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Got Math? If Not, Help Is at Hand!

Few people say that they went into the library field because of a love of mathematics. Nevertheless, "doing the math" can be the key to success in many library situations.

Are you a self-described math phobic?
Do you find yourself leaving budget and other "numbers stuff" to others because you're not sure of your own skills?
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed or wonder where to begin when confronted with large quantities of numerical data?
Would you like to feel more confident when preparing or reviewing survey or statistical information?

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Best Westerns

No, that's not motels. The Western Writers of America have published lists of Best Westerns of the 20th Century in Roundup Magazine. This includes lists of best novels, authors, nonfiction, films, short stories, televsision series, and miniseries. I wonder if we can find any authentic tumbleweeds anywhere for a nice display....

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Infopeople Instructor Gets Book Contract

Lauren John, the instructor for the online Infopeople course "How to Start, Run and Maintain a Library Book Discussion Group: From Oprah to the Internet," has signed a contract with Neal-Schuman for a book on book discussion groups. The book, which is titled "Running Book Discussion Groups: A How To Do It Manual for Librarians," will be published in 2005. The book is written for public librarians who are interested in either starting new or improving existing book discussion groups.

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