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Library Informer
Abbreviated Title:
Library Informer
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4 p.
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English
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Libraries & Instructional Media Services Department
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Libraries & Instructional Media Services Department
Place of Publication:
Nassau, Bahamas

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Libraries -- Newsletters   ( lcsh )

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Library Informer (Vol. 1, no. 5)

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College of The Bahamas
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College of The Bahamas
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NASSAU,BAHAMAS-E5T.:1974------_. ---_._-.. AMONTHLYNEWSLElTERSept./Oct.,1993 VOLUMEV NO.8,9I -----.... COL LEGE!OF THE BAHAMASLlbLaLlan/sDeskAWARMWELCOME TO NEWAND RETURNING FACULTYAND STUDENTS.The1993-94 Academic Year promises to beanexcitingone inthehistoryoflibrarydevelopmentattheCollege. Among theActivitiesplannedare:theintroductionof computers forlibrarystafffunctionsandpatronsluse;thereintroductionofsatellitefacilitiesfor viewing andrecordingofeducationalprogrammes; a campaigntoraisefundstosubsidizetheoperatingbudget forlibrarycollectionandresourcedevelopment; a grand open housetopromotelibraryresources,facilitiesandservices.Atthistime. we hopetoannounce thenamesfor the main ana branchlibraries.The 1992-93 year recorded anumberof accomplishments,among wnlch were: TheOral History Department/s "RememberingTheContract"Programmeofactivitiestocommemoratethe50thanniversaryof"TheContract" farm labourprogrammewhich had beenestablishedbetween the governments ofTheBahamasand the UnitedStatesin 1943: theintroductionofanon-linecirculationsystematthe Grosvenor Close Library during thespringsemester.Thesystem allows foraccurateand quickretrievalofstatisticaldataonuse oflibraryresources,facilitiesandservices.Later,acurrentperiodicalindex was added.Thisdatabasegivesbibliographicdataonarticlescontainedin thecurrentperiodicals which thelibraryreceivesand whicharenot indexed inanyotheravailablesourcelocally.Subjectsearchesareperformedbylibrarystaff; thestaffdevelopmentvisitby10librarystaffmemberstolibrariesin Miami,Florida USA. Theexchange provided Invaluableexperienceand exposure; theparticipationbytheFreeportCentre Library in theactivitiesof Adult Education Awareness Week.TheLibrary sponsoredanexhibitionfeaturingBahamian, Caribbean, Asian and American works ofart.

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FROM MEDIA Graduation1993pTapesA Videotape,containinghighlightsof thePrincipal's Awards Breakfastand the FridayEvening'sGraduationCommencementProgramisnowavailablefrom theMediaDepartment. Ifyouareinterested.inobtaining a copyofthese pr-ogr-ams youmayplaceyourorder anyperson in theMediaDept.Thetwohour videois at$20.00.Theproceeds fr-om thesesaies wi 1igo towar-d the pur-chasing ofadditionalmediasoftwaresupplies,video and audiocassettesand consumablesupplIesused inbookletbindingandlaminating. We certainlyencourageyoutopurchase acopyof (he 1993 Awards andCommencementProgrammesforyour remembrance and viewing enjoyment. e:pec:: 1 a_ 1 Thanks Thepersonal in theMediaDepartment wishtoexpresstheirthankstothecollegecommunity,especlally'ourinvaluablepatronsthestuden(s,andtheirpatronageduringthepastschoolyear. We aregratefulandappreciativefor theopportunitiestohaveservedyou.From the smallfeescollectedforservicesprovidedyou, wewereable to purchase needed materialsthatplayedanimportantROLEin theefficientfunctioningof the Department.MaytheBlessingsand Guidance of the AlmightyGodbewith each ofyouasyouenteranother year in the classroom. We areagaininvitingand encouraging yoursupportduringthisschool yearas we strivetotake the Departmenttoitsrightfulpositioninanacademicsetting.NEWBOOKS:Cataloged in the SpecialCollectionsDepartment. 1. BF1651.L58c1991Lloyd Harvey...IsIesQfEden:Life..'.2.BHV8079.N3B31991BahamasMinistry of Foreign Affairs ..BahamasNarcoticsControl Report1991 3.BBX6153 T# R5ThompsQn,JeffreyK.The rise of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in theBahamasandtheCaymanIslands.4. B H09697 BahamasElectricityCorporatlon-The Bahamas Electricity COLpoOlioD's Consumer's GuidetoThingsYou Alwavs Neededto 5.BPR9220.9R8 551A Ruzic, Neil-The Shallow Sea6.BTX725B3T6R.F.Sweeting--TQYOurHealth!Eatina: A Experience With RecipesFrom &rouod theWQrld,7. BG155,A2 B312al BahamasMinistryQfTourism--Tourism Development PrQgranunel Ministryof Tourism, Government of theBahamas

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WhIle allthe successes are worthy of It is tobenotedthattheyweI.ladepossiblethrough the suppor f College Acinlnistratorsand't eentirecollegeconstituency.We-willbelooking forwardtothe same, or evengreater,levelsof 91Jpport durIng thenewacademic year.Thelibrary staff atallbranches ofTheCollege ofTheBahamasLibraryarealways readytoserve you. We, inturn,solicityour supportInmaintaining our surroundingsandresources.Please help ustoserve you betterbyadheringtopoliciesandprocedures,andbymakingsuggestions which can help us improve. We aimtoprovide QUALITY SERVICETOYOU.OURCONSTITUENTS! Library StaffSeptemberandNotesOctoberBirthdaysSept. 4 JacqualynHannaSept.29.....TraceyThompsonOct.15RodmanForbes Oct.30JacquelineGrayBest Wishes and Speed.DatesToNoteMonday27th Sept.TheBahamasLibrary Association.WilImeetandConducta general Meetingat6:00PMin the WulffRoadLibrary.TheWulffRd.LibraryisjustEast of the StephenDilletPrimary School.Wed.Oct.13th..... Dayfor NaturalDisasterReduction.Disasters:PreparednessandMitigation in the Americas.Namethe Library TheLibrarianisinsearch ofanamefor theCOBLibrary System,andfornamesfor the individualcampuslibraries.Inviewofthis,membersof theCOBcommunityareInvitedtosubmit suggestions forconsideration.Oneentry perpersonisallowedandarationaletosupport the nominationIsrequired.Thefollowingcriteriashould guide theselection.1.Nomineeshouldbeliving.2.Nomineeshould have demonstrated astrongCommitmenttothe development of theCOB,itslibraries and programmes. Nominations shouldbesubmittedto: Librarian, College of theBahamas,P.O.N4912, Nassau. or nominations may bedropped in the suggestionboxatyourcampuslibraryfor forwarding.Thedeadline forentriesisSept. 30th.

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!c Spec1a.1CoIIect1ons-Newbookscontinued.8. B NA 3524.184Douglas,Robert--IslandHerItage:ArchItectureQftheBahamas9. BF1656J6B3Johnson, Howard--TbeBahamasin Slavery andFreedom10. BPR9220L51992Bahamas Writers' AssocIation-LIgnumVitaJournal 11. BG155 A2 B31969BahamasMinistry ofTQurlsm-APleaFor ManagingTheGrowthof Tourism intheCommonwealthQftheBahamaIslandsBookRev1ew--FromStanleyWilliams--CataloguerIslandersintheStream: A HistoryoftheBahamianPeople.Volumeone:FromAboriginal TimestotheEndofSlavery:byMichael Craton and Gail Saunders.PublishedbyUniversityof GeorgiaPress,c1992TheBahamasIslandswere ofsignificant,ifliterallymarginal importanceouringthecolonialera,fromtheir"discovery"byColUmbUSin1492totheirindependencefromGreat Brrt'aln in 1973.TheArchipeiagowasfor so ionginthe imperial shadow,thattherecordofItspeoples, Amerlnolans, WhiteSettlers,BlackSlavesandtheirdescendants have beensetin thecontextof theislander'scompliancewith,andusefulnesstoBritain,Spain, and the UnitedStates.Inaddressingthisanomaly,Islandersin the Streamisapioneeringsocialhistoryboth in scope and method.ItisfirstcQmprehensivechronicleof theBahamianpeople,tellingthefullhistoryofallthe peoplewhohave everinhabitedthearchipelago.Islandersin the Stream,explainstheevolutionof aBahamianNationalIdentitywithinthe comparative framework of neighboringterritories.Thebookconsistsofthreeparts.Thefirstpartcovers theperiod500to1525and includes authoritativeaccounts of Columbus/sfirstlandfalI in theNewWorldonSanSalvadorIsland,hisvoyage through theBahamasand thedisastrouscoIl IslQn of European and Native Arawak cultures.TheSecondSectionrangesfrom1647to1787coveringtheislands'initialsettlement,fromthefirsttQeholdsQftheSpanish,French, andBritishthroughthelawlesseraofpirateruletoBrItain'sdominanceQftheIsland'scolonialenterprises.ThethirdandlargestsectiQn,offersfullanalysisofBahamIanslavesocIetyfrom1784to1838highlightingthegreatinfluxofBritishLoyalistsandtheirslavesandtheend of the American RevolutIon and theofficialend ofslaveryin 1834.PartOne:TheBahamianGenesis:TheLucayan ArawaksA.D. 500-1525.Parttwo:TheEarlySettlersof theBahamas1647--1783.PartThree:LoyalistSlavery Michael Cratonisaprofessorof HistoryattheUniversityof Waterlou,Ontario,Canada. Gail SaundersistheDirectorofBahamianDepartment of Archives.


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