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.

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.

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\"

Library for the blind goes digital

From Globe & Mail:

With a massive database of digital books, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is trying to narrow the information gap that now leaves blind people with access to only 3 per cent of the world\'s printed texts.

\"It will open up a window on the world to blind and visually impaired people,\" says law student Aaron Marsaw, a CNIB client and board member.

Jim Sanders, president and chief executive officer of the Toronto-based CNIB says a $33-million program to digitize the organization\'s library, book production and distribution processes likely will be copied by other libraries for the blind around the world.

Complete article.

SCONUL Newsletter

Antony Brewerton writes \"SCONUL, the UK\'s Society of College, National and University Libraries, is pleased to announce that issue 25 of the SCONUL Newsletter is now available.

Alongside the usual wide and varied collection of articles on topics ranging from space management and collection development to e-initiatives and the promotion of information skills, we have decided to make the main focus of this issue staffing.

The SCONUL Newsletter is available in paper format or electronically via The WWWW

So if you want to know what we are up to in the academic library sector in the UK log on and enjoy! \"

New Selections for Librarian\'s Book Club

Troy Johnson writes \"

The Librarian\'s Book Club(LBC)has posted the reading selections for September. The selected books can be seen at The LBC

The LBC is a reading club that discusses books that relate to libraries and the profession. Anyone is welcome to join. \"


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