Welcome to The Virtual Lexicon!

Do you ever feel like you don’t take full advantage of the databases we offer county-wide? (Do you sometimes even think you don’t really know all the databases available?)

How about downloading an eBook?  Do you feel like an expert?

This blog is designed to help you feel more prepared to use, recommend, and assist with all of the databases and downloadable services we offer county-wide.  It’s a joint effort of the Electronic Resources Evaluation Committee (EREC) and the ACLA Downloadables Committee.

Each week we’ll post at least one tip or trick that we think you’ll find helpful, or even just cool.  There will also be information here about upcoming trainings, where to find marketing materials for the databases and downloadables, and more.  Best of all, if you don’t want to have to worry about keeping track of blog posts, we’ll turn all the new posts into an electronic newsletter each month.

This blog isn’t all about EREC or the Downloadables Committee, it’s about how you use our electronic resources, so if you’ve discovered something great about one of our resources, let us know.  We love guest bloggers.  We also love suggestions for what you think we should cover, so comment away.

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