June/ July 2014, Volume 6, Issue 5
Check Your Calendars!!
ALA Annual Conference
June 26-July 1, 2014
ALCTS Annual Conference
June 26–July 1, 2014
Immersion Program – Teacher and Program Tracks
July 20–25, 2014
Teen Blogging Contest
Deadline: August 1, 2014
Library Card Sign-up Month
Featured e-Resources of the Month
New e-resources' features made available
featured electronic resources
New e-resources features made available
Just in time for summer, explore these new features the State Library e-resource provides:
Bring history to life with World Book's enhanced Timeline feature. Now iPad- and Android-compatible, the new Timelines is available in World Book Student, Advanced, Info Finder, Online Reference Center, and Discover. World Book has added 400 ready-made, editable timelines that cover the arts, literature, notable people, parts of the world, science and technology, society and culture, sports and world history. Users who create an account in World Book can make their own timelines and upload their own images. This makes a great tool for biographies, autobiographies, family reunions or charting any process. Users can edit, save and print. Take a tour by viewing this recorded webinar.
Do you have an upcoming trip to a foreign country planned? See Mango Languages' 14 new "Specialty Courses for English speakers." They include Latin American Spanish for medicine and librarians, German Oktoberfest, Biblical Hebrew, Irish St. Patrick's Day, and Ancient and Modern Greek.
Ancestry Library, available only in libraries, schools and academic campuses, has created a way to continue your research at home. Use the "Send document" to create a Discovery page of up to 300 items that can be accessed via email from anywhere. Bring up a record you want to read, click "Send document" and enter your email address to receive a link to your Discovery page. This video shows how.
Read aloud is now enabled in both SIRS Discoverer and SIRS Issues Researcher. Now users from kindergarten through adult can hear SIRS' magazine and newspaper articles read aloud. Simply click the "Listen" icon at the top of the article.
These and other electronic resources are available from the Online Resources page on the State Library website. They are directly available within the library and on school and academic campuses. World Book and SIRS are available from home with a library barcode and password.