the public telecommunications
policy process.

If you approve this manifesto, please sign the form at .

12. Children's books on Book Banning

Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2000 11:23:46 -0400
From: "Carol Reid" <creid[at]MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
To: SRRT Action Council <srrtac-l[at]>
Subject: [SRRTAC-L:4407] Book banning for kids

The following bibliography was originally printed in "Pressure Point"
(NYLA's IFRT newsletter) and, in a slightly modified form, also
appeared in the Spring 2000 issue of the (ALA) "IFRT Report." If
anyone knows of other children's or YA titles that fit this theme,
please let me know.


Carol Reid
New York State Library



Since information and literature for children are the overwhelmingly
predominant targets of book-banning attempts in libraries, it is
particularly important that young people learn what their rights are.
In fact, and in part due to their own ignorance of this issue, their
rights while minors are considerably circumscribed. But when taught
about the First Amendment, various court cases such as Pico v. Island
Trees, and the motives and tactics of censors who would seek to
"protect" them, kids can often be the most enthusiastic of
free-speech proponents. The following bibliography lists fiction (and
some autobiography) for children and young adults on an issue that
affects them directly and disproportionately ... And one that's a lot
of fun to read about!

Angela and the Great Book Battle, by Susan Smith, 1990 - Mrs.
Dougherty is determined to ban the book "Young Adults" because so
many parents have complained about it. Angela and her friends believe
in the book and launch a war against censorship which has Mrs.
Dougherty up in arms against them.

Arthur and the Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club, by Marc Brown, 1998 - When
a parent group bans a series of scary books from the local public
library, Arthur and his friends devise a plan to get their favorite
books returned.

A Canticle for Liebowitz, by Walter Miller, 1984 - When nuclear war
launches a new dark age, a few monks risk martyrdom to preserve
humanity's written record.

The Day They Came to Arrest the Book, by Nat Hentoff, 1983 - Some
students and parents want Huck Finn banned from school as racist,
sexist, or immoral, and the principal would be only too happy to
oblige, but the school newspaper editor has the evidence to expose
him. In 1990, Hentoff's book was nearly removed from some schools in

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, 1953 - The infamous temperature at
which books will burn * Superior film version by Francois Truffault.

The Giver, by Lois Lowry, 1994 - This story of a future society
determined to suppress individuality was itself challenged in 1994 by
those who fear other viewpoints.

A Hand Full of Stars, by Rafik Schami, 1992 - A newspaper in a
dictatorship is usually bland or banned, but a teenager growing up in
Damascus tells how he found ways to publish the truth.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie, 1991 - Sentenced to
death for a book he wrote, Rushdie has created a fantasy about how it
feels to have your words and stories stolen away.

The Honorable Prison, by Lyll Becerra de Jenkins, 1989 - Ironically,
this story of what happened to a journalist and his family in a Latin
American dictatorship has been challenged in a school in the United

The Last Safe Place on Earth, by Richard Peck, 1995 - Something's
wrong in the perfect suburb and frightened parents hope that they can
put a stop to it by making sure there are no controversial books in
the schools.

Maudie and Me and the Dirty Book, by Betty Miles, 1981 - A middle
school project to read to first graders is threatened when a book
prompts questions about where puppies come from.

Mayday Rampage, by Clayton Bess, 1993 - AIDS is killing students and
teachers, but it can't be discussed in the school newspaper.

Memoirs of a Bookbat, by Kathryn Lasky, 1994 - Harper lives a double
life, outwardly the model daughter of a family dedicated to fighting
for decency, and secretly a reader of the very books they oppose.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass,
1845 - Fred's life changes the day he overhears his master say
reading is the key to freedom that must be kept from slaves at all

The Ninth Issue, by Dallin Malmgren, 1989 - Reporting on several
controversial topics, Mr. Choate and the students on the Town Crier
newspaper staff find themselves in trouble with the school

Phoebe: a Novel, by Marilyn Kaye, 1987 - Phoebe doesn't think much of
the Betsy Drake books all her friends love, but when an upset parent
wants them removed from the public library, it's Phoebe who organizes
a protest.

The Rebellious Alphabet, by Jorge Diaz, 1993 - When an illiterate
dictator bans all reading and writing, an old man devises an
ingenious system of printing messages and poems for the people.

Skin Deep, by Lois Ruby, 1994 - Does the Tinker case mean that a
skinhead can wear a swastika to school? Dan tests the limits of his
community's tolerance when he joins a white supremacy gang because he
feels rejected by everyone else.

A Small Civil War, by John Neufeld, 1996 - When a local politician
tries to ban the school assignment The Grapes of Wrath, 13-year-old
Georgia leads the opposition campaign, in spite of her father's

The Trials of Molly Sheldon, by Julian Thompson, 1995 - When
sixteen-year-old Molly of Saphouse Junction, Vermont, discovers she
has psychic healing powers and befriends newcomer Eben Wheeler, she
finds her father's general store being picketed and herself suspected
of witchcraft.

The Trouble with Mothers, by Margery Facklam, 1991 - What could be
worse than having a mother who wrote a sexy romance book? Maybe
having a mother who's crusading against it.

The Year They Burned the Books, by Nancy Garden, 1991 - While trying
to come to terms with her own lesbian feelings, Jamie, a high-school
senior and editor of the school newspaper, finds herself in the
middle of a battle with a group of townspeople over the new health
education curriculum.

The Witches' Children, by Patricia Clapp, 1987 - Frequently banned
story of the Salem witch trials. The injustice of the trials helped
form the American values expressed in the Bill of Rights.

Ø Carol Reid, with thanks to Carolyn Caywood of the ALA Office of
Intellectual Freedom, for many of these citations.

13. Media Distortion of World Bank/IMF Protests Starts Early

April 11, 2000

Mainstream media have begun to turn their attention to Washington, D.C., and
the Mobilization for Global Justice, a week-long series of protests
coinciding with the meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary
Fund (IMF) scheduled for April 16 and 17. Many of the stories draw parallels
between the events in D.C. and the World Trade Organization (WTO) protests
in Seattle last year ("Seattle  Protesters Are Back, With a New Target, "
New York Times, 4/9/00).

But recent TV news broadcasts have distorted or omitted basic facts about
the upcoming protests. On April 6, ABC World News Tonight aired a story
about people arriving for an "unusual demonstration" focused on "American
trade relations with China."  The broadcast never even mentioned the wider
targets of the protest: the World Bank and the IMF.

On the same night, CBS Evening News presented a report loaded with
inaccuracies. Anchor Dan Rather opened by warning protesters that "if
they're hoping for a replay of last year's violence in Seattle, those
charged with keeping the peace in Washington, D.C., have other ideas."

The report continues with this distortion of the Seattle protests: "By all
accounts, protesters outside last December's meeting of the World Trade
Organization in Seattle simply got the better of police."

That conclusion is certainly not the consensus of "all accounts." The
firsthand accounts of activists and bystanders alike depicted a police force
in Seattle remarkable for its brutality, not its inadequacy. It is doubtful
that many activists who were beaten or gassed at the WTO protests feel they
"got the better" of the police force. (See "Pepper Spray Gets in Their Eyes:
Media missed militarization of police work in Seattle," Extra!, 3-4/00, .)

Nonetheless, the idea that protesters are interested in creating violence is
reinforced later in the broadcast, where correspondent Jim Stewart
incorrectly asserts that activists are "practicing urban assault techniques"
in preparation for the protests. Ironically, moments later the report
features Ruckus Society program director Han Shan advocating non-violence.

The media focus on the potential for "violence" by the D.C. protesters
reflects a rewriting of what actually happened at Seattle. The New York
Times (4/9/00) was typical when it referred to "the unrest in Seattle, where
a rare alchemy of violence and vandalism by a small group of anarchists
botched crowd control."

In fact, police began using chemical agents against non-violent protesters
long before a handful of WTO opponents engaged in window-breaking. (See
"Prattle in Seattle," Extra!, 1-2/00, .) Media accounts have
consistently reversed the chronology, however, blaming the police violence
on the vandals, who in fact were largely ignored by police. The vast
majority of violence-- which is a different thing than vandalism-- was
committed in Seattle by the Seattle police department.

ACTION: Please contact these media outlets in the next few days, and
encourage them to cover the protests against the World Bank and IMF fully
and fairly. You might suggest that they begin by including the views of
anti-World Bank and IMF activists on issues other than the potential for

CBS Evening News
Phone: (212) 975-3691, (202) 457-4385
Fax: (212) 975-1893

ABC World News Tonight
Phone: (212) 456-4040
Fax: (212) 456-4297

New York Times
Washington, DC Bureau
Fax: (202) 862-0340

For background on the protests, please visit .
Independent media coverage of the protests will be featured at

As always, please remember that letter are taken more seriously if they
maintain a polite tone. Please cc your correspondence to:

14. Nation Editorial  -- Seattle Sequel in DC?

First paragraph:

"Seattle East," "A16," "Mobilization for Global Justice"--by whatever
name you call it, a coalition of Teamsters and turtles, students and
scholars, church, human rights, consumer and environmental activists is
about to descend on Washington to call the global economy to account. On
April 9 the AFL-CIO joins the church-based Jubilee 2000 in a rally to
demand the cancellation of the debts of impoverished countries. On April
12, student activists will join 10,000 workers and their families as they
flood Congress on "lobby day," urging a no vote on a bill that would clear
the way for China's entry into the WTO, a move that would almost certainly
dash any hope of fundamental change in that corporate-friendly organization.
On April 16 there will be a rally and direct action against the World Bank
and the International Monetary Fund...

The article is followed by a nice long list of web resources.

15. Whirled Bank

Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 12:44:20 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
From: Stephen Labash <slabash[at]>
Subject: "Whirled Bank" information site

 I highly recommend visiting the site below.  It's both a satirical
look at the World Bank and a very informative site as to past World Bank
policies and actions.  Enjoy!!

Stephen Peter LaBash
Head of Reference                 "Talk is cheap because
Langsdale Library                       supply always exceeds
University of Baltimore                     demand".
1420  Maryland Avenue                        
v: 410-837-4269                             
fax: 410-837-4330                               
e-mail:  slabash[at]

16. UNESCO/IFLA Directory of Digitized Collections

A joint project of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and
Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Memory of the World Programme and the
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
(IFLA), this site aims to catalog major digitized heritage
collections and on-going international digitization projects.
Although the database only contains 72 collections at present, its
potential as a central point for information on digitized collections
worldwide is considerable. From the main page, users can conduct a
keyword search or browse the database by new or all records. Entries
for collections include country, collection name, URL for the
collection and institution, a description of varying length, type of
material, and language. The site also includes a form to add a
record, which potential participants can use to nominate their
collection. [MD]

> From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2000.


_LLRX Buzz_: The Latest on Legal Research

The inestimable Tara Calishain of _ResearchBuzz_ (see the March 12,
1999 _Scout Report_) fame has developed a new current awareness tool
aimed at lawyers, researchers, and other users looking for legal
information online. Published once a week, _LLRX Buzz_ is available
for free via email or online at, a trusted biweekly free Web
journal that covers research and technology-related issues for legal
professionals. As with _ResearchBuzz_, this newsletter features a
number of useful sites accompanied by reviews of varying length.
Anyone not already familiar with Calishain's _ResearchBuzz_ is
strongly encouraged to visit and subscribe to what is without a doubt
one of the most consistently valuable and interesting Internet
resources newsletters available. [MD]

> From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2000.

18. Wirtz Labor Library -- DOL

The US Department of Labor (DOL) Library, established in 1917, is one
of the oldest Cabinet-level libraries and internationally recognized
for its excellent collection of labor history materials. Recently
dedicated as the Wirtz Labor Library, it has also been placed online.
At the site, users can read about the library's history, holdings,
and special collections, and most importantly, search the library's
card catalog system. Other resources include links to related
research resources, a few select bibliographies, and a listing of
library events. [MD]

> From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2000.

19. Library quotes

Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 10:14:30 -0700
From: Wolf Duby <wduby[at]>
To:   'Stumpers List' <STUMPERS-L[at]>
Cc:   "'mailto:ljople[at]'"
Subj: re: library quote

Lee Jouthas said
>I'm looking for an "inspirational" quote about libraries or reading.
>Preferably a one liner, but I'll take any favorites that are out there.  We

>are designing a little memento for library staffers and would like to
>include a good quote.

Here are a few from my personal collection, in alphabetical order by author:

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
--Henry Ward Beecher

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
--Jorge Luis Borges

Words fascinate me. They always have. For me, browsing in a dictionary is
like being turned loose in a bank.
--Eddie Cantor

If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research!
--Albert Einstein

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most
accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
--Charles W. Eliot, "The Durable Satisfactions of Life"

Qui librum mendis undique scatentem habet, certe non habet librum sed
molestiam. [The buyer of a book full of misprints does not really acquire a
book but a nuisance.]
--Johannes Froben

I cannot live without books.
--Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Adams, June 1815

How is a child to find the way to her own beliefs, unless she can stuff her
pockets with all the truths she can find--whether she finds them on a
library shelf or in a friend's warm, strange-smelling kitchen?
--Barbara Kingsolver

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
--Rudyard Kipling

I did what I always do when I am in a strange place, in dreadful
circumstances, without an idea in the world of what to do next. I went to
the library.
--Mary Kittredge

Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired (by
passionate devotion to them) produces such an ecstasy that the buying of
more books than one can peradventure read is nothing less than the soul
reaching towards infinity . . .we cherish books even if unread, their mere
presence exudes comfort, their ready access, reassurance.
--A .E. Newton

Librarians are the secret masters of the world. They control information.
Don't ever piss one off.
--Spider Robinson

Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they are written.
--Henry David Thoreau

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent,
literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible.
They are engines of change, windows on the world, "lighthouses" (as a poet
said) "erected in the sea of time." They are companions, teachers,
magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in
--Barbara W. Tuchman

Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to
the world.

    "I hate quotations!"                 Wolf Lahti
      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson      Allen, Washington


20. Once Upon A Time ...

        This site lists novelizations of fairy tales with
        summaries of both the modern retellings and the
        original tale elements. Definitions of fairy tale,
        folklore, myth, and legend are also included. A good
        list to use in further exploring the modern reworking of
        these classic stories. - ht

From Librarians' Index to the Internet -

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