1. Barbie, too, speaks Spanish
A few months back, our search for magazines in Spanish aimed at
pre-adolescent girls came up empty, but if you're still seeking
such a magazine have a look at Barbie http://www.editoracinco.com/barbie.htm
It's produced in Mexico, by the same publisher who brings you Muy
Interesante and Crecer Feliz, and the content is consistent
with interests of this pre-teen target audience.
2. Collection guidance for Spanish-language
A question that's been coming up recently concerns sources of collection
development help: has anyone found or developed good lists that
would enable public libraries to put together sound Spanish-language
3. Diversity Toolkit site
One nice feature of this website is its assortment of printable
monthly theme bookmarks: http://projects.aclin.org/diversity/
4. They send us musicians,
we send them librarians
From: Connie Bennet firstname.lastname@example.org
I thought the following might be of
interest to SOL-folk.
Connie J. Bennett, Director
Silver Falls Library District
410 South Water Street
Silverton, Oregon 97381
Voice (503) 873-6513
Fax (503) 873-6227
for librarians and their friends
An invitation to join the first organized tour of
Cuba's libraries direct from Canada
Leaving Feb. 19th, 2001 for 2 weeks
Visit the National Medical Library, the
University of Havana, and tour various
Visit distinct regions of this island paradise: the beach
at Varadero, the restored colonial city of Trinidad, the
capital city of Havana, and see a farmers' co-op, a botanical
garden, the natural caves of Vinales, and other sites.
Learn firsthand how the Cuban people have access
to free public libraries and free education, and have
a very high literacy rate.
- Meet government officials from the Ministry of Education.
- Talk with Cubans in their neighbourhoods about their
- Enjoy the music, the dance, and the enthusiasm of Cuba!
- Experience firsthand the warmth of Cuba!
Cost: Canadian $2500 (US $1675) from Vancouver, B.C.,
Calgary, or Edmonton
(Canadian taxes and single supplement extra)
A deposit of $250 is required by December 1st.
For more information, call Roberto Carrasco, M.A., Cuban
Arts Project, (604) 736-0931 or Susan Weber, MLS (604)
Travel arrangements made by Joyce Holmes, Friendship Tours
The Cuban Arts Project is a non-profit
organization promoting cultural
and educational exchanges.
5. Yahoo!, too, speaks library
Yahoo! has been adding to its handy indexes of library-related flotsam
on the Web. Check out http://dir.yahoo.com/Reference/Libraries/
and you'll probably discover some useful sites. And at http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/Electronic_Literature/Collections/
for example, you can find UNAM's 'Libros en Red,' a collection of
online Spanish-language texts, with links to magazines and other
sites supplying electronically published literature.
6. IFLA travel grants for 2001
conference in Boston
From: Pamela Conroy email@example.com
Perhaps this information would be of interest to some SOListas from
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035
Tel: (847) 432-0216
Fax: (847) 432-9139
Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 07:50:45 -0400
From: IFLA LISTS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply-To: International Federation of Library Associations
mailing list <IFLA-L@INFOSERV.NLC-BNC.CA>
Subject: Announcement, Danida Travel Grant Year 2001
DANIDA TRAVEL GRANT YEAR 2000
IFLA ALP is pleased to announce the availability of the
Danida Travel Grant, to support a number of delegates from
developing countries to attend the 67th IFLA Council and
General Conference, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts,
16-25 August 2001.
Priority will be given to younger professionals with a minimum
of 5 years of experience in the field of libraries. In appointing
the grants, the Grants Committee will look for a balance
between all sectors of library & information work. Applications,
including professional curriculum vitae and information
on present occupation should be submitted as soon as possible
and should be received by the ALP Focal Point not later
than 1st February, 2001.
Criteria for allocation of the Danida Travel Grant
- Candidates are from developing countries (according to
- Priority to younger professionals.
- Priority to applicants who are not regular IFLA conference
- Wide geographic distribution.
- General quality of application.
- Professional background and experience: level of education,
positions held and professional experience in general. Type
of library experience is also considered in order to get
balance between all sectors of library and information work.
- Committed letter of application and well presented CV.
Application forms can be requested from the ALP office.
You will also
find them at the IFLA web site.
c/o Uppsala University Library
SE-751 20 UPPSALA, Sweden
Fax: +46 18 471 3994
c/o Uppsala University Library
Box 510, S-751 20 UPPSALA, Sweden
Tel:+46 18 471 3990, Fax:+46 18 471 3994