Vol. 54 no. 2, November 2002
ABOUT THIS ISSUE……AND THE NEXT
The table of
contents for this issue might suggest that we have turned the Idaho
Librarian into a vanity press. Forgive us for making it appear so. I became editor
shortly after the ILA conference in October, at about the same time
that I came down with an ailment that rendered me largely
dysfunctional for two weeks. When
I and my associate editor were finally able to address the task of
bringing out the November issue, we realized that there was
insufficient time to carry out our original plan for its contents.
Not to put too fine
a point on it, we saw that the only way the November issue was going
to appear in November was by our assembling material that we could
quickly create or acquire. Hence, a good deal of our inaugural issue is written
by……us. This is
not a pattern we intend to repeat. For
our next issue we plan to call upon librarians throughout the
state to help us create a picture of how we and our libraries are
faring during the lean economic times that have overtaken us.
We will be contacting school, public, academic and special
libraries in an effort to portray the effects of the economic
slowdown on libraries’ resources and personnel.
queries, contributions, complaints, suggestions, opinions,
diatribes, commentaries and revelations. We are to be found at [email protected]
and [email protected] . Keep
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And special thanks to Sandra Shropshire for her
invaluable help in enabling the new editors to stumble through this first
Instructions for Reviewers
|A Note on the Cover: With this issue
we resurrect the figure of Punch bearing books. He was the mascot of
the Idaho Librarian years ago, when Gregg Sapp was the editor and
the journal was published in paper. I have always thought that this
burdened little fellow was an admirable representation of the way
librarians would like to see people leave their libraries.
CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE
Allow Us to Introduce
Leonard Hitchcock and Kristi Austin
Degree or not Degree.....?
Getting an M.L.S. from Emporia State
Update on the Patriot Act
Book Editor's Notes
Red Thunder by David Matheson
Reviewed by Romana Hillebrand
High Points of the United States by Don
Reviewed by Bob Hook
Books Available for Review
Short, informal book reviews.
Giving them what they deserve.
Biographical notes on contributors to this
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