Monday, January 30, 2006


NEW BOOK:
PETERSON’S GUIDE
TO ONLINE LEARNING

Just added to the Reference Collection is Peterson’s Guide to Online Learning. The book is subtitled, “Get an Education Without Setting Foot in the Classroom.”

Peterson’s Guide to Online Learning is a resource designed to help you find out if online learning is right for you, as well as to understand how to get the most out of your online learning experience. The book also explains how online learning works, the pros and cons of online learning, how to select an online program, how to apply, and much more.

Peterson’s Guide to Online Learning is currently on display on the New Books shelf in the Reference Department. The call number is:


REF
374.26
GUIDE

ALSO, check out the latest edition of Occupational Outlook Quarterly, also on the New Books shelf. Its cover story is “Career Myths and How to Debunk Them.” The full-text of the article is also available as a PDF file from the Occupational Outlook Quarterly website or by clicking here.

Saturday, January 28, 2006


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
WEB PORTAL
FROM CLUSTY

In honor of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1906), the search engine Clusty (The Clustering System) has created the Benjamin Franklin Web Portal.

Description from the
site:

“A comprehensive, one-stop site that includes
carefully curated educational resources, Franklin's own writings and proverbs, and tens of thousands of websites scattered throughout cyberspace. Befitting this founding father's leadership in establishing the country's first public library, this free site, in honor of his Tercentenary, is accessible to anyone with an internet connection.”

The Benjamin Franklin Web Portal by Clusty can be accessed at:

Thursday, January 26, 2006


LOCAL AUTHOR
SUSAN CAMPBELL BARTOLETTI
WINS PRESTIGIOUS
NEWBERY HONOR BOOK AWARD

Susan Campbell Bartoletti of Moscow has won the prestigious Newbery Honor Book award from the American Library Association for her book Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow.


Hitler Youth tells the story of a generation of German young people - one group of youths devote all their energy to the Hitler Youth and the propaganda that gave Hitler his power, and the other group of youths resists the Nazi movement.


Ms. Bartoletti is also the author of the critically-acclaimed A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska, 1896; Kids on Strike! and Growing Up in Coal Country.


The Reference Department congratulates Ms. Bartoletti for this amazing recognition and honor.




Much thanks to Susan Campbell Bartoletti for
permitting me to use her photo in our blog.

Monday, January 23, 2006


WHAT HAPPENED THE DAY
YOU WERE BORN?

Now you can easily view The New York Times
for the day you were born,
or for any other day back to 1851.

Plus, you can print a complete front page
or any other page (including graphics)
for research or for presentations at birthdays,
anniversaries, weddings or retirements.

Ask at the Reference Desk about
The Historical New York Times (1851-2001),
now available on all PC desktops
in the Reference Department.

Thursday, January 19, 2006


NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA:
GRZIMEK’S ANIMAL LIFE ENCYCLOPEDIA

Just added to Reference collection is the 17-Volume Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia.

Gale proudly presents the first completely revised and updated version of this acclaimed set in 30 years. Some reviewers call Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia the best reference work on animals ever published; others call it the legacy left to us by famed zoologist and animal lover, Bernhard Grzimek.

The original 13-vol. set, published in Germany in the late 1960s, is internationally renowned for its scientific reporting, coverage and illustrations, and serves as a major point of reference for researchers and students studying the animal kingdom. Thorough articles familiarize readers with animals found everywhere on the globe, detailing their life cycles, predators, food systems, overall ecology and much more. Staying true to the original scientific pedigree, Gale enlisted prominent advisors and contributors from the international scientific community to incorporate recent developments in the animal world.

This 9,000 page encyclopedia includes the following 17 volumes:

1 Lower Metazoans and Lesser Deuterostomes
2 Insects
3 Protostomes
4-5 Fishes
6 Amphibians
7 Reptiles
8-11 Birds
12-16 Mammals
17 - Cumulative Index

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia
is shelved in the Reference Department; the call number is:

REF
590.3
GRZIMEK


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Tuesday, January 17, 2006


NEW BOOK:
WOOLRICH:
175 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

Recently added to the Local History collection is Woolrich: 175 Years of Excellence by Doug Truax.

Woolrich: 175 Years of Excellence shares that remarkable history—the story of a business, a community, and an industry— as it parallels the colorful growth of the country. Plenty of graphics and a lively text make this fun reading for anyone. The book traces Woolrich's beginnings from 1830, when John Rich built a mill in north-central Pennsylvania and sold woolen fabrics to logging camps, and follows the company's growth through the rapid expansion of the frontier, the birth of the recreational industry, and even into the modern global economy.

Woolrich: 175 Years of Excellence is currently on display on the New Books shelf in the Reference Department. The call number is:

LOCAL HISTORY
338.4768
TRUAX

There also also copies of Woolrich: 175 Years of Excellence in the circulating collection that may be checked out.

NEW BOOK:
INFORMED DECISIONS:
2nd Edition

Recently added to the Reference Collection is the 2nd edition of Informed Decisions.

The American Cancer Society's Informed Decisions, 2nd Ed. is a virtual encyclopedia that offers the latest information on every aspect of cancer, from detection to recovery - and practically everything in between. Written in easy-to-understand language, Informed Decisions is designed to help cancer patients and their loved ones make the right decisions - informed decisions - that fit their particular needs and wishes.

Informed Decisions, 2nd Edition is currently on display on the New Books shelf in the Reference Department. The call number is

REF
616.994
INFORME

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


THE REFERENCE DEPARTMENT
WILL BE CLOSED
MONDAY, JANUARY 16TH

IN OBSERVANCE OF

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

Click here for information on the
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Click here for information on
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
including free e-cards, biography,
and text of his “I Have A Dream” speech.

Monday, January 09, 2006



REPORT ON LIBRARY FUNDING
TO APPEAR ON WNEP

From the desk of Library Administrator Mary Garm:

"WNEP Reporter Julie Sidoni visited libraries in Scranton today to learn more about our campaign to send letters to Governor Rendell regarding state funding for libraries. She did not indicate when the segment might air."

Thanks to Mary Garm for the info.

UPDATE

The report on library funding aired this morning on Newswatch 16 This Morning and in the 5-minute local newscast that ended every half-hour of Good Morning America. Library Adminstrator Mary Garm was interviewed and a variety of patrons were shown using the library.

The report may be repeated on Newswatch 16 at Noon as well, so keeps your eyes open. In addition, WNEP's web site include video of this morning's news on demand.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

PC RESERVATION
NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

You can now reserve a computer in the Reference Department right on the web! Just click here, select your library (Albright, North Pocono or Dalton), enter your library card number, (if selecting Albright) specify which room you prefer (Reference, Periodicals or REF10, 11 or 12), then select the time you would like the computer to be reserved for you.

You will need to write down and bring your assigned computer number and PIN with you.

Click here to reserve a Reference PC right now.

NEW BOOK:
THE SISTERS:
SERVANTS OF THE
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1919-1974

Recently added to the Local History collection is The Sisters: Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; Scranton, Pennsylvania , 1919-1974 by Sister Michel Krenan, IHM.

From the back cover:

This volume continues the Scranton IHM story begun by Sister Immaculata Gillespie, IHM, in her book, The Sisters of the IHM, published in 1920.

Sister Michel Keenan arranges this book in chronological sections by administrations of the IHM Congregation leadership from 1919–1974. Each section has its own table of contents and references.

The unique struggles of women religious in the United States and the impact of Vatican II constitute a story of suffering, spiritual growth, and hope. The reader will marvel at the optimistic, pioneering character of these six IHM leaders and the foresight of their decisions.

The Sisters is currently on display on the New Books shelf in the Reference Department. Its future home will be in the Local History section under the call number:


LOCAL HISTORY
271.9
KEENAN

The Sisters is also available to be checked out in the Circulation Department under the call number:

271.9
KEENAN

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

NEW BOOK:
MY NAME IS CALEB N. GINYARD

Recently added to the Local History collection is My Name is Caleb N. Ginyard: A Father & Son Autobiography of a Spiritual Music Genius by Caleb N. Ginyard, III.

From front cover:

Caleb ("Big Jay") Ginyard was a "pivotal icon in Black vocal group singing." He originally immersed himself in the "Negro" spiritual singing of his time, then went on to become one of the most creative vocal group singers and performers of his day. Here is his story, told by himself and the son he barely knew.

My Name is Caleb N. Ginyard is currently on display on the New Books shelf in the Reference Department. Its future home will be in the Local History section under the call number:

LOCAL HISTORY
92
GINYARD