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Here is yet another site about libraries… which examines librarianship and libraries by asking and answering questions:

The Libraries FAQ

My only complaint is that some of the links (for example, the ones to US News & World Report’s Library School rankings) are old and broken.

but on the whole, worth a quick gander.

The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective is having their fifth annual LitFest–with the intriguing name of Electric Ladyland–on November 2nd and 3rd… As a bookish desi I of course had to blog this!

Here is the description of the festival as listed on their website:

The South Asian Women’e Creative Collective (SAWCC) and The New School University invite you to Electric Ladyland, SAWCC’s fifth annual literary event. Thistwo-day series of readings, panels and workshops features South Asians writing literature that personal, political, and popular.

As pop culture and politics intersect, literature provides an avenue for women to find their groove. This festival explores the electricity of South Asians writing in a different time, in different ways—through the lenses of music, food, the Internet, politics, criticism, poetry and fiction. Electric Ladyland will provide an opportunity for these works to converge and spark new dialogue.

I don’t know what I am most excited about… Is the mash-up reading on Nov 2nd? (I’ll be reading too!) Is it the two writing workshops (one on fiction, the other on memoir) on Nov 3rd? Is it the politics and writing panel on the 3rd? Or is it just the idea of tons of interesting, electrically-bookish desi folks converging for a weekend of delicious literary talk in NYC?

Perhaps I’ll see some of you at Electric Ladyland? (ps Males are quite welcome to attend as well! :) )


Check out this interesting website:


A simple layout with Craigslist-like simple links to tons of resources for librarians and would-be librarians, from listserv recommendations, to library associations, to links for APA and MLA citation advice, this is a great one stop shop, rather than googling (or other searching) each type of library question independently.

This is a site which would be great to have shortlisted on one’s bookmark toolbar. I’m definitely going to Stumble this one!

Their About page says:

Internet Library for Librarians has been a popular information resource site for librarians since 1994. It is an information portal designed for librarians to locate Internet resources related to their profession. It has received many awards, including SUNLINK Link of the Week, Digital Librarian Award from Argus Clearinghouse, the Best Library and Reference Site from LibrarySpot, and Five Stars from Anbar Cool Sites. Internet Library for Librarians is also linked and referenced by hundreds of libraries and other organizations, including the Library of Congress and OCLC.

Internet Library for Librarians provides links to more than 3,000 resources. All the resources are recommended, selected, and reviewed by librarians. Each entry has a full description of the goals and /or scope of the resource, as well as the contact information if provided. Internet Library for Librarians is a handy and useful tool for both novices and experienced library staff.

We encourage our users to send us suggestions so that we can keep this site updated. Your input is crucial for our efforts to continue to improve Internet Library for Librarians.

This site was originally created by Vianne Sha in 1994. InfoWorks Technology Company then published it to the library community in 1996. Vianne Sha, as the chief editor and the Webmaster, maintained the site until June 2001. In January 2002, InfoWorks Technology Company redeveloped the site. Currently, It is maintained by Internet Library for Librarians Editorial Team. The current executive editor is Yongmei Gu.


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