The Unquiet Library is now an official venue in the LibraryThing Local Books app for iPhone/iPod! You can read more about this cool new app and get the link to the free app in iTunes by reading this terrific post at the LibraryThing blog. You can search for our library by the name, The Unquiet Library, or by our zip code, 30115. Once you find us, you will find links to our library website, our library blog, and our library catalog! Check it out and let us know what you think!
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The Unquiet Library is thrilled to announce the latest addition to our information literacy toolbox: LibGuides! What, you may ask, is LibGuides?
LibGuides is the amazingly popular, easy to use, web 2.0 library knowledge sharing system. Librarians use it to create attractive multimedia content, share knowledge and information, and promote library resources to the community. Academic, Public, Special, and K-12 School Libraries find LibGuides an ideal solution for subject guides, information portals, course guides, community guides, research help, faculty/teacher support, etc.
How can we as school libraries use LibGuides?
School libraries find LibGuides a solution for:
- General subject guides
- “Homework Help” guides
- “How to” guides related to various library services
- Collaborating with teachers on selecting library resources for classes
- Library Website
- Familiarizing students with tools and methods used in college-level research.
Over 500 colleges and schools are now using LibGuides! Here at Creekview High School, we are using LibGuides to create research pathfinders for your research assignments from your teachers. The LibGuides platform allows us to organize the resources for your research in a clear and consistent manner. We can also integrate our favorite books, web resources, and delicious bookmarks as well as RSS feeds, your teacher’s handouts, and a timeline of due dates for your projects. Each research guide offers you the option to print out the guide in a printer friendly manner; you can also use the “Share This” button to post or bookmark the research guide to your favorite social network!
You can go to our LibGuides home page to register for email updates so that you are notified when a new research guide is added. LibGuides work great in Explorer or Firefox browsers, too!
We hope that this new tool will enhance your research experience! We will be getting your feedback when you come to visit with your classes this spring—let us know how LibGuides is working for you!
Check out how you can use the new “add this” bookmarklet widget in the EBSCOhost 2.0 databases via GALILEO to bookmark your favorite database articles to your del.icio.us account!
We are pleased to announce that our poetry reading podcasts are now available for your listening pleasure at iTunes! Just surf over to this link, and you can download or subscribe to our podcasts for FREE!
Please check back to our iTunes account throughout April–we hope to be adding more group readings as well as poetry readings from individual Grizzly poets!