Wouldn’t you like to use an easy tool for quick infographics? On February 5th, I gave a presentation to our library on Infogr.am, a tool for creating infographics. If you have never heard of Infogr.am or even infographics, I have some great information to share with you. Infogr.am was founded in 2012 by newsroom people, Uldis Leiterts and Raimonds Kaze. They wanted to empower journalists with an easy infographic tool. This award winning company, headquartered in Latvia, touts that “Infogr.am is the fastest growing data visualization community on the planet!” Continue reading
National Women’s History Month started back in 1981 when Congress passed Public Law 97-28, which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Then in 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project (NWHP), Congress passed Public Law 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Continue reading
“You are now free to move about the library.” This quote was taken from the SirsiDynix website on their new product, MobileCirc. According to their website, MobileCirc “frees you to move around your library and your community with streamlined circulation, inventory, and shelving features in a lightweight mobile application.” On February 5th, I presented at the 17th annual library professional growth day on how our library plans to use this new software for mobile circulation. Continue reading
On February 5, 2014, the library staff members held their annual Professional Growth Day. We all heard a variety of wonderful information and felt we could not keep it to ourselves. So, we have decided to share the ideas from our presentations given on that day.
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Have you ever heard a song on the radio and desperately waited for a Disc Jockey to chime in with the band’s name? Or tried to help a friend puzzle out a song that they heard last night, straining to recall the melody? Fret no more, worrisome reader! I am here to gift you the latest way to hunt down malicious melodies: query by humming! Continue reading
The Digital Public Library of America has almost six million items from libraries, archives, and museums and it continues to grow. The items are not physically contained in one place, but have been made accessible via the internet to individuals all over the world. Continue reading
Shockwaves could be felt on the Bellevue University main campus during November 2013. It was revealed that fifteen journals are in jeopardy of being removed from the library’s periodical collection. What?!?! Do not tell me that they are taking away the journal that I go to when I need a break from my studies. Oh no! Not the one that has such good articles in it that I count on for my hardest class! Continue reading
“Guess how many hugs and kisses are in the jar!” For the past two weeks, library lovers were encouraged to guess how many Hershey’s candy “Hugs” and “Kisses” were the jar (pictured). Sneaky librarians tried to trip contestants up by putting tissue paper in the jar too. Giving your guess wasn’t the only thing we wanted to know. Entrants were also asked to give a reason why they loved the Freeman/Lozier Library. In all, we received over 70 entries including one submitted to our Facebook page. So, the question remains, just how many hugs and kisses were in the jar? Continue reading
The Winter Olympics are held every four years and 2014 saw the games happen in Sochi, Russia. On the 7th of this month the games were officially started with the opening ceremony and on the 23rd they were ended with the closing ceremony. Over the course of 16 days a total of Continue reading
Copper, brass, leather and lace: a few components that make up the culture of steampunk. Another is the technology we have, only imagined the way it would have been in the Victorian Era. Of course when you read a story or watch a movie (maybe even a comic) involving these elements, it’s easy to notice. At least, it should be. Until a few weeks ago, I didn’t realize just how obsessed with steampunk I was. A few people I know were talking about a steampunk retro/50’s era and I joined in. It would have all of the glam of the decade without any of the issues that existed at the time. It’s an interesting image to imagine Marilyn Monroe as a robot and her dress covered in clockwork. Continue reading
On Friday, February 5, 2014, Reference Services Librarian Lorraine Patrick prepared and presented a thought-provoking presentation on dorm librarians for Professional Growth Day. In her presentation, she brought to light the push that academic libraries are facing to rethink their services in order to meet library users on their own terms. Continue reading