Library Informer (Vol.12 no.2)


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Library Informer (Vol.12 no.2)
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) ""--"" Volume12,Issue2 FALL2002 THEDIRECTORwSDESKWarm WELCOME is extended to new and returning faculty, staff and students for the startofthe 2002 2003 academic year, which promises to be exciting, challenging and eventful! You can expect to experience an exciting difference in library service provision at all branchesofThe CollegeofThe Bahamas Libraries and Instructional Media Services (LIMS) Department this year as changes occur in how we seek to serve our clients. We look forward to working along with you to achieve your informational, curricular and research goals through provisionofaccess to essential information resources and services. LIMS made progress in several areas this year and these will impact the services we deliver. This Fall the Library will implement a fully automated Circulation service, and establish a Resourcecontinued on page 2INSIDETHISISSUE1.From the Director's Desk2.Informer Quiz3.News from the Units. EDITORIAL TEAM Yemisi Dina, Loniece Miller and Kenyetta Dean compiled this issue.NEW STAFFCOB Library welcomes: Miss.TamekaButlerTameka holds a B.A. Criminal Justice&Psychology from the Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, Florida. She had prt!viously worked at Daniel Memorial Inc. Tameka joined the library lastspring and works at the Circulation/Reference section. Ms.DeborahEbsterDeborah worked at the Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois. She has experience in every areaoflibrary public services and she has coordinated library orientation and instruction for several years. Deborah is a nativeofChicago and is joining the library this fall as the Circulation/Reference librarian. Mrs.BettyGibbBetty worked as Reference and Collection librarian at the UniversityofVictoria, Canada. She has worked in the library for 25 years and has experience in inter-library loans, communications and web site development. Betty is joining the library the library this fall as Acquisitions librarian. Ms.AnneMurphyAnnetrained as a journalist and later trained as a librarian. She worked at the Journalism library at the UniversityofWestern Ontario. She also spent f0U! years working as a librarian in the United Arab Emirates. Anne joins the library this fall as


continued from page 1Centre for print and electronic documents about the World Trade Organisation (WTO) within the SchoolofHospitality and Tourism Studies Library branch. Patrons will be able to access remotely via the' Internet, current journal subscriptions with full text capability, and numerous other CD-Rom periodical and bibliographical databases. Further, the design plans for the new library building are being finalized, with the likelihood that groundbreaking will take place before the endofthe 2002-2003 academic year. The libraries' holding have increased to over 75,000 volumes in varying formats. Patrons can access records for these resources through Voyager, the automated database from anywhere thereisaccess to the Internet at, microform and CD-ROM journal and periodical titles and non-print formats like video, and audiocassettes expand access to a numberofother services and programmes; the productionofclassroom materials, hardware and equipment facilitation and demonstrations, interlibrary loan and document delivery requests, individual and group bibliographic instruction, reader and referral services, selection and identificationofappropriate new resources. It's a good time to maximize your useofthe facilities and services at the Library, the 'heart'ofThe College. Tell us how we can help you make optimum useofwhat we provide. Use the 'Suggestion Box' located at each branch library.Ofcourse, efficient provisionofservice would not be possible without a cadreofcaring, talented and well-trained staff, always eager to help you9/1/2002'Connect at the Library'! Have a successful year.WillamaeM.Johnson DirectorFAREWELL TO:oMs. Lisa StubbsoMrs. Myrna ReYllesoMs. Laurette Telford andoMs. Michele Duczek. Michele left the following memories about COB:MEMORIES OF COB"Mybest memoriesofmytime at COB are definitelyofthe people I worked with. One which I will truly treasure isofall the times we in Technical Services listened to the call-in radio shows. We wouldbyturns become irate, hysterical with laughter, and amazed by the hosts, guests and callers. Sometimes we agreed with what was said---most times we did'nt. It was a way to relax a little at work without neglecting our work."Michele DuczekJuly12,2002INFORMER QUIZBe a partofthe Informer Quiz and you will be generously rewarded. Prizes include a free meal at McDonalds and a copy card. Ensure that you use the library resources and tell us your source in your answers. Answers should be sent to answer these: (continued on page 4)2


NEWS FROM THE UNITSWho wasHildaBowen? The library at the nursing school at the Grosvenor Close Campusisnamed for oneofthe most famous nurses in Bahamian modem history, Miss Hilda Bowen. Miss Bowen died on March 20, 2002. Many students and perhaps even membersofthe public were surprised to hearofher death, some thought she was already dead (after all aren't buildings usually named for historical figures?) and some were surprised that she was Bahamian! Who was Hilda Bowen? She was a pioneer: she was the first Bahamian nursing sister to be hiredbythe Bahamas General Hospital (now knownasthe Princess Margaret Hospital). She was a trailblazer: she led the way for the professionalizationofnursing in the Bahamas with the establishmentofthe Nursing Council. She was a visionary: she designed a plan to raise the standardsofnursing education and to incorporate the educationofnurses into the Collegeofthe Bahamas. She was dedicated: she worked hard in those early daysofnewly independent Bahamas to achieve her vision and goals. Hilda Bowen was the first Bahamian to be chosen to study nursing in the United Kingdom under the Colonial Scholarship Scheme. She trained at Famborough Hospital in Kent from 1946-1950, followed by a programme in ophthalmology nursingatMoorfields Eye Hospital in London in1951and finally midwifery certification at the Stirling Royal Infirmary in Scotland 1952. Upon her return to the Bahamas in 1953, Hilda Bowen made history when she became the first Bahamian to be appointed Nursing Sister at the Bahamas General Hospital. Prior to this all Nursing Sisters came from England. Her potential for leadership was realized and she returned to London in 1956 for a yearoftraining in Nursing Administration at the Royal CollegeofNursing.9/1/2002continued from page 1the Cataloguing librarian.CONGRATULATIONS! ./ AntoinettePinderonthesuccessfulcompletiontheAALibraryScience.. ./ RosemaryMunroe-Whyllywhogotmarriedduringthespring. ./ ElsieBainonthesuccessfulcompletionoftheBachelorsdegreeinLibraryScience.FAREWELL PICTURESLauretteTelfordandLisa StubbsatLisa's farewell party.INA LIGHTER MOODTHEBIZARREREFERENCEENQUIRY A male foreign student doing his Ph.D. in the Law School used to come in regularly with requests for general information: how to get a TV licence etc. One day he came in and asked where he could find a woman because his wife had not come with him and "he had needs". W e're still not sureifhe wanted a cleaner or some kind0personal service but, referred him to the Student Advisory Centre.-. Valerie Stevenson Queen Mother Library, UniversityofAberdeen.3


HILDA BOWEN (contd.)NEWLIBRARIANSQUIZ1.Who developed the processofphotocopying and in which year?2.Who wrote Green HillsofAfrica? Good luck! In 1959, she was named Assistant Hospital Matron and in 1962, Hilda Bowen became Matronofthe Princess Margaret Hospital. In 1965, she was appointed Principal Matron responsible for all nursing services in the Bahama Islands. She was subsequently appointed Chief Nursing Officer in 1970 and completed her career in Nursing as DirectorofNursing, until her retirement in 1983. Matron Bowen was honoured in 1969 with the M.B.E. for her work in nursing, nursing education, nursing administration and service to the country and again in 1998 by the Bahamian government(L-R)A.Murphy,D.Ebster&B.Gibbwhen she was among the first recipientsofthe Bahamas OrderofMerit. She received countless honours and mentions from community groups in the Bahamas, but the honour that pleased her greatly was having her name given to the library at the Grosvenor Close Campus.JudyRolleatthe Binding Workshop for LIMS Staff.9/1/20024