Issue 03 of MLA newsletter

20 Dec

The 3rd issue of the MLA newsletter for 2010 has been published!

The Editorial of issue 03 is reproduced below:

Assalaam A’laikum. Welcome to the third issue of meet.learn.acquire for 2010. This is the last issue for the year and I have great satisfaction in writing this editorial, for having succeeded in reviving this newsletter after a long gap of 10 years! – 2010 has been remarkable for MLA on many other fronts as well.

We started the year with a grand general assembly resulting in a compact calendar of events for MLA.

Looking at the last four months, making news within the library sector is the introductory library course, the work carried out by MGN in initiating digital library collections, relocation of the National Library, and MLA President’s participation in SLLA International Conference held in

In this issue, read our LIS professional profile article on Fathmath Shiham, and library feature article on NLM and Hithadhoo public library in Addu Atoll. It is amazing that this public library came into being from a community initiative. Additionally, we have included articles on the effectiveness of reference services provided in the MCHE Central Library – an eye opener for the library management, I say! Fewer articles in local language in this issue compared to the last – but, what we have are two remarkable contributions on library classification and occupational health & safety measures for librarians [I like these]. Also, given the current political turmoil in the country, it is only appropriate to bring libraries into that picture – read & fascinate yourself. I particularly like the updates on professional development efforts, including feedback from ACLIS.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers, members, & contributors a very happy & prosperous year for 2011.

Please do let us know how we are doing by leaving a comment on our blog @

Thank you.
Aminath Riyaz (Editor)

Please follow the link <MLA 2010 issue 03 Dec> [alternatively] to read the issue online. If you would like to receive a print copy please leave a comment on this post with your details, or you can send an e-mail request to


Posted by on December 20, 2010 in NEWS


3 responses to “Issue 03 of MLA newsletter

  1. fathun

    December 22, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Waalaikumu Salaam! Congratulations Ainthu!

  2. suda

    December 28, 2010 at 10:13 pm



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