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Quality Tip Tuesday: filter google results by reading level

Now you can use Google's advanced search feature to filter your results even more! Like by reading level! See http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1095407 for specifics.

I tried it with physics – a topic I find hard to research for kids – and found a few sites I somehow hadn’t ever come across before (including http://www.physics4kids.com which I vetted as reliable!)

QP hack: sending files to customers in chat

UPDATE on 5/28/15:  senduit.com does not seem to function well at this time.

Two alternatives (thanks to Erin K. at Pratt!) include:

  1. FilesToFriends:  https://www.filestofriends.com

  2. Transfer Big Files:  https://www.transferbigfiles.com

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Ever want to send a customer a file but they wouldn't give you an email - or you didn't want to use your work email to send it? senduit.com is the easiest way to send a file to a customer who either doesn't want to share their email address, or doesn't have one.

AskUsNow! beats NYPL to the call

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American Libraries ran a story last week about NYPL and their new crisis call guidelines. They created guidelines after they fielded a call on ASK NYPL, their virtual reference service from the police about a girl threatening to throw herself off a bridge. Her only identification was her NYPL library card.

The author, Matthew J. Boylan, interviewed similarly sized library systems, suicide experts, and legal professionals. Had he asked us, we could have shared our expertise with him too!

Julie's notes from the first ever SLRC UNconference

Yesterday was the first-ever SLRC UNconference- a free conference on web2.0 held at Pratt Central. There was about 70 attendees and it was a great day of discussion. Here are my notes:

SLRC Unconference - August 12, 2010

9:33am - Opening and welcome by Wesley

Abigail Cooley, Andrea Snyder, Rebecca Sullivan - planners

only 4 people had been to an unconference before (out of 70)

 

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