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ISSN 1077-6613

March 2009 (Vol. 15, no. 3)

To and From the Editors

From the Editor by Wendee Eyler

Letters to the Editor


My View From The Back Room by Carol Borzyskowski
Who says working in a library is boring?

Bear Thoughts #11: The Ubiquity of Information by Frank Exner, Little Bear
Information is everywhere at once, or seems to be. What does it all mean?

Library Life: A Column Of Eclectic Rantings by Katie Buller Kintner
Katie has published a book — literally.


The BEST part of my job … and the WORST!!
Library support staff listserv subscribers filled in the blanks about the best/worst parts of their jobs. How do you compare?

Leadership for Library Support Staff – Part 2 by Kevin Dudeney
Kevin continues his series by sharing practices of good leadership.

Institutional Repositories Provide Open Access to Scholarly Communication by Anthony Holderied
Institutional repositories present academic institutions with the opportunity to provide global open access to the scholarship that is created within that institution without going through the traditional scholarly publishing model. Anthony describes the experience of NC Docks.

Wanted – New Blood! by Jim Jackson
Jim shares his experiences for promoting the value of library assistants all over the world and encourages others to take over.

Has the Advent of Technology Changed Your Identity? by Tinker Massey
How has technology changed you and your attitudes in your job?


Veronica Richard, University of Michigan
Veronica is a Senior Clerk in the Administrative Services Unit at the University of Michigan Law Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Patricia Brewer, Washington, D.C.
Patricia is a Senior Library Technician at the Library of Congress in the U.S. Anglo Division – Canada & Oceania Section.


Library Support Staff Blogs: Part II reviewed by Michael D. Brooks
Michael has compiled a list of blogs by, about, or for library support staff.

Association/Conference Information

The CILIP Robinson Award for Innovation in Library Administration by Para-Professional Staff

National Library Workers Day — April 14, 2009