Saturday, April 29, 2006


NEW BOOK:
RAND McNALLY
COMMERCIAL ATLAS
& MARKETING GUIDE 2006

Just added to the reference collection is the latest edition (the 137th) of the Rand McNally Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide.

The 2006 Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide is an excellent resource for up-to-date business planning data and is formatted into two easy-to-use volumes. Inside users will find detailed maps with the latest geographic data for more than 123,000 places in the United States, including:

  • Population data
  • Economic data
  • Thematic maps
  • Detailed index

The 2006 Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide is shelved on the atlas case in the lobby of the Reference Department. The call number is:

REF
912
RAND
2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006



Sign up for

Medicare Prescription
Drug Coverage

The Albright Memorial Library
Computer Lab in the
basement of the Children's Library

May 1st, 8th & 15th

Appointments at 11:00 AM, 12 NOON,
1:00 PM & 2:00 PM in the Computer Lab

Trained professionals will answer all your questions one-on-one and assist with reviewing plans and sign ups.

Admission is FREE
Reservations Required

To Make A Reservation,
Call 348-3000, ext. 3043
OR
Stop by the Administration Office
between 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

For a retro PSA, click here

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


NEW BOOK:
DIRECTORY OF
EXECUTIVE RECRUITERS
2005-2006

Just added to the Business Collection is The Directory of Executive Recruiters 2005-2006, 34th Edition, subtitled "The Most Comprehensive Resource of Executive Search Professionals."

Published since 1971, the famous Red Book lists 13,250 recruiters at 5,600 search firms in North America (including the United States, Canada, and Mexico) with all the contact information you need to start networking immediately with executive recruiters: address, phone, fax, e-mail and web addresses.

Each listing is painstakingly indexed for fast, easy, and reliable use. You’ll target the right recruiter through hundreds of recruiter hiring specialties, management functions, industries and geographic locations.


The Directory of Executive Recruiters is constantly updated and each year connects several thousand job-seekers to the right recruiter. It may no longer be the "best kept secret in Executive employment"!

The Directory of Executive Recruiters 2005-2006 is on the Business Shelf in the Reference Department. The call number is:

REF
658.3
DIRECTO
2005-2006

Monday, April 24, 2006

3000 HITS & COUNTING...

As of today, April 24th, 2006, the Reference Department Blog has had over 3000 hits (or has been viewed over 3000 times), according to our counter on the bottom of the blog. Our blog will be celebrating its first anniversary on May 9th.

The Reference Department sincerely thanks everyone who has viewed and supported the Reference Blog this past year.


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

April is
National Minority Health Month

Here are some online resources about the health concerns of Spanish and Latino speakers that can be used in our library to celebrate this month.

MedlinePlus en español

Similar to the English version, this Spanish version of MedlinePlus has health topic pages, drug and supplement information, a medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, and health news. A helpful hint on this site for English speakers is that they can look up a health topic, encyclopedia topic, or drug in English and toggle directly to that topic or drug information in Spanish!

ToxTown en español

Although there is no graphic yet for the Spanish version of ToxTown, the environmental health topics are grouped together for ease of use. One of the latest scenes on the English version is the US-Mexico Border which has environmental health concerns grouped together using the graphic interface in a Colonia setting.

FirstGov en español Salud y Seguridad

Did you know that you can narrow down your FirstGov search by Health and Safety and Spanish? By doing this you will find the over 80 links to U.S. Federal Government health information.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) en español

If you are looking for public health information on topics such as the flu, hurricanes and other weather patterns, immunizations, tobacco use, and other public health concerns, the CDC's site in Spanish is an excellent site for this.

Cancer.gov en español
Specific types of cancer are covered on this site with information for patients and for health professionals in Spanish. Information starts with the basics of cancer and goes on to treatment, medication, clinical trials, and other publications.


NLM Exhibit "Changing the Face of Medicine"


You can search by ethnic group on this site and see the 27 featured Hispanic women doctors who have made significant contributions to their fields. Some biographies include extra photos and videos.


Office of Minority Health en español


The Department of Health and Human Services created the Office of Minority Health to improve and protect the health of minorities. The web site includes this Spanish language portal.

Original Handout by Michele Murphy

Monday, April 10, 2006


JUST A REMINDER THAT
ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
WILL BE CLOSED
EASTER SUNDAY
APRIL 16, 2006

Click here for some TV Easter nostalgia.

Friday, April 07, 2006


MEET THE AUTHORS
THURSDAY, APRIL 6TH, 2006

The Reference Department greatly thanks Clara Gillow Clark, Mary Theresa "T.C." Connolly, Cheryl A. Kashuba and Susan Campbell Bartoletti for participating in Thursday night's Meet The Authors.

Keep an eye out on Channel 61 this weekend for a TV broadcast of the event.

Photos by Pamela Murphy


Wednesday, April 05, 2006

TWO NEW BOOKS
IN THE REFERENCE DEPARTMENT


Rosemary Ellen Guiley's The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves and Other Monsters includes more than 600 entries that provide a comprehensive range of vampires, werewolves and related creatures in mythology, folklore, and legend throughout the world.
Topics include the supernatural and macabre aspects of the undead, superstitions and defenses from a wide range of cultures and beliefs, supposed "true" accounts of encounters, and the depiction of these creatures in the arts, entertainment, and popular culture.

REF
133.423
GUILEY





Conn's Current Therapy 2006, edited by Robert E. Rakel, MD and Edvward T. Bope, MD, is subtitled "Latest Approved Methods of Treatment for the Practicing Physician."

Including contributions from hundreds of doctors from over 15 countires, Conn's Current Therapy 2006 describes preferred techniques for managing nearly 300 conditions (from pain to Lyme Disease to asthma), and provides up to 6 treatments for each condition.

REF
615.5
CONNS



Both books are currently on display
on the New Books shelf in the Reference Department.




Monday, April 03, 2006


THIS THURSDAY,
APRIL 6TH IN THE
REFERENCE DEPARTMENT

Click on image for a larger view.

Handout by Michele Murphy