Archive for January, 2008

ALA Midwinter Conference Update #1

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

About Timothy Hackman

Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

Greetings All–

Exciting news from ALA Midwinter! The Publications Committee’s own Linda Stein presented the reports of the blog and wiki task forces to the LES Executive Committee, and we passed with flying colors! We have approval to further develop these two tools for communication among LES members. Be on the lookout for more information from Publications on how you can contribute to the blog and share your insights with your colleagues.

Read the LES Blog Task Force Report

Welcome to the LES Blog!

Friday, January 4th, 2008

About Timothy Hackman

Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

Greetings fellow LES’ers, and welcome to the brand-new LES Blog! We hope that this blog will provide a forum for timely information sharing among LES members. Unlike email messages, which are easily deleted or misplaced, items on the LES blog will be archived for future reference and easily accessible to all.

To this end, here are some of the things we have in mind for future blog entries:

  • Information on print and electronic resources of interest to literature librarians and researchers;
  • Profiles of new, current, or retiring LES members;
  • News from ALA or other organizations (e.g., MLA) of interest to LES members
  • Notice of upcoming conferences, calls for papers, employment postings, grant deadlines, etc.

Through the “Comments” feature, we also hope that the blog can provide a space for lively interaction between LES members. Feel free to use the Comments section to suggest topics for future postings, or ideas on how you’d like to see the blog developed. What would make it most useful to you? What kind of content and discussion would make you most likely to visit regularly? We hope to hear from you!