The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Urban Library Council (ULC) and the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) announce the availability of funds to will support the planning and designing of up to 30 Learning Labs in libraries and museums throughout the country. The Labs are intended to engage middle- and [...]
From the Reference Desk… Did you know that fish and rice grow well together? Or that researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have identified a pesticide that affects bees and causes colony collapse disorder? Facts on File Science Online offers the latest science in the news, conversion calculators, a science dictionary, Ohio science [...]
By Janet Ingraham Dwyer, Youth Services Library Consultant State Library of Ohio I’m sharing notes from the sessions I attended at the 2012 Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia last month, in hopes that this information will be useful to the youth services community and others. This illuminating session on teens, behavior, and communication was [...]
From the Reference Desk… Business.gov has a new name and location. Business.USA.gov is the new multi-agency source of Federal programs, tools, grants, events, data, links, blogs, and more.
April 27, 1861 – President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus. A review of the argument of President Lincoln and Attorney General Bates, in favor of Presidential power to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus E453 .C74 :04 Rare Books
From the Reference Desk… Get rid of old, expired, or unused prescription drugs this Saturday at a location near you. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those [...]
April 26, 1986- The world’s worst nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl power plant in the Soviet Union. The legacy of Chernobyl, 1986 to 1996 and beyond : hearing before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, April 23, 1996 Y 4.SE 2:104-1-12 Federal Documents Microfiche
April 25, 1953 – The magazine Nature publishes an article by biologists Francis Crick and James Watson, describing the “double helix” of DNA. The double helix; a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA 547.596 W334D Dewey Stacks