Ongoing Changes to Databases & Research Resources

You may have noticed recently that the changes we announced to our Databases & Research page back in November are now nearing completion.  The Reference Services Committee has been busy culling our recommended websites and subscription eResources down to the best 3-10 online resources for each subject area.  The list of subjects will soon expand and the sub-categories will go away.  You can view  a list of the new subjects and the RSC member responsible for that collection on our Intranet:

As of today, most resources have been reassigned and we appreciate your patience during an interim period before they all come online.  Web Services will complete the transition as work on the ILS PAC nears completion and we will issue notifications as Database & Research changes are completed.

Any questions or comments?  Please contact the appropriate RSC member or Christa Werle (x7160).

Free Webinar from JCA & LearningExpress

Write Effective Resumes Using Keywords!

With Louise Kursmark, Author of Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads
We invite you to sign up for the next webinar in the Job & Career Accelerator expert webinar series with noted author and resume expert Louise Kursmark.
It’s tougher than ever for jobseeking candidates to be sure that their resume actually reaches hiring managers. Knowing what keywords to use can help job seekers get their resumes past sensitive filters and into the hands of employers.
Louise Kursmark is the author of Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads and 20 additional books on resumes, cover letters, and other career topics. She is Director of the Resume Writing Academy, the first comprehensive training organization for resume professionals, and the sponsor of the innovative Career Thought Leaders Conference, to be held March 14–16 in Baltimore.
Both job seekers and career professionals in libraries and colleges will find this information useful. Following Louise will be a special presentation on how Job & Career Accelerator™ can help job seekers succeed in their searches.

Invite your colleagues and friends to attend.  Space is limited, reserve seats now:
Existing Job & Career Accelerator customers who require support training may register at

Please send your questions, comments, and feedback on the webinar series to:

Title: Write Effective Resumes Using Keywords!

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

*After registering you will receive a confirmation email from containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

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Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

2011 Country Reports in CultureGrams

CultureGrams Updates
2011 Reports, Statistics, Kids Reports

This month, our editors will introduce some helpful new additions to CultureGrams, including:

  • Our full set of statistical information will be updated in all of our reports and data tables. You’ll also notice question mark icons on the country landing pages and at the top of select data tables. Click on these icons for an explanation of particular statistics and how they are calculated. This information will help your students understand the statistics and what they tell us about a country.
  • Check out our new Kids Edition country reports: Libya, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Belarus, and Serbia. Stop by to find out which of these countries boasts the highest temperature ever recorded on earth, which one gained its independence in 1990, and which is home to the world’s fourth largest Muslim population.
  • Best of all, our complete 2011 update to every text in every edition of CultureGrams will be available and live on our site (and in each PDF) on February 15. Our team delayed the release slightly in order to access and provide you the very latest information from the U.N. Human Development Report and other sources.