June 16, 2006
Google U.S. Gov't Search
Want to find those IRS forms to get in your taxes on time? Need to figure out where to send your DMV fees, or find the phone number for your local parks and rec department? Google U.S. Government Search launches today -- it's a site on which you can 1) search across a huge index of U.S. Federal, state and local government websites via a single search box, and 2) stay up to date through personalized content feeds from government agencies and press outlets. Off you go.
Check it out: Google U.S. Government Search
Posted by kstover2 at 11:16 AM
June 8, 2006
"Read it Before Hollywood Does"
Poster ad campaign from Leo Burnett (Prague) for Association of Librarians of the Czech Republic.
Posted by kstover2 at 11:50 AM
LIS Library closed June 10-11
The LIS Library will be closed Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11. We will resume Summer II hours on Monday, June 12.
Posted by kstover2 at 11:10 AM
Band Plays Libraries
Little boys chase each other around the parking lot of the Saratoga Springs Public Library with balloons tied to their wrists. A woman watches with her collie.
Josh Malerman, the guitarist and lead singer for Detroit rock band The High Strung, leans toward the microphone.
"I think it's pretty awesome that your library's doing this."
He introduces his three-member band, said by music critics to be reminiscent of British-invasion groups like the Who. Just moments ago, their battered minibus pulled into the parking lot and Malerman ordered up hot dogs at the concession stand. He hadn't eaten all day.
The day before at the Kent Public Library downstate, 14- and 15-year-old girls approached Malerman, bass player Chad Stocker and drummer Derek Berk and shyly asked them to sign the backs of their shirts and their high school yearbooks. The band played Kent Town Hall when outdoor plans were drowned out by rain.
Two of their albums have been released under an indie label. They've been mentioned in Rolling Stone magazine and were featured on National Public Radio's "This American Life" last year amid a public library tour through Michigan.
This summer, they'll play five dozen libraries from New York to California.
They're not living a dream.
"We're wide awake," Malerman says.
Read the entire article here.
Posted by kstover2 at 10:52 AM
"Reclassification Program" at the National Archives
From the Washington Post:
The Amateur Sleuth Who Gave the Archives a Red Face
The scandal over missing documents that rocked the National Archives this spring came to light not because of the digging of an investigative reporter or a timely leak by a concerned federal insider.
Instead it was Matthew M. Aid, an amateur researcher and historian, who figured out that for at least six years the CIA and the Air Force had been withdrawing thousands of records from the public shelves -- and that Archives officials had helped cover up their efforts.
Read entire article here.
Posted by kstover2 at 10:45 AM