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National Library Workers Day is Today 4/14/09

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation’s libraries, librarians and library workers to promote library use and support at all types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

Also, be sure to celebrate School Library Media Month, ALA-APA’s National Library Workers Day (Tuesday, April 14) and YALSA’s Support Teen Literature Day

 (Thursday, April 16.)


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new library printers print double-sided!

The library now has two new high capacity printers in the library Information Commons area to replace the old printers.  The new printers are set to print double-sided automatically. Because printing in the library is free, this should have a big impact.  We get to save trees and money!

If your instructor has specified that you print a document single-sided, please ask a reference librarian for help with the settings on your workstation.

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Information Superhighway vs. Scavenger Hunt March 5, 1:00, Library, 6th floor

Sick of Wikipedia? Tired of the same old topics?  Come test-drive cool library resources that will send your students in the right direction on the information superhighway from the beginning and work with faculty librarians to help students learn about current library resources as they relate to class assignments.

Join Deborah Moore and Hara Brook for a Brown Bag discussion on March 5, 1:00 in the Library on the 6th floor.

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World Conflicts Today and Seattle Times Newsbank

Here are two resources available from the HCC Library:

Seattle Times (Newsbank)  Available off campus with student ID.
Full text of the newspaper 1/1/1985-Current. Available until March 2009.

World Conflicts Today Available off campus with student ID.
Reports on conflict ridden countries and regions.  Select the full report or the slideshow.

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“What’s Up: New Trends in Young Adult and Children’s Librarianship”

Seattle’s most famous librarian – Nancy Pearl – will join experts from

Seattle Public Library, King County Library System, Pierce County

Library System, and local elementary schools at iYouth’s upcoming

conference, “What’s Up: New Trends in Young Adult and Children’s

Librarianship,” from 9 a.m.-3p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 in Mary Gates Hall.

The conference offers two tracks for children’s and young adult

services.  Sessions include an early literacy workshop with entertainer

Nancy Stewart, two panels on technology trends for children and teen

services, a panel on reaching reluctant readers, teen book talks, and a

manga presentation. Cost is $15 for students and $20 for professionals.

For more information, please see the attached registration brochure or

visit iYouth’s website at

Conference sponsors include Washington Library Association’s Children

and Young Adult Services, ALISS, and the Information School Development

Office. iYouth is a student group at the University of Washington that

supports professional development for present and future children’s and

youth services librarians and celebrates children’s and young adult

literature. Current programs include a monthly book group and training


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New database – Campus Research

We have a new database for excellent legal resources and news including broadcast transcripts and non-U.S. news.  This database replaces Academic Universe from Lexis.  You can access Campus Research from the HCC Library Find It page at

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Chronicle of Higher Education

You can access the electronic version of the Chronicle of Higher Education from anywhere on campus by clicking on the link above or via the HCC Library Helpful Links menu.  Just go to and look at the Helpful Links menu on the right side of the screen.  Click on the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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