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Carole's Progress

Carole Leita is home again after her hip replacement surgery last Friday. Doctors described her as a "model patient" (we knew she would be) and were so pleased with her progress that they sent her home yesterday. She is walking (with a walker), her pain is under control, and she is in excellent spirits.


Extreme Googling Goes Online

On October 13, we announced that we had to postpone future on-ground sessions of "Extreme Googling" because Joe Barker was experiencing back problems. That was the bad news. Now, the good news is that Joe has developed two online courses that cover the same material, and those courses are now open for registration.


Changes in "Extreme Googling" Schedule

Popular "Extreme Googling" instructor Joe Barker is experiencing back problems that will prevent him from teaching on-ground sessions of this course for the next two months. Accordingly, Linda Rodenspiel has notified those registered for the upcoming sessions of this workshop that the sessions have been cancelled and will be rescheduled when Joe is cleared to teach again. That's the bad news. The good news is that Joe can - and is eager - to teach an online version of "Extreme Googling" in the interim.


Webcast on Privacy Audits

Mary Minow and Karen Coyle will present a webcast on "Library Privacy Audits" on November 4, 2004, starting at noon. The program will last approximately an hour, and will give you an outline of legal and technical issues you must consider when conducting an audit to determine how well your library is protecting patron privacy. For more information and to participate in the webcast, go to /training/webcasts/11-04-04_privacy.html.


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.


Advisory Board Changes

There are a number of changes in the membership of the Infopeople Advisory Board. The Board provides crucial guidance and advice on the training and technology needs of California libraries, and helps to keep Infopeople firmly in touch with its user base. We greatly appreciate the service of the three outgoing Board members. Susan Hildreth had to step down when she left the San Francisco Public Library. Joan Bartel retired from LAPL and, therefore, from the Board. Susan Rawlins, of Colusa County, has left the Board for personal reasons. We will miss all three.



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