Library Juice 3:40 - October 25, 2000


  1. New URL for Cuban Libraries Support Group
  2. L.O.O.P.
  3. Developing Information Leaders: Harnessing the Talents of Generation X
  4. Chronicle of Higher Ed. Forum on library education and reading
  5. mclforum
  6. Local History & Genealogy Librarian Newsletter
  7. Free Scholarly Electronic Journals - How Good Are They?
  8. New Pages list of independent bookstores
  9. Collected filtering news and views
  10. Google Boolean OR?
  11. Wired article on e-journals and peer review
  12. Ejournals (National Library of Medicine site)
  13. Upcoming article on library service to the labor community
  14. Librarian job at Small Press Distribution
  15. A Selected Bibliography of Literary Erotica on the Worldwide Web

Quote for the week:

"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their
common sense." -Gertrude Stein, _Reflections on the Atomic Bomb_

Homepage of the week: Kimberly Rachael Stein


  1. New URL for Cuban Libraries Support Group

The Cuban Libraries Support Group (CLSG) has its web site at a new location:

Please update your links and bookmarks.

The site contains a dozen articles; news updates on the organization;
background information on Cuban Libraries, literacy, education, and the
US blockade; a list of libraries in Cuba, useful for those planning a trip;
a list of CLSG partner organizations; and links to the four Library Juice
supplements dealing with Cuba.

The site contains research debunking the claims of Robert Kent regarding the
so-called independent library movement, but CLSG is more concerned with
supporting Cuban libraries and developing relationships with Cuban librarians.
I hope you will visit the site.

2. L.O.O.P. educate, inform, and entertain library people
through irreverent humor and independent thought

Library Employees Unite!

Are you an undertrained, underheard, misunderstood member of the
underground in your library system?

Do you want to rant or rage about the injustices in your library

Are you tired of being marginalized because you don't have an MLS and/or
haven't kissed enuf administrators to get promoted or paid a decent wage?

Join the club! What club?

Well, not ALA, PNLA or AA, and certainly not WALE, COLT or SSIRT. Thee
only club for you, thee only club that supports front-line employees in
their war against bureaucratic bullspit--the LOOP. What is the LOOP?

Library Organizational Outreach People, Peons, Punks, Pranksters, and

Our unofficial, unorganized, unreverent gang is the brainchild of some
whacked-out library employees whose sense of humor far exceeds their common
sense. The LOOP's mission is to improve communication one scream at time
and/or educate, encourage and entertain library employees through
irreverent humor and independent thought.

3. Developing Information Leaders: Harnessing the Talents of Generation X

A book by Marisa Urgo

excerpts at:

If you want to see the future of libraries and information centers, take a
look at the young people entering the information professions. These men
and women represent the future of the profession, and surprisingly their
attitudes on work can be quite different from their managers. This often
leads to tension, high turnover and disappointment for everyone involved.
_Developing Information Leaders_ explores the many facets of this generation
gap and how managers can improve morale, reduce turnover, and help recruit
and prepare the next generation of information leaders.

4. Chronicle of Higher Ed. Forum on library education and reading

Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 17:41:30 -0500
From: Scott.Jaschik[at]
To: newlib-l[at]
Subject: online discussion on librarians, library schools, and why people

An essay in the new issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education says that an
important failing in libraries today is that librarians don't know enough
about why people read and what they like to read. Wayne A. Wiegand, a
professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at the
University of Wisconsin at Madison, writes that librarians "lack a deeper
understanding of how libraries already serve readers, and they miss
evidence that they could use to convince state legislatures and other sources
of financial support that spending money on stories is important." Mr.
Wiegand writes that some of the blame for this "tremendous professional
oversight" belongs to library schools, which he believes should rethink
their programs.

The Chronicle invites members of this list to read Mr. Wiegand's essay and
to join an online discussion about it at:

Scott Jaschik
The Chronicle of Higher Education

5. mclforum .. a new discussion list on multicultural library services

Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 09:41:07 +1000
From: Andrew Cunningham <andrewc[at]MAIL.VICNET.NET.AU>
Reply to: International Federation of Library Associations mailing list


The Multicultural Libraries forum (mclforum) has been established to
facilitate the discussion of issues and ideas involved in the provision of
Multicultural Library Services.

It is an international forum for library staff interested in the provision
of services to multicultural or linguistically diverse populations. Areas
of interest include, but are not limited to:

To subscribe to mclforum go to

The forum will be supplemented by a web site that is currently under
construction, the MCL-net (multicultural libraries network) web site at

Feel free to explore and test the site as we develop it. The editors would
appreciate feedback that would allow us to improve the site and develop it
as an international resource. Please send comments and requests for
information to andrewc[at] or to the mclforum.



Andrew Cunningham
Multilingual technical project officer
State Library of Victoria


6. Local History & Genealogy Librarian Newsletter

Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 00:34:03 EDT
From: GenAnnual[at]
To: Reference and User Services Association List <rusa-l[at]>
Reply to: GenAnnual[at]

New newsletter available for free.

The first issue of the Local History & Genealogy Librarian, aimed at keeping
archivists and librarians current with news, and book reviews in local
history and genealogy will be issued this month. Edited by ALA Genealogy
Committee Chair, Tom Kemp, each issue will focus on events, news and reviews
of interest to librarians working with local history & genealogy collections.

To be added to the mailing list for the Local History & Genealogy Librarian
please send your full contact information, including mailing address, phone,
fax and e-mail to the editor Tom Kemp at: TKemp[at] or call
(800) 760-2455 x1570.


7. Free Scholarly Electronic Journals - How Good Are They?

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship Summer 2000

Michael Fosmire
Physics and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Librarian
Purdue University

Song Yu
Chemical Information Specialist
Purdue University

Amidst the furor of serials price increases, there is a steadily growing
segment of the serials landscape with prices that can't be beat, that is to
say, free. Many scholarly journals are freely available in electronic format
(no subscription fee or membership required), but there has been little
assessment of their impact on scholarly research. A fairly comprehensive list
of free scholarly electronic journals in the science, technology, and medical
fields was compiled and was examined using citation analyses. The results
indicate that, unlike the situation five years ago (Harter 1998), there are
several free scholarly electronic journals that have a significant impact on
their respective fields.

8. New Pages list of independent bookstores

From Casey Hill, editor of

Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 14:32:49 -0400
From: "Casey Hill" <chill[at]>
To: <chill[at]>

Hey. Greetings from the gray-skied...

I've just put up my new list of Independent Bookstores -- still have
material to add to it (always work to do!) -- but I'd be interested in any
comments you might have about it.

It took a couple of months to track all the stores down. Ok! Not
"constantly" working on it... I can only stare at the computer screen for 10
or 12 hours a day & then I feel I should go read a book...

The list is at

I'm going to do a mailing soon to all the bookstores. The basic listings
will be free. The enhanced listing -- bold type, hotlink to website, and
description -- will cost. How much to charge is the real question. I know
bookstores won't pony up a huge chunk o change (the yacht will have to
wait), but it has occurred to me that I should start earning a living with
the NewPages work.

So, if YOU were looking for a bookstore, would you find the NewPages Guide a
useful starting point? Or should I just put a down-payment on a rowboat?


9. Collected filtering news and views

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Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 13:49:41 -0500
From: "Don Wood" <dwood[at]>
Reply to: member-forum[at]

ALA Washington Office on Filtering
"Review our Step-by-Step Guide to Federal Mandates for a preview of
what you'll need to know should the current proposals become law."


Don Wood
Program Officer/Communications
American Library Association
Office for Intellectual Freedom
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
800-545-2433, ext. 4225
Fax: 312-280-4227

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interNetWorth: Encouraging Values Over Filters

"Filtering technology, once considered by many to be the best
solution to the number of accessible adult sites on the Internet, has
failed in its mission to purify the Internet and "protect" individuals
from undesirable content. Why? Because Artificial Intelligence is
centuries away from the complex of common sense and human intuition we
collectively enjoy today. Because technology cannot solve a problem so
thoroughly human in its abstract origin. Because values cannot be
reduced to algorithms. Because morality cannot be automated, ever."

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Study of Average Error Rates for Censorware Programs

"Using "zone files" from Network Solutions (which list all .com
domains in existence), we obtained a list of the first 1,000 domains on the Internet as of June 14, 2000. We tested this
list of 1,000 domains using five popular blocking programs: Cyber
Patrol, SurfWatch, Bess, AOL Parental Controls, and SafeServer, to see
how many sites each program blocked as
"pornography", and of those sites, how many were actually

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Congress close to vote on Internet filtering for schools, libraries

"Congress could vote this week on legislation that would force
schools and libraries to use Internet filtering software or lose
federal dollars intended to help buy Web access. But legislators'
efforts to promote mandatory filtering are alienating civil liberties
groups, conservatives and industry executives."

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COPA Releases Report on Findings

Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 10:05:24 -0500
From: "Don Wood" <dwood[at]>
To: Intellectual Freedom Action News <ifaction[at]>
Reply to: dwood[at]

ALAWON: American Library Association Washington Office Newsline
Volume 9, Number 84
October 20, 2000

In this issue:
COPA Releases Report on Findings

Recommendations from the Commission on Online Child Protection
(COPA) study on protecting children from harmful material on the
Internet were released to Congress today along with a report of
the Commission's findings.

COPA was formed in 1998 as part of the Child Online Protection Act
to study methods that would help reduce access by minors to
"harmful" Internet material. The commission studied available
methods and technologies used to protect children from
inappropriate Internet content, including, among others: filtering
and blocking software, labeling and rating systems, acceptable use
policies and family contracts.

The Commission's findings support broadly available education
rather than mandatory filters. The report reads, "no technology or
method provides a perfect solution, but when used in conjunction
with education, acceptable use policies and adult supervision,
many technologies can provide improved safety from inadvertent
access from harmful to minors materials." Instead of recommending
the mandated use of filtering software, the Commission holds that
a "combination of public education, consumer empowerment
technologies and methods, increased enforcement of existing laws,
and industry action" are needed to address the issue of protecting
children from inappropriate Internet content.

Following are the Commission's Recommendations. The full text of
the report is available and downloadable at:

  1. Government and the private sector should undertake a major education campaign to promote public awareness of technologies and methods available to protect children online.
  2. Government and industry should effectively promote acceptable use policies.
  3. The Commission recommends allocation of resources for the independent evaluation of child protection technologies and to provide reports to the public about the capabilities of these technologies.
  4. The commission recommends that industry take steps to improve child protection mechanisms, and make them more accessible online.
  5. The Commission encourages a broad, national, private sector conversation on the development of next-generation systems for labeling, rating, and identifying content reflecting the convergence of old and new media.
  6. Government should encourage the use of technology in efforts to make children's experience of the internet safe and useful.
  7. Government at all levels should fund, with significant new money, aggressive programs to investigate, prosecute, and report violations of federal and state obscenity laws, including efforts that emphasize the protection of children from accessing materials illegal under current state and federal obscenity law.
  8. The Commission recommends that state and federal law enforcement make available a list, without images, of Usenet newsgroups, IP addresses, World Wide Web sites or other Internet sources that have been found to contain child pornography or where convictions have been obtained involving obscene material.
  9. The Commission recommends that the Federal agencies, pursuant to further Congressional rulemaking authority as needed, consider greater enforcement and possibly rulemaking to discourage deceptive or unfair practices that entice children to view obscene materials, including the practices of "mouse-trapping" and deceptive meta-tagging.
  10. Government should provide new money to address international aspects of Internet crime, including obscenity and child pornography.
  11. The Commission urges the ISP industry to voluntarily undertake "best practices" to protect minors.
  12. The Online Commercial Adult Industry should voluntarily take steps to restrict minors' ready access to adult content.

Action Needed:
Filtering provisions still exist as riders on the Labor-HHSEducation
Appropriations bill. It is imperative that library
supporters contact their legislators to alert them to the
prominence of education and consumer empowerment in COPA's
findings. Urge your legislator to heed the wisdom of the
ideologically diverse Commission members whom Congress itself
appointed to examine this issue.

The Capitol Switchboard number is: 202.224.3121.

ALAWON (ISSN 1069-7799) is a free, irregular publication of the
American Library Association Washington Office. All materials
subject to copyright by the American Library Association may be
reprinted or redistributed for noncommercial purposes with
appropriate credits.

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Claudette Tennant. Office for Information Technology Policy: Rick
Weingarten, Director; Jennifer Hendrix, Carrie Russell and Saundra
Shirley. ALAWON Editor: Bernadette Murphy

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Conservative Groups Oppose Library Filtering

posted by cicero on Sunday October 15, [at]08:13AM
from the it-can-happen-to-us-too dept.

A small selection of conservative groups has written to Congress
to oppose Internet filtering legislation. They're taking an
it-can-happen-to-us approach: "Filtering is not exclusive to
pornographic content; it can also be used to target First
Amendment protected speech... CyberPatrol, the largest filtering software
manufacturer, ruled that the American Family Association's web
site would be subject to filtering by their software program because
of their long-standing opposition to homosexual activism." The
sensible organizations signing last week's letter include the Free
Congress Foundation, Americans for Tax Reform, and some state groups.
Note who isn't there: Dogmatic national groups such as Focus on the
Family, the Family Research Council, and the American Family Association,
who have substantially different ideas. The proposal in Congress, which
would force such software on public libraries and schools that receive
federal funds, has been glued on to a must-pass spending bill.
See the letter below.

The letter from the groups:

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filtering overview
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 09:01:25 -0700
From: Lincoln Cushing <lcush[at]>
To: PLGnet <PLGNet-L[at]>
Reply to: lcush[at]

PLG colleagues-

I've just finished trying to summarize the issues involved in filtering
in public libraries, with an emphasis on review of legal issues; draft
viewable at

It is complicated, and I think that it's important to not dismiss
parent's real concerns about children's exposure to wierd stuff on the
Internet. It is a new challenge for all - kids, librarians, and parentsto
come up with a realistic and productive solution.

Lincoln Cushing, Docs Populi

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Re: filtering overview
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 10:22:04 -0700
From: Mark Wieder <mwieder[at]>
To: Lincoln Cushing <lcush[at]>
Cc: PLGnet <PLGNet-L[at]>
Reply to: Mark Wieder <mwieder[at]>

I would also like to point out:

"GLAAD's Updated Report Explores Impact of Filtering Technology on
Lesbian and Gay Community and Youth" has some amusing reports on what sites are blocked by
various pieces of filtering software:
[About four non-pornographic domains blocked by SurfWatch as "Sexually
Explicit", for every one pornographic domains blocked.]
[The search result listing was blocked because of the first listed
article, titled "Appeals court rules against Net porn law". Cyber
Sentinel listed the trigger word as "PORN".]
[A very comprehensive dictionary of AIDS-related terms, in Spanish.]

Also from : [Our second report, on BAIR, was a
follow-up to our first report released in June, which showed that
BAIR's "image-blocking artificial intelligence" had no ability at all
to block images (Exotrope said at the time they would fix the problem
within a month). The new report shows that although BAIR can now block
2/3 of randomly selected pornographic images, it also blocks 2/3 of
randomly selected pictures of people's faces as well.]

The Digital Freedom Network has a "Foil the
Filters" contest:

[Sherril Babcock's case is a classic example. One Web site's filtering
software prevented the Los Angeles attorney from entering the site
last month with her real name because it detected the word"cock"; but
the censorware did nothing when she successfully registered as
"Babpenis" days later.]

And lastly, if you can handle wading through slashdot, there are some
good comments buried in the discussion at:

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Miscellaneous thoughts on filtering

Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 19:38:11 -0500
From: "Harvey Hahn" <hhahn[at]>
To: ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom List <alaoif[at]>

It would certainly be nice if Dr. Laura's web site writers
(herself??) could get their "facts" straight. At
<>; under "History &
Facts" it states: "The Communications Decency Act of 1996
criminalized the transmission of ...." Both its inclusion and its
wording make it sound as if the CDA is the law of the land, just as
if we might say, "The Copyright Act of 1976 criminalized ...." A
more accurate and less ambiguous wording would have been "...
attempted to criminalize ...." As I hope all Dr. Laura's followers
know, the CDA is not the law of the land because it was declared
unconstitutional (and so none of the things mentioned are

I think Dr. Laura, the AFA, etc., ought to be very careful of what
they wish for. If they should ever succeed in mandating filtering on
library computers for children, libraries will have the (enjoyable?)
job of pointing the finger right back and being able to say, "Kids
are still finding porn on the computers you made us put filters on.
We did what you wanted, and the problem is still there. It's not our
problem any more--it's yours!" That's probably a bit on the nasty
side, but I'm feeling a little testy right now after reading a bunch
of pro-censoring stuff (the AFA's "How safe is your public
library?"), and I haven't had a chance to calm down yet.

My point is that Dr. Laura's site, for example, states, "New state of
the art filtering technology can effectively protect children from
exposure to dangerous pornographic sites."
<>; What does "effectively"
mean? On her TV "Lewd Libraries" episode I believe the figure "95%
effective" was mentioned regarding filters with an approving comment
from Dr. Laura. But that means 5% of the time the filter *isn't*
effective and lets the very same pornography through that is decried
by her and others. This acceptance of a small amount of pornography
viewed by children as being within the realm of "OK" seems a bit
hypocritical when her own web site approving quotes Senator Spencer
Abraham when he says, "And [our children] should be able to conduct
their Internet searches without the risk that they might suddenly
find themselves caught in a thicket of pornographic advertisements.
Yet, today, this risk is very real." This sounds like 0% tolerance
to me, and yet Dr. Laura accepted a 5% tolerance limit--that's 3
minutes of porn per hour. (Most pro-filtering advocates seem to
acknowledge that a percentage of porn sites will still make it
through the filters--to children--but they never seem to publicize
their acceptance of that "failure rate" and the significance of that
acceptance. How would you feel, as a parent, if you trusted these
people and the filters they defended and proposed, and then (after
you may have been involved in making the library's computers be
filtered) your children accessed porn on the so-called "filtered"
computers? I don't know about you, but I think I would feel
betrayed. And yet that's what parents are going to have to accept
when computers get filters--there is no perfect filter *and there
never will be*. Everybody agrees to that, except nobody tells that
to parents and other civic groups. A perfect filter is an
impossibility, because the computer program would have to be
equivalent to a human who can always make perfect decisions and
judgments--and humans aren't perfect. Nor do they necessarily agree
on which choice might be the "perfect", right choice. Since many
filtering proponents are also conservative Christians, they cannot
support the existence (because of sin) of a perfect human ability to
make decisions and judgments. (Perfection only comes in heaven, and
then you won't need filters!) So people need to be thinking and
talking reality rather than some unattainable pie-in-the-sky goal.
Parents need to talk with (not "to") their children about values,
why they value the things they do, and why they want their children
to have similar values. Parents need to talk with their children
about sexual love: the biological facts aren't the most important
thing (they'll often find out and figure those out on their own)--
again, it's a matter of values, what does it mean to love another
person, and stressing and discussing this from toddlerhood on in
language and topics appropriate to the age. Parents need to talk
with their children about how to act/behave/live when the parents
aren't around, what their trust and expectations are for the best
from their children based on their family values. (This aspect would
help their children cope with and responsibly handle unexpected
Internet-related events and unexpected events in general.) Most of
all, parents need to listen to their children (especially between
the lines) and use these clues as discussion starters. The job of a
parent is to enable their child to develop into a beautiful butterfly
that can fly from place to place on his/her own rather than to keep
him/her protected within a cocoon from the world around. <Hmmm,
somehow I seem to have stepped onto a soapbox. I think I'd better
step down again.>

BTW, bravo, Melora, on your October 11 remarks relating to "On the
offensive???" Wonderful thoughts and ideas there!


Harvey E. Hahn, Manager, Technical Services Department
Arlington Heights (Illinois) Memorial Library
Desk: 847/506-2644 -- FAX: 847/506-2650 -- E mailto:hhahn[at]
Personal web pages:

10. Google Boolean OR?

>From Tara Calishain's Research Buzz:


Google has millions of fans all over the world, but a
frequent complaint about the search engine is that it
doesn't support the Boolean OR. Has that changed?

A reader (thanks, GH!) tipped me to the fact that using a
capitalized OR does not cause the "Google does not support
OR" error that it did before.

Try it yourself. In the Google search box, type lobster or
roller coaster. You'll get the following error message:

"The word "or" was ignored in your query -- for search
results including one term or another, use capitalized "OR"
between words."

WOW. Looks like Boolean OR is supported to me!

Now, go look at the help pages: .
Note that it still says that Google doesn't support the OR
operator. Grrgh.

In any case, this is excellent news. Other Google news:
users who rely on the cache may have noticed that now each
search term in your query has its own highlight color. I
plugged in eight terms and they all had unique colors in the
cache. A fine idea; it'll make the cache easier to use.

Also, Eric Rumsey has posted more information about how he
did his search for medical-related directories in Google.
You can find an updated article and his table of search
terms at the following pages:

A total Google research nut? Check out this exhaustive study
from the folks at Search Engine World, which gets into
things like URL slash counts, top level domains, document
size, and file types! Whew! .


11. Wired article on e-journals and peer review

Story Posted by Blake on Friday October 20, [at] 02:14PM
from the Peer-Reviewed dept.

Wired has a nifty Story on E-Journals.,1284,39323,00.html

With the big puch to E-Publish Journals some insist that simply publishing
electronically is not enough --and that open, free access to the full content
is needed. Critics insist that peer review is critical to ensure quality
control and patient safety. Without peer review, researchers may exaggerate
their findings. Some people say that faster publication time compromises
quality, others insist that the benefits of electronic publication remain
unparalleled by print. So far, few online-only journals have managed to

From _________________________________________________________________________top

12. Ejournals (National Library of Medicine site)

This resource page is full of links to information about
electronic journals. They include an explanation of
ejournals; directories of ejournals; directories of
publishers and vendors; copyright, collection
development, and licensing information; directories of
library consortia; poster sessions on ejournals in
libraries; and additional reading from professional
journals on this subject. This is a very useful source for
librarians dealing with the proliferation of information
available in electronic format. - bb

>From Librarians' Index to the Internet -


13. Upcoming article on library service to the labor community

===This message originated from Ann Sparanese (to LIBREF-L)

To my Public Library Colleagues,

I am currently working on an article to be included in an issue of _Labor
Trends_ that will be devoted to the overall subject of "Educational
Services to the Labor Community: The Library's Role in an Evolving

My article has to develop a public library perspective on this topic.

If you or your public library has initiated any programs or services that
fit this description, I would love to know about them. I'd like to note the
work of as many libraries as I can in the article.

These could include special programming, educational programs, collections,
partnership with unions, special outreach intiatives, etc.

Thanks for for any help or leads ...and please excuse cross-postings.

Ann Sparanese, MLS
Englewood Public Library
Englewood, NJ
201-568-2215 ext 229
fax 201-568-6895


14. Librarian job at Small Press Distribution

Project Date: October 2000-May 2001
Project Stipend: Negotiable
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Small Press Distribution, Inc. (SPD) seeks a Consultant Librarian to
help organize The BookSpot. The BookSpot is a collaborative library
project between SPD and WritersCorps providing on-site libraries at four
social service agencies with WritersCorps programs. The program is
beginning its third year.

The Consultant Librarian will work with the Project Coordinator and the
WritersCorps teachers at the four agencies. This is not a full-time
position, and hours are flexible. Primary responsibilities of the
Consultant Librarian include: providing periodic evaluation of the four
sites and advising site staff and program coordinator on efficiency of
circulation and check-out systems, collection development, assistance
with development of a reading incentive program, and preparing youth and
site staff to manage their libraries after the pilot phase ends.

The ideal candidate will also have the following skills and experience:
-- Experience with youth, library development and/or community arts
-- A thorough and working knowledge of library systems
-- Knowledge of contemporary literature and young reader interests
-- Organizational and communication skills
-- Ability to work independently

SPD is a non-profit arts organization providing services to publishers,
literary audiences and writers via its book distribution activities,
public programming and literary advocacy. WritersCorps is a city
community service program that seeks to transform individuals through
the written word. They improve the learning attitude, ability and
self-sufficiency of under-served youth in low-income neighborhoods.

TO APPLY: Please email resume and a brief cover letter describing your
interest in the project to: karen[at]
(For more information please contact Karen Garman at 415-285-9145)

Laura Moriarty
Acquisitions & Marketing Director
Small Press Distribution
(510) 524-1668 ex 306


15. A Selected Bibliography of Literary Erotica on the Worldwide Web

Compiled by Kimberly Rachael Stein - missrachael42[at]

You can also view a (simplified) online version at

Erotic E-Zines - Amoret - A journal
of erotic flash fiction, featuring stories on
general, lesbian, and bdsm themes. - Clean Sheets - Considered
by some to be the premier online erotic zine.
Articles, fiction, poetry and reviews. - ErotiCandy -
Lots of visual erotica in addition to their small
selection of erotic fiction. - The Journal of
Desire - Quarterly journal of erotic writing,
criticism and commentary. No graphics. - Magdalene and
the Marquis - A confusing but aesthetically pleasing
amalgamation of graphics and text. - peacockblue -
Fiction, poetry, reviews and audio erotica. - Mind Caviar - A tribute
to sensual pleasures of all kinds. Includes fiction
and poetry, as well as visual erotica and even
recipes. - Red Shoe Diaries -
Yes, this is a promotional site for the Showtime
series, but it does include some erotic fiction.
- SauceBox - Honestly, the design is shoddy and so is
much of the (erotic fiction) content, but there are a
few gems. - Scarlet Letters - A
journal of femmerotica, this site is updated weekly
and includes sophisticated written and visual erotica. - Sexy Thinking -
Stories, poetry and photography displaying a wide
range of quality and taste. Also fairly laden with
tasteless ads. - Venus or Vixen? - Voted
the best intelligent and genuinely shocking web zine
by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, 1999, this
veritable pornucopia of slickly-produced erotica is
updated weekly.

Single Author - Susie Bright: Full
Exposure - Writer, sexologist and cultural icon.< /A> - Victoria Claire -
This writer of erotic poetry and fiction pushes her
books heavily on this site, but she also provides some
free samples. - Mary Anne Mohanraj - Her
site features almost all of her published work, as
well as an erotic diary which she updates frequently. - Carol Queen - Writer,
sexologist, and director of continuing education at
Good Vibrations. Her site is under construction.



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