Sunday, March 1, 2009

NPR's Librarians

Burlingame Teen Outreach Librarian Amy alerted California librarians to "As a Matter of Fact" by National Public Radio Librarians. Senior Librarian, Laura Soto-Barra heads a team of serious but fun librarians who support NPR Reference, Broadcast, and Transcripts. According to their blog, "As A Matter of Fact is a blog by and for the audio-loving, fact-finding, truth-seeking, pop-culture-fiending, news-addicted librarians of the world. Of course, you don't need to be a librarian to read it."

Hope the blog stays a mix of fun and timely tips. I like the way it humanizes an important but often invisible cog in the news organization, the librarians. Wonder if it could be a model for other libraries? Visibility is a good strategy for keeping pink slips at bay. Thanks for the heads up, Amy.

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