Friday, July 30, 2010

August Featured Resource


Available from the Library Commission Reference Library, home, or office.

Provides over 500,000 biographies for individuals from antiquity through today.
Click here to view the online tutorial.

OCLC Presentations from ALA Annual

OCLC has posted several membership events on their website.  Events include:

Thursday, July 29, 2010

More books that Make a Splash!

We would like to have pictures from your Summer Reading Program to share on the WVLC Flicker page. The first six libraries that send photographs, either by e-mail or U.S. Mail will receive a small selection from this list. Send the picture to Suzy McGinley, Youth Services Consultant.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

American Heritage Preservation Program

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced the 2011 guidelines for the American Heritage Preservation Program. This public-private partnership will fund the preservation of endangered and fragile art works, rare books, scientific specimens, and historical documents (photographs, maps, deeds, etc.) held in small and medium-sized museums, archives, and libraries. The grants of up to $3,000 are aimed at completing stand-alone conservation projects that convey the essential character and experience of the United States. Access application guidelines/instructions here.

For questions about museum projects, please contact Christine Henry, senior program officer, at 202-653-4674. For questions about library or archival projects, please contact Kevin Cherry, senior program officer, at 202-653-4662.

The deadline for application is September 15, 2010. Read press release in its entirety...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill Information Center

Individuals searching for information regarding the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill may be directed to the newly created GOSIC research guide. The site is a collaborative effort of academic institutions and scientists.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New LE@D Course: Online Research Strategies

Lifelong Education @ Desktop (LE@D) has announced the release of its newest title: Kit Keller’s Online Research Strategies for Librarians. This course explores the online resources that impact library services, providing tips and techniques for improving Web search capabilities. You may now register for this title by applying the WVLC discount coupon.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Job Posting: Director of Putnam County Library System

Job Title:  Director of Putnam County Library System

Duties: May include but are not limited to:

  • Budgeting, Fundraising
  • Supervising employees
  • Building Maintenance
  • Public Speaking
Qualifications: Masters Degree in Library Science from ALA accredited Institution with two- years of experience preferred

Benefits: Health Insurance and retirement plan available: Sick Leave & Vacation.
Current resume with references to be submitted by Friday, August 20, 2010, to:
Putnam County Library, 4219 St. Rt. 34, Hurricane, WV 25526
Attn: Jackie Chaney
Salary: Negotiable Starting date: November 1, 2010
It is the policy of the Putnam County Library to provide equal opportunity in employment to all qualified employees and applicants for employment.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

August 6 Library Commission Meeting

The next meeting of the West Virginia Library Commission will be on August 6 at the Library Commission in Charleston.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Featured Resource

Green File

Available in the Library Commission Reference Library, from home, or from the office.

Focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of more than 600 scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.