Are you searching for a job? Check out this short video for some tips on interviews. Need some more help? You can borrow our Prep for Success Kit! It includes one messenger bag, 2 books (Get that job!: the quick & complete guide to a winning interview and How to write the perfect resume), one portfolio/document organizer with notepad and pen, one tie and laminated tying instructions, 7 sheets of resume paper, 4 thank you cards, and one laminated inspirational … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Are you searching for a job? Check out this short video for some tips on filling out applications. You can also find more information in our guide on Job Search and Career Resources in Northeastern New York at http://cefls.libguides.com/job-search.
Just in time for Earth Day, we have a new librarian-created information guide, featuring inspiration, information sources and practical ideas to introduce some green practices into your life and have fun at the same time! You can find out about Drawdown, the book about how we can reverse global warming, find out about green careers, explore upcycling and plogging, and also find out what libraries can do to help the environment. See the guide here: REcycling Matters ~ the REasons … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Take a look at our newest librarian-created information guide, featuring the mythical (or are they?) creatures of our beautiful Lake Champlain Region. You can explore the cryptozoological aspects of our area, find books to read, and plan excursions. See the guide here: Lake Champlain Region: Discovering Its Beauty and Creatures. Enjoy!
It’s the season for fresh food, gardening, and enjoying the beautiful vegetation in our region! We have a new topic guide for North Country residents. Check it out for book recommendations, reliable websites, local food festivals and links to farmers/producers. You can find it at https://cefls.libguides.com/gardening.
If you’re an avid reader, you’ll love these short email newsletters that highlight new books in your chosen subject area or genre such as historical fiction, science fiction, travel, romance or history. You can sign up and choose your topics here: http://www.libraryaware.com/1099/Subscribers/Subscribe. Once you sign up, you’ll receive occasional email newsletter with short summaries of the new and recommended titles and links to the library catalog, where you can check to see which libraries own the titles and place requests. You … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
NOTE – this resource was discontinued due to lack of use. A to Z Maps Online is a wonderful educational resource for students, teachers, historians, hikers, travelers and anyone interested in geography! The site brings together modern and historical maps from a variety of sources which can be downloaded in high or low resolution and printed for your personal use. Some example maps: Topographic maps for every quadrangle in the United States Antique maps for towns and cities including 1877 … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Libraries of the World WorldCat You can search 10,000 libraries worldwide via this site, and if you put in your zipcode you can see the closest library owning the title you are interested in. Europeana This all digital library contains texts, images, and even sounds from major cultural institutions in Europe. Open Library Over 1 million free ebooks are available. The site also locates physical titles to borrow or purchase. Google Books Read nearly 3 million free e-books and hundreds … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Mango Languages’ linguist-approved language-learning software teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages, while keeping the vibe fun and encouraging. Features include the ability to download for learning in the car, free mobile apps, hands-free learning features, and progress tracking. View a tutorial and get started (or brush up) on one of these languages: Spanish, English, French, Canadian French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, German, American Sign Language, Icelandic, Danish, Hungarian, Urdu…and 60 more! You will need your library card number to log in, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Access to information in the Plattsburgh Press Republican, our area’s largest newspaper, just got easier! Newsbank’s Press Republican database provides current and archived information from the Plattsburgh Press Republican in searchable text format. It includes the text (no pictures) of the current day’s edition and editions going back to 1999. It’s a great way to search for obituaries or news events. Have your library card number ready to log in, and search away!