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Archive for the month “November, 2012”

Consumer Health Complete Renewed for 2013 – Refresh Your Skills!

This resource offers us valuable and reliable information on all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.  Are we taking full advantage of the content in Consumer Health Complete?  Do you or others on your team need a refresher on how to use this valuable resource?

EBSCO offers free online training for Consumer Health Complete.  All you need to sign up and attend is access to a computer with an internet connection and either a telephone or computer speakers or VOIP headset for the audio.

Click a date/time below to register:

Thursday, December 6 from 11.00a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 22 from 7.00 – 8.00 a.m.

Wednesday, February 20 from 12.00 – 1.00 p.m.

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The 80/20 rule for collections

An interesting perspective on collection use.

Outside Experts HIRED by the Library???

http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/11/library-services/in-the-library-with-the-stethoscope/

Does this make sense?  Increase the library’s value or decrease our professional validity?  What do you THINK????

Free Gale December Training Webinars

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Library Journal’s “Best Overall Database”! See what made Gale Virtual Reference Library the readers’ choice: more than 8,000 authoritative reference titles, improved navigation, a colorful new interface, cross-searching ease, and much more.

December 5, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

December 13, 7:00 am. – 8:00 a.m.

 

Biography in Context

Biography in Context delivers outstanding school and university research support with up-to-date biographical entries spanning centuries and continents. Discover how this resource can enhance assignments (and improve outcomes) through multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the societal forces that shaped their lives.

December 3, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

December 13, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

History in Context

History in Context delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results. Learn about extensive online collection of scholarly analysis, award-winning full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents.

December 10, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

From climate change to immigration, find thousands of thought-provoking pro/con arguments in Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Balanced overviews and opinions from curriculum-focused references combine with multimedia resources to deliver an engaging way for students to develop the critical-thinking skills vital to 21st Century learning. Join this webinar to see how you can integrate Opposing Viewpoints in Context into your library or lesson plan.

December 14, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Mango 101

Mango 101

Mango is dedicated to helping our library become a hub for language and culture in our community.  Join them for a short and sweet virtual training on how to make the most of our Mango subscription.  Topics include:

–  Quick Mango demo: get up-to-date on what Mango is all about!
–  Frequently asked questions
–  Ways to promote language-learning in your library and boost usage

What are we using Ref eBooks for?

Here are the top 30 search terms used to search our Gale Virtual Reference Library collection – Given what our customers need -what would you add to our Ref eBooks?  Please comment!

  • autism
  • melanoma
  • consumer and reports
  • culture and of and celebrity
  • united and states and imperialism and philippines
  • verrazano
  • 2001 subaru manual
  • audiovisual and training
  • beyond and swords and samurai
  • celebrity
  • edwards and v. and aguillard
  • progeria
  • bipolar and disorder
  • consumer reports
  • elimenating and chemical and weapons
  • leprosy
  • psychology
  • registered and nurse
  • sports and asthma
  • triumph
  • adults and developmental and disability
  • agent orange
  • american sign language handshape dictionary
  • apollo and 12
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • climatic change
  • clinical and gerontologist
  • college blue book
  • deming
  • deming and education
  • depression and disorder
  • emerson and nature
  • gallaudet and university
  • hepatitis
  • homeschool
  • larson and perspectives on queues
  • money and market and function
  • my and name and is and asher and lev
  • political and socialization
  • project management
  • romeo and juliet
  • teen and employment and benefits

GVRL Usage in October

Wow, can you tell that there’s a charter school initiative on the Washington ballot?  Here are our top ten:

Charter School Movement e2 2009
Asperger’s Syndrome 2009
Grow Herbs 2010
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 4th ed., vol. 1
Tokyo 2011
Science and Its Times, vol. 3: 1450-1699
Children’s Book of Art 2009
Novels for Students, vol. 2
21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook, vol. 1
U*X*L Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, 2nd ed., vol. 4

Free November ProQuest Trainings

Not sure what Sno-Isle Libraries gets through the Statewide Database Licensing (SDL) ProQuest package?

Need an intro to what we offer?

ProQuest offers a wide array of content to libraries in Washington.  Join our ProQuest trainer for an overview of the ProQuest resources available to us through the Washington SDL Project. Please consider attending one of the following sessions (& check with your supervisor), which have been especially designed for Washington library staff:

Washington State Public Libraries ProQuest Resource Training

  • November 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • November 28, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • November 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Use this link to register for one of these upcoming sessions for public librarians:  http://prq.st/WApubliclibraries

Free November Gale Webinars

ChiltonLibrary

A vehicle issue can happen any time. That’s why the authoritative ChiltonLibrary offers your users help when they need it-24/7 from any Internet-connected device. This enhanced resource from the most trusted name in auto repair offers maintenance, repair, and service information on thousands of domestic and imported models spanning more than 70 years. Add value to your community by promoting ChiltonLibrary for “do-it-yourselfers” of any skill level.

November 8, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

November 19, 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

With more than 8,000 authoritative reference titles aimed at learners, researchers, professionals and general readers, Gale Virtual Reference Library offers an eBook experience like no other. See how improved navigation and colorful, engaging interface make this resource fast and easy to use, and learn to cross-search your GVRL collection with other Gale resources.

November 6, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

November 26, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

From climate change to immigration, find thousands of thought-provoking pro/con arguments in Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Balanced overviews and opinions from curriculum-focused references combine with multimedia resources to deliver an engaging way for students to develop the critical-thinking skills vital to 21st Century learning. Join this webinar to see how you can integrate Opposing Viewpoints in Context into your library or lesson plan.

November 13, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

November 29, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

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