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In Afghanistan a Library Does Extraordinary Things | Andrea Muto | TEDxClevelandStateUniversity

Published on Dec 14, 2016

Andrea Muto discusses the establishment of a library in Afghanistan.

Andrea Muto is a journalist, lawyer, law librarian and international development consultant. After serving as reference librarian for the business research center at Ernst & Young LLP in Cleveland, Muto completely turned her career trajectory on its head when she joined a D.C.-based federal government contractor implementing rule of law projects for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She worked in Kabul, Afghanistan, as a senior legal information advisor, and in 2008 designed and staffed a new law library located on the campus of Kabul University.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


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Mental Health – Free Info from GPO [Government Publishing Office]

From SLA Connect:

Mental Health Help from the Federal Government

Mental Health Help from the Federal Government

The Federal government has a variety of mental health resources for people who suffer with some form of mental illness. Mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia as well as other mental illnesses can adversely affect the way a person thinks, feels, or acts. To help individuals suffering with depression or schizophrenia, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), National Institute of Mental Health recently released two new eBooks covering these important mental health topics.

9780160934421Depression: What You Need to Know (ePub)

If you have a loved one you think is suffering with depression, this comprehensive eBook provides helpful information on the signs and symptoms of depression. It methodically discusses what factors play a role in depression, as well as the types of depression and how it affects people in different ways.  It also discusses treatment and support options, and a listing of additional resources for more help.

9780160934438Schizophrenia (ePub)

Schizophrenia is described as a “chronic and severe” illness. And like depression, it affects the way a person feels, thinks and acts. This eBook describes the condition of schizophrenia and the symptoms associated with the mental disorder. Other topics include causes of schizophrenia and treatment options for individuals seeking help for a loved one.

Dealing with mental health problems can be challenging, however, these eBooks from the National Institute of Mental Health offer individuals and families much needed help in coping with mental disorders.

How can I obtain these FREE mental health resources?

Shop Online Anytime: You can buy eBooks or print publications —with FREE Standard Shipping worldwide— from the U.S. Government Online Bookstore at

Shop our Retail Store: Buy a copy of any print editions from this collection at GPO’s retail bookstore at 710 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20401, open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Federal holidays, Call (202) 512-0132 for information or to arrange in-store pick-up.

Order by Phone: Call our Customer Contact Center Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (except US Federal holidays). From US and Canada, call toll-free 1.866.512.1800. DC or International customers call +1.202.512.1800.

Visit a Federal depository library: Search for U.S. Government publications in a nearby Federal depository library. You can find the records for most titles in GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.

About the author: Blogger contributor Trudy Hawkins is the Sr. Marketing and Promotions Specialist in GPO’s Publication and Information Sales program office.

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Library Residency for Diversity & Innovation / Preference given to applications received by March 27, 2017


Library Residency for Diversity & Innovation


Early-career librarian for a two-year residency program to begin Summer 2017. The Towson University Library Residency for Diversity and Innovation program is designed to increase opportunities for participation by a broad range of individuals in academic librarianship through a supportive environment for professional exploration, and an opportunity for concentrated experience in an area of specialization.


MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution, preferably granted between December 2015 and May 2017. Demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives. In year one of this two-year residency, the Resident will have significant responsibilities and gain meaningful work experience within three library departments: Research, Reference and Instructional Services; Content Management – Collection Development, Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Serials; Archives, Special and Digital Collections. The Resident will also be involved in library and university committees, develop collegial relationships with faculty outside the library, and participate in professional organizations.

Preference given to applications received by March 27, 2017.

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