Monday, April 10, 2017

It's National Library Week! (April 9-15, 2017)

A Baker's Dozen Ways to Celebrate
  1. Browse our assortment of new books
  2. Check out a children’s book and read it to a child
  3. Donate unwanted books to the library
  4. Dust off your favorite book and read it again
  5. Find needed information by searching AVL
  6. Hang out in the library between classes
  7. Leave a comment on one of our blog posts
  8. Leisurely read one of our current magazines
  9. Request to borrow a book through ILL
  10. Return overdue materials with amnesty
    (fines will be waived through April 30th)
  11. Sign up for a library card at your public library
  12. Suggest a book to a friend and discuss it over dinner
  13. Take advantage of our nice selection of movies

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Library Diversity Statement

No person on the grounds of race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, language, religious beliefs, political views, military status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, age, body size, physical/mental abilities, socio-economic status, or similar factor shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any library program or activity. Attendees at the Diversity Conference (15363758452)

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

KnightCite

    KnightCite, a service of Hekman Library at Calvin College, simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting the given data on a source into a reliable citation. Those who choose to register on the site have the option of saving all of their citations and even multiple bibliographies to their account. http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/

HowJsay

Make embarrassing mispronunciations a thing of the past with howjsay, the world’s most accurate and comprehensive online talking dictionary of the English language. Regional variations in pronunciation are included as well. www.howjsay.com

Forvo


Forvo is the largest online reference for pronunciations with a database of nearly 4 million words pronounced in over 330 languages – all created and maintained by native speakers. www.forvo.com

Language Tool

Language Tool is an Open Source proof­reading program for English, French, German, Polish, and more than 20 other languages. It finds many errors and grammar problems that a simple spell checker cannot detect. www.languagetool.org

Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Alabama Virtual Library

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals to assist professional educators. http://www.teacherreference.com/