It’s Easy to Help!

Did you know that it’s possible to email OverDrive help pages to people?  It’s an easy way to provide the information they need to answer their questions or resolve their issues.

Once you click through to a specific help page you will find a “MailTo” link in the upper right corner.  An email message will open with a link to the document you are viewing.  Just add their email address and your comments and hit send.  Voilà, your patron has easy access to what they need, and you don’t have to worry about losing them when you try to walk them through the process of getting there.

Take a closer look at that image up there.  I used it specifically because it’s all about loading the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) App on a Nook.  This is a recent development, so be sure to check out the steps here.

It was also recently announced that the OMC App is now available in the Amazon App Store, making it easy to load it onto a Kindle Fire.  Why would a patron want to do that, you might ask?  Two reasons: the option to browse for titles within the app rather than going through the library’s website, and, perhaps more importantly, the ability to bypass transferring Penguin books via USB by downloading the ePub version in the OMC app.

Sarah (CLP)

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Pertussis: Something You Catch on the Oregon Trail?


Every September or October I go to the doctor.  I am always surprised when the doctor asks, Do you want to get your flu shot while you’re here?

This year I was ready!  I remembered that the doctor was going to ask and I had a definitive answer instead of my usual wishy-washy, Um, I guess, maybe?

After asking about the flu shot the doctor asked if I wanted a Tdap booster.  What the what is Tdap?

Tdap = Tetanus, Diptheria & Pertussis

I immediately had a flashback to my middle school years, sitting in the computer lab playing Oregon Trail on an Macintosh and having to flip the floppy disk over halfway through the game.  Who’s with me?

Since I don’t want to die Oregon Trail-style, I agreed to the shot.  But, since I am a librarian, I decided to do some research on good old Tdap today.

Thanks to the Health & Wellness Resource Center I now know

 In 2011, more than 15,000 cases were reported nationwide. A 2012 outbreak in Washington has affected more than 2,500 people, and the disease has killed at least eight infants this year, according to CDC officials.

No matter how you feel about vaccines, Health & Wellness Resource Center is a great place to learn more about your doctor’s recommendations.

Kelly – CLP

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