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I've finally finished the poster for BBW and I plan to set it up with a display of books on Saturday morning. I am already looking forward to the next challenge of Internet training and I am beginning to add links to quality resources...

 

posted by BJORN THE LIBRARIAN on 7:34 PM under ,

Campbell Internet Training

Visited Campbell library this morning and spoke with Reference Librarian Soher Youssef. She is involved with their Internet Training Program that takes place the 2nd Friday of each month at 10am-11am. They have no documentation for this program. Turnout is very low if any at all. She did recommend the Librarians Index to the Internet as a good place to find basic skills info.

 

posted by BJORN THE LIBRARIAN on 3:19 PM under ,

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What is banned books week?

Banned Books Week celebrates your freedom to read!

Libraries across the nation support the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view.

San Jose Public Library provides free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored.


Why do people ban books?

There are constant efforts to suppress writing and silence writers.

When people feel books have content that is in conflict with their personal morals and values they remove these books from the shelves of stores and libraries.

The freedom to read does not include the freedom to choose for others!

Who sponsors Banned Book Week?

• San Jose Public Library
• American Library Association
• American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
• Association of American Publishers
• American Society of Journalists and Authors

 

posted by BJORN THE LIBRARIAN on 6:14 PM under ,

Book List and Display Dimensions

Spent time today running ALA's top 100 Banned Books through the Evergreen catalog. So far, it appears Evergreen has many of these titles. This list of titles and locations will be necessary for pulling books to place on the display.

Created a photoshop mockup of the display poster. This involved dialing the various dimensions and sizes. Title= 4.5x24, Images= 8x5, Textbox= 8.5x14

Also, worked on the wording for the poster. This will likely be adjusted up until the moment of printing...

 

posted by BJORN THE LIBRARIAN on 4:29 PM under ,

Display Content

On Thursday evening I watched Fahrenheit 451 (1966) directed by Francois Truffaut. This was a very visual and symbolic film offering excellent images of burning books. I captured several screen-shots that could possibly be incorporated into the display.

Today, I made it into the Library and determined the location and size of the display. The display will be situated centrally at the single service point. The informative poster will be approximately 100x70cm. There will be book shelves on the left and right displaying banned books.

I was able to create a first draft for the written content of the poster and I began assembling a mock-up in photoshop.

 

posted by BJORN THE LIBRARIAN on 2:56 PM under ,

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week commemorates the core values of the library profession. Libraries are dedicated to protecting and promoting intellectual freedoms. ALA defines Intellectual Freedom as... the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored.

Providing awareness of our freedom for expression and our ability to seek and receive information is the central message of Banned Books Week. The Evergreen display will exhibit popular banned books from the collection and answer the following questions:

1. What is Banned Books Week?
2. What is the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution?
3. Who sponsors Banned Books Week?


 

posted by BJORN THE LIBRARIAN on 2:54 PM under ,

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