Join us for the Creating Quality Trainings webinar on Wednesday, April 4th at 2:00 on the afternoon. Librarians are being asked to conduct patron and staff training various situations but many of us have had no formal education in training or adult learning. This webinar will discuss the basics of developing, organizing, managing and evaluating [...]
The State of Ohio Training Association is now accepting registrations for its spring event, “Critical Thinking for Influential Storytelling” on May 11, 2012 from 8:30-4:30. This event features Ruth Milligan, Executive Speech Coach and co-curator of the TEDx Columbus event. During this interactive workshop, participants will apply critical thinking strategies to develop a story structure [...]
If you are not happy with the search results you’ve been seeing using standard search engines, try Scientific WebPlus from Thomson Reuters. This experimental tool searches in the websites of universities, government agencies, scientific news outlets, research institutes, select blogs, and other reliable sources. It will automatically sort results by domain (.com, .org, .gov, etc.) [...]
March 25, 1911 – A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, a sweatshop in New York City, claims the lives of 146 workers. Flesh & blood so cheap : the Triangle fire and its legacy Connect to title online Ohio eBook Project
March 24, 1900 – Mayor Van Wyck of New York breaks ground for the New York subway tunnel that will link Manhattan and Brooklyn. Under the sidewalks of New York : the story of the greatest subway system in the world TF725.N5 C8 1988 Stacks
March 23, 1839 – The initials “O.K.” are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for “oll correct,” a popular slang misspelling of “all correct” at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans. The said and the unsaid : mind, meaning, and culture P126 .T9 [...]
The New York Times has announced that beginning in April, non-subscribers will be able to read up to ten free articles per month at NYTimes.com. The paper currently allows non-subscribers twenty articles per month. Re-reading an article downloaded earlier in the month will not count against the ten-article limit. The home page, section front pages, [...]
Some time ago, the Census Bureau announced that it would no longer compile the annual Statistical Abstract, an essential source of reliable statistics. Proquest, which provides some of our OhioLINK resources, has decided to pick up where the Census Bureau left off, and will issue online and print editions for 2013. This is great news.