Announcements

Shy Librarian Teaming Up With The Public Library Association

I'm way behind on this one...


The Public Library Association (PLA) has entered into an agreement with Joseph Cadieux, publisher of the quarterly journal "The Shy Librarian," to distribute the journal to PLA's members. Beginning with the Spring 2003 issue and ending with the Winter 2004 issue, PLA will mail each issue of "The Shy Librarian" magazine to all of its members at no charge to the members. -- Read More

Creation of the Library and Archives of Canada

Cabot writes \"Minister of Canadian Heritage Sheila Copps announced today the creation of the Library and Archives of Canada, confirming the intention of the Government as expressed in the Speech from the Throne on Monday. This new agency will see the convergence of the rich collections and recognized expertise of the National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada.

Here\'s The Story \"

Denver Public Library Ranks Number One!

M. Celeste Jackson writes \"Denver Public Library today announces it has been ranked the Number One Public Library in the nation for libraries serving a population of 500,000 or more by Hennen\'s American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR Index). This rating system identifies the best public libraries in America.\"

Rocky Mountain News has a story as well. -- Read More

New issue of \'Learned Publishing\' available

The October issue of Learned Publishing is now available:

  • The peer-review process - Fytton Rowland
  • Reading behaviour and electronic journals - Carol Tenopir; Donald W. King
  • Linking to full text: the secondary publisher\'s perspective - Andrea Powell
  • The Pergamon phenomenon 1951-1991: Robert Maxwell and scientific publishing - Brian Cox
  • Two societies show how to profit by providing free access - Thomas J. Walker
  • You are the weakest link - goodbye: serving the information-hungry corporate end-user - Paul Harwood
  • Medical journal publishing: one culture or several?- Tim Albert; Alex Williamson
  • Promoting literacy in a digital age: approaches to training for information literacy - David Bawden; Lyn Robinson
  • Introducing a new journals subscription system: the agony and the ecstasy - Melinda Kenneway et al

    And more!

  • Information Professionals Of The World

    Nafiz Zaman Shuva writes: \"Information Professionals Of The World have already been published . Please visit and get a new taste. Information professional Of The World aims to create cooperation with world information professional. It\'s a good opportunity to project your self as world great information professional. If you are librarian, teacher, information officer, information scientist or you are concerned with library and information science and not listed yet then you are cordially requested to send your short description with your recent photo to my mailing address nafiz_z@hotmail.com The short description should include your name, present address, phone (in any), e-mail, website, your publication ( if any) your institution, your country, your job title and your field of interest. So send your short description with your recent photo very quickly. If you are not interested to send your photo you can send your details only. When I received your details I will publish your short description to the Resource.Net Then I will inform you.\"

    The Shy Librarian (Marian) Awards

    Joseph Cadieux writes \"The Marian awards, put out by the Shy Librarian, serve to honor INDIVIDUALS who have demonstrated exceptional creativity and resourcefulness in marketing, promoting, and advocating on behalf of public librarians and public libraries. THE SHY LIBRARIAN AWARDS are presented annually by The Shy Librarian magazine.


    The awards are open to any individual who has worked in a public library in the United States of America anytime during the calendar year 2002.
    There will be Twelve Awards in All, and Each of the four first place winners will receive a Shy Librarian statuette engraved with the words \"for exceptional creativity and resourcefulness on behalf of public libraries,\" as well as a $50.00 check from The Shy Librarian magazine.
    \"

    Free \'Informed Librarian\' surveys journals

    Via Library Juice:

    THE INFORMED LIBRARIAN is a monthly compilation of the most recent tables of contents from over 180 valuable domestic and foreign library and information-related journals, e-journals, magazines, e-magazines, newsletters and e-newsletters.

    This newsletter helps keep you informed and abreast of all library trends. It is an easy, timesaving way to stay on top of your professional reading by listing all current contents in one place, fully hyperlinked to the contents.
    Recommended for all types of library and information professionals.

    More information and subscription instructions.

    MEDLINEplus available in Spanish

    Via Businesswire:

    A.D.A.M., Inc.. a leading publisher of interactive health content, today announced that the National Library of Medicine (NLM), through a multi-year licensing agreement with A.D.A.M., has launched a Spanish version of MEDLINEplus, using A.D.A.M.\'s Spanish health information resources.

    MEDLINEplus . . . [now] allows healthcare practitioners, consumers and patients, to access identical English and Spanish health information with a single click . . .

    Making MEDLINEplus information available in Spanish greatly expands NLM\'s ability to carry out its mission to communicate with the public.

    Complete press release.

    The New Shy Librarian Hits The Shelves

    Joseph Cadieux wrote in to tell everyone the fall issue of The Shy Libarian magazine is just out. You can read some of the articles and see what\'s in this issue at ShyLibrarian.com.
    A few titles this time:
    Sisterfriends: Women Sharing Life Experiences Through Literature
    The SHY Interview: Personal Appearance Policy Challenged
    How Doth the Glib Librarian

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