[PL-Directors] Message from a Publisher
jim.b.scheppke at state.or.us
Mon Nov 21 11:13:47 PST 2005
I will let you be the judge as to whether this is worthwhile or not.
I'm just passing the message along. --> Jim
> Dear Jim Scheppke:
> There are only 29 days left to get nominations in for public
> libraries to be included in Heart of the Community: The Libraries We
> Love. This beautiful coffee table book will showcase 75 beloved public
> libraries, and will be replete with stories, photographs, and local
> histories. The book will be published in June 2006, and the list of
> public libraries to be included will be announced in January at the
> San Antonio ALA midwinter meeting.
> To date, no libraries from Oregon have been nominated!
> Please visit our website http://www.librarieswelove.org to see more
> details about the project, which libraries have been nominated thus
> far, the full list of advisors and scroll through the sample pages of
> our beloved Mason Library in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
> There is no fee to participate, and we kindly request your assistance
> in spreading the word to all public libraries in the state of Oregon.
> Our interactive map on the website shows the nominated libraries by
> state – be sure to put your name on the map!
> Our advisory board includes Leslie Burger, President of the American
> Library Association; Sally Reed, Executive Director of Friends of
> Libraries; Nancy Kranich, Past President of the American Library
> Association; Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree House books;
> and many more literary and library leaders.
> We need to make sure every library across the United States and
> Canada has a chance to take part, so please let your friends,
> colleagues, relatives, and college roommates know that here's a chance
> to celebrate the libraries they, and we, love so much.
> Kind regards,
> Cassie Lynch
> Editorial Assistant, Berkshire Publishing Group
> ( +1 413 528 0206
> 8 cassie at berkshirepublishing.com
> Blog: www.berkshirepublishing.com/blog
> "It takes a splendid little Berkshire publishing house to do what a
> major international trade publisher should have done long ago: make
> available in concise, readable form, Patterns of Global Terrorism
> 1985-2005, the indispensable State Department reports that experts,
> scholars and engaged citizens have consulted for decades." Benjamin R.
> Barber, author of Jihad vs. McWorld, Kekst Professor of Civil Society,
> University of Maryland. http://www.patternsofglobalterrorism.com
> “A masterful title that weaves together social, scientific,
> anthropological, and geographical influences on world history, the
> [Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History] will be the benchmark
> against which future history encyclopedias are compared… [and] belongs
> on the shelves of all high-school, public, and academic libraries. In
> short: buy it. Now.” Booklist, January
> 2005. http://www.berkshireworldhistory.com
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