Thursday, July 31, 2008

Link Love

I usually go all "Link Love" on Fridays, but I have a big post that I'm prepping for tomorrow so here is a little love on Thursday.


NEFLIN Annual Meeting and Gaming Article

Did I mention registration is open for the NEFLIN Annual Meeting? First come, first serve, so register yourself and ten friends now!

Our speaker for the Annual Meeting is Helene Blowers, who blogs at LibraryBytes. Today's post is a good one Gaming is Storytelling for Teenagers.


Jacksonville Public Library Offers Online Library Card Registration

JPL is continuing their efforts to bring the library and its services to the modern era; offering an ecard registration to its customers is just one way they’re meeting their goals. Customers who choose to use this method of registering will experience shorter wait times at the circulation desks when they pick up their physical library cards.

Library users will need only to log on to and select the My Online Library link and follow the instructions to apply for a library card. After completing the form, a confirmation email with the customer’s Library eCard account number will be delivered to the email address they supply within 24/48 hours.

Immediately upon receipt of the library eCard account number, customers will have access to most electronic resources on the website from your home, including magazine and newspaper databases, encyclopedias, our Special Collections, and downloadable audio.


Double Your Pleasure

The Librarian in Black scores a rare double as I can recommend two recent posts from her blog.

Bad Economy? Go to the Public Library.

17+ Things you can do with Online Photos


Baldwin Collection of Historical Children's Literature

If you haven’t taken the time to look at the Baldwin Collection in person (the best way to experience it), or online, now is the time to do so.

The collection earned another accolade recently when “The Collectors Weekly”, selected the Baldwin Website for their Hall of Fame.

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature is housed at the University of Florida. It contains more than 100,000 volumes published in Great Britain and the United States from the early 1700s through the current year. Its holdings of more than 800 early American imprints is the second largest such collection in the United States.

This vast assemblage of literature printed primarily for children offers an equally vast territory of topics for the researcher to explore: education and upbringing, family and gender roles, civic values, racial, religious, and moral attitudes, literary style and format, and the arts of illustration and book design.


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