Information Services @ Sno-Isle

The spot where information about information lives

It’s either a treasure trove or your worst nightmare!

If you thought that you had hidden that old year book where no one could find it, you’re in for a surprise.  Ancestry has just added a huge number of high school year books to its database.   To find it:

  • Research
  • Genealogy
  • AncestryLibrary
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose Schools, Directories, and Church Histories
  • On the right side there is an area called Featured Data Collections and you will select U.S. School Yearbooks 1900-1990

You can do a search, but that probably isn’t what most customers want to do.  They want to browse!  So you have to go up to the top right box and pull down the state, city, and high school:
You can adjust the page size to read more comfortably on your computer screen, too.

Not all of our high schools are included, but here’s a quick summary of what’s there:

Arlington HS 1909-1989 incomplete
Coupeville HS 1910-1989 incomplete
Darrington HS 1953-1960. 1976
Edmonds HS 1927-1989 incomplete
Granite Falls HS 1919-1989 incomplete
Lake Stevens HS 1924-1989 incomplete
Lakewood HS 1982-1988 incomplete
Langley HS 1953-1975 incomplete
Lynnwood HS 1971-1989 incomplete
Mariner HS 1978-1982 incomplete
Marysville HS 1910-1986 incomplete
Marysville Pilchuck HS 1971-1988 incomplete
Meadowdale HS 1969-1989 incomplete
Monroe HS 1946-1989 incomplete
Mountlake Terrace HS 1955-1988 incomplete
Oak Harbor HS 1922-1988 incomplete
Scriber Lake HS 1985
Snohomish HS 1943-1989 incomplete
South Whidbey HS 1987
Stanwood HS 1925-1987 incomplete
Sultan HS 1922-1988 incomplete
Twin City HS 1953-1959 incomplete
Woodway HS 1969-1989 incomplete

And won’t it be nice to be able to say “yes” when someone asks you for the old high school yearbooks!

Incomplete means that the span of years does not include every year within the span.  But Ancestry is constantly adding new content, so anything is possible.

It’s been a quiet summer, right?

As I look through the smokey haze this morning, I’m amazed that it’s August 15.  There has been a lot going on this year.  Time has certainly flown, hasn’t it?

We’ve had some significant changes in Information Services this year and I’d like to give you a brief rundown of where we are to date:

Joy Feldman now has the title of Lead Librarian for Early Literacy.  While it sounds different than Early Learning Coordinator, it’s really a better reflection of the work that Joy does with children from birth to 3rd grade and their parents, caregivers, and educators.

Emily Felt is our new Lead Librarian for Business Services.  Many of you know Emily from her time at Coupeville, Sultan, and Monroe.  She’s been a very active member of the Business Services Team and has great plans for re-invigorating our services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

I hope that you had a chance to participate in the IdeaScale campaign about the two vacancies in Public Services.  Our Lead Librarians are connected to core services and strategic priorities and they’re not limited to a specific age group.  When you have a question, contact one of them and be assured that your question will probably be shared and solved by the whole group–they collaborate!

May Top Ten in GVRL

Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints: Factory Farming
History Behind the Headlines, vol. 1
Tourette Syndrome 2013
Issues That Concern You: Vegetarianism, 2014
Business Plans Handbook, vol. 36
Whooping Cough 2012
Savings and Investing 2012
Encyclopedia of Management e7 2012
Encyclopedia of Management Theory, vol. 1
Knives and Swords 2010

Some serious topics for springtime!

GVRL in April

The top ten were:
Eyewitness Travel Guide: Back Roads Germany, 2014
Collaborative Grantseeking 2011
Medieval Weapons 2007
Daily Life in Victorian England, 2nd ed.
The Handbook of Community Practice e2 2013
The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2011
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, vol. 1
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd ed., vol. 1
Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, vol. 236
Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd ed., vol. 1

As always, this reflects our customers wide variety of interests.

 

Federal court records–what’s ahead?

Access to federal court records could be changing in the future.  It’s complex system that is fee-based for all but Supreme Court filings.  Take a few minutes and read this excellent summary of where things stand right now and what things could be like in the future.

GVRL in February

Here are the top ten titles:

Babycare 2011
How to Write Your Will e18 2009
Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia, 2nd. ed., vol. 1
Mythology and Culture Worldwide: Aztec Mythology
America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the UnitedStates, vol. 2
The College Blue Book, 44th ed., vol. 3
The Hobbit 1995
Literary Movements for Students, 2nd ed., vol. 2
Contemporary Musicians, vol. 1
Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions e8 2009

Tax Forms

Tax forms have not arrived yet and the IRS website does not have all of the 2017 forms or instructions available at this time.

Note:  Publication 17 (Tax Guide for Individuals) is no longer available in print format.  It can be found here.

Top GVRL in December

What an interesting month!

The Encyclopedia of Kidney Diseases and Disorders 2012
The Rough Guide to Costa Rica, 7th ed.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology 2002
Science and Its Times, vol. 7: 1950-Present
The Antebellum Era 2003
How to Prepare a Business Plan e5 2008
Business Plans Handbook, vol. 36
International Directory of Company Histories, vol. 114
The Rough Guide to Norway, 6th ed.
K-9 Police Units 2010

Fact Checking the State of the Union

There’s something new that’s happening during the State of the Union address, scheduled for January 30.  The Reporters’ Lab at Duke University is beta-testing a real-time fact check during the actual address to Congress.  And there’s definite street cred here:   itt draws on automation and fact-checking work from researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington, the Internet Archive, MIT Media Lab, and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.

Income Tax Information for 2018

Did you know that the IRS anticipates that over 90% of tax payers will file electronically? This little tidbit of information and more can be found in yesterday’s press release/

We will updating our Tax Time page this week to reflect and changes listed in that press release.

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