MLA newsletter new issue

23 Aug

The 2nd issue of the MLA newsletter meet.learn.acquire has been published.

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Volume 8, issue 02 August 2011


Assalaam A’laikum.

Welcome to the second issue of MLA newsletter meet.learn.acquire for 2011.

The months between the last issue and this has been considerably quieter in terms of the ‘bang’ effect. However, very important initiatives have been taking place that will have a lasting impact on the Maldives LIS sector.

The automation and digitization initiatives taken by the MGN in 2010 has been embraced by the MLA, with plans in place to automate 10 libraries throughout the country  by end of 2011. This issue’s library profile page has been replaced with brief information about  the libraries selected for the project.

On page 4, read profile on our very hardworking LIS personnel Fathimath Nashath, followed by a bibliography of LIS and related publications on the Maldives. This highlights the opportunities and the information gaps in the Maldives’ LIS sector. We have also included highlights from international conferences and workshops attended by MLA members, including CDNL conference held in Soul, EIFL General Assembly held in Belarus, LIS leadership program held in various states of US, and International Workshop on Health Information Literacy held in Dhaka.

The library day of the year was marked on 12 July at various libraries throughout the country.  Further, Read a new topic on OH&S series as well as from classification series. Also read an informative article on LIS’s interdisciplinary approach.

I take this opportunity to thank all our readers, members, & contributors for the continued support in article contribution and for the encouraging feedback for the newsletter.

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

Thank you.

AminathRiyaz (Editor)


If you would like a print copy, please send in a request to this post, to our e-mail address or send in a snail mail to:
Maldives Library Association,
National Library,
Male’, Maldives

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Hope you find this new issue informative.


Posted by on August 23, 2011 in NEWS


2 responses to “MLA newsletter new issue

  1. Muhammad Shafiq Rana

    August 26, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Please accept our heartiest congratulations upon MLA Newsletter; Aminath you & your team did a marvelous job by launching very informative and valuable resource for the LIS community. We pray for you for the best contributions in future towards the LIS profession; please keep it up. We are proud of you as an active member of DlnetSA.

    Muhammad Shafiq Rana
    Vice Chair, DlnetSA

    • infomalias

      August 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      Thank you Shafiq, for the encouraging words 🙂



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