MLA Newsletter Issue 3, 2011

30 Dec

The 3rd issue of the 2011 MLA newsletter meet.learn.acquire has been published.

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Volume 8, issue 03 December 2011


Assalaam A’laikum.

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

The most significant achievement of the MLA to date is agreeably the library automation and digitization project launched in partnership with the National Library of Maldives and the Education Development Centre.
The practical component of this project commenced in September 2011 with the provision of training and technical support. Read in this newsletter, more on these workshops and also on the development of the project to date.

Also we have included a profile on our very capable LIS professional Ms. Athiyya Shakeel; and a profile on MNU Library, the largest academic library in the country.

LIS, being a newly emerging discipline as a profession, has promising avenues for career advancement. As such, I’ve included information on the TAN Moeson Fellowship that I was lucky enough to obtain from USA. Also read heart warming feedback from ACLIS lecturer, Ms. Dilara Begum. Random news and other information also included!

Getting this newsletter out to you three times a year, for the last two years, has been a challenging and a rewarding one. The shortage of professionals in this field limits the number of contributors ready to write and share news and articles regarding activities in the field. Nonetheless, the support from the LIS community (no matter how small) has been more than cheering. I hope the newsletter will continue to be published regularly.

I take this opportunity to thank all our readers, members, and 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 writing to us. You can leave a comment on our blog @

Thank you.

AminathRiyaz (Editor)


If you would like a print copy, please send in a request to this post or 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.

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