NewBreed Librarian


NewBreed Librarian was a publication and web site intended to foster a sense of community for those new to librarianship, whether in school or just out. A bimonthly webzine and daily news digest brought attention to the work that librarians do and the issues we care about, as well as highlighted progressive librarians and other information professionals. At the time that the site debuted, there were few such web sites for librarians out there, and none focusing on the broader aspects of librarianship, nor with the image and voice of NewBreed Librarian with its urban, grafitti-inspired graphics and fresh tone.

Editors: Juanita Benedicto, (former) Social Sciences Librarian, University of Oregon Colleen Bell, (former) Library Instruction Coordinator, University of Oregon

Dates: February, 2001 - August, 2002

NewBreed Librarian authors: If you would like a PDF copy of your article, column, or interview, please contact Colleen Bell,

Recent Submissions

  • Ball, David (NewBreed Librarian, 2001)
  • Bell, Colleen; Bradley, Fiona; Robare, Lori; Harper, Corey A. (NewBreed Librarian, 2002-08)
    Feature article: Technical versus Public Services: Bridging the Fictional Gap Between "Opposing" Aspects of Librarianship; Interview: Eric Miller; People: Fiona Bradley; Ask Susu; Tech Talk
  • Wilcox, Matt; Caldwell, Naomi; Chu, Clara M.; Raybourn, Tanya (NewBreed Librarian, 2002-06)
    Feature article: A Bunch of Naked Librarians; Interview: Naomi Caldwell; People: Clara M. Chu; Ask Susu; Tech Talk; Letters
  • Adamson, Wendy; McGinnis, Michele; Mehr, Linda Harris; Ritter, Travis (NewBreed Librarian, 2002-04)
    Feature article: Sex in the City - What Happened at the Minneapolis Public Library; Interview: Michele McGinnis; People: Linda Harris Mehr; Ask Susu; Tech Talk; Letters
  • Bell, Colleen; Scheppke, Jim; Wein, Terren Ilana; Kaiser, Shirley (NewBreed Librarian, 2002-02)
    Feature article: Keepers of the Long Memory: A Twisted Appreciation; Interview: Jim Scheppke; People: Terren Ilana Wein; Ask Susu; Tech Talk; Letters
  • Paynter, Robin; Whang, Michael (NewBreed Librarian, 2001-12)
    Feature article: A Reference Librarian's take on Library of Congress Classification; People: Michael Whang; Ask Susu; Tech Talk; Letters
  • Greenfield, Adam; Freedman, Mitch; Bickner, Carrie (NewBreed Librarian, 2001-10)
    Feature article: Biting the hand that feeds: a frankly antiquarian rant about wise decisions in an age of all-pervasive digital technology; Interview: Mitch Freedman; People: Carrie Bickner; Ask Susu; Tech Talk; Letters
  • Dupré, Deirdre; Kroll, Joanna; Heinzkill, Richard (NewBreed Librarian, 2001-08)
    Feature article: The Perception of Image and Status in the Library Profession; Interview: Joanna Kroll; People: Richard Heinzkill; Ask Susu; Tech Talk
  • Berman, Sanford; Escobar, Hector Jr.; McCracken, Peter (NewBreed Librarian, 2001-06)
    Feature Article: Libraries "Dumbing Down?"; Interview: Hector Escobar, Jr.; People: Peter McCracken; Ask Susu; Tech Talk; Letters
  • Bell, Colleen; Benedicto, Juanita (NewBreed Librarian, 2001)
    About; Crew; Sponsors; Copyright Statement; Privacy Statement; Artwork; View With
  • Bell, Colleen; Benedicto, Juanita (NewBreed Librarian, 2001)
  • Bell, Colleen; Benedicto, Juanita (NewBreed Librarian, 2001)
  • Bell, Colleen; Benedicto, Juanita (NewBreed Librarian, 2001)
    Xtras; Links: Library; Links: Technology; Links: Popular Culture
  • Shepard, Ryan (NewBreed Librarian, 2002)
  • Shepard, Ryan (NewBreed Librarian, 2001)
  • Vidmar, Dale; Zeldman, Jeffrey (NewBreed Librarian, 2001-04)
    Feature: 14 Days in Cuba: A Land of People Living In Between; Interview: Jeffrey Zeldman; People; Ask Susu; Tech Talk; Letters.
  • Bell, Colleen; Benedicto, Juanita; Brewerton, Antony; Holsten, Ryan (NewBreed Librarian, 2001-02)
    Feature article: Wear lipstick, have a tattoo, belly-dance, then get naked: The making of a virtual librarian; Interview: NewBreed Librarian; People; Ask Susu; Tech Talk; Letters.