American Libraries

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 10, November

Are You a Good Communicator?
The conventional wisdom is that the period of strong management is over. American society has become so democratic, and authority has fallen into such disrepute that anarchy reigns everywhere. Unruly students are running public school classrooms, criminals...
Caring for Consumers: Empowering the Individual
A MEDICAL LIBRARY REACHES OUT TO HELP THE PUBLIC ANSWER THEIR HEALTH CARE QUESTIONS "My daughter has cancer. What treatment should she use?" "I have to have knee surgery. Should I wait?" "This drug makes me dizzy. Is there an alternative?"...
LC Plans New ILS to Serve Nation's Libraries
In May, the Library of Congress awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to Endeavor Information Systems of Des Plaines, Illinois, to acquire an integrated library system (ILS) that would replace the computer systems developed by LC nearly 30 years ago...
Librarian as Patient: A View from the Other Side
CONFRONTED BY HER OWN CANCER, A MEDICAL LIBRARIAN FINDS HER OWN BEST SOURCES, AND REDEFINES "INFORMATION THERAPY" Medical librarians often say that behind every question there is a patient, but I never expected the patient to be me. One morning,...
Librarians' Salaries: Smaller Increases This Year
SURVEY RESULTS NOW INCLUDE STATISTICS ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC PERCENTAGES AS WELL AS LIBRARIAN SALARY RANGES Between April 1997 and April 1998, the average salary for librarians increased 3.31% - a much lower percentage than the increase for comparable...
Living Well with a Disability: How Libraries Can Help
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES NEED INFORMATION TO HELP THEM LIVE, LOVE, LEARN, WORK, AND PLAY IN THE MAINSTREAM OF SOCIETY If you discovered that 20% of the people in your community were Chinese, you'd probably reach out to them - buy Chinese books and...
Medical Questions? Medline Has Answers
THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE WANTS EVERY LIBRARIAN TO KNOW HOW TO DELIVER HEALTH INFORMATION People in this country thirst for medical information. Increasingly, when we have a specific illness or condition, we want to read everything about...
Prescription for Success: Medical Resources on the Internet
The question is not whether there is good medical information on the Internet, but how to winnow it from the vast acres of chaff blowing across the digital prairies. One place for librarians to start is an online report called Comparison of Health...
Rx for Learning: Information Tools 2000
INJECTING INFORMATION SAVVY INTO MEDICAL ASSISTANT TRAINEES MAY BE JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED As the U.S. economy continues its shift into the Information Age and an individual's ability to access, evaluate, and use electronic information becomes...
The Bottom Line: Bucks or Benefits?
SHOULD ALA RESTRICT ITSELF TO SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS? "YES!" SAYS COUNCILOR MICHAEL MALINCONICO (LEFT); "NO!" SAYS COUNCILOR JAMES CASEY During the ALA Executive Board meeting at this year's Annual Conference, Endowment Trustee Bernard...
The Decency Double Standard
While the House of Representatives was debating September 11 whether to put the Starr Report online, its subcommittee on telecommunications held a hearing on measures designed to protect children from inappropriate materials on the Internet. We could...
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