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Friday, September 22, 2006


updated Nov. 1, 2006

OLA Super Conference, 2006, Session: 108
Management & Issues; Values & Vision [past event, PowerPoint has interesting content]

Daniel Phelan, Team Leader/Manager, Collections Services Team, Ryerson University Library.

  • Even Monkeys Fall from Trees: Strategies for Effective Leadership
    January 18 - 21, 2006, Houston, TX USA
    SLA's 2006 Leadership Summit was held in Houston, Texas USA, January 18 - 21. If you were not able to attend, you may still want to see some of the information from these exciting two days.
    Keynote Speaker: Doug Lipp
    Author & International Expert on Leadership
    Don't miss to read the observation by Nirmala Palaniappan, a Knowledge Manager, on another article that is about Leadership and change:
    Vigilant vs. Operational Leaders, Thursday, September 21, 2006
    I sort of liked this article as it tries to differentiate between mundane leadership and vigilant leadership. It is a story of risks and attitudes that encourage/discourage risk-taking and long-term thinking....reminds me of one more thing that I came across somewhere....it's about getting out of your comfort zone and seeing reality for what it is. Read the article

    [PS. Thanks, Dr. John Jaeger, Reference Librarian, for the following info.]
    Recently the Commission on the Future of Higher Education issued a
    report that sharply criticizes the current state of higher education in
    the U.S., and it has received a great deal of attention and has
    generated a lot of discussion. A pre-publication copy of the report: "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education"
  • Leadership Resources Dr Bob Swisher, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019
    The online and printed resources listed below follow a three tier scholarly communications model: knowledge, new research information, and reference tools. Knowledge and New Information are partitioned into Content (reports, articles, books) and Finding Aids to content.

  • Six associations representing university groups have responded to the report, acknowledging the need for changes
  • Inside Higher Ed has a helpful discussion of this topic
  • Leadership and Design Matters, A listmania at Amazon
  • Thursday, September 07, 2006

    Prof. Isaac Sequeira, 1930 - 2006

    This post is regularly updated (last updated May 29, 2011)

      The Swimmer, for Isaac Sequeira, 1930-2006,
    by Prof. Amritjit Singh

    Here comes a A certificate of appreciation from the USEFI:

  • The Swimmer (a poem) for Isaac Sequeira, 1930-2006, by Amritjit Singh

  • Ohio prof who pioneered study of pop culture dies Ray Browne, an Ohio university professor who was credited with coining the phrase "popular culture" and pioneering the study of things such as bumper stickers and cartoons, has died. He was 87.
  • Isaac Sequeira Prize
  • Sad News: Prof. Isaac Sequeira Passes away - Sept 7, 2006 --

    Noted academician and former director of the Indo-American Centre for International Studies (formerly American Studies Research Centre, ASRC) at Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad, India.

    The funeral is on 13th evening at St. joseph's church, Hyderabad. contact: 30281848 / 23226392

    For messages, comments SEE the bottom of this page (comments sections).

    Tribute to Isaac Sequeira, The Hindu, Sep 21, 2006
    Osmania University Centre for International Programmes will organise a memorial meeting to pay tribute to Prof. Isaac Sequeira, former Director, IACIS on September 25.
    The meeting will be held at 3.30 p.m. at the OUCIP, Osmania University Campus.

    Other biographical sketches:

    Ali Mohammed Ismail Akbani

    15 Dec 1916 - 21 Dec 2002.

    My dad visiting ASRC

    Ebrahim Sulaiman Sait Akbani
    1922 - 2005

  • Prof. Khaja Jalaluddin Biyabani 1956 - 2003