Tuesday, March 16, 2010

... and More Sunshine

The 2010 State of the Media Report has just been released - a terrific review of what's going on with the news media and where things are headed.

There is also a freshly-issued Secrecy Report Card from Open the Government that sums up developments is government secrecy and transparency in 2009.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a blog post on the importance of Freedom of Information Act requests being carried out without undue over-redaction.

To give credit where it's due, the federal government does share lots of information - including a new website that includes copies of the decennial census of population and housing going back to 1790.

It's Sunshine Week

Sunshine week is March 14th-20th. In celebration Open the Government.org is presenting a web cast called "Building Transparency." Stream the live teleconference to your desktop on March 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

This teleconference is made available by Minitex and promoted by the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

We Need You!

Want to improve the library? We need students to participate in our library study. Your participation could win you 100 pages of free printing or pizza!

Your role may include any of the following:
  • Designer
  • Photographer
  • Web Consultant
When do we need you? And for how long? Sometime between now and the end of April for about an hour of your time.

Interested? Contact libstudy@gustavus.edu