Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New Library Update Available to View

The newest episode of Library Update is up on YouTube. This is part one of Episode 14, Adult Services. Make sure to catch parts 2 and 3 of the episode as well.

The West Virginia Library Commission is committed to promoting, assisting, and supporting high quality library services and information resources to all West Virginia residents. This includes getting relevant information out to library directors, their staff, and patrons through various formats. Currently the Library Commission uses its website, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, e-bulletins and now YouTube to disseminate information. 

WVLC plans on bringing you current programs, topics, and trends. This broad spectrum includes partnerships, training, programming, and service. We want this program to be a useful, entertaining resource for you. If you ever have any questions or comments regarding topics on this show, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-642-9021. 

This program is not intended to act as a calendar of events, but as a vehicle of ideology and practical tips. Specific event information can always be found on our website and at your local libraries.

The video in this post is the first segment of the episode. Check it out, then view parts 2 and 3. Make sure you subscribe to the West Virginia Library Commission YouTube channel so you don't miss the newest episodes!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Do we still need the Electoral College?

Do we still need the Electoral College? was the question under discussion today when Dr. Tera McCown of the University of Charleston came to the West Virginia Library Commission. The lunchtime discussion was well-attended and lively.

For more information about the Electoral College and other election-related resources check out the NARA Federal Register and U.S. Electoral College homepage website.

Watch the WVLC blog, website, and Facebook page for more lunchtime programs.

Events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Capitol Reads

October's Capitol Read is The Memory of Old Jack by Wendell Berry

In a rural Kentucky river town, "Old Jack" Beechum, a retired farmer, sees his life again through the shades of one burnished day in September 1952. Bringing the earthiness of America's past to mind, The Memory of Old Jack conveys truth and integrity of the land and the people who live from it. Through the eyes of one man can be seen the values Americans strive to recapture today.

More information about Capitol Reads selections can be found on the WVLC website.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Banned Books Week Screening

The West Virginia Library Commission screened the film "The Day They Came to Arrest the Book" to wrap up Banned Books Week. The film, though 25 years old, is surprisingly modern and relevant.

Check to see if your local library has a copy of the film. You can also view it on YouTube.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Banned Books Week Turns 30

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The Library Commission will be celebrating Banned Books Week by showing the classic "The Day They Came to Arrest the Book." The film is approximately 45 minutes long. Join us for the lunchtime showing on Friday, October 5, at noon, in the Childers Room. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch. Cookies and beverages will be provided.

For more information on Banned Books Week, click here.

For more information about the Friday film event, contact Megan Tarbett, 304-558-2045