Who knew that you could find podcasts using the library’s Website?! Well, now you do. This Tip contains jazzy examples of how to use advanced search features in the online catalog to get at really interesting content on many subjects of interest. There’s something for everyone! Tuesday’s Tip — April 26, 2016 (Audio Broadcasts)
Here are some up-to-date resources for more information on the Zika Virus. Make sure you don’t leave standing water on your property to prevent mosquitos of all kinds –whether dangerous, or simply annoying–from breeding! Tuesdays Tip — April 19, 2016 (Zika Virus Resources)
A picture is worth a thousand words, and often a visual depiction makes lots of quantitative information more meaningful and contextually significant. This week’s Tip is a detailed exploration of a site offering an amazing array of visual representations of government data. Give the Tip, and DataUSA, a look and explore some of the data sets for yourself!
Tuesday’s Tip — April 12, 2016 (Data USA)
For a great resource for those working – or wanting to work- in government jobs, look no further than govloop!
Tuesday’s Tip — April 5, 2016 (GovLoop website)
Most writers are concerned about repeating themselves. Here’s a handy tool to help you spot those dreaded redundancies, and make sure your writing is fresh and original! Check out the Tip here: Tuesday’s Tip — March 29, 2016 (Word and Phrase Frequency)
There are many resources to help New Yorkers find jobs in the public sector. Many of these positions are under the auspices of the Department of Civil Service. Check out this week’s Tip to learn more about what’s available!
Tuesday’s Tip — March 22,2016 (Civil Service Jobs with New York State)
If you’re a local small business owner –or a wannabe– the US Census Bureau has created some tools just for you. Check out the customized Business Builder and find your market, or assess the competition! Tuesday’s Tip — March 15, 2016 (US Census for Small Businesses)
An alternative news site that covers underreported stories, Raw Story is worth a look.
Tuesdays Tip — March 8, 2016 (Rawstory)
We hear a lot about STEM these days– Science, Technology, Engineering and Math– as the push in the schools continues, to educate our youth to be ready for the needs we’ll face in the 21st Century. Today marks the first day of National Women’s History Month, and one sometimes overlooked role of American women has been their involvement with advancing scientific knowledge. Our Tip this week sets out to remedy this, directing our readers to many great resources in the library that showcase the important contributions of many of our countrywomen through history–to the present day! Tuesday’s Tip — March 1, 2016 (Women in STEM resources)
As we prepare for the annual tax season, scammers have some new techniques to try to get access to your private information and/or bank funds. Learn more about this criminal activity and what to look out for by opening this week’s Tip! Tuesdays Tip — February 23, 2016 (IRS scams)
Learn more about this subject by visiting the site created by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Interactive maps let you explore the history of the diasporas experienced by African-Americans initially as slaves taken from their homelands, and during subsequent migrations as free people around the world. Tuesday’s Tip — February 16, 2016 (In Motion–The African American Migration Experience)
For Black History Month it seemed like a good time to remind our readers about some of the excellent reference resources available at the Adriance Memorial Library, the Central Reference Library of the Mid-Hudson Library System. This Tip showcases a handful of our reference books on black American writers through history. You can also get a small taste of what can be explored in the Artemis Literary Database. We also remind you of the wonderful circulating collection here–and throughout the system. Stop in and have a look! Tuesday’s Tip — February 9, 2016 (Resources on Black Writers)