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    Archived Responses | Internet Sites | Online Communities | Organizations

    Archived Responses:

    * Where can I find information about about the changing nature of the librarian's role? Librarianship/libraryrole.html

    Internet Sites:

    * Steven Bell's Keeping Up Webpage
    The Keeping Up Web Page is designed to help library and information science professionals develop and maintain a program of self-guided professional development.

    * The Library & Information Science Professional's Career Development Center
    LIScareer offers career development resources for new librarians and information professionals, students & those considering a library-related career. The site features practical advice contributed by information professionals, along with links to online & print resources.

    * Library Technology Guides
    Key resources and content related to Library Automation. The Library Technology Guides website aims to provide comprehensive and objective information related to the field of library automation. This site has no affiliation with any library automation company.

    * How to Start and Run a Basic Library (June 1998)
    By Laura Wendell, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Excerpt: "This book is for community leaders, librarians, library committees, volunteers, aid workers and others who are interested in the practical aspect of starting and maintaining a successful library."

    * UNESCO Libraries Portal
    "The UNESCO Library Portal is intended to enhance access to information related to library resources available on the World Wide Web as well as to issues affecting librarianship. The site provides links to websites of libraries and information centres around the world and will serve as an interactive point for browsing and searching a range of categories including websites of national libraries, government information services, library associations and on-line resources. It will also provide news about conferences and training opportunities."

    * Dewey Decimal System Homepage
    "The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system is a general knowledge organization tool that is continuously revised to keep pace with knowledge."

    * Library of Congress Classification Outline
    Lists the letters and titles of the main classes of the Library of Congress Classification. Available as pdf document.

    * Library of Congress Preservation Resources
    Information on caring for library collections and a link to a pamphlet series on preservation.

    * Preservation 101
    An Internet course on paper preservation designed by the Northeast Document Conservation Center. This tutorial covers topics including environmental damage, solutions to collections care, housekeeping, emergency preparedness, care of photographs, and preservation planning.

    * AcqWeb
    "AcqWeb is a World Wide Web site providing links to information and resources of interest to librarians with acquisitions or collection development responsibilities."

    * ILLWeb
    "ILLWeb is a gateway to electronic and print resources pertaining to all aspects of interlibrary loan (ILL), document delivery, and resource sharing."

    * The Internet and Computers in Libraries
    Includes information on desktop security, ergonomics, policy & filtering, searching and databases, web development, training, and Z39.50.

    * Buildings, Books, and Bytes: Libraries and Communities in the Digital Age (1996)
    The report reveals what library leaders and the public have to say about the future of libraries in the digital age.

    * Planning and Building Libraries
    This site has been created for Architects, Librarians, Design Consultants, and students - those interested in - useful web resources on planning and building libraries. The purpose of this page is to provide an outline of all the resources.

    * Librarians Connections
    Information from Disability Resources to help you make your library more accessible and inviting to patrons with disabilities.

    * The Researching Librarian
    Resources for librarians doing research. The sites are organized in five categories: databases, funding, journals, statistics, and tools.

    * Library Support Staff
    A collection of resources for library paraprofessionals.

    * Bibliographic Instruction Page
    Designed to be a resource for practitioners (especially beginning librarians) of bibliographic instruction.

    * Cataloging Tools on the Internet
    A collection of cataloging resources for public and school librarians.

    * State Libraries
    "Developed in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA) and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), this page brings together links to state libraries, state library agencies, state library networks, or state library commissions across the United States."

    * American Libraries Online
    "American Libraries is published monthly except bimonthly June/July by the American Library Association."

    * NewBreed Librarian
    "NewBreed Librarian is a bimonthly publication intended to foster a sense of community for those new to librarianship, whether in school or just out."

    * Ariadne:  Internet Issues for Librarians and Information Specialists
    A magazine (with print and electronic versions) of Internet issues for librarians and information specialists. Contains reports and descriptions of how librarians are using the Internet, site management, descriptions and evaluations of internet resources, more.

    * LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal
    "LIBRES is an international refereed electronic journal devoted to new research in Library and Information Science."

    * The Public-Access Computer Systems Review
    An electronic journal about end-user computer systems in libraries. This journal ceased operation in 1998, but articles are still available online. (1990-1998)

    * Library Philosophy and Practice
    "A peer-reviewed electronic journal that publishes articles exploring the connection between library practice and the philosophy and theory behind it."

    * Online Library Serials and Journals
    A list of online journals provided by the Internet Public Library.

    * Index Morganagus
    Full text index of library-related electronic serials.

    * Current Cites
    An annotated monthly bibliography of selected articles, books, and electronic documents on information technology.

    * ALiNUS
    "ALiNUS is an Internet gateway to more than 600 online academic library newsletters published by US institutions of higher education."

    * Impacts of the Internet on Public Library Use - Basic Fact Sheet
    Presents the major findings of a national telephone survey of 3,097 adults conducted during the spring of 2000 by the Urban Libraries Council. There is a link to the research report (in pdf) at the bottom of this page.

    * Info Connect List of Library Records (1999)
    Collection of facts and trivia about all kinds of libraries; largest, oldest, etc.

    * ALA Fact Sheets
    Includes fact sheets on a variety of library issues including number of libraries, expenditures, use, marketing, collections, etc.

    * Library History Round Table
    "The Library History Round Table of the American Library Association exists to facilitate communication among scholars and students of library history, to support research in library history, and to be active in issues, such as preservation, that concern library historians."

    * Resources for the Wired Librarian
    A web-based portal site for the library profession. Includes a site to help locate speakers in the library profession and a collection of library management resources.

    * Librarians and Information Science -
    Here you'll find articles, links, and resources pertinent to librarianship and the information professions.

    * Library Land
    Extensive resources covering many aspects of library operations.

    * BUBL LINK: Library and Information Science
    A catalogue of Internet resources organized by Dewey class.

    * LibWeb: Library Information Servers on the Web
    Includes links to library web sites from over 100 countries.

    * Librarians Index to the Internet: Library Topics
    Excellent annotated searchable and browsable pointers to internet resources with information on libraries and library science.

    * Library and Information Science Resources from the Library of Congress
    A collection of resources with information on national & state libraries, school libraries, special collections, conferences, journals, organizations, etc.

    * Internet Library for Librarians
    "A comprehensive Web database designed to provide a one-stop shopping center for librarians to locate Internet resources related to their profession".

    * Library Science Jeopardy
    Interactive Jeopardy-style game developed and maintained by library school students at the University of Maryland.  Includes the following categories:  Pioneers, Machinery and Technology, Buildings, Systems of Organization, In the Arts, and History.

    Online Communities:

    * Directory of Library-Oriented Listservs and Electronic Serials
    From University of Houston Libraries. Also includes some useful tips/faqs on listservs.
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    * FEDREF-L:  Federal Reference Librarians Discussion List
    A moderated list for reference librarians in the federal government, although other subscribers are welcome to join.
    To subscribe, address an e-mail message in the following manner:
    subscribe FEDREF-L YourFirstName YourLastName

    Moderated list for the discussion of issues related to the licensing of digital information by academic and research libraries. To subscribe, address an email message in the following manner:
    subscribe LIBLICENSE-L YourFirstName YourLastName

    devoted to discussing software of particular interest to librarians To subscribe, address an e-mail message in the following manner:
    subscribe libsoft-l

    Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services.
    Library and information managers as well as research and teaching staff are encouraged to discuss and exchange information on performance measurement, methodologies, the human dimension, the digital library, measuring electronic services, and more.
    To subscribe, address an e-mail message in the following manner:
    join lis-perf-measures YourFirstName YourLastName
    You can also subscribe at the following URL: measures&A=1

    A networking resource for reference questions that have people, in essence, stumped.
    To subscribe, address an e-mail message in the following manner:
    Leave the subject line blank. Then, in the message body type:
    Subscribe STUMPERS-L
    You can also subscribe at the following URL:

    * Librarians Chatboard at
    This forum is dedicated to discussions of issues related to library administration and information sciences.


    * American Library Association (ALA)
    550 E. Huron
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Toll Free: 800/545-2433
    TDD: 312/944-7298
    Fax: 312/440-9374

    * Association for Library and Information Science (ALISE)
    P.O. Box 7640
    Arlington, VA 22207
    Tel: 703/243-8040
    Fax: 703/243-4551

    * Council on Library and Information Resources
    1755 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20036
    (202) 939-4750
    Fax: (202) 939-4765

    * Association of Records Managers and Administrators International (ARMA International)
    4200 Somerset Dr., #215
    Prairie Village, KS  66208
    Tel:  913/341-3808
    Toll Free:  800/422-2762 (U.S. and Canada)
    Fax:  913/341-3742

    * Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
    21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800
    Washington, DC 20036
    Executive Director: Duane E. Webster
    Tel: 202/296-2296
    Fax: 202/872-0884

    * Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
    6050 S. Kenwood Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60637-2804
    Tel: 800/621-6044 or 773/955-4545
    Fax: 773/955-4339

    * International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
    P.O. Box 95312
    2509 CH The Hague
    Tel: +31 70 3140884
    Fax: +31 70 3834827

    * Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC)
    6565 Frantz Road
    Dublin, OH 43017-3395
    Tel: 614/764-6000
    Toll Free: 800/848-5878
    Fax: 614/764-6096

    * Public Library Association (PLA)
    Toll Free:  800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA

    * Research Libraries Group (RLG) and Research Librarians Information Network (RLIN)
    1200 Villa Street
    Mountain View, CA 94041-1100
    Fax: 650/964-0943

    * The Society of American Archivists (SAA)
    527 S. Wells St., 5th Floor
    Chicago, IL  60607-3922
    Tel:  312/922-0140
    Fax:  312/347-1452

    * Special Libraries Association (SLA)
    1700 Eighteenth Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20009-2514, USA
    Tel: 202/234-4700
    Fax: 202/265-9317

    * Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
    50 East Huron Street
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Toll Free: 800/545-2433 ext. 4390
    Fax: 312/664-7459

    * U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
    1110 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
    Suite 820
    Washington, DC 20005-3552
    Telephone: 202-606-9200
    Fax: 202-606-9203

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