Monday, November 07, 2005

Can you stand a little Christmas?

From the state library of Kansas:

It's 70 degrees here in Topeka and not a snow flake, reindeer or pilgrim in sight….

But, no matter the weater, the information elves in the Reference Division of the State Library have been hard at work today and are sending out a small gift to the Kansas library community.

We've set up a small webliography for the holiday season ahead at:

http://kslib.info/ref/misc/web/winterholidays.html

If you have addtions to make to this webliography that might be of help to other librarians answering those tough holiday questions send them my way for consideration at:

ksdocs@kslib.info

Bill Sowers -- Cataloging/Kansas Publications
State Library of Kansas


PS. I like the postcards from the Historical Society!

Micaela

Friday, November 04, 2005

Online "Reader's Advisory"

Reader's Advisory is a service some libraries offer: if you want to read a book that offers something of the same style or tone of a favorite author, just ask the librarian.

This online version offers a mapping of the world of authors, demonstrating how close they are to each other. I must confess that I entered Tolkien, and Terry Pratchett is a resulting close read, so that was correct. But I've read a lot less Stephen King than the map would suggest.

Try it at gnooks.com. And then look to the home page for similar mapping/excursion into the world of movies and of music.

Thanks for the link, Rachel!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Test Preparation

Hey, if you are planning on taking one of these tests soon, check out our online prep tests... you can practice and see your sample results immediately. Go to our online databases to get to this.

Josie just told me that she didn't know we had this resource. Sometimes it's hard to get the word out. Hope this helps.

Online Test and Course Resources

ACT PREPARATION
BUSINESS WRITING SUCCESS SKILLS
GED
GRADUATE SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAMS
JOB & CAREER TEST PREPARATION
JOB SEARCH AND SUCCESS SKILLS
MATH SKILLS IMPROVEMENT
NURSING
READING SKILLS IMPROVEMENT
RESUME AND INTERVIEWING SUCCESS SKILLS
SAT PREPARATION
SKILLS IMPROVEMENT COURSES
SKILLS IMPROVEMENT WITH SPANISH INSTRUCTIONS
TEACHING
TECHNICAL AND CAREER COLLEGE SKILLS
TOEFL
U.S. CITIZENSHIP
WRITING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
WRITING SKILLS IMPROVEMENT