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ISSN 1077-6613

November 2012 (Vol. 19, no. 2)

From the Editor

It is hoped that our colleagues, their families and the libraries they work in, which were affected by the Superstorm Sandy are now well on the way to getting things back to normal.
This link to an American Libraries article provides information and other links regarding Superstorm Sandy.


Be It Ever So Humble… by Sue Knoche
Sue reflects on how one word can impact and become thought provoking.


Reader Response – Quotes used in emails
We have had an excellent response to request for quotes used in emails and I don’t think we had one duplication.

Ohio Library Support Staff Institute by Michael Bradshaw
Michael provides a brief overview of the 2012 OLSSI conference.

What They Don’t Teach You in Grad School by Angela Duncan
For some, to be a better librarian means a combination of graduate school and the experience of being a paraprofessional.

Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference by Julanna Hennessy
Julanna provides us with a comprehensive report of the unique 2nd Worldwide Virtual Conference.

News from Canada by Karen Hildebrandt
Another year of conferences in Canada, at some attractive locations, with some planning underway for 2013.

The Vital Role of Interviewing and Training Student Assistants by Ben Hogben
From time to time nearly every library has had student assistants. Ben provides some tips on interviewing and training.

2012 NYSLAA Conference by Heidi Jensen
Heidi provides us with some insights into why the NYSLAA Conference is so popular.

Living Online by Allison Sloan
The path moving away from the traditional way of learning has some interesting consequences as Allison has experienced.


Judy Allan, Perth, Western Australia
Judy is the library technician at Legal Aid Western Australia and very active with Western Australian Library Technicians Group.

Ruth V. Oberg, Buffalo, New York
Ruth is the Collection Management Assistant, Science and Engineering Library, University of Buffalo and a committed supporter of LSS activities in the State of New York.


Movies and More by Michael D. Brooks
If you’re a film buff, fan, student of film, or are just looking for a good movie to go see, Michael tells us why this website may come in handy.


ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits, Seattle, Washington, Friday 25 January – Monday 28 January 2013. http://alamw13.ala.org/

Press Release
Association des Archivistes du Québec Director Visits John Abbott College