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Archive for the month “August, 2015”

Gale Webinars in September

Student Resources in Context

This ever-growing collection of premium cross-curricular content promotes learner engagement while fostering critical-thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and creativity skills. Remove the risk of unverified sources on the open web while delivering an authoritative, multimedia selection of essential content.
September 17, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
September 28, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.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.
September 10, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
September 29, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)

 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Balanced overviews and fact-based opinions from curriculum-focused references combine with multimedia to deliver an engaging way to develop critical-thinking skills.
September 14, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
September 30, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

 

Literature Resource Center/ LitFinder/ MLA

Learn about the brand new mobile-responsive interface for Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, and MLA International Bibliography in this exciting session. In this session, you’ll learn how to navigate the new look, connect to literature studies and programming, and much more.
September 3, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
September 9, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
September 21, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (ET)

 

Librarians–remember to enter this in Cornerstone when you’ve completed a webinar.

Sharing Reference Materials with Other Sno-Isle Libraries

Sometimes one word can really trip you up.  Intranet page 451 used to be called Reference Loans to Other Sno-Isle Libraries.  But even the word “loan” wasn’t specific enough and sadly, some reference items have been checked out to customers.  So the Reference Services Committee has decided to rename this page to Sharing Reference Materials with Other Sno-Isle Libraries in hopes that everyone understands that reference items don’t get checked out to customers.

The Driving Test

We’ve added a new link to a free resource–The Driving Test-is part of a plan for driver safety that makes free permit practice tests written by experts available to anyone who wants to study, along with online copies of official state or province study guides.

Spanish for Librarians

Spanish for Librarians

Did you know that Mango is offering a Spanish for Librarians class?  If you go to Mango, select Specialty Courses and scroll down.  Once you’ve started the class, you’ll find chapters about:

  • obtaining a library card
  • help at the reference desk
  • accessing resources
  • what activities are happening at the library?
  • job search

Each chapter contains lessons and practice, with grammar and pronunciation highlights.

Give it a try!

 

Summertime in GVRL

Quite an interesting mix in the top 10:

Space Sciences, 2nd ed., vol. 4
Ultimate Aptitude Tests 2008
Knives and Swords 2010
Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia, vol. 1
Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Sicily
Rivers and Streams 2011
The Inner Solar System 2010
Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country 2011
Integrating Young Adult Literature through the Common Core Standards 2013
Knots 2012

Top 20 language classes in Mango in July

Spanish, Latin American
French
Italian
Japanese
German
Chinese, Mandarin
Korean
Swahili
Hebrew
Russian
Spanish, Castilian
Greek
Norwegian
Tagalog
Horse Race of Siena, Italian
Portuguese (Brazil)
Text Talk
Latin
Arabic, MSA
Spanish for Librarians

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