July 2015

Notice: A New Home for Reference Notes

As of August 2015, Reference Notes will be hosted on the Minitex News site. You’ll find our content in the Reference Outreach & Instruction section. You can set your email preferences to either receive articles individually as they’re published throughout the month, or in a monthly compiled newsletter. Thanks very much for reading!

(We are in the process of moving archived articles from this site over to the new site so that everything is in one place.)

Tips for Preventing Burnoutlibrarian burnout

It’s healthy to check-in with one’s self as often as possible not only to head off any potential burnouts but also to maintain an effective and consistent level of self-care.

Cuddling with multiple devicesSo Many Devices, So Little Time

How do we keep staff current when there are so many gadgets, devices, and tools out there, and we are expected to help users learn how to use them?

Search Straight TalkSearch Straight Talk: A New Infographic for Savvy-Minded Research

From Google to discipline-specific databases, understanding the nature of search is as vital to a successful research process as refining research questions or knowing the difference between scholarly and popular sources.

Roseville LibLJXPress Highlights Roseville Library

Rebecca Miller, Editorial Director of Library Journal and School Library Journal, recently visited the Roseville Branch of Ramsey County Library.

 


ELM Spotlight

Explora-Screencap-Jun15Explora Now Available from EBSCO

Explora is a new interface for K-12 students, teachers, and public libraries and has been added as an overlay to some EBSCO resources already provided via Minitex.

ResearchInContextGale Announces Research in Context for Grades 6-8

Gale recently announced Research In Context, a new online resource geared specifically to middle school students. It is an interface to several existing ELM databases.

Gale Integrates Google Apps for Education Sign-in

Gale recently announced a partnership with Google that allows Google Apps for Education users to sign into Gale’s In Context databases using their Google credentials.

Associated Press Videos Coming Soon to EBSCO

Containing footage from 1930 to the present and updated monthly, this collection of approximately 60,000 videos covers a variety of topics studied in schools and colleges.


MDLNew MN Digital Library Website

The Minnesota Digital Library website has a new look!

FinManAndBudFinMan and Bud: An Online Course Report

A brief recap of a month-long online course called “Financial Management and Budgeting for Librarians” – or, affectionately, “FinMan and Bud.”

One-Second Poll: Last Book Recommendation

What was the last book you recommended to someone?

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