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Sunday, September 28, 2008

A work in progress

This post will change over the next couple weeks as my research begins to unfold more details, but I can't help wonder what the hell the director of the Frederick County Public Libraries was thinking and whether he holds an MLS?! I believe that the most important issue that is instilled in us during library school is our professional ethics (thank you very much, John Berry), and Mr. Batson's actions go again every ethic we are taught. your thoughts and comments are appreciated on this issue.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Reanimation Library Re-opening on Friday, September 19th

Hello All,

I wanted to mention that the Reanimation Library is reopening this Friday (see message from Andrew below). I went to a reading sponsored by the library over the summer and the artists and Andrew were so appreciative of the support and everyone I met was so open to conversation and creative. So come on out and support not only the incredible endeavors that are the Reanimation Library and Proteus Gowanus, but the amazing people behind it as well (yes I gush but it is deserved).

After taking the last three months off, I am pleased to announce thatthe Reanimation Library will be resuming its regular hours beginning Saturday, September 20th. To mark this occasion, and to launch theProteus Gowanus 2008-2009 show on the theme "mend", the Library andProteus Gowanus will be hosting an opening on Friday, September 19thfrom 6 to 9 PM. Please join us!
The Reanimation Library and Proteus Gowanus( are both loacted at 543 Union Street,Brooklyn, NY, at the corner of Union and Nevins.,+Brooklyn,+NY+11215,+USA&sa=X&oi=map&ct=title
During the library's summer hiatus, I was busy traveling and acquiringnew goodies for the collection. Please see the news page forspecifics:
Also, please be sure to check out Denise Iris' minimental about theReanimation Library:
She filmed the footage a few years back, just before the library movedinto its current home by the Gowanus. It pretty much rules.
Thanks. Hope to see you on the 19th.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

CLIR report to research libraries: Get with the times.

Via Library Journal's Academic Newswire.

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has put together a report outlining some of the innovations Research Libraries might consider adopting in order to stay relevant and take advantage of 21st century tools and technologies. The report can be found here, if you're interested.

Welcome back, Cannoneers.