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Changes at the Washington State Library

These all happen on February 1, 2017.  So if you’re recommending a trip to WSL, be aware that things will be different.

Archiving the White House

There was a change on WhiteHouse.gov today and you might wonder what happens to the old content when a new administration comes on board.   Yes, there was a plan.  And you can find the content from the Obama White House here.

 

Maybe we aren’t overloaded?

There’s a new Pew Internet report out that suggests that perhaps we are becoming less overwhelmed by the amount of information out there.  Check it out!

 

GVRL in August

Our top ten:

The Rough Guide to Copenhagen e4 2010
Copenhagen 2011
Eyewitness Travel Guide: Germany, 2014
Eyewitness Travel Guide: Back Roads Germany, 2014
Eyewitness Travel Guide: Munich & the Bavarian Alps, 2014
McCarthyism and the Communist Threat 2011
Bipolar Disorder 2012
UXL Sustainable Living, vol. 1
Allergies Sourcebook e4 2011
Business Plans Handbook, vol. 35

Elections Page is Live!

2016 is a big election year.  And our elections page will be up and running this week.  We are going to be updating it at several strategic times:

  • At the conclusion of the Washington State Presidential Primary in May.
  • At the conclusion of the Republican Party National  Convention (July 18-21, 2016).
  • At the conclusion of the Washington State Primary in August.
  • At the conclusion of the Democratic Party National Convention (July 25–28, 2016).

We don’t want to go overboard with  this page, but if you see something that we’ve missed, please let me know asap!

Library use?

An interesting interpretation of the most recent Pew Report.  It makes me realize how fortunate we are to have such stable funding!

GVRL in March

Travel, health, and homework–what a combination!  Here are the top ten ebooks retrieved from GVRL last month:

Mexico City 2010

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide: Washington, DC, 2014

Huntington’s Disease 2012

Beyond Geometry 2011

Familiar Animals 2012

Hepatitis 2011

Lou Gehrig’s Disease 2012

Arms & Armor, Rev. ed. 2011

Medieval Life, Rev. ed. 2011

Sleep Disorders Sourcebook e3 2010

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)

The Wood Database

Just when you think that you’ve seen it all, something like this comes along.  The Wood Database was designed by Eric Meier, whose initial RTF document in 2007 has turned into this very useful tool.

By looking and learning about different woods, any woodworker or crafts-person can quickly and easily ascertain which woods to use for which projects — whether your selection criteria is based on color, grain pattern, strength, dimensional stability, durability, etc.

Check it out at http://www.wood-database.com/

 

 

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.

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