Friday, May 28, 2010

June Featured Resource


Available at the Library Commission Reference Library.
Provides West Virginia and national legal forms for income taxes, real estate contracts, wills, bankruptcy, divorce, lease documents, pre-martial agreements, etc.
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Announcements from the May 5 MLN Annual Meeting

Library Commission E-bulletin

The Library Commission distributes a bi-weekly email bulletin with timely information for libraries. Click here to view the latest bulletin or browse through the archives.  To be added to the recipient list, click on subscribe here.


The Library Commission does not have plans to slash the CatExpress statewide service that has been ongoing since 2006. However, we would like to hear your thoughts and comments. Please send your comments to Karen Goff.

The “good” stuff

Libraries are very vocal during the bad times and very quite when things are good. The Library Commission wants to hear about the “good” stuff, too. Please remember to call with good news or email Karen Goff.

WVLC Research Guides

The WVLC Research Guides currently include, Tip Sheets, New & Noteworthy, West Virginia Center for the Book, Disaster Preparedness for West Virginia Libraries, Health Information, and Circulation FAQ. More guides will be added so watch the e-bulletin for announcements.

WVLC Random updates on Technical Services information blog

Replacing the Cataloging Help Desk, the Random Updates blog provides West Virginia professionals and paraprofessionals with information regarding library acquisition, serials, and cataloging information. It also contains announcements for continuing educational opportunities sponsored by the Library Commission and other regional organizations.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Library Commission meeting on May 21, 2010

The next meeting of the West Virginia Library Commission will be on May 21st at the Library Commission in Charleston.

DOE Promise Neighborhoods Grants

The Department of Education has $10 million for planning grants for the Promise Neighborhoods program as part of the Fund for the Improvement of Education. These planning grants for $400,000 to $500,000 each are for the planning purpose of what will be a program to improve significantly the education and development outcomes of children in distressed communities. This is a heads up for school, community college and public librarians to REACH OUT NOW to eligible entities which could be non-profit organizations or institutions of higher learning who might be applying because they operate a school; partner with a school or Local Education Agency; currently provide a solution to cradle-through-college-to-career in a distressed neighborhood or represent a neighborhood being proposed for service. Read more about the grant at the U.S. Department of Education Promise Neighborhoods website.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: May 21, 2010
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 25, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

May Featured Resource

Consumer Health Complete

Available at the Library Commission Reference Library or from your home/office.  Results will open in a new window.

A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Includes full-text articles, fact sheets, drug information, diagrams, etc.
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