Idaho Librarian
Vol. 54 no. 3, February 2003

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The Idaho Librarian

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Idaho Librarian Staff

Editor:                                              Leonard Hitchcock
Associate Editor                             Kristi Austin
Technical Assistant                        Sue Carter               

Instructions for Contributors
Instructions for Reviewers

Special thanks to Sandra Shropshire and Cheryl Sebold for their help in putting together this issue.

For reasons that will become obvious to the attentive reader of this issue, I think of it as "The Nepotism Issue."
                                                         The Editor  

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

EDITORIAL

    Second Thoughts
                The Editor

ARTICLES

    The State We're In: Idaho's Libraries and the Economic Recession
                 Leonard Hitchcock

    A Record Enriched
                  Philip Homan

    Building on Patient Education in the Medical Library
                  Kathy Fatkin

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 

     ILA Book Award

 BOOK REVIEWS

   
Book Editor's Notes
                  
Kristi Austin

    The Chaco Handbook: An Encyclopedic Guide, by R. Gwinn Vivian and Bruce Hilpert
                    Reviewed by Bob Hook

    Chemo Sábe:  Last Poems, by Edward Dorn
                     Reviewed by Dorian Hitchcock

     Chinese at the Confluence: Lewiston's Beuk Aie Temple, by Priscilla Wegars
                      Reviewed by Melanie M. Austin

     Books Available for Review

LIBRARIANS RECOMMEND

     Short, informal book reviews.

OPINIONS

     Readers' Contributions

LETTERS FROM THE FRINGE

      An Observation from Twin Falls

OUR CONTRIBUTORS

      Biographical notes on contributors to this issue.

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