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Quick Tips for Better Searching and Citing

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 02, 2014 03:22 PM

Seach@UW is where you get your hits, but there’s always room to improve your game. Created by the deep and velvet voiced instruction librarian, Ted Mulvey,  Quick Tips are short videos that will teach you something new about your favorite library "search everything" tool. Take a second, ki... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 02, 2014

Annual Murder Mystery is Friday

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 02, 2014 01:33 PM

Another year, another MURDER! This Friday, September 5th, Polk Library will host its annual Murder Mystery at 9:15PM.  Bring your friends to help figure out various clues around the building and be the first to solve a murder.  A murder that again, deals with the shadowy EVL corporation.  Space... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 02, 2014

Old Catalog Retires

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 02, 2014 12:20 PM

After almost fifteen years of faithful service, Polk's Old Catalog retired on Wednesday, August 26.  With millions of searches and requests under its belt, the Old Catalog served us well.  But the world of technology and information resources continually marches on and, at Polk, we’re committed... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 02, 2014

The $4 Million Dollar Teacher

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Aug 26, 2014 11:15 AM

How can a teacher make $4,000,000 a year?  Click here to find out. read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on August 26, 2014

Picture Books for the Visually Impaired Child

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Jul 10, 2014 08:40 AM

An exciting new development will enable blind and visually impaired children to enjoy picture books by converting these books into 3D-printed pages.  Here is the link to an article explaining the process: http://mashable.com/2014/07/03/3d-printed-book/   read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on July 10, 2014

Chronicle: Chafing at Higher E-Book Prices

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jul 02, 2014 08:35 AM

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a recent article about a major change in pricing structures of ebooks; another chapter in the contentious relationship between  libraries and academic publishers.  Polk Library uses a subscription arrangement with Ebrary, not the "demand driven" approach desc... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on June 26, 2014

Polk Reserves Moving to D2L

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jun 26, 2014 12:25 PM

To increase efficiency, security and student/faculty convenience, library staff will now post reserve files including articles from journals, chapters from books, syllabi, and links to records for physical reserves directly into your Desire2Learn course. To continue to use our reserve serv... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on June 26, 2014

Can 12 Minutes of Exercise Make a Difference for Students

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Jun 25, 2014 08:23 AM

Can 12 Minutes of Exercise Make a Difference for Students read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on June 25, 2014

Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Children's Books

by Katz, Stephen — last modified May 15, 2014 10:30 AM

Here's a terrific resource for finding books listed according to Fountas & Pinnell reading levels: www.booksource.com I thought I'd direct you to this source since it's part of an assignment for an interim course.  If you have any questions about finding books in the EMC by Fountas & Pinnell lev... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on May 15, 2014

Book of the States Archive Available Digitally Online

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Apr 28, 2014 10:20 AM

The Council of State Governments has made The Book of the States digital archive available on their web site. The archive has this publication available from 1935 until 2012. read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on April 28, 2014

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