Library Con!: All the Comics Programming at ALA-Vegas! Now With Stan Lee!

Every Winter, the American Library Association holds a conference in an arctic clime (Philadelphia, Boston) where awards are announced and some networking and training is held.   In the Summer, it’s usually someplace sweltering (although DC in June is not that bad).  Last year, it was held in Chicago.  This year, Vegas. [1]
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Library Con!: All the Comics Programming at ALA-Vegas! Now With Stan Lee!

Library Con!: All the Comics Programming at ALA-Vegas! Now With Stan Lee!

, more interesting, and able to discover all sorts of arcane miscellanea unknown to the general populace. What could go wrong?!? Of course, graphic novels are a big subject to librarians: Comics appeal to reluctant readers who don’t like to

Bigger Health Warnings for Thai Cigarette Packs

A man smokes a cigarette outside parliament house in Bangkok July 2, 2007. Bangkok: Cigarette packs in Thailand will be 85 percent covered with graphic health warnings and a quit smoking hotline telephone number by September, the public health

Director Bong Joon-ho on his latest film, Snowpiercer

sat down with us to talk about Snowpiercer’ s journey to the screen. Austin Trunick [Under the Radar]: Snowpiercer was adapted from a French graphic novel. How did you come across your source material in Korea ? Bong Joon-ho : I feel very

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Scott McCloud describes his forthcoming graphic novel "The ...

As I noted in April, Scott McCloud, the titan of comics who brought us Understanding Comics and Zot!, has a new graphic novel title coming from Firstsecond next Feburary, called The Sculptor, which was more than five years ...

OUCH: Graphic Video Shows What Happens When a World Cup ...

Anyone who has ever been hit pretty hard with a soccer ball knows full well it can come with some punch. Even when kicked by an amateur with no real skills. But most of us can't even begin to imagine what it would feel like to ...

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Radical Sunni militants who have been capturing cities in northwest Iraq claimed on Twitter that they executed 1700 Iraqi soldiers. The radicals posted graphic photos as evidence.

Plastic Thermoforming Design Guide Now Available from Productive Plastics, Inc.

-- Productive Plastics, Inc., a premier plastic thermoforming company, announces its new Heavy Gauge Plastic Thermoforming Design Guide is now available. Covering pressure forming and vacuum forming for heavy gauge thermoforming application, the design guide can be downloaded at no charge from the Productive Plastics website: (
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Library: A library is an organized collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both.[1] A library's collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, prints, documents, microform, CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, e-books, audiobooks, databases, and other formats. Libraries range in size from a few shelves of books to several million items. In Latin and Greek, the idea of bookcase is represented by Bibliotheca and Bibliothēkē : derivatives of these mean library in many modern languages, e.g. French bibliothèque.
Clime: Clime is a concept of referring to the angle between the axis of the celestial sphere and the horizon, and the terrestrial latitude characterized by this angle. In most cases, it can safely be translated as “latitude”. Normally, klimata were defined by the length of the longest daylight and associated with specific geographical locations. Different lists of klimata were in use in Hellenistic and Roman time. Claudius Ptolemy was the first ancient scientist known to have devised the so-called system of seven klimata which, due to his authority, became one of the canonical elements of late antique, medieval European and Arab geography.
Training: Training is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. Training has specific goals of improving one's capability, capacity, productivity and performance. It forms the core of apprenticeships and provides the backbone of content at institutes of technology . In addition to the basic training required for a trade, occupation or profession, observers of the labor-market[who?] recognize as of 2008[update] the need to continue training beyond initial qualifications: to maintain, upgrade and update skills throughout working life. People within many professions and occupations may refer to this sort of training as professional development.