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Archive for the month “February, 2012”

Free Training Sessions with Morningstar

Attend one of these sessions from your library or at home and in just 45 minutes, you will be familiar with Morningstar’s most popular features and tools. We will also leave time at the end to answer any questions you may have.

Training Webinar Schedule:

 Wednesday, February 29 at 4pm

  • Click here to attend
  • Dial 800-549-9585. Use conference code 107 527 4

 Thursday, March 1 at 9am

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  • Dial 800-549-9585. Use conference code 400 519 7

 Tuesday, March 27 at 4pm

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  • Dial 800-549-9585. Use conference code 107 527 4

 You may listen to the webinars using your computer speakers or by calling in. Please check the Help and Education tab of Morningstar Investment Research Center for our most up-to-date training schedule.

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Gale Free March Training Webinars

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Learn to navigate this engaging resource that provides the facts on current event topics, as well as proponents’ and detractors’ arguments. Discover how you can easily integrate 21st-Century skills into your instruction with this proven approach to learning through position papers, reference, and general periodical content on a variety of controversial issues, downloads, quizzes for use in the classroom, and more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Discover how the Gale Virtual Reference Library can help drive eBook usage by enabling your library to create its own eBook collection — provide access to reference materials previously available only in the library. Learn how to conduct basic and advanced searches, how to use the document toolbox and how this easy-to-use tool can help users get the most out of eBooks.
Biography in Context
Learn to navigate this engaging new resource for historical and current biographical research through extensive search results from a variety of print outlets. Comprehensive, current, and easy to use, Gale Biography contains more than 657,000 biographies on more than 385,000 people from around the world and throughout history.

New site added to our Learning Online resources

Thanks to Lindsay Hanson @ MAR for recommending a great resource for learning online:

gcfLearnFree.org: Creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. A program of the Goodwill Community Foundation.

Check out the list of lessons – it’s an incredible adult skills development resource!

 

Morningstar Newsletters

Though we have never subscribed to the Newsletters Module from Morningstar, due to a programming error on their part we have had sporadic access for the past 9 months.  To eliminate any confusion for our customers and provide content that has seen some use while it was available, we will be adding the Newsletter Module for a small one-time charge.

Our customers will see “Access Denied” under the “Newsletters” tab until the module is activated for us; we expect this to happen by April 2012.

Tip: Using Job & Career Accelerator™ to Find Internships and Temporary Job Opportunities

Job & Career Accelerator can help job seekers find available internships, temporary, and full-time positions through the SimplyHired database. Thousands of new jobs are posted each week.

To conduct an internship search, click on the “Find Jobs & More” link at the top of the Job & Career Accelerator page. Click on the “Internship Search” link on the left hand side of the page. Take a moment to read the helpful search tips, enter your keywords into the search box, and click the “Search Internships” button. Available internships will appear in the search results.

To conduct a search for temporary jobs, click on the “Find Jobs & More” link at the top of the Job & Career Accelerator page. Click on the “Advanced Job Search” link on the left hand side of the page. Type in “temporary” (without quotes) into the “With at least one of the words” field, and click the “Search Jobs” button. Available temporary jobs will appear in the search results.

Using these tips, jobseekers will be well equipped to use Job & Career Accelerator to find career opportunities!

Free JCA Webinar February 22, 2012, 11:00am

  How to Turn Internships and Temporary Work into Full-Time Employment”

With Career Management Expert Heather Huhman

In today’s job market companies are turning to temporary employees and interns to fill vacancies and help solve corporate challenges.

The tips and tactics Heather will discuss during the presentation will help librarians and career counselors answer patrons and students career search questions, and provide a resource to point job seekers to in the future.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to identify and create your own internship opportunities
  • How to work with temporary staffing agencies
  • How to make the most of internships, or temporary assignments
  • And much more!

This webinar is ideal for job seekers, and those helping job seekers in Libraries and Universities.

Don’t miss this chance to help your patrons and students work towards their career goals!

Register here today:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/661652480

Heather Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and founder of Come Recommended, a content marketing consultancy for organizations with products that target job seekers and employers. She is also the author of “#ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle” (2010) and writes career and recruiting advice for numerous outlets.

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/661652480

The Job & Career Accelerator™ team at LearningExpress, LLC

The Fast Track to Getting Hired!

 

 

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February Free Gale Webinars

Biography in Context

Replacing Biography Resource Center, Gale Biography in Context represents a fundamental shift in Gale’s approach to product development. Discover everything that’s different and better than ever and learn how to navigate this engaging new resource for historical and current biographical research.

February 16, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Discover how the Gale Virtual Reference Library can help drive eBook usage by enabling your library to create its own eBook collection — providing access to reference materials that had previously been available only in the library. You’ll learn how to conduct basic and advanced searches, how to use the document toolbox and how this easy-to-use tool can help users get the most out of eBooks.

February 13, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

February 23, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

March 1, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

March 6, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

History in Context

Replacing History Resource Center, Gale History in Context represents a fundamental shift in Gale’s approach to product development. Discover everything that’s different and better than ever and learn how to navigate this engaging new resource — including how to review the general content, construct and employ different search strategies and how to differentiate between basic, person, subject, chronological and advanced search options.

February 14, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Replacing Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context represents a fundamental shift in Gale’s approach to product development. Discover everything that’s different and better than ever and learn how to navigate this engaging new resource’ that gives you the facts on the latest current event topics, as well as the proponent’s and detractor’s arguments.

March 2, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Looking for a Notary Public?

Last week one of our email customers asked for a list of notaries in her community.  In answering it, I was reminded that this is a license, so it can be looked up at the WA State Dept of Licensing website.  It tops out at 200 names per search, but that’s certainly a great starting point.

Top Ten GVRL Titles in January

Those travel books are really getting a workout!

Naples & The Amalfi Coast 2009
Naples & The Amalfi Coast, Rev. ed. 2010
Photography, 1st American ed. 2005
Climate Change 2009
U*X*L American Decades, vol. 3: 1920 – 1929
Chronology of American Military History, vol. 1
World War I Reference Library, vol. 1: World War I Almanac
Australia 2010
Art, 1st American ed. 2005
Novels for Students, vol. 3
Business Plans Handbook, vol. 11

That whole making something reference move to circulating thing

As we approach the one year anniversary of our migration to Polaris, I thought that it might be a good idea to refresh/remind/nag everyone about what to do when you receive the updated edition of a reference book or find something that is no longer useful to you as reference.  Please feel free to share this with your staff.

 

When we migrated to Polaris there were some significant changes and one of those changes was the use of REF as a prefix  in call numbers.  Although the catalog reflects this, the spine labels were not retrospectively changed and only items added since March 2011 have this type of spine label.   And since this is a call number, it can only be edited by Catalog Services staff.  The movement of materials from Reference to circulating still happens, but it will require some consultation with the RSC and approval by Terry.  The second step is a consultation with the Collection Development Librarians since they often purchase these items for the circulating collection and have a better sense of what is needed in circulation.

 

Our policy about not circulating our reference collection has not changed.

 

What does this mean for community libraries?

  1. When you receive a new edition and want to circulate the old edition it has to be sent to SRV Review.  Ditto for anything that you feel is no longer needed in reference.
  2. Please put a note on the item that you’d like to circulate and I’ll make sure that the CD Librarians see it.  No guarantee that they’ll put it in circ or send it to your library.
  3. In the case of large sets, such as World Book Encyclopedia, we will do our best to avoid physically shuffling 26 volumes to and fro.   We will try to make those changes remotely.   I’ll try to send out an email as soon as the new editions arrive.
  4. Because there are several points in the catalog record that must be changed by the Catalog Services staff, it cannot be done by community library staff.  Please do not override when you see that message that says the item is designated non-circulating in order to circulate the item.

 

As always, if you have any questions, comments, brilliant ideas, or concerns, feel free to contact me.

 

Terry

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