Changes to POWER Library

POWER Library is in the process of changing their eResouces line up. They have dropped several of their Gale offerings and are going to add in some Ebsco and ProQuest resources.

The Gale resources they have discontinued are

Gale Academic OneFileGale Environmental Studies (GREENR)Gale InfoTrac Student Edition
Gale Books & AuthorsGale General OneFileGale LitFinder
Gale Business InsightsGale Health & WellnessGale News
Gale Educator’s Reference CompleteGale Informe AcademicoGale Topic Collections

They have also discontinued Cybersmarts

We have removed the discontinued resources from the eLibrary site. If you link directly to any of these resources on your library’s website, please remove these resources as they no longer work.

POWER Library has not announced the full line up of new resources yet. POWER Library anticipates the resources will be available for libraries to add to our websites in late September. We will share a list of the upcoming resources once we receive them.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

~ Hilary Lewis, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Continue ReadingChanges to POWER Library Training Session

It’s important to understand the different databases and learning tools at your disposal. Join us on Tuesday, August 22 at 11 am to learn more about and all of the features within it. This will be a comprehensive 30 minute overview of and will strengthen your ability to guide patrons when they approach you with questions. Please stick around for the Q&A session at the end!

Register to join the live session, or to receive a link to the recording to watch at your availability.

Click here to register

-Erin Weaver, Bridgeville Public Library

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Summer Creativity with Creativebug

Are you in a bind because a summer storm has kept you and the kids from getting outside? Well fret no more because Creativebug has you covered with plenty of kid friendly crafts and activities!

Simply filter your results to “Kids” and browse through the 219 classes to either make an item for the kids or browse the 36 “Quick Classes” to get started on a project with them! The options of what to make or learn with the tiny people in your life feels practically limitless with Creativebug.

Above are just a few fun options to keep both yourself and the kids from going stir crazy during a summer storm. Below are a few picks that may not get the crowd excited since they are back to school related but maybe they will help set everyone up for success in the coming school year.

No matter what creative endeavor you want to embark on Creativebug has you covered – especially when you want to get the kids involved!

~ Happy Crafting ~

-Adrianne, Northland Public Library

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Back to school is right around the corner!

As summer reading is winding down for many libraries, we are switching gears into the Back-to-School season. There are many resources available to library staff and patrons. Here is the link to showcase just a few – handy for bookmarking or social media posts!

Gabi – Robinson Library

Continue ReadingBack to school is right around the corner!