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First Tuesdays–US Census

FROM WSL:  WHAT’S NEW UNDER THE SUN?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT

Mark your calendars now for November’s First Tuesdays webinar:  What’s New in the Census, presented by Lia Bolden, U.S. Census Bureau.
Learn what’s new on the U. S. Census webpage and how to navigate census complexities to find necessary data.

First Tuesdays is designed as a continuing education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington. These free webinar presentations are recorded and archived so others may listen at their convenience.  Questions? Please contact Carolyn Petersen at carolyn.petersen@sos.wa.gov.

Statewide Database Licensing News

From the Washington State Library:

The Washington State Library and the Statewide Database Licensing Project Advisory Committee are pleased to announce that ProQuest has again been selected to provide a suite of database products to the nonprofit libraries of Washington State. The package includes a periodicals collection, a collection of Washington and national newspapers, and resources for children and students. This new contract with ProQuest is set to begin on July 1, 2016.

A complete listing of the content in the new ProQuest package is available along with links to detailed descriptions of the individual components on the ProQuest Package Product Descriptions page.

The SDL Advisory Committee had a key role in the selection process, advising on the RFP itself, and subsequently assisting with the scoring, and making vendor recommendations. Feel free to contact members of the Advisory Committee, or SDL staff, with your comments or suggestions.

GVRL in January

The top ten:

The Rough Guide to Costa Rica, 7th ed.–this had 260 retrievals!

Film 2006

Infectious Diseases 2011

Norway 2012

A Handbook of Ancient Religions 2007

Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: London, 2014

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, 32nd ed., vol. 1

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 2011

Maui, Moloka’i & Lana’i 2012

Cold War Reference Library, vol. 1: Almanac, vol. 1

Gale Webinars in December

Please feel free to register for these webinars, with your supervisor’s approval.  They can be added as External Trainings in Cornerstone.

 

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.
December 2, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
December 14, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 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.
December 3, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
December 29, 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.

December 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
December 29, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET)

 

National Geographic Kids

Engage young students and broaden their horizons with reputable, authoritative, and age-appropriate content that brings them the world in a way they’ve never seen before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

December 10, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)ber 29, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET)

Changes Ahead for National Geographic

The National Geographic Society has sold the troubled magazine and its book, map and other media assets to a partnership headed by 21st Century Fox, the Murdoch-controlled company that owns the 20th Century Fox movie studio, the Fox television network and Fox News Channel.  We’ll have to see what that means for the publishing side of things.  In the meantime, don’t forget that we have National Geographic Online!

Top GVRL Titles in August

Bacteria and Viruses 2011
The 100 Most Important Chemical Compounds 2007
Countries and Their Cultures, vol. 1
They Eat That? 2012
Alaska 2012
Intelligent Learning Infrastructure for Knowledge Intensive Organizations 2006
Pocket Rough Guide: Amsterdam, 2013
Washington, D.C. 2012
Chile and Easter Island 2011
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained, vol. 3

Mango Languages in August

For the first time in a long time, another language has taken the #1 spot:

Japanese
Spanish, Latin American
French
Italian
German
Chinese, Mandarin
Greek
ESL Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish for Librarians
Pirate

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.

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.

Mango Top Ten in June

Swahili hasn’t been in the top ten for a while!

Spanish, Latin American
Italian
Japanese
German
Russian
Swahili
French
Greek
Chinese, Mandarin
Korean

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