Library Informer (Vol. 2 no. 6)

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Title:
Library Informer (Vol. 2 no. 6)
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
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Nassau, Bahamas
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Libraries -- Newsletters   ( lcsh )
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Caribbean

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Library Informer (Vol. 2 no. 6) - this issue discusses stereotypes versus reality as it relates to libraries and librarians.

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College of The Bahamas
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College of The Bahamas
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STEREOTYPESVERSUSRCingsteeotypcsis a convenient wayof cat90 peop e,places,and tbings. Inan ofinformation,whenweare struggling to ort aunav lanche offacts,opinions,andprogaganda,iti a' mptingshortcutfordealingwith an increasingly compl andunpredictableworld.Like many ith sdisadvantages thatmaynotbeimmediately appal' nt.OnValentine'sDay 1929Chicago'sstereotype was crystalizedwhenfourmembersofonegang,disguisedaspolice,executedsevenmembersofarivalmob.Sixtyyearslatermany poplcontinuetovisualizeChicagoasbeingpopultedbygangsterswearingfedorasandcruisingaroundinbigblackBuickswithmachinegunsblazing.Theyaremissing a vibrantcitywhichishome someoftheworld'sfinestmuseums,tallestskyscrapers,andbest pizzas, allbecauseof a stereotype.Librariesandlibrarianssufferfrotypingaswe"ll. Too manypeoplelinkibhnothingbubooks,therebymissingoutonindiblecollectionsoffilms,videos,audio recordinqs, elctronicdatabase,microforms,andother non-print technolog1e.Theythinkoflibrariansascrankyold ladies whovaluesilenceaboveallelse.By0 oin hydenythemselvesaccesstosome intellig nt,articulateinformationmanagerswhocould helptham siftthroughmountainsofmaterialstolactheprecisenuggetsofk.nowledgetheyneedinther work, fortheirstudies,orforpersonalpursuits.DoyQuhavea negative, stereotypeoftheCollegeoftheBahamasLibrarywhichhaspreventedyoufromusingitlately?Trashthatimage and lookatthe facts: yourlibraryadded2,055iemstoitsCOllectionslastyear.Ithasthousands ofreels ofmicrofilmcoveringmorethan850periodic1titles inall SUbjectareas,somedatingbackto1845,manyasrecentas1988.Ithousestheworld'slargestcoctionofdissertationsontheCaribbeanregion. And itisstaffedbysomeextremelyfriendly,hel f 1,andxpertpeople.Comecheckitout.Have aquestion?Ask aprofessional-ask alibrarian.

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THE MEDIA WAGONIt'Ohicryonhelibrry,inconjuncnfor etianSer cewi 1bshowing1. 1:"0I.IDISrea -The West fr iean Her tage 30minutes. 2 .chievement Tlric -6nBlackistory -B CWomenin '3. e-BlackInfluenceintheRecordingInd4. Tis Snngm.Oatsandtimestobeannounced.AREYOUAWARE??InFebruary1720,NassauwasattackedbySpaniards.However,lanngwasrulsed.OuIY 6, citineneral1.Turnup719, Kin I orge Iappointed Woodes Rodrs nJgov rnorinchiefofTheBahamaIslands. FROMTH SUGGESTIONBOXair-conditionupstairsSorry patrons, theair-conditionupstairsiscurrentlyauforder.twillbeinworkingorderassoonastheneededpartscanbe placed.2.Control theoise Thelibrarystaffandsecrityaretryingvery 0make libraraplaceforquietstudy.Unforuntelwecannotbeinallplacesatonce,soattimeswerelyonau heusers toinformusofnoisypatrons.Furthermore,iisexpectedthatusersactinamatureand responsib mannerandrespecttherightofothers.

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THEBOOK SHELF ncyclo edisetcontains25 "01'S,each on c:'ic dr ted problem. Theatis w 1n e511 un er ood y theperson, alsoconains excenandintere tngi1 usrati_ns, Theener1 sCOyrere: Alcohol,hal liei 0 ens,narcotics, rip0drus,sedativeypnot's,s lants, ndunders'a in dr s.Threevolumes dea, ..... ith vrios aspects1ohol. lcoholand cholim prov' ea.nera1verview heprobems S50C"t dw thalcohol"m. _-0 01' TeenakinCl,aimst: norin'nfrmed _ec'sc sabout n,isc s sdultociety'satti des b lcohol and preyntion 0m5use.Thbooka ims toxplaintheeffcof r'nk"ng, includingphysioogialndsychologicalreaction.Coin 1 A NewEpidemicdescr'bhwacainewar.sanditsf cts on'thebody.Thet"esulf cocaine abusearedealtwith,followedbyasecannosof tr tmentfortheabuser.Mari ItsEffects n MidndBo focuses oneffects,differenttypesof proilesO[users,usagetrends,effectsonhealth,andtreatmentofabuse.Over-the-CounterD5discussespotentialabusofcolremedies, pink111.r ,stimulantsanddie a" s,51inga1,sleepingid,drugsmadetolooklike prescri tindr 9$, etc. thrvolumes eversuchdrugsas PCl', L D,heroin,brbittas,e The remainderoftheseriesfocuseson sp c ofthe p rsonality whichcancausedrugbuseorresults rom drugbuse.TheAddictivePersonality cent rsonwhatchr cter'zesa personprone to addictions0'raristypes(dr5,min,etc.) Escape fromAnxietvandStressdi cusses drug usageand stress.SpecificdrugsiscussedarealchoI,marijuan.andstimulants.Their eff ctsonanindividualandwhytheymakeapersonfeelgood,especiallyin stress 1situations,areexamined.TeenageDepressionandSuicideexlarestheinterrelatednessofdrugs,teenagede ression, andsuicide.AmongAmericanteenagers,suicideisth third leaing cause ofdeath.GettingHelo:TreatmentsoOr 9Ab ecribesthevarietiesof and therapie which have bndministeredtodrugabusers.hivery us fuandinterestingencycope"a is n nee and m tb usinthelibrary.Please. kthe reference libr rOanforassistanceinlocatingtheset.

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DATES TONOTE1989 ..........YearoftheyoungreaderFebruary1989....JuniorAchievementMonth.Theme:,GreatExpectations."February14February16 .ebrua y 8......OfficialopeningofLIBR/USISExhibitioninobservanceofBlackHistoryMonth .Valentine'sDay.LibraryAdvisoryCommitteeMeeting !:'ebruary 23 March 4.LIBRARYTRIVIABritishWeek. "The BestofBritaininTheBahamas."ActivitiesscheduledforthePrinceCharlesShoppingCentre.1.WhowasthefirstBahamianLibrarianattheMinistryofEducation.2.InwhichyearwastheLearningResourcesUnitopenedandwhatwastheobjectiveofsuchaunit?ANSWERSTOLASTTRIVIA1. A. B.GrantsTownPublicLibraryForthenativepopulationofthesoutherndistrictofNewProvidence.2.GovernorRobert Neville in 1951. winnerisPatriciaChisholm.Congratulations!