Archive for April, 2009
I am now reading Acheron, by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I am also still reading Quiet Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian, by Scott Douglas. I like to have two or three books going at one time. I can always pick one up dependant on my mood. Acheron is currently satisfying my sci-fi/thriller need. It’s quite sad at this point but I expect the action to pick up at any moment. Definitely a good read.
-Heath, McCracken County Public LibrarianRead Full Post | Make a Comment ( 8 so far )
Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.
This month’s presentation is:
The Kentucky Clothes Closet: 150 Years of Fashionable Dressing
Presented by the McCracken County Public Library and the Kentucky Humanities Council with speaker Sandra Staebell
I’m reading Quiet Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian, by Scott Douglas. It’s a funny look at becoming a public librarian in today’s world, and the exciting work this profession provides. I’m loving it! So where’s your bookmark stationed today?
-Heath, McCracken County Public LibrarianRead Full Post | Make a Comment ( 6 so far )
The New York Public Library has a fantastic job assistance site available at http://www.nypl.org/services/jobs/ .
The site is equipped with multiple online resources for locating jobs and job training. This resource includes a Frequently Asked Questions page (FAQ), a job search central with up-to-date resources for career options, resume writing, and job search strategies, eBooks, Audiobooks, and Videos, and Employment Websites – NYPL’s recommendations for the best free websites for finding a job and advancing your career.
Some features of the site require a NYPL Library Card, but many options are free to the public. Definitely worth a quick browse.
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Academic Earth, a social entrepreneurship venture focused on expanding the availability of high-quality educational opportunities for people around the globe, announced the launch of its website at http://academicearth.org. The site has been in public beta since late January. Academic Earth offers free access to online video of full courses and guest lectures from leading educational institutions including Yale, Harvard, and MIT.
The catalog of video lectures, spanning nearly all major academic subjects, contains 60 full courses and 2,395 overall lectures. The lectures are presented through a user-friendly interface that allows visitors to browse by Subject, University, or Instructor.
Visitors have reported a wide variety of uses for the site. Students have used it to supplement existing coursework, educators to study the teaching methods of other instructors, and lifelong learners for personal enrichment. Of particular interest have been the large collections of business, computer science, and engineering lectures, which have been utilized by professionals and job seekers.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )
Did you know that today, in 1833, the first tax-supported public library was founded Peterborough, NH?Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
I am reading I’m Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted, by Jennifer Finney Boylan.
I just started reading this title, but so far it has proven to be very good. The book is a memoir, recounting the young life of a haunted individual with some unique circumstances surrounding her life. The author jumps from past to present frequently, providing an interesting double narrative. I look forward to reading more.
Where’s your bookmark today?Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 7 so far )