Monthly Archives: May 2007

Cuban Film Furor and Other News

It’s official: as of June 22, I will be leaving my post as the Digital Resources Librarian at the Academy to morph into the Technical Service Librarian at the Metropolitan College of New York.  The move will involve more money, better hours (or more convenient hours, since my schedule must jibe with their vendors’, who […]

Memorial Day History Lesson

I’ve been away for a bit and it’s been amazingly busy at the Academy library, but in response to stuff like this and bits like this , I feel that I must respond by posting links to the full text of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence (in that order).  I chose […]

Best Library Funding Idea Ever

This made it into today’s Metro (the free NYC newspaper, not the library group) as well as theglobeandmail.com: Vienna’s public library raises cash with erotica hotline Associated Press May 8, 2007 at 6:12 AM EDT VIENNA — This isn’t the typical whispering you might expect to hear at a library. Vienna’s City Hall has launched […]

EPA Quietly Resumes Dismantling Library System

Washington, DC — Despite promises to consult with Congress before proceeding with dismantlement of its library system, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered its libraries to “disperse or dispose of their…contents,” according to agency directives released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The move to eliminate physical collections comes as EPA’s own enforcement branch warns about the risks of hampering environmental prosecutions.

You Have Nothing to Fear From Islam

Charlie Reese—who is in my mind not exactly a bastion of liberal thought— explains why in this article.  One of the better points he makes is this one: If Muslims really desired to conquer the world, don’t you think it’s strange that we’ve been living in peace with them for nearly a millennium and a […]

More Awards and a Bit About the Iraqi NationalLibrary

Looking for a real challenge? Try being the Director/Head Honcho/Guy in Charge  of the Iraqi National Library.  This is not a job for the faint hearted. In lighter news that’s closer to home (for me, that is) the Academy has won honors for our website. In the words of our communications director: "The Academy’s website […]