Fall 2004 News Library News
Kathryn Pease’s debut issue as managing editor of News Library News is packed with excellent articles! The feature article details how some of our Florida colleagues survived the recent series of hurricanes and includes some great photos. (One might make someone think twice about using the ladies room.) Amy Disch profiles the library of National Public Radio. Jennifer Aleknavage and John Ganly write about providing special information services during the Republican National Convention in New York City. A new column by Angelica Cortez will focus on becoming a news librarian.
Lots of great reading material!
Summer 2004 News Library News Available
Lots of articles about the 2004 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference are in this terrific issue, including minutes from the News Division’s Annual Business Meeting, summaries of conference sessions, and Vormelker-Thomas Student Award Winner Amy Disch’s account of going to the conference for the first time. It also features an article about preserving materials in our collections.
This one is Ron Larson’s last issue as editor. He’s done some wonderful things with the newsletter, including handling the transition to an electronic publication.
Want to edit?
This announcement went out on Newslib-L. If you’re a News Division member and interested in helping out, check this out:
Want to get more involved in the News Division? Our quarterly publication, “News Library News,” needs a new editor. Ron Larson’s excellent term as editor is drawing to a close and we’re looking for someone to fill his shoes.
It’s a two-year commitment, publishing four issues a year. But don’t let that scare you off! It’s a lot of fun and is a great way to learn about new developments in other libraries and the industry. You’ll also get a chance to talk with lots of other Division members.
The job involves soliciting and editing stories, writing a column and overseeing production. No design skills are needed – that is all done by a professional designer.
So if you’re curious, creative, a stickler for details and interested in taking on this job, please let me know (off-list) by July 30.
Both Ron and I would be happy to answer any questions. If you want to take a look at past issues of News Library News, go to http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/nln/index.htm.
San Jose Mercury News
Spring 2004 News Library News (.pdf)
The Spring 2004 News Library News is now available on the News Division Web site. It includes features on Nashville, the division’s award winners, and a profile of The Tennessean in preparation for the 2004 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference. The essay Vormelker-Thomas Student Award recipient Amy Disch submitted with her application, about recruiting news librarians, is also in this issue. Leigh Montgomery reports on the Poynter Seminar about the future of news libraries.
–Jessica Baumgart, SLA News Division Webmaster
News Library News:
The latest edition (Winter ’04) is now posted in PDF format. It includes a main article on RSS by Jessica Baumgart, an article on the Oregonian’s newsroom blog, tips on favorite reference sources from 24 news librarians, and much more. Enjoy.
– Liz Donovan, Miami Herald.
For those coming to NewsLibLog for the first time via NLN or newslib-L: If you’d like to contribute to NewsLibLog, and you’re a News Division member or a news librarian/researcher, send me an email (link on right) and I can invite you to set up a password. Or email your contribution to me or Jessica Baumgart, and we will post for you.
Fall 2003 Issue of News Library News
The Fall 2003 issue of News Library News is now available. This issue marks a milestone in the history of the newsletter because it is the first issue to be distributed only electronically. The Special Libraries Association News Division decided a few months ago to cease production of a print edition. While many of you may be very disappointed not to receive a print edition from the News Division anymore, please don’t let that stop you from taking a look at this season’s issue. The .pdf format allows for color images that wouldn’t have made it to the print edition. It looks fantastic! Editor Ron Larson and designer Cheri Dantin worked hard to convert it into a nice .pdf format.
Enough about the format, though. This issue features lots of articles on digitizing microfilm–a topic that keeps popping up on Newslib–as well as coverage of the recent black out that left many of our colleagues in the dark and a profile of the Santa Fe New Mexican’s library and News Library Consultant Rebekah Azen.
–Jessica Baumgart, SLA News Division Webmaster