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Archive for the month “January, 2012”

EBSCO Releases Curriculum Standards in Student Interfaces

EBSCO is pleased to announce that the EBSCOhost Curriculum Standards module, powered by Academic Benchmarks, has been released on selected interfaces.   The Curriculum Standards module contains over 900 standards aligned to the curriculum for specific U.S. states.

The Curriculum Standards (defined in this FAQ: What are Curriculum Standards?) module will be accessible from different areas in the following interfaces:

  • Student Research Center (Teacher Resources section)
  • Kids Search (Teachers Resources section)
  • Searchasaurus (Teachers Resources section)
  • History Reference Center (Reference Shelf feature area)

For details on how best to use the Curriculum Standards application, please review this FAQ:

How to use the Curriculum Standards Application

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Free Science Online Webinar

Science & Math Online Resources 

from Facts On File

Tuesday, January 24th at 11:00 a.m. (PST)

Register now!

Space is limited.

Click here to reserve your Webinar seat now:
http://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/451043585

This hour-long Webinar will look at the SCIENCE ONLINE database, plus Facts On File’s array of subject-specific eLearning Modules on science and technology:  Biomes of the Earth Online, Essential Chemistry Online, Physics in Action Online, and Global Warming Online, to name a few.  Please note that Sno-Isle Libraries only subscribes to the database and not any of the eLearning Modules referred to.

 

Title: FREE Webinar:

            Science & Math Online Resources from Facts On File

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST)

 

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

 

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Free Webinar: “Mastering the Phone Interview” from Job & Career Accelertor

 Join us for a free webinar with a Career Expert

January 18, 2011 11:00 a.m. PST

“Mastering the Phone Interview!

With Career & Management Expert, Alison Green

Phone interviews are a vital part of the job search process. They can make or break a candidate’s chance of getting in the door. Learn how to help your patrons and students ace phone interviews, and take steps towards career success.

The tips and tactics Alison covers in this webinar will help librarians and career counselors answer questions related to phone interviews and provide a resource to point patrons and students to.
Attendees will learn:

• How to answer tough phone interview questions
• How to quickly and easily build rapport with the interviewer
• How to remain calm, poised, and collected during the interview
And much more!

Librarians and Career Counselors: Don’t miss this chance to help your patrons and students work towards their goals. Feel free to invite your colleagues, library patrons and students!

 Register here today:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/216119985

Please send your questions, comments and feedback on the webinar series to: webinar@learningexpressllc.com.

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

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

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Space is limited!
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/216119985

The Job & Career Accelerator™ team at LearningExpress, LLC

The Fast Track to Getting Hired!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brand New Resource for Teens Now Available!

Rosen’s Teen Health & Wellness is now available from Sno-Isle Libraries (http://www.sno-isle.org/?ID=6057).

Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers—the award-winning, critically acclaimed online resource—provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, standards-aligned, curricular and self-help support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, and more.

Developed for teens, with their unique concerns and perspective, Teen Health & Wellness draws on Rosen’s award-winning series, including CopingNeed to Know, and others. Thoroughly updated and revised for online use, all content is reviewed by leading professionals in medicine, mental health, nutrition, guidance, and career counseling. Read our editorial and expert review policies here.

Teen Health & Wellness has received critical acclaim and won numerous awards, including an EDDIE (Annual Education Software Review) Award, an Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Distinguished Achievement Award, a World Wide Web Health Award, and a Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Award.

Any questions?  Please contact Kara Fox (x6033) or Christa Werle (x7160).

What’s this about downloading reference books to my eReader?

That’s right!  The content with the Gale Virtual Reference Library can be downloaded in PDF format and transferred to eReader devices or emailed and converted in a couple of simple steps.  Gale has created video that shows how to do it (it’s less than 3 minutes, so VERY worth your time):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYyQc_K9nKs

Does it work?  Yup!  I now have a “Dutch Oven Cooking: For Outdoor Enthusiasts” Baked Sausage And Veggi Ziti recipe on my NOOK!  (No, I’m not taking my NOOK camping.  Yet…)

Price It! Returns to Sno-Isle Libraries!

Years ago, we had a subscription to this excellent resource for researching antiques & collectibles.  This year we are able of offer access again as part of our subscription package with Gale Cengage.  Please take a new look at Price It! Antiques & Collectibles.  There is a ton of new content and the interface has improved since we last had access.

At this point there are no video tutorials and only a few support topics.  It is possible to contact Gale directly for more specific information frome the Help site:  http://help.priceit.priceminer.com/support-center/index.php

Please contact Nate Cushman (SNO, x4033) or Christa Werle (x7160) with any questions.

 

Job & Career Accelerator January Tip

Use Job & Career Accelerator to Prepare for Interviews:

During a job and career search, one will go on countless interviews-some interviews will occur over the phone and some interviews will occur face-to-face. Interviews can be a major source of anxiety for many jobseekers.

Jobseekers can use the About Job Interviews resources on Job & Career Accelerator™ to ease their job interview jitters.

To access the About Job Interviews module, click on the “Tools to Get Hired” link at the top of the Job & Career Accelerator™ homepage. The About Job Interviews module will appear on the left side of the page. The module covers all the steps in the interview process, from scheduling the interview to post-interview follow-up. The module also includes a few sample job interview questions that users can answer.

After using the About Job Interviews module in Job & Career Accelerator™, patrons will be all set for their upcoming interviews!

http://www.sno-isle.org/?ID=4337

And the most-searched database in 2011 was. . .

AncestryLibrary with over 143,000 searches.  Followed by America’s Death Notices & Obituaries, Culturegrams, and HeritageQuest.  Those genealogy folks rule!

Top GVRL Titles in December

Ethiopia 2011
How to Manage People 2008
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion v1 2005
Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law e2 v1 2006
West’s Encyclopedia of American Law e2 v1 2004
The College Blue Book e39 v3 2012
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, 5th ed.
World War I Reference Library, vol. 1: World War I Almanac
Parkinson’s Disease (ABC-CLIO)
The Aptitude Test Workbook, Rev. ed. 2008

Tools for Tough Times Subject Renaming Info:

Two of our subject pages are migrating away from Tools for Tough Times into  our regular Databases & Research subject categories:

  • “Get a Jump on the Job Hunt” will be renamed “Job Search Resources” to be consistent with linking throughout the site.
  • “Small Business Start-Up” will be renamed “Business: Small Business Start-Up” to bring it into alphabetical order for better discovery.

All of the other Tools for Tough Times links will be going away as this project/grant period is over.  Colleen will have more information on this in the next “What’s Up on the Web” newsletter.  The ‘Laptops for Job Seekers’ information remains on the Job Search Resources page:  http://www.sno-isle.org/?ID=1246&cid=996.

Our Reference Services Committee will be evaluating the following categories for redundancy and making some edits and changes to keep things clean:

  • Business
  • Small Business Start-up (Small Business Start-Up)
  • Get a Jump on the Job Hunt (Job Search Resources)
  • Job & Skills Development

Any questions?   Please call Colleen (x7046) or Christa (x7160).  Thank you!

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