Library Juice 5:35 - November 28, 2002


  1. Interview with Jessamyn West
  3. 'Core' or 'Critical" Ready Reference Tools (in print)
  4. Lib Tech Talk List
  5. Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom going online
  6. Bibliography - attitudes toward the poor in libraries
  7. Bushspeak
  8. Phones Installed in Free Library
  9. Links

Quote for the week:

"With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates.
It is the most democratic of institutions because no one--but no one at
all--can tell you what to read and when and how."

Doris Lessing, author, Index on Censorship (March/April 1999)

[Caveat Lector. As you can imagine, the task of finding an interesting
quote for each issue isn't always easy. I often rely on sources of quotes
which don't provide a citation. Therefore, you should only rely on these
quotes to the extent that I give you the source; beyond that you repeat
them at your own risk. I try to use good judgment in chosing the sources
for quotes, but I am capable of mistakes. -RL]

Homepage of the week: Christopher H. Walker


1. Interview with Jessamyn West

I interviewed Jessamyn West, editor of, about her politics
and vision for librarianship.
- editor (RL)

RL: Jessamyn, you recently told me that you were thinking of stopping using
the "anarchist librarian" label to describe yourself. Is that because your
social-political theory is changing, or because you don't want to define
yourself by those two attributes alone, or because of something else?

JW: It's a bit of both. I find the label less than useful. I know what I
mean by it, but I feel like people think "oh, bomb-lobbing starbucks
breaking angry girl who can't get a date". Since I'm trying to be clear,
I may move to something like decentralist or anti-corporate which does sum
up more of what my issues are. Basically, the label is shorthand for a
long-winded explanation of purposes. Prior to WTO, it aligned more closely
with my identity as I saw it, and now, even though my identity hasn't changed
much, the label means something different. Also, for the purposes of
librarianship, it's easy enough to say "radical librarian" -- especially
to non-librarians -- and have them know what you mean, more or less. I still
identify in every way with the anarchist librarians, I just don't find the
monniker very useful when I am trying to explain what I am about.

RL: I can appreciate that. When you have a chance to have a conversation
with someone who is curious, and you do reveal that you are an anarchist,
do they often say, "Isn't an anarchist librarian a contradiction in terms?"
How do you respond to that? Do you say "Well, I might not exactly be an
anarchist in the sense that you're thinking." If so, maybe you could explain
a little bit more in depth for Library Juice readers what your political
philosophy is. Personally, neither "anti-corporate" nor "decentralist" means
precisely the same thing as anarchist, as I understand the word, though
"decentralist" might be closer. (I'm an anti-corporate socialist who
believes in a moderate degree of centralism - with accountability - in
organizations, myself.)

JW: Well, I always say that anyone who asks me whether the anarchist
libraran thing is an oxymoron is just begging for a lecture on anarchism.
I say that we're not against organzation and in many ways we're not really
against structure, we're just against externally created rules and systems
-- governance from without, if you will -- and basically think that
decision making happens better in non-hierarchical, non-power dominated
organizations. In fact, in most anarchistic collectives I know, there is
actually a great deal of structure to stand in for all the little
assumptions people make about how people ought to behave that are not
necessarily the normative ideals in anarchistic relationships.

So, in summary, I think the things that drew me to anarchism as a
philosophy [note that I am specifically not saying as a governance
structure here] are the lack of hierarchies in the personal and work-type
relationships, as well as the general mistrust of power and governance.
The finer points are, mistrust of corporate capitalism specifically as I
see it being played out in the US lately [the notion that all progress and
all expansion is necessarily a good thing and everything "primitive"
and/or old fashioned is necessarily a bad thing] as well as seeing
everything suddenly have a price tag. Things without price tags [social
good, health, literacy, the value of knowing your neighbors] wind up
getting de-emphasized because no one can figure out how to make a buck
off of them, or you see some really pathetic examples of people trying.

And, on a more positive note, I have always been drawn to, and practice,
the very anarchistic idea of mutual aid. That is, you help people and they
help you, not because of any external coercion, but because it is the right
thing to do, end of story. This sort of good faith can get abused in a work
environment where every five minutes you work that someone isn't paying you
for suddenly gets tabulated as "surplus value" being extracted from your
good graces. That's not the sort of world I want to live in. Not that
anarchists have a stranglehold of the mutual aid idea, but that they along
with the Catholic Workers & Quakers and many others make community service
a very central part of their faiths, above even the quest for the almighty
dollar or the idea of private property, etc.

In my idea world, then, people would organize in small, self-governed
communities and decide for themseles what the structure of relationships,
jobs and financial structures would be. And yes, this might mean going
without power plants and automobiles and plastic shoes and whatever. I
don't care, I truly don't. I'd eat potatoes for a lifetime if I could just
live in a world where singing and dancing are as valued as governing and
Power Point. Obviously there are no easy steps from now to then, but as far
as a dream goes, I like it and I'm sticking to it. In the meantime, I try
to be a good citizen, a good friend, a good person and a good worker.

RL: I think that's a description of what anarchism means to you that will be
informative to a lot of readers.  But it leaves me wondering, a bit, where
certain structures and practices in the profession fit in.  For example,
disregarding for the moment whether the MARC format has a long future, it's
an instance of a standard, or a rule, in a sense, that serves a group of
users which is far too large for each member to have input into that
standard and how it is developed and promulgated.  Nobody is going to be
clubbed for not using the MARC standard correctly, but isn't it an example
of a rule or structure that is imposed from without (that is, from outside
local communities of professionals), and controlled by a more-or-less
remote, central authority (the Library of Congress Network Development and
MARC Standards Office)?  How do things like the MARC standard and other
standards (technical and professional) fit into your vision of a
de-centralized, "governance from within" librarianship?

JW: that's a good question. I think there are good examples in the open
source movement where you can still have standards, they are just created
by the groups that will be using them, have a standard format, standard
methods for updating, and standard processes to go through to amend them.
Then, if people think they are some sort of super-genius, they are welcome
to go all nutso and make their own variant of the standard, see who comes to
their tea party, etc. The oss4lib project is the most hopeful-seeming one
of these, as far as projects by people I know personally.

Anarchist structures don't mean that everyone does everything, just that the
choices of who does what are decided in some format by the group at large,
and are also malleable by the group at large if something seems to be going
in the wrong direction. Most of the Internet protocols were developed
loosely in this way. They benefitted from the fact that most people were
trying to use the technology to do fairly limited and specific things, but
as a design-by-committee project, much of it succeeded. I fall asleep at
night sometimes thinking of how the LC subject headings would turn out if
they were all in a huge database accessible and alterable by everyone.
It would be chaotic and likely mostly awful, of course, but at least there
would be an entry for "Jessamyn -- Super-genius." And, I know you are
familiar with only-sort-of-hierarchical which is a blessing for
some people and a total nightmare for others. My experience there has been
positive, but the negative interactions other people experience are also very

The whole set of issues surrounding interdependent systems and the
anarchistic model is something I find fascinating. That is often people's
first repsonse to anarchistic ideas: "Oh yeah, who runs the trains??" And I
think the answer has something to do with co-operation but also something to
do with the necessity of trains and a re-engineering of a society that isn't
necssarily based on people who go to jobs and come home from jobs and
aggressively seek leisure activities. This is sort of a hippy-dippy
response, I am aware, but while there is certainly a good use for MARC
records -- and they were a real milestone in terms of interchangeable data
well before most people had heard of the Internet -- the average user
would be happy just being able to use a keyword search to look up author or
title or, heck, book size and color. The anarchistic political/philosophical
model does not neatly map on to every workplace environment, and I don't
think I mean that I am searching for an "anarchist LIBRARY" necessarily,
just that I'd like to bring my political ideas and my workplace ideas more
in line with eachother. I am not concerned, for example, with the tyrrany
that may be present in alphabetical order.

RL: Interesting. So, thinking about the various libraries where you've worked,
how would you like to see libraries changed, organizationally and in terms
of services, so that they are more in line with your vision of, let's say, a
liberated world?

JW: well I'm not sure. I can easily visualize my perfect library environment
in my mind, but the linear path from here to there is what is much less
clear. I think my perfect library would mimic the older private library
style with some changes. There would be a great deal of inter-communication
between smaller libraries that shared catalogs but had specialized
collections of books. They would probably be located in people's homes and
would be much more reading-room oriented than checkout oriented. They would
be somewhat detatched from the more academic and archival libraries which
would almost necessarily have to be big and more comprenhesive.

I think about the small libraries of Vermont -- where each one reflects their
own small communities and each one is in a lovely building that is a resource
to the community and I think "What if this space were open 16 hours a day?"
"What if people could leave their own books and zines as well as what the
librarian selects?" "What if everyone in the town got to take a stint on
the reference desk and field questions about their own particular sbject
specialty?" "What if there was a co-op model with a few paid staff and
many volunteers who took work shifts to attain membership status to the
library?" There are upsides and downsides to this approach, certainly, but
I think a lot of the downsides [what if people moved into the library,
what if the religious right filled the library with religous tracts?]
would just help the public ascertain problems they were having in their
own communities that needed addressing. Homeless people camping out in the
library is not, at its core, a library problem, it's a social problem --
Why do we have people in our society who don't have places to go?

So, my shorter answer for present-day libraries goes something like this:

Granted, this system works much better in an idealized small community.
I'm not much of a real futurist when it comes to libraries, but I have
gone to serveral infoshops and reading rooms and generally find their
atmospheres -- with real-people furniture and staff sitting right there
where you sit -- to be very pleasing. My dream, of course, is to be able
to live in a library, so this is a selfish personal vision as
well as my own liberation theology.

RL: Well, you certainly have an inspiring vision, one that I think presents
a lot of juicy practical problems for future librarians to solve. Is there
anything else you'd like to say to Library Juice readers?

JW: Not much, just that I think it's important that since jobs are where many
of us spend upwards of 30-40% of our lives, we should work hard towards
making that time not only positive and useful for ourselves, but also use
that time to basically support, legitimize and strengthen the lives of
those whom we come in contact with. I really believe -- sap that I am --
in trying to live the ideal world you envision for yourself as much as
possible, as difficult or as scary as that might be. Thanks for giving me
this opportunity to mumble on about this.

Jessamyn West can be found at and


As of November 4, 2002, the Department of Energy has discontinued
PubSCIENCE. While there were only 7 comments in favor of ending
PubSCIENCE, there were nearly 240 public comments, many from librarians
and other PubSCIENCE users, pressing for continuance of the indexing
service. Negative comments generally originated from members of the
information industry and some publishers. This group has, since 2000,
targeted PubSCIENCE because they perceive it to be in competition with
two private sector indexes-Scirus (owned by Reed Elsevier) and
Infotrieve. Scirus and Infotrieve currently provide no cost indexing
services to the public. However, this could change to a fee-based
subscription service at any time.

PUBScience is a web-based tool publicly available to access articles
published in peer-reviewed journals without "wading through multiple
websites, publications and references." In our ALAWON dated
September 4, 2002, ALA reported on the threats to PUBScience and asked for
public comment (

ALA submitted comments to the Department of Energy, arguing that
PubSCIENCE should be preserved and continued (see comments at Threats to PubSCIENCE
became louder in August, but there was no advanced warning of the
shutdown this week. ALA and others had asked for an additional
comment period and notice in the Federal Register to no avail.

When it was inaugurated in October 1999, R.L. Scott, OSTI Associate
Manager for Initiatives, Planning and Development, described the
service as a "unique partnership between the Federal government and the
public/private journal publishers; a partnership focused on enabling
good science by providing access to peer-reviewed scientific and
technical literature,"

Unfortunately, unless a search of the OSTI web site is performed, most
references to the existence of PubSCIENCE have disappeared due to a
web site "reorganization."

ACTION NEEDED: Library supporters are asked to write to their
congressional representatives and senators as well as the White House
asking for this important indexing service to be reinstated. Talking
points for your letters are available in the text of the September 4
ALAWON previously mentioned. Comments from OSTI Director Walter
Warnick, at the inauguration of PubSCIENCE in October 1999, are also
pertinent: "We have a responsibility to the Dept. of Energy scientific
community to make the results of government R&D accessible while
reducing required resources and minimizing taxpayer expense. We are
accomplishing that goal with PubSCIENCE. Partnering with the
Government Printing Office extends PubSCIENCE benefits to the scientific
community at-large and the public."

For further information contact Patrice McDermott
(pmcdermott[at] or Lynne Bradley (lbradley[at] at
the ALA Office of Government Relations.


As part of ALA's ongoing work to ensure permanent public access to
government information, the American Library Association joined
several other groups, including the National Education Association, the
American Educational Research Association and the National Knowledge
Industry Association, to request information about the U.S. Department of
Education intentions to reorganize and/or remove key public web pages.

Among various stakeholders, there has been continuing discussion, and
some confusion, about the Department's newly stated policies that many
key web pages would be removed. The ongoing transition to a Bush
Administration is the first such transition since the World Wide Web
was created and used for major electronic access to government information.

The letter raises concerns about a) long term access to information
removed from the U.S. Department of Education web site and whether
such removed information is being preserved or archived; b) problems with
removing access to research, data, and other digests of information
that otherwise have been publicly available, irrespective of
administration; and c) the importance of including librarians and researchers
in making decisions regarding public access during such a transition.

The text of the letter follows:

October 25, 2002

The Honorable Rod Paige
Secretary of Education
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202

Dear Secretary Paige:
We are writing to express the concerns of our organizations about the
recently reported initiative within the U. S. Department of Education
(ED) to remove from public access information that "does not reflect
the priorities, philosophies, or goals of the present administration."
While the Department is aware of the problems such a move would create,
the steps it has recently suggested to address these problems still fall
short because archived material would clearly not be as accessible.

We recognize that the Department may reorganize its Web site, and we
applaud your attempts to improve the transparency of this site so that
the public can find information more easily. However, the Department's
announced initiative to remove documents has raised significant concerns
and questions among the library, educational research, and related social
science communities, and we would value and appreciate a response.

One of our primary concerns centers on the fate of information scheduled
to be removed from your publicly accessible Web site. As you are aware,
information created or collected by the government, whether in tangible or
electronic form, is a federal record. Therefore, we would like to know what
steps the Department is taking to preserve information and provide the
easiest possible permanent public access to any materials that are removed?
Because the Internet has become by far the method of choice for disseminating
information and research data widely and efficiently, we are concerned about
efforts that would diminish access and use of these records.

Secondly, we are equally concerned with any actions that would remove
from access research, data, and other digests of information that
otherwise have been publicly available, irrespective of administrations,
by the Department of Education. Such materials are essential to
advancing scientifically-based research and need to remain accessible
to the library, educational research, and related scholarly communities.
For example, we are uncertain about ongoing access to materials in the
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) on the Department of
Education Web site. Will a link to the ERIC site be established and
maintained on the Department's site? Will it be visible to
experienced and new researchers who can add knowledge and insights
analyzing such information?

Finally, we are concerned about the role of educational researchers,
related social and behavioral scientists, librarians, those with expertise
in data dissemination and preservation, and other public stakeholders in
the development of any plan to access materials on the Department's Web
site. Information available through the U. S. Department of Education Web
site is used by a wide variety of professionals, including educators,
scholars, public decision makers, and the public more broadly, and they
should be consulted throughout this process. We urge you to hold meetings
with them and listen to their concerns and ideas.

Members of our associations appreciate your attention to this
important matter. We, as well as the general public, need Internet access
to the research, data, reports, and other digests and information that may
be removed from the Department's Web site. We would appreciate hearing
what steps the Department intends to take to ensure ongoing access to
documents scheduled to be removed.


Emily D. Sheketoff
Executive Director
American Library Association Washington Office

Felice J. Levine
Executive Director
American Educational Research Association

James Kohlmoos
Executive Director
National Education Knowledge Industry Association

Corinne Anderson-Ketchmark
School Social Work Association of America

David G. Imig
President and CEO
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Sally Hillsman
Executive Officer
American Sociological Association

Reg Weaver
National Education Association

Ronald F. Abler
Executive Director
Association of American Geographers

Kimberly Green
Executive Director
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education

John J. Siegfried
American Economic Association

Gerald N. Tirozzi
National Association of Secondary School Principals

Howard Silver
Executive Director
Consortium of Social Science Associations

Additional Organizations Signing On:
Society for Research in Child Development
National Association of Social Workers

A copy of the letter is available in pdf format at

3. 'Core' or 'Critical" Ready Reference Tools (in print)

[LIBREF-L] Results: 'Core' or 'Critical" Ready Reference Tools.
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 13:11:58 -0500
From: "Diane K. Kovacs" <diane[at]KOVACS.COM>

Dear Fellow Librarians,

Thank you very much for everything you shared. I apologize that it
has taken me so long to get these compiled. As you will see I
received nearly 100 detailed responses. I will send the rest of the
results out soonest.

This compilation is in response to the question:
1. What are the top 3-5 print reference books that you can't work without?

Yours Truly,

Top 10 responses:

  1. World Book Encyclopedia
  2. World Almanac & Book of Facts
  3. Any good dictionary
  4. any Almanac
  5. Encyclopedia of Associations
  6. local phone books
  7. Oxford English Dictionary
  8. NADA car guides
  9. any Atlas
  10. Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

at least 3 votes:
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
Consumer Reports Index
Chilton's auto repair manuals
city directories
Haines Directories criss cross
Contemporary Lit Crit/ Contemporary Authors

at least 2 votes:
Unabridged dictionary
Style Guides (St. Martin's Handbook, Publication Manual of the
American Psychological Association, The Chicago Manual of Style, MLA
Handbook for Writers of Term Papers, Electronic Styles (Li)
Physician's Desk Reference
Directory of Corporate Affiliations

also mentioned:
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
english-spanish/spanish-english dictionary
Texas Almanac
McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
Webster's Dictionary
contemporary authors/twentieth century lit. criticism
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
"A to Zoo: subject access to children's picture books." by Carolyn Lima.
Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys
PRAXIS I (from Barron's) 2d edition-practice materials
Merck Veterinary Manual
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Where to Find What: A Handbook to Reference Service
MLA Directory of Periodicals
Periodical Title Abbreviations
Wards Business Directory
local business directory
2002 National Five-Digit ZIP Code & Post Office Directory
Europa World Handbook
US Code Congressional and Administrative News
Australian Bureau of Statistics
The Statesman's Yearbook
law handbook for South Australia
Granger's Index to Poetry
Current Biography
Rand McNally Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide
Guide to Reference Books
The New Catholic Encyclopedia
Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios
Kentucky Encyclopedia (local)
US Government Manual
Clement's Encyclopedia of World
MDR's Ohio School Directory
Science Experiments Index for Young People
Gale directory of publications and broadcast media
Thomas Register
local history books
The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy
Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs
National Geographic World Atlas
Random House unabridged dictionary
Shakespeare Criticism
Shakespeare for Students
Webster's Third New International Dictionary
What do i read next
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Magills Medical Guide
Career & Voctional Guide

Diane Kovacs - Web Teacher
"Beyond Boolean: Effective Web-based Reference Strategies "
Web-based Course. Register at any
time to work at your own pace.

4. Lib Tech Talk List

The purpose of the Libraries' Tech Services Discussion
List [Lib Tech Talk] is to serve as a resource for sharing
information on issues and questions relating to
acquisitions, cataloging, preservation/conservation,
database maintenance, authority control, serials, labelling,
or any other Library related topics as well as a mode of
communication for the Georgia Library Association
Technical Services Interest Group.
This forum is open to all library and archival staff and
faculty within the state of Georgia as well
as students in regional library, information science or
archival programs; however the list archives are publicly

To join the list please visit,
send the Listserv command:

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        for example:
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5. Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom going online

Starting January 2003, the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom will be
available both online and in print.

The Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom--the only journal that reports
attempts to remove materials from school and library shelves across the
country--is your source for the latest information on intellectual
freedom issues.

The Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom is published bi-monthly (Jan.,
March, May, July, Sept., Nov.) by the Intellectual Freedom Committee of
the American Library Association.

Each bimonthly issue includes:

*"Censorship Dateline": provides a state-by-state survey of challenges,
bannings, and burnings.
*Original articles and reviews of recent books on censorship and
intellectual freedom provide insights on the importance of the First
*"From the Bench" and "Is It Legal?": list important developments in
federal and state laws affecting librarians, teachers, students,
authors, journalists, and artists-important decisions that affect your
*The "Intellectual Freedom Bibliography": a guide to current articles
and books, from all points of view, on freedom of expression in America.

To celebrate the launch of the online version, for this first year, a
$50 subscription will entitle you to both the online and print

Please contact Nanette Perez at (800) 545-4233, ext. 4223, or visit the
NIF Web site at for more

6. Bibliography - attitudes toward the poor in libraries

Does anyone know of any research done trying to measure public libraries
(and librarians) and their "attitudes" toward the poor? I recall the
cover stories in American Libraries from a year or two back but was
hoping to find something of additional depth. Thanks in advance. -Chris

Good answer from Fred Stoss:


Watkins, C. Free lunch now feeds the minds of future readers [summer
children's program at Nelsonville Public Library]. American Libraries v.
33 no. 4 (April 2002) p. 15

Recommendations for action in implementing ALA's "library services for
the poor" resolutions. Progressive Librarian no. 18 (Summer 2001) p. 74-6

McCook, K.d.l.P. Poverty, democracy, and public libraries. In: Libraries
& democracy, 2001

Armstrong, A.L., et. al., Information needs of low-income residents in
south King County [survey results]. Public Libraries v. 39 no. 6
(November/December 2000) p. 330-5

Middleton, R. Full of eastern promise [rethinking public library service
in the economically depressed London Borough of Tower Hamlets]. Library
Association Record v. 102 no. 9 (September 2000) p. 510-1

Heffner, J. "Who, me?" I thought, when my director asked me to write an
article for the OLA Quarterly [Driftwood Public Library services to
children at a low-income housing facility]. OLA Quarterly v. 6 no. 1-2
(Summer 2000) p. 14-6

Watkins, C. Chapter report: investing in low-income neighborhoods [what
ALA chapters are doing on the state level]. American Libraries v. 31 no. 5
(May 2000) p. 12

McCook, K.d.l.P. Ending the isolation of poor people [essential function
of librarianship]. American Libraries v. 31 no. 5 (May 2000) p. 45

Berman, S. Berman's bag: must "the poor" always be among us?. The
Unabashed Librarian no. 117 (2000) p. 5-10

Feldman, S., et. al., Making the library connection for urban families
[at Cleveland Public Library]. OLA Quarterly v. 5 no. 1 (Spring 1999) p.

Drumm, J.E., et. al., Teaching information skills to disadvantaged
children [at Muncie Public Library]. Computers in Libraries v. 19 no. 4
(April 1999) p. 48-51

Jue, D.K., et. al., Using public libraries to provide technology access
for individuals in poverty: a nationwide analysis of library market areas
using a geographic information system. Library & Information Science
Research v. 21 no. 3 (1999) p. 299-325

Bishop, A.P., et. al., Public libraries and networked information
services in low-income communities. Library & Information Science Research
v. 21 no. 3 (1999) p. 361-90

Bryson, M. The Oasis Centre: an open learning experience in the heart of
Ballymena [adult education initiative at Ballee Library]. An Leabharlann
v. SER2 no. V15 part NO1 (1999/2000) p. 11-6

Cretinon, D., et. al., Libraries in the street. In: Poor people and
library services, 1998

Abif, K.K. At work in the children's room. In: Poor people and library
services, 1998

Marks, W. Hosmer Branch Library. In: Poor people and library services,

Teasley, M.D., et. al., On-site library centers {at public housing
sites}. In: Poor people and library services, 1998

Dotson, M.E., et. al., Libraries and the poor: what's the connection?.
In: Poor people and library services, 1998

Poor people and library services. McFarland & Co., 1998. 190 p.

7. Bushspeak

The Guardian November 13, 2002

Quotes from the leader of the world's biggest military power

"People say, how can I help on this war against terror? How can I fight
evil? You can do so by mentoring a child; by going into a shut-in's house
and say I love you." Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2002.


"The-these terrorist acts and, you know, the responses have got to end in
order for us to get the framework ? the groundwork ? not framework, the
groundwork to discuss a framework for peace, to lay the all right."
Crawford, Texas, Aug. 13, 2001.


"My administration has been calling upon all the leaders in the in the
Middle East to do everything they can to stop the violence, to tell the
different parties involved that peace will never happen." Crawford, Texas,
Aug. 13, 2001.


"Redefining the role of the United States from enablers to keep the peace to
enablers to keep the peace from peacekeepers is going to be an assignment."
New York Times, Jan. 14, 2001.


" maintain the peace, we better have a military of high morale, and I'm
certain that under this administration, morale in the military is
dangerously low." Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 31, 2000.


"There's no doubt in my mind that we should allow the world's worst leaders
to hold America hostage, to threaten our peace, to threaten our friends and
allies with the world's worst weapons." South Bend, Indiana, Sept. 5, 2002.


8. Phones Installed in Free Library

Patrons Now May Save Themselves Needless Trips for Books That Are "Out"

Oakland, April 6. -- A telephone service has been installed at the Oakland
free library and all its branches, with the result that busy readers may
now call by wire and receive desired information concerning books. A
feature of the new system is that books may be renewed over the
telephone. Information along general lines will also be given and
questions answered as to whether certain books are on the shelves. At the
branches requests may be made for books from the main library, and if this
is done before 2 o'clock in the afternoon the volume will be sent by
messenger on the same day.

_San Francisco Call_ (daily newspaper), April 7, 1912, p. 64

9. Links


Issue 141 (December 2002) of the SRRT Newsletter
Find out what SRRT is up to.


Librarians Emerging From Book Stacks, Increasing Activism,0,5818529.story

[ From Karen Schneider to CALIX ]


NPR program on the International Children's Digital Library:

The library site:

[ From Maria Capucciati to the SJSU SLIS list ]


Deconstructing the Philanthropic Library: The Sociological Reasons Behind
Andrew Carnegies Millions to Libraries

[ Internet Scout Project ]


Editorial in the Sacramento Bee by Anne Turner and Mitch Freedman,
about librarians' pay

[ Gerry Maginnity to CALIX ]


Friday, November 15, 2002 (SF Chronicle)
I have my reasons in a sealed envelope
(Article on the Bush administration's desire to shut down the GPO)

{ Thanks, Mom ]


Copyright Contradictions in Scholarly Publishing
by John Willinsky


Access and the Cultural Infrastructure
by Allison Brugg Bawden

[ Center for Arts and Culture Update ]


Digital Preservation - A Long Journey
D-Lib Magazine, May 2002

[ Center for Arts and Culture Update ]


Information Awareness Office Goes Prime Time

[ Don Wood to IFACTION ]


More sites targeted for shutdown

[ Thansk, Dan Mitchel ]


Michael Moore and Us: Librarians to the Rescue
By Ann C. Sparanese, chief rescuer

[ Sent by Larry Oberg to PLGnet-L ]


Ftrain: Librarians and Tigers

[ Thanks, Jessamyn ]


James Burke's KnowledgeWeb Project

[ Thanks, Robin Kear ]


Lawyers for Libraries

[ Don Wood to IFACTION ]

See also:


The Usa Patriot Act: One Year Later

[ Monika Antonelli to PLGnet-L ]


MARC Must Die
Part II of Roy Tennant's article

[ Sent to the RADCAT list ]


U.S. Press Sees No Protest

[ Sent by Don Wood to IFACTION ]


2003 ALA Candidates


Oral Histories from UCB's Library School

[ Announced at the Coulter lecture at the CLA conference (California) ]



[ thanks Kathleen de la Pena McCook ]


Real Beer Library

[ Forgot how I found this ]



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