As announced in March, the new eLibrary website is up and running! The site is a big change from the earlier “erec” version, but thankfully, there is an eLibrary Training Webinar available. Find it under the Training Resources tab on the Virtual Lexicon site.
In order to promote the new eLibrary site to library patrons, there are marketing materials available that can be printed, posted online, or shared on a website. Materials include graphics for Instagram and Facebook, printable bookmarks and flyers, and kid-friendly promotions.
OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile is making stops in Allegheny County in June! Come aboard the 42-long truck and explore OverDrive’s resources and get help borrowing an ebook or audiobook. This is a high-tech update to the traditional Bookmobile and has several interactive stations.
Monday, June 10: Northland Public Library
Tuesday, June 11: Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Friday, June 14: Baldwin Borough Public Library
Saturday, June 15: Penn Hills Public Library
Tuesday, June 18: South Park Township Library
It’s a great way for patrons to test out different devices, get exposure to OverDrive, learn about Libby and ask eBook and audio book questions.
I volunteered on the digital bookmobile last time it was in Allegheny County and I was blown away with how interactive and engaging the digital bookmobile is.
If possible, I would highly recommend taking a trip to one of these libraries or encouraging patrons to do so!
Science-Based Medicine is a website dedicated to evaluating medical treatments and products in a scientific light. The editors and the blog’s regular contributors are prominent skeptics, doctors, researchers, and communicators. They believe that online information about alternative medicine is overwhelmingly credulous and uncritical, and that mainstream media and even medical schools have failed to rigorously examine its claims.
The posts on Science-Based Medicine do not pull any punches. Here is what it said Medical Medium Life Changing Foods: “I expected it would be bad, but I was positively gobsmacked by how phenomenally bad it was. I was outraged that he could get away with spreading such egregious nonsense, that a publisher would agree to publish it, and that many readers apparently accept his fairy tales as legitimate health advice (89% 5-star customer reviews on Amazon). It’s a sad demonstration of the fact that common sense is not common, and that critical thinking skills are sorely lacking in our society.”
The authors of Science-Based Medicine claim “We provide a much needed “alternative” perspective — the scientific perspective.”
Ebooks and audio-books are great for traveling. They are portable and accessible across lots of different media. Using a Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, PC or Mac, patrons can take their library with them wherever they go.
The free Libby app is the easiest way to get started. Libby has the same resources as Overdrive — but Libby is an app that is more user-friendly. Libby offers adult, teen, and children’s fiction, nonfiction, popular authors in eBooks, audio-books, and even magazines.
It is easy to get started with Libby – here’s how:
Install the Libby app from your device’s app store.