Changes to Book-a-Librarian and Ask by E-Mail Pages

At Tuesday’s Reference Services Committee meeting, we decided that it was time to make some changes to the Book-a-Librarian and Ask by E-Mail pages on our website.  Here’s what’s changed:

Book-a-Librarian now has a page with a list of our libraries.  Click on your library and you’re taken to that library’s BAL page with contact information.  We had reviewed a Tech Report and IdeaScale submission that asked for changes and we hope that the changes that have been put in place address those concerns.


Ask by E-Mail has a new, fresh look to it.  We are also now requiring the customer to identify the community library.  In the very near future we will be moving our Assignment Alert over to this form and knowing where the customer is located will help our QP Administrators assign it to the right spot.

The Top Learning Express Computer Courses in 2014

Computer Basics 1: Roles of Computers
Microsoft Excel 2010 Course 1: Basic
Microsoft Excel 2013 Course 2: Basic
Microsoft Word 2013 Course 2: Basic
Microsoft Access 2013 Course 1: Basic
Microsoft Word 2010 Course 1: Basic
Microsoft Windows 8 Course 1: Basic
Computer Basics 2: Personal Computer Fundamentals
Microsoft Outlook 2010 Course 1: Basic
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Course 1: Basic
Microsoft Windows 7 Course 1: Basic
Microsoft Publisher 2007

No surprises, are there?

January Training from Gale

Biography in Context

Discover how Biography in Context can enhance assignments (and improve outcomes) through multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the societal forces that shaped their lives.
January 13, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
January 22, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
January 30, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Library Journal’s “Best Overall Database”! See what made GVRL the readers’ choice: more than 15,000+ authoritative reference titles, improved navigation, a colorful new interface, cross-searching ease, and
much more.
January 6, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
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January 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)
January 28, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

History in Context

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January 15, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
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January 5, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
January 20, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)


Top GVRL in December and 2014

In December–lots of travel and some keen interest in John Reed and Emma Goldman.

China 2012
Yoga 2008
Beijing 2011
John Reed 1987
A Tale of Two Cities 1991
The Rough Guide to Beijing e4 2011
Hong Kong, Rev. ed 2006
Spanish-American War 2003
UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, vol. 5
Emma Goldman 1987


And looking back at 2014, here are the top ten overall:

  1. The College Blue Book
  2. Atlas of the World’s Strangest Animals
  3. China
  4. Familiar Animals
  5. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
  6. Ovarian Cancer
  7. Yoga
  8. Creeping Crawlers
  9. Mexico
  10. Beijing