Thursday, October 20, 2016

Today is National "Get Smart About Credit Day"! What do you know about the history of credit cards? Check out this book by Matty Simmons, former VP of the First Credit Card Company, to find out more!

Did You Know: OneSearch Virtual Browse

Imagine searching the library shelves from the comfort of your own home. You can with the Virtual Browse feature in OneSearch! Go the to library website to search topics of interest by keywords in the blue OneSearch box. Then follow the directions found here to learn how to browse neighboring books about a topic!

Did You Know: OneSearch Citation Trails

Have you ever been working on a research project and tried to find the items cited within your current source? Sometimes that can present a real challenge! Does the library have it? Is there online access through a database? Maybe you want to know who has cited your current source in order to find more recent information? Now, there's a way to do that by using the library's OneSearch function! Click here to watch the instructional YouTube video. Then go to the library's website and search away!

Fuson Receives Deanna Nipp-Kientz Memorial Librarian Award

Courtney Fuson, librarian of electronic and educational resources at Bunch Library, recently received the Deanna Nipp-Kientz Memorial Award. This award is given to a librarian who has gone above and beyond in service for the Tennessee Library Consortium or Tenn-Share.
Tenn-Share President Laura Allison commented on Fuson’s commitment saying, “Courtney is currently one of the co-webmistresses for Tenn-Share. She has been involved with Tenn-Share since 2010, when she was the Learn & Discover chair, coordinating Tenn-Share’s online statewide training program for library staff.  She began serving as a co-webmistress in 2011.  She has served on several DataFest and Fall Conference committees as well. She has helped design and maintain Tenn-Share’s websites and social media presence, provided technical support and worked to help maintain Tenn-Share’s membership database. When asked to help with a task, Courtney is always willing and her knowledge and work ethic are exemplary. She truly epitomizes Deanna Nipp Kientz’s attitudes of service, hard work, and dedication to Tenn-Share.”
Tenn-Share was established in 1992 as a means of helping libraries deliver efficient, effective library services through resource sharing.
See the story on the Belmont News page.

It's On Us.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Did you know that 1 in 4 women & 1 in 9 men in the U.S. are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives (CDC) and Nearly 3 out of 4 people, know someone who has experienced domestic violence. (Allstate Foundation). Who do you know?
Don't be silent. Visit It's On Us for more info and to take the pledge.
Want to do more? Get involved here.

Just in Time for Fall Break: Streaming Videos

The library now has access to streaming films available through the Swank Digital Campus and Kanopy film databases. Over 30 films are currently available via Swank, representing the top choices for Film Studies, including academy award winners and popular general release classics.
The Kanopy film database provides access to one of the most unique collections of films in the world – including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases – on every topic imaginable. Over 15,000 titles are available from off an on-campus via this streaming service.
For access to both databases, visit our database A to Z list or click on the direct links above.
When accessing Swank Digital Campus films using a mobile device, you’ll need to download the Swank Media Player app.

Questions or Comments? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Carla Hayden Sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress!

On September 14th the 14th Librarian of Congress was sworn in! She is the first woman, the first African-American, and is a LIBRARIAN (there have only been two other Librarians of Congress previously with a background in librarianship). The future of our national library is bright! Watch the swearing in ceremony here!