Monday, October 25, 2010

Librarians and Search Engines

12 timeless reasons why libraries are good for the country and why librarians cannot be replaced by search engines:

• They inform citizens and help them find not just information but accurate and authoritative information and knowledge.

• They break down social boundaries by being open to all.

• They level the playing field between the haves and the have-nots, the rich and the poor.

• They value the individual and independent thinking and learning beyond the classroom.

• They nourish creativity.

• They open children’s minds to the world around them.

• They return high dividends on a relatively small investment.

• They build communities and can be the intellectual centers of the communities they serve, whether that is a town, a university, a school, an organization, or a business.

• They challenge you to examine controversies, to understand, and to make your own decisions.

• They offer opportunities for lifelong learning.

• They provide a safe haven, a sanctuary.

• They preserve the past, the record of human existence.

Libraries Now More Than Ever

The message of the American Library Association can best be summarized in one word, a word we all understand, a word that holds us together as librarians. That word is “Read.”

“Why do we need libraries when all the information in the world is on the internet?”

The “20st-Century Vision for Libraries” conference, October 13-14 in Islamabad, Pakistan, was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and the Pakistan Library Association. Leonard Kniffel is editor and publisher of American Libraries and attended the conference at the invitation of the U.S. State Department.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Celebrattion of Life

Dearest Family of Prof. L.O. Aina,

I join with so many others who knew Pa (Engr) C. O. Aina in offering our deepest sympathy on his home call. Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it should be of some satisfaction to know that in his home call you can celebrate the end of a very long and productive life.

The measure of a life well-lived is not in how much money one has or what possessions they have accumulated, but rather through the lives they touched and the sorrow they leave behind. If the outpouring of sympathy on his loss is any indication, and it most certainly is, you can proudly and confidently say that Pa (Engr) C. O. Aina indeed was a life well-lived.

May you find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved him.

In Sympathy,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ISO library and information ebook download

Library Science with a slant to Documentation and Information Studies.

ISO library and information eBook Downloads

ISO library and information free PDF ebook downloads. eBooks and manuals for Business, Education,Finance, Inspirational, Novel, Religion, Social, Sports, Science, Technology, Holiday , Medical ...

Two free EBSCOhost resources

More than 100,000 Institutions Benefit from Free Resources Offered via EBSCOhost®

Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) June 22, 2010 -- EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) began providing key database content free of charge in 2008 and more and more users are incorporating these free resources into their daily research routines. Two free EBSCOhost® resources, GreenFILE™, and Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts™ (LISTA), have seen a tremendous amount of usage—a good indicator that EBSCO is providing the types of content users need, when they need it, and that these free resources are adding value to institutions around the globe.

Paul Octopus and NLA Election Prediction

Paul the Octopus became famous during the just concluded 2010 FIFA World Cup with a 100% prediction. He became more famous when he predicted the outcome of the NLA Presidential Election.

Guess you all will ask, when was this prediction made?Don't worry, Paul the Octopus is a Special Guest at the NLA Conference/AGM 'Abuja 2010'...welcome 2 Abuja..the Center of Unity.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Just published: IFLA Directory 2009-2011

IFLA Directory 2009-2011 Available for download in:

PDF (165 pages – 4.71 MB)

The IFLA Directory 2009-2011 is a guide to the organizational structure of IFLA. It contains in one place a listing of the names and contact details of the members of the Governing Boards and its committees and the steering bodies of all the professional units. It lists contact details for the staff of all the IFLA Offices around the world, as well as information about the IFLA website, our various publications series, and the IFLA Voucher scheme.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Librarians

Habit 1: The Highly Effective Librarian is Proactive (The Habit of Personal Vision)

Habit 2: The Highly Effective Librarian Begins with the End in Mind (The Habit of Personal Leadership)

Habit 3: The Highly Effective Librarian Puts First Things First (The Habit of Personal Management)

Habit 4: The Highly Effective Librarian Thinks Win-Win (The Habit of Interpersonal Leadership)

Habit 5: The Highly Effective Librarian Seeks First to Understand, and then to be Understood (The Habit of Empathic Communication)

Habit 6: The Highly Effective Librarian Synergizes (The Habit of Creative Cooperation)

Habit 7: The Highly Effective Librarian Takes Time to Sharpen the Saw (The Habit of Renewal)

Six-Year Old Sends Her Allowance to Keep libraries open

It’s especially lovely to read that a six-year-old gave her entire allowance to help keep open a library.

” Dear Library,

I want to share my allowance money so you can stay open. I am 6 years old. Here is $11. (as dictated to mom, aka scribe)”

Six-Year-Old Sends Her Allowance to Keep Libraries Open

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Out Pouring of the Spirit

Outpouring of the Spirit

By Benny Hinn

With a God who owns the cattle on a thousand hills and has reservoirs larger than all the oil cartels combined, why is it that the church, the body of Christ, is deficient? Why are so many lamps on the verge of losing their flame?

It is time to realize that your fuel is not self-generated. Your intellect, enterprise, and connections are hollow shells and empty in the sight of God. Total reliance on Him is your only salvation.

Isaiah put it this way, "Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD" (Isaiah 31:1).

Poured from on High

We cannot ignore the counsel of the spirit or become dependent on the flesh. It is like adding sin upon sin. "Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin" (Isaiah 30:1).

This is the situation that will remain unless there is a turnaround -- until the curse is transformed into a blessing. For a road map that will guide your steps, follow the directions given by the prophet Isaiah.

He told the people to tremble, shudder, and put on sackcloth, for "upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city: Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left.... Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field" (Isaiah 32:13-15).

Showers from Heaven

The solution is a fresh outpouring of the Spirit. Only the Lord can take a barren, forsaken land and cause it to prosper again. And He will do the same for you. Your heavenly Father won't give you just a bountiful harvest. He will keep showering you with blessings until "the fruitful field be counted for a forest" (Isaiah 32:15).