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Previously covered by the Scout Report way back at the turn of the millennium, this collaborative blog by and for Library and Information Scientists is still going strong. Updated daily by an international team of volunteers, the site brings a diverse range of perspectives to library related topics. The homepage is a great place to start, as it’s updated daily. For easy scouting, click Recent...
Librarians in Uproar Over New Action Figure

Over the past few decades, librarians have fought an uphill battle to change the public's perceptions of the vocation as one that is characterized by individuals who patrol the library telling patrons to be quiet or peering over a pair of bifocals from behind a reference desk. A new action figure developed by the Archie McPhee Toy company in Seattle plays on some of these popular stereotypes and...
International Council on Archives

Headquartered in Paris, the International Council on Archives is a decentralized organization that serves as the professional organization for the world archival community. The Council has branches in all parts of the world (with the exception of North America), and has over 1500 members in over 170 countries and territories. From the Council's homepage visitors can read about its mission, read...
Luminary Lectures@Your Library (Library of Congress)

Designed as part of a national public education initiative (sponsored by the American Library Association) the Library of Congress is the host for this fine series of lectures by a wide variety of persons working in the fields of information sciences, technology management, and librarianship. The lectures themselves take place in Washington, DC, but for those who can't make it in person to these...
Advocacy: Online Learning

Every field needs an advocate and in a field changing as rapidly - and as irrevocably - as library science, it pays to have an advocate that is strong, clear, and forward thinking. The Advocacy page of the American Library Association contains all these qualities and more. Viewers can engage with a host of articles, webinars, and Q&As with library science experts. Highlights include "A 21st...