Update [8/31/2010]: As of September 1, 2010 we no longer offer one-on-one appointments with a librarian.Get one-on-one assistance from a librarian on reference projects, Internet use or other library services. Make an appointment and our librarians can help you post a resume to a job hunt site, learn to navigate the web and set up email, obtain in-depth reference assistance, research a health topic, learn to use a database, and more. It’s your own private consultation with a reference librarian. Ask at the Reference Desk to set up your appointment.
While YouTube is great for entertaining videos, you have to dig pretty deep to find educational stuff (or know what you're looking for). Below is a short list of educational video sites:
Academic Earth - Selected lectures from top professors at Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale. Subjects range from Astronomy to Religion.
Transfer photos onto a computer, use MS Photo Editor to crop, rotate and resize pictures, plus email them. Visit print processing websites too. Please leave your camera and photos at home. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
These eight stations are for kids and their parents, and have the Microsoft Office suite as well as games and Internet access. Kids and parents can surf with or next to each other, or parents can get things done while kids play games or do homework.
Here are ten ways to get the most out of your library:
Parents – are you mystified by MySpace? Unsure of all the hype surrounding social networking?
- Go to http://www.google.com/ig
- If you already have a Google Account for their other services, just sign in.
With the upcoming conversion to digital TV, a brief review of the March/09 edition of Consumer Reports might prove beneficial.