Library Juice 4:5 - February 14, 2001


  1. Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large
  2. AAP wants no more fair use
  3. FCC abdicates responsibility
  4. Google acquires DejaNews
  5. Google now lists PDF files
  6. Library Futures Quarterly
  7. Reference & User Services Quarterly
  8. Ariadne 26
  9. Transforming Traditional Libraries
  11. 21st Century Librarian Award
  12. Inside Edition Librarian/Showgirl airing tonight
  13. 3M products@ your library????
  14. Dr. Laura cancelled?
  15. An article on workers' efforts to organize at Amazon
  16. Man owes 39 trillion dollars in library fines
  17. Cartoon - New name for the reference librarian
  18. Web Site for Critical Realism

Quote for the week:

"...Homer Kelly basked in happiness. He adored libraries, any library,
from a closet full of books in a rural town hall to the vast collections
of Widener Library in Harvard Yard. To Homer, libraries were holy places
like churches, and the priestly librarians a blessed race, a saving
remnant in a world of sin. Whenever God grew impatient and decided to
destroy the world he remembered the librarians and stayed his hand. At
least that was Homer's opinion."

From _The Thief of Venice_, by Jane Langton.

Homepage of the week: Sarah Nesbeitt


1. Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large

'Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large' continues and expands 'Crawford's
Corner,' a newsletter-within-a- newsletter published in Library Hi Tech
News through December 2000.

Written & prepared by Walt Crawford, the informal newsletter mentions
articles worth reading, articles deserving pointed commentary, and group
reviews within the areas of personal computing, media, libraries, and
related technologies. It also includes feature essays and insights in
those areas.

Audience: librarians and others who find Crawford's commentaries

Available via the Web, in PDF form (Acrobat 4), free, monthly, normally
12-16 print pages (designed for printing, not for online reading).

Home page for all issues and FAQ:

'CICAL Alert,' a Topica announcement list for new issues,
can be subscribed to on that page.


Walt Crawford
Email: wcc[at]

2. AAP wants no more fair use

Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 09:26:29 -0800
From: Blake Carver <bcarver[at]LISNEWS.COM>
To: COLLIB-L[at]

This Story from The Washington Post should scare you.
It's a story about Patricia Schroeder (president of the Washington- and New
York-based Association of American Publishers) and she says the AAP should
"have a very serious issue with librarians."

She says publishers do not believe that the public should have the same fair
use rights in the electronic world as the prit world and the AAP is looking
for ways to charge library patrons for information.

"The publishing community does not believe that the public should have the
same rights in the electronic world," Kranich says.
The AAP is looking for ways to charge library patrons for information.
"Politically," Schroeder says, "it's the toughest issue. Libraries have a
wonderful image."
No one, she says, wants to go up against libraries.
"That," Schroeder says, "is why we are here."

Blake Carver
Librarian and Information Science News

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Slashdot discussion of the above article:


3. FCC abdicates responsibility

[ALACOUN:5556] Disheartening Development
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 11:33:20 -0600
From: "S.Michael Malinconico" <mmalinco[at]>
To: ALA Council List <alacoun[at]>

The URL below is to a story in today's New York Times.  The
New FCC head has articulated a policy of lesser regulation
of the communication industry, "... the new chairman,
Michael K. Powell places greater faith in the marketplace to
correct possible problems and he emphasized a sharply
reduced role for his agency."

And as further evidence of the enlightened, compassionate
conservative approach he intends to pursue, "He then added
that he thought 'digital divide' was a dangerous phrase
because it could be used to justify government entitlement
programs that guaranteed poor people cheaper access to new
technology, like digital television sets or computers. 'I
think there is a Mercedes divide,' he said. 'I'd like to
have one; I can't afford one. I'm not meaning to be
completely flip about this. I think it's an important social
issue. But it shouldn't be used to justify the notion of
essentially the socialization of the deployment of the


"Mr. Powell said, for instance, that he had a difficult time
providing a proper definition for "public interest," a
phrase salted throughout the nation's telecommunications
laws as the standard that regulators are supposed to apply
when they consider merger and license transfers and allow
broad deregulation. That phrase had been interpreted
expansively under Democratic appointees to justify imposing
conditions on several large corporate mergers."

Mr. Powell's idea is to let one of the greediest, least
responsive -- how many people on this list feel they get
responsive service from their cable or telephone companies
-- industries regulate itself.

If Kurt Vonnegut has written his remarks, we would have had
to suspend disbelief:

"He said he did not regard cable rates going up by more than
30 percent as a sign of failure of the cable deregulation of
the last few years.

"He also said the agency had no role to play in the emerging
debate about whether to transfer to the states the $6
billion federal program that provides Internet service to
public schools and libraries."

Surely, this is a matter this Council should at least debate
and possibly act on.

S.Michael Malinconico
School of Library and Information Studies
The University of Alabama
Box 870252
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0252

Tel:  +1(205)348-8824
Fax:  +1(205)348-3746

"But to live outside the law you must be honest."


4. Google acquires DejaNews

Date:    Mon, 12 Feb 2001 19:31:38 -0500
From:    librefed <librefed[at]>
Subject: [DUC] NEWS: The Public is Google Eyed at the Acquisition of Deja-News
         by Google
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

>===== Original Message From "David P. Dillard" <jwne[at]>


        Many of us who are members of discussion groups in places like
Yahoo Groups, Topica, Listserv, ListBot, SmartGroups and the like, have
forgotten or scarcely use the alternative approach to discussion groups,
the Usenet network of newsgroups.  Deja-News has long been the best known
and probably most used source for indexing of the Newsgroup content and
postings.  There has been a major development on this conversation front.
Google is a highly respected and very popular search engine that has come
out of earlier obscurity to gain a very high reputation as an internet
search tool.  The news is that Google has acquired the Deja-News Newsgroup
posting database and is going to create their own Google Newsgroup search
tool that is now in Beta (If the tool they have created is Beta, I'm
frightened to see the final product - more on that below.)  First the
news.  Here is an excerpt from the Google Press Release:

Google Acquires Deja's Usenet Discussion Service

Award-Winning Search Engine Launches Beta Version of Usenet Newsgroup

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - February 12, 2001 - Google Inc. today announced
that is has acquired's Usenet Discussion Service. This
acquisition provides Google with Deja's entire Usenet archive (dating back
to 1995), software, domain names including and,
company trademarks, and other intellectual property. Financial terms of
this transaction were not released.

Available now at, this powerful new Usenet search
feature enables Google users to access the wealth of information contained
in more than six months of Usenet newsgroup postings and message threads.
Once the full Deja Usenet archive is added, users will be able to search
and browse more than 500 million archived messages with the speed and
efficiency of a Google search. In addition to expanding the amount of
searchable data, Google will soon provide improved browsing capabilities
and newsgroup posting.


        Here is the address for the already up before the ink is yet dry
on the press release Beta Usenet Advanced Search tool created by Usenet

Google Beta Usenet Advance Search

        Now regarding my remark about if this is beta and perhaps not the
complete file, .....  Well consider this boolean and search of the
combined terms Bush and Clinton on this Usenet Archival tool.  Here are
the first few results from a total result of a meager result of 274,000
postings.  Why one could read those few postings in a half of an hour. <g>
It will be nice when the whole file is up so that one will not have to
make do with such a small result for a search on topics like this.  Here
is a section of the first page to sample the results found with this


Relevant English Usenet Messages for clinton and bush    Results 1 - 50 of
about 274,000. Search took 0.93 seconds.
Article Summary View     Full Article View
Re: Disliked Clinton? Bush is TOAST!
Did you get that response out of a machine? Bush will assure that Clinton
will be
remembered fondly. Period. On Mon, 27 Nov 2000 23:01:47 GMT, "David A.
Drupa ... - 27/Nov/2000 by David A. Drupa - View thread

Clinton-Bush Swerve!!!!
Bush and President
Clinton hit it off during one-on-one meetings in Washington. When Bush ... - 22/Jan/2001 by Bono VS Goldberg - View thread

"STOP Persecuting Clinton - Bush Sr." - Times of London
"Stop persecuting Clinton--Bush Sr." Clinton should not be indicted,
declares Bush
Sr FROM IAN BRODIE IN WASHINGTON BREAKING his long silence on Bill Clinton
.... - 26/Dec/2000 by torresD - View thread

Gore An Old Democrat Per Bush; Bush Praises Clinton!
.... 29BUSH.html ----- September 29,
2000 Giving Praise to Clinton, Bush Says Gore Is Flawed By FRANK BRUNI
alt.politics.bush - 16/Oct/2000 by politics[at] - View thread

Re: Comparison: Clinton and Bush
.... oil if not checked. Political smarts/leadership: Clinton: His picture
should be in
dictionary under 'perfect politician' Bush: Untested, but his instincts
are ... - 20/Jan/2001 by Tom J - View thread


        This is a very interesting tool that may make all of the
information that has been piled into the newsgroups over the years into a
very accessable tool.  Related to this development, here is another Google
page to take a look at

Google Acquires Deja's Usenet Discussion Service

        For those who would like to learn more about mailing lists, there
are a couple of useful resources on the Educational Cyberplayground.
First of all the producer of Net Happenings and New Lists, Gleason Sackman
has a very useful article on this subject:

What's a Mailing List?
by Ring Leader Gleason Sackmann

        Another useful related Cyberplayground document discusses
accessing websites through email

How to Access Internet Services by E-mail

        I hope that this very interesting news development and the other
resources cited in this message will be of interest to the members of this
discussion group.

David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584

Check My Articles on Database Searching
Click on Ringleaders and Then Reference
Diversity University Collaboratory Mailing List (DUC)

New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC Hot Site Pick Awards
The Educational CyberPlayGround <>;
Diversity University Collaboratory Mailing List ISSN:1529-7861

5. Google now lists PDF files

Google now includes listings of Adobe PDF files from across the web, a
first for any major search engine and a feature long overdue for them to
offer. PDF, for Portable Document Format, is a popular means for researchers,
among many others, to publish information. By including PDF content in its
listings, Google makes its service even more useful for those trying to get
into the nooks and crannies of the web.

Full story:

6. Library Futures Quarterly

Library Futures Quarterly Singles Out
Emerging Technologies That Will Change Public Libraries

CLEVELAND, February 5, 2001. -- "Many of the most exciting technologies that
will forever change the world of public libraries are right around the
corner," says John Guscott, editor of the newsletter Library Futures
Quarterly. "In the coming years, these emerging media and information
technologies will have a huge impact on how libraries conduct their business
and perhaps change the fundamental structure of the public library." While
these technologies are still very young, Mr. Guscott believes library
administrators should be investigating and preparing for their potential

The up-and-coming technologies that top his list (not in any order) are:

  1. Information Devices
  2. Teleservice
  3. Broadband Services
  4. Digital Assistants
  5. Language and Translation Software
  6. Wireless Networking
  7. Advanced Display Technologies
  8. Next Generation Online Publishing
  9. Filesharing Networks
  10. Information Management

Others may see these technologies as threats to the existence of public
libraries, but Mr. Guscott sees them as opportunities. "The popular press has
it wrong these technologies won't speed libraries toward extinction.
Instead, libraries will become more helpful and popular as they blend these
new technologies with traditional library services, which will allow them to
serve their customers in ways that were previously impossible," says Guscott.

A free report describing selected technologies is available on the Library
Futures Quarterly Web site at A full report,
which includes key trends to watch and recommendations on how a library
should prepare for the inevitable changes, appears in the Spring 2001 issue
of the newsletter.

Library Futures Quarterly is the only publication exclusively dedicated to
preparing library leaders for the future of public library service. The
newsletter informs readers how technological, social, political, cultural and
economic trends will affect libraries now and in the future. Each issue
features recommendations, analysis, commentary and advice to readers.
Subscribers include public, academic and government libraries around the
world. Visit or call toll-free 1-877-766-0776 for more

7. Reference & User Services Quarterly

Reference & User Services Quarterly is the official journal of the Reference
and User Services Association of the American Library Association. Its
purpose is to disseminate information of interest to reference librarians,
information specialists, and other professionals involved in user-oriented
library services. This Web site serves as an online companion to the print
edition providing a preview of its contents, reprints of award-winning
articles, indexes to past volumes and to the Sources. Coming soon: a
searchable database of the past two volume years of complete reviews from
Sources (for members only).

Abstracts are avilable in HTML format.

Editors in Chief: Connie Van Fleet and Danny P. Wallace
Email: dvicha[at]

8. Ariadne 26 is now available at:


 This issue features several articles focussing on the UK Electronic
 Libraries Programme and a retrospective overview by the former Director of
 the Programme, Chris Rusbridge. Ariadne 26 also features an introductory
 article on the Distributed National Electronic Resource by Stephen Pinfield
 and Lorcan Dempsey. Plus two articles on the role of e-commerce in Higher
 Education. Ariadne also features a review of the Preservation 2000
 conference in York.

      *After eLib: Chris Rusbridge, the former Director of the UK Electronic
 Libraries Programme, with an assessment of its achievements and legacy.

  *Travelling at the Speed of Discovery: The MALIBU project's Most Valuable
 Lessons. Valeda Dent with a newcomer's perspective on the MALIBU project.

  *Building on BUILDER: Ian Upton explores the achievements of this Windows
 NT server based project.

 *AGORA: the Hybrid Library from a users perspective: Bridget Robinson and
 David Palmer look at the Agora user studies.

  *'The Future is Hybrid': Kate Robinson reports on 'The Future is Hybrid'
 project day at the British Library in London on the 1st of November 2000
 (in the At the Event section).

 *The Distributed National Electronic Resource and the Hybrid Library:
 Stephen Pinfield and Lorcan Dempsey with an overview of the DNER.

 *Clumps come up Trumps: Helena Gillis, Verity Brack, John Gilby and Marian
 Hogg review the four eLib CLUMP projects now at the end of their funding

  *e-Commerce in Higher Education: can we afford to do nothing?: Andrew Aird
 on the impact of e-commerce on the non-commercial sector.

  *It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine) or How I
 learned to stop worrying and love the e-book: Sarah Ormes explores the
 e-book from a Public Libraries perspective.

  *Continuity and Collaboration: The Online Bach Bibliography: Yo Tomita
 introduces the single most important online resource for the study of the
 composer J.S. Bach.

 *Understanding the searching process for visually impaired users of the Web
 (NoVA): Jenny Craven gives an overview of the Resource funded NoVA project
 (Non-visual access to the digital library).

 *Exam Papers Online: Sally Rumsey on an innovative system for providing
 electronic access to examination papers.

   Regular columns include:

 *Planet SOSIG: Keeping Social Scientists Connected: Debra Hiom and Emma Place.

 *EEVL: new profile, new office: and coming soon - a new service: Roddy
 Macleod manager of the EEVL project.

 *BIOME News: Paula Manning with a brief report on the official launch of
 BIOME at the Royal Society on the 2nd of November 2000.

 *Metadata: Preservation 2000: Michael Day with an illustrated report on
 the Digital Preservation conference held in York in December 2000.

  *Public Libraries: Managing the Virtual Branch: Sarah Ormes reports on the
 recent Public Libraries Web Managers Workshop held in the University of Bath.

 Plus 3 articles in the Get Tooled Up section:

 *Web Focus: Brian Kelly looks at the 'Web Beyond the PC'.

 *Web Watch: Brian Kelly is 'WebWatching the eLib Project Sites'.

 *NT Explorer: Brett Burridge Looks at Microsoft's Site Server 3.0 Commerce

 Not forgetting the Ariadne cartoon and the very popular Ariadne Caption


 Ariadne issues 27 and 28 now preparation. Suggestions for content should be
 sent to the Ariadne Editorial Office at: ariadne[at]

 Copy deadline for issue 27 is March 5, 2001. Copy Deadline for issue 28 is
 June 4, 2001.

      Ariadne is published every three months by UKOLN. UKOLN is funded by
 Resource: the Council for Museums, Archives & Libraries (the organisation
 succeeding the Library and
      Information Commission), the Joint Information Systems Committee
 (JISC) of the Higher Education Funding Councils, as well as by project
 funding from the JISC and the European Union.
        UKOLN also receives support from the University of Bath where it is

 Philip Hunter,
 Information Officer at UKOLN & Editor of Ariadne,
 UKOLN, c/o Library, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY

 Tel: +44 (0) 1225 826 354           Fax: +44 (0) 1225 826838
 email: p.j.hunter[at]       Url:


9. Transforming Traditional Libraries

The premier issue of Transforming Traditional Libraries is now available
online.  The first issue features  Laura Davidson and Roxann Bustos
exploring the effect of Galileo, a statewide collection of databases, on
reference service; Kerry Smith explaining how the WWW enhances librarians
ability to locate citations; and an article by Richard McKay looking at
how the book is a format which is here to stay.  So, be sure to check out
the first issue of Transforming Traditional Libraries at:

Transforming Traditional Libraries is also looking for articles for future
issues.  Transforming Traditional Libraries is a peer-reviewed e-journal
designed to explore the ongoing evolution of librarianship.  Coverage will
include resources such as digital collections, electronic indices, OPACs,
Internet research, bibliographic instruction, as well as skill such as
information literacy.  The journal will focus on exploring how libraries
and librarians integrate these new technologies and services with more
traditional ones.  We welcome papers that will inform, enlighten, amuse,
and further the discussion of librarians as they confront and solve
the challenges of the modern library.

Thank you for your interest.

Mark Dibble
Editor, Transforming Traditional Libraries



Inter American Development & Floricanto Press have released Bilindex:
Spanish-English Bilingual Subject Heading List Equivalents to LC Subject
Headings List
Inter American Development y Floricanto Press anuncian la publicación de


Bilindex 2001 and 2002 are now available. These newest editions of Bilindex
are comprised of all volumes arranged in one-single-alphabet, A through Z.
Each edition includes a complete, and updated version of Bilindex Basic and
all Supplements I-VII in one single alphabet and substantial revisions and
additions to reflect the new economy, globalization, and new and emerging
cultures. These versions are published in CD-ROM as PDF files fully
searchable and printable using the ubiquitous Free version of Adobe Acrobat

Digital Version (CD-Rom) There is also a Hardcopy version in six loose-leaf
binder sets.

Bilindex 2001 y 2002 están en venta. Estas nuevas ediciones de Bilindex
consolidan todos los volúmenes suplementarios de I a VII previamente
publicados en un lista única alfabetizada de A-Z. Cada edición incluye
adiciones y revisiones substanciales, y nuevos encabezamientos con sus
propios aparatos de referencias, o sindético, que reflejan la nueva
economía, la globalización, y las nuevas culturas que están emergiendo de la
reestructuración económica productiva. Estas ediciones de BILINDEX son
publicads en Discos Compactos digitales (CD-ROM) completamente accesibles o
impresas a través de Acrobat Reader, el cual puede ser subtransferido
gratuitamente de la Internet. Estas ediciones pueden ser también adquiridas
directamente en fojas para archivos.

Inter American Development
415 552 1879 Fax  415 793 2662
Postal address
650 Castro Street, Suite 120, Suite 331
Mountain View, California 94041-2055
Electronic mail
General Information: info[at]

11. 21st Century Librarian Award


The School of Information Studies at Syracuse
University, Syracuse, NY, is pleased to announce a new
award competition for librarians in all areas of the
profession. The 21st-Century Librarian Award will
recognize a librarian who has been a leader in the
evolution of librarianship in our increasingly global
and digital information environment.  The award is a
project of students in Syracuse's MLS program, who
have developed the criteria for the award and will
judge the applications and make the final decisions.
This is the first annual competition for what we hope
will become a major award in our field. This year's
award carries a cash prize of $5,000.

Candidates for the award may be nominated by others or
may submit applications on their own behalf.
The deadline for applications is March 30, 2001;
third-party nominations must be submitted by February
28, 2001.

Details about the 21st-Century Librarian Award are
available at .

12. Inside Edition Librarian/Showgirl airing tonight

Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 13:11:27 -0800 (PST)
From: Jennifer Lucas <jlucas[at]>
To: plib2[at]
Subject: [PUBLIB] Librarian/Showgirl Switch on Inside Edition

Hello everyone!

You may have heard that Inside Edition was looking for a Librarian to switch
with a Las Vega Showgirl and I just wanted you all to be aware that the
piece will air in two segments on Tuesday, Feb 13 and Wednesday, Feb 14.

These air dates are subject to change, so check out the website for a hard
and fast date and to find out when the show is aired in your area at

This should be interesting and fun!!!

Jennifer Lucas
Electronic Resources Librarian
King County Library System

13. 3M products@ your library????

[ALACOUN:5547] 3M products@ your library????
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 14:22:44 -0500
From: Mark Rosenzweig <iskra[at]>
To: ALA Council List <alacoun[at]

I have previously raised before Council the question of the use of the "[at]
your library"  trade mark for commercial promotion of products and vendors
and corporations, something which I consider to be an abuse whether it is
being encouraged for dubious reasons or simply a disaster which ws waiting
to happen.

For example "Microsoft @your library" or "Pfizer@your library" or
"cybersitter@your library" or "Random House@your library (these are
imaginary examples). However the following is,not...

The following was just posted on Member-Forum. Without wanting to single
out any library who may be involved, I need to bring the the below to your
attention as an example of PRECISELY the kind of commercial promotion that
I was afraid the "@your library" branding campaign was going to lead to.

I quote in full:

>The fifth annual "Check-it-out Yourself Day @ your library" event,
>sponsored by 3M Library Systems, will be held on Monday, April 2, 2001 at
>libraries across the United States.
>"Check-it-out Yourself Day @ your library" is an annual celebration held in
>conjunction with National Library Week, April 1-7, 2001.  It's also an
>opportunity for patrons to become more self-sufficient in the library by
>checking out their own materials with the 3M (TM) SelfCheck (TM) System.
>A $5,000 top prize for the 'Most Creative and Innovative Award' will be
>given to the library judged most creative and innovative in promoting their
>2001 "Check-it-out Yourself Day @ your library" event!  A $3,000 second
>prize and $2,000 third prize will also be awarded! Entries for the "Most
>Creative and Innovative Award" are due by April 16, 2001 and will be judged
>by an American Library Association  committee.
>In addition, all libraries having 100 or more patrons use their SelfCheck
>System on "Check-it-out Yourself Day @ your library", that submit
>documentation by the April 16 deadline, will also be eligible for five
>random drawings of $1,000 prizes!
>If your library has a 3M SelfCheck System and would like to participate,
>please contact Judy Nelson, 3M Library Systems, at 800/447-8826 or
>jmnelson[at]  Information can also be downloaded from
>Deadline to register is February 15, 2001.
>Judy Nelson
>3M Library Systems

When the description above  says "It's also an opportunity for patrons to
become more self-sufficient in the library by checking out their own
materials with the 3M (TM) SelfCheck (TM) System." I really feel we have
crossed a line.

I think we have crossed a line because the brand "@your library" -- meant
to promote libraries and trademarked by ALA --  is being used to promote a
product, competing with other products, in this case for the library
market, and allows ALA to become involved in unfair promotion of one
corporations check-out system (one which puts people out of work,
incidentally. but that's another matter) over all others. This HAS to be a
misuse of the trademark or, if it's not, and this is the kind of
"partnerships" which were envisaged by the creators of the campaign, we are
involving ALA and libraries in a kind of COMMERCIAL advertising and
promotion that really is abusive of the Association and its reputation.

I need to know (a) if this 3M capaign is using the "@your library" trade
mark with the permission of ALA, for some sort of monetary consideration
and if so what criteria is used to allow this kind of contract. Frankly I
hope this is not the case. (b) On the other hand, I want to know if ALA is
ready to ALLOW its logo to be used in this way. without permission, by
commercial/corporate operations in promotional activities, even those
associated with libraries (which institutions in this case of 3M happen to
be itself  the market for the promotion).

I would appreciate a speedy response. Also, I hope to hear other
councilors' opinions, pro & con, in this matter. I'm sure we're not
unanimously as concerned as I am, but I believe there are a good number of
Councilors who find this as troubling as I do at  the very launch of the
"@your library" branding campaign.

Mark Rosenzweig
ALA Councilor [at]large

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[ALACOUN:5549] 3M products@ your library????
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 15:47:03 EST
From: "ANN SNOEYENBOS" <snoeyena[at]>
To: ALA Council List <alacoun[at]>

I love 3M, and I recently defended the concept of library-vendor
partnerships (Champions), but I have to agree with Mark on this one.
For some reason I thought the  @your library campaign was going to
be used with nouns preceeding it, not proper nouns (other than
people's names) and never commercial entities.  I'm sure I never saw
any of these limitations spelled out in the literature, but perhaps
we should do that now.

Would we be free to make signs saying "Steelcase@your library"
"Kohler@your library" if we were hoping they would send some free
stuff our way, or if they already did send some swag?

The restful things about libraries is that they are relatively free
of commerical advertising.

Ann Snoeyenbos


14. Dr. Laura cancelled?

GLAAD's Laura Watch
Feb. 11, 2001

Laura Watch is an activation tool and news update published by the Gay &
Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). For more information about
GLAAD's work regarding Laura Schlessinger, please visit


Although Paramount denies it, it's possible that TV's "Dr. Laura" may have
taped its final episode. The show began an indefinite hiatus on Friday
(2/9), which Paramount claims will last only two or three weeks, although it
has set no date for production to resume. The announcement confirms
information reported in the Feb. 2 edition of Laura Watch, in which industry
sources told GLAAD that the show was halting production on Feb. 9.

The same insiders report this weekend that the "extended hiatus" is likely
Paramount's way of canceling the show without fanfare or criticism, and that
"Dr. Laura" may not resume production.

"People close to the show say that Paramount is so embarrassed by 'Dr.
Laura' that they don't want to make any public comment about it -- even to
cancel it," says GLAAD Entertainment Media Director Scott Seomin. "Paramount
Television Group executives are scrambling to salvage what remains of their
reputations, and a cancellation announcement will result in stories about
how they botched every step of their ill-advised relationship with

Further evidence of a "Dr. Laura" cancellation continues to mount. On
Friday's radio show, Laura returned to her most vitriolic tone in months,
with angrily bitter attacks on the American Library Association and on
school programs that, in Laura's words, "advocate moral acceptance of
various forms of sexual behavior generally considered not too acceptable by
religious types." She also began shilling for (and encouraging contributions
to) an anti-gay group called Pacific Justice Institute, which opposes laws
that prohibit harrassment of gay students and teachers, and which recently
tried to block a gay-straight alliance from forming at El Modena High School
in Orange, Calif.

"This is the most vicious version of Laura we've seen in a long time," said
GLAAD News Media Director Cathy Renna. "The renewed mean-spiritedness in her
tone suggests that as of Friday, Paramount has finally and completely lost
whatever control it had over her."

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