It’s been a quiet summer, right?

As I look through the smokey haze this morning, I’m amazed that it’s August 15.  There has been a lot going on this year.  Time has certainly flown, hasn’t it?

We’ve had some significant changes in Information Services this year and I’d like to give you a brief rundown of where we are to date:

Joy Feldman now has the title of Lead Librarian for Early Literacy.  While it sounds different than Early Learning Coordinator, it’s really a better reflection of the work that Joy does with children from birth to 3rd grade and their parents, caregivers, and educators.

Emily Felt is our new Lead Librarian for Business Services.  Many of you know Emily from her time at Coupeville, Sultan, and Monroe.  She’s been a very active member of the Business Services Team and has great plans for re-invigorating our services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

I hope that you had a chance to participate in the IdeaScale campaign about the two vacancies in Public Services.  Our Lead Librarians are connected to core services and strategic priorities and they’re not limited to a specific age group.  When you have a question, contact one of them and be assured that your question will probably be shared and solved by the whole group–they collaborate!

May Top Ten in GVRL

Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints: Factory Farming
History Behind the Headlines, vol. 1
Tourette Syndrome 2013
Issues That Concern You: Vegetarianism, 2014
Business Plans Handbook, vol. 36
Whooping Cough 2012
Savings and Investing 2012
Encyclopedia of Management e7 2012
Encyclopedia of Management Theory, vol. 1
Knives and Swords 2010

Some serious topics for springtime!

GVRL in April

The top ten were:
Eyewitness Travel Guide: Back Roads Germany, 2014
Collaborative Grantseeking 2011
Medieval Weapons 2007
Daily Life in Victorian England, 2nd ed.
The Handbook of Community Practice e2 2013
The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2011
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, vol. 1
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd ed., vol. 1
Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, vol. 236
Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd ed., vol. 1

As always, this reflects our customers wide variety of interests.


Top GVRL in December

What an interesting month!

The Encyclopedia of Kidney Diseases and Disorders 2012
The Rough Guide to Costa Rica, 7th ed.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology 2002
Science and Its Times, vol. 7: 1950-Present
The Antebellum Era 2003
How to Prepare a Business Plan e5 2008
Business Plans Handbook, vol. 36
International Directory of Company Histories, vol. 114
The Rough Guide to Norway, 6th ed.
K-9 Police Units 2010

Fact Checking the State of the Union

There’s something new that’s happening during the State of the Union address, scheduled for January 30.  The Reporters’ Lab at Duke University is beta-testing a real-time fact check during the actual address to Congress.  And there’s definite street cred here:   itt draws on automation and fact-checking work from researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington, the Internet Archive, MIT Media Lab, and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.