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
A few titles this time:
Sisterfriends: Women Sharing Life Experiences Through Literature
The SHY Interview: Personal Appearance Policy Challenged
How Doth the Glib Librarian

\'01 research library stats available

From Managing Information:

The Association of Research Libraries has announced the publication of the ARL Statistics 2000-2001, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities for 123 of its member libraries.

Of these, 113 are university libraries; the remaining 10 are public, governmental, and private research libraries. ARL member libraries are the largest research libraries in North America, representing 16 Canadian and 107 U.S. research institutions.

The academic libraries, which comprise about 92% of the membership, include 14 Canadian and 99 U.S. libraries.

Complete article.

Librarian creates \"Flooded Out Film Festival\"

Steve Fesenmaier writes \"Steve Fesenmaier, director of WVLC Film Services 1978-1999, currently research librarian at WVLC, has created a new film festival about the devastation caused recently in Southern Appalachia as a result of mountaintop removal and clearcutting of forests. All funds raised will go to the victims including the McDowell County Public Library which was almost destroyed by the flooding. On October 10th, in Charleston, WV, at the WVSC CAPITOL THEATER, two world premieres will be held. -- Read More

Share Your Thoughts on 9-11

Steven M. Cohen is asking librarians to send him a quick note about your thoughts/feelings/emotions one year after 9-11-01.He wants to know.... What is going through your heads? Are you nervous? Scared? Bitter? Just a few quick comments (100 words or less).

You can contact him at and let him know how you feel.

ACME founding Summit set for Oct. 18-20, 2002

Robin Kildow writes \"Of definite interest to librarians and educators nationwide:
(Unfortunately, the early-bird registration deadline has passed)

The Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME) has organized its founding \"summit\" for October 18-20, 2002 in Albuquerque, NM.

Its call to conference states:

\"We are the most heavily mediated society in world history. Powerful media tools-print, radio, television, the Internet-can bring a rich diversity of information into every home and school. Yet just a few corporate players control much of the media system that shapes our culture. -- Read More

Your opinions are needed for library directory survey

Godfrey Oswald writes \"
To coincide with the forthcoming release of \"The Library Factfinder\" (a
\"Guinness Book of World Records\" that is only about libraries, books and
databases) opinions are being sought for an annual survey on the \"Info
Connect LIS Directory\"

The results of the survey will enable me to carry out major changes to the
\"Info connect LIS Directory 2002\" in time for the 2003 edition.

Please could you spare 2 minutes to fill in an
online questionnaire.

When you get to this link, just click on the \"Feedback\" box\"

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