Friday, April 24, 2009

Career Strategy "Boot Camp"

At Week 7, the doorbell at the LRC is ringing and ringing. Students are asking for the gallery of real resumes, cover letters, "thank you" letters, Internet resumes and elements of resume style to present themselves throughout the best resumes and to obtain the winning image. Who's hiring who? Am I a good enough job hunter? I used the Reference USA database, but cannot find it again in the new Virtual Library layout, please help me!

The graduate students are very serious about the career portfolio and power networking. In a couple weeks they will become experts on how to get interviews from classified ads.

The most popular book of the week is the "ACE the IT Resume: The Resumes and Cover Letter to Get You Hired" by Paula Moreira.

Next quarter we will do a similar display. Why not? It is working. Employment is a "number one" subject among our students, citizens, and the press.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Libraries Work Because We Do!

New Virtual Library is available to students, faculty, and staff! The new interface design is big improvement - the operating structure, groupings, features in color, literature and research information by schools in one bundle, emphasis on the most popular reference resources, color illustrations with visual affect, and, even, monthly LRC happenings.

I love our Virtual Library! It is a modern jewel in contemporary librarianship. It is on the road with green light to reduce both cost and environmental damage. Part of the education is learning the skills throughout browsing, acknowledging research, finding and evaluating the right information. The user-friendly digital subject-oriented library resources carefully selected by programs offered by our educational institution together with E-Reference services maintain a support system for primary education.

The Virtual Library is open 24/7 and available from any place and at any time. I am looking forward to encourage our student-faculty body to use it. After all, there are multitask usage effects from education to green environment - getting high honors in academic achievements and benefiting of not creating carbon emission.

Go ahead and successfully join the research team!

Friday, April 10, 2009

In Case You Haven't Heard...

During April, Books & Books bookstore is offering 20% off all poetry at all three Books & Books stores in South Florida.

That’s 20 percent off Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, John Ashbery and Louis Gluck – whom you can find in Pinsky’s Essential Pleasures – and anyone else on our poetry shelves you might want to read, or read aloud.

Thousands of your fellow Americans did just that for the Favorite Poem Project. Also founded by Pinsky, the project is dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in Americans’ lives. Americans from ages 5 to 97, from every state, of diverse occupations, kinds of education and backgrounds volunteered to share their favorites.

Poetry speaks to each of us and to all of us – and never more so than when it’s read aloud. The cadence, the rhyme, the meter, the meaning. Say it loud, say it proud. Say it with

Thursday, April 9, 2009

National Library Week

National Library Week will be observed on April 12-18, 2009 with the theme, "Worlds connect @ your library®."

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 a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

In ITT Technical Institute Miami, we are going for the 4th Annual Poetry Contest. Also we started a Book Swap Club to exchange used books, and opened a Career Strategy Boot Camp for job hunters and interview seekers. On April 15th, there will be a LRC presentation for admission staff on new Virtual Library interface design.

Monday, April 6, 2009

4th Annual Poetry Contest


The Learning Resource Center
pleased to announce the
ITT Tech 4th Annual
for students, faculty, and staff
on April 25th 2009, at the LRC at 12 noon.
The Academic Affairs Committee will select the winners.

The prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and certificates of participation
will be presented
In addition, every participant will be published in the ITT Tech Anthology of Lyrics
booklet of creative writing.
Any format of poetry will be accepted.
Illustrations are welcome, too.
Here are some suggested topics: for example, education and ITT Tech Institute, friendship, Florida nature,
our community, science and technology in rhymes.
Please submit your poems in the LRC to the Librarian.

The submission due date for all entries is
April 25th, 12:00 noon

Friday, April 3, 2009

Historic Crime Scene Investigation

The Death of Meriwether Lewis: A Historic Crime Scene Investigation. Starrs, James E. (author) and Kira Gale (author). Apr. 2009. 336p. illus. River Junction, paperback, $16.95 (9780964931541). 973.4. REVIEW. First published March 16, 2009 (Booklist Online).

Conspiracy theorizing is the populist historiographical method this inspection of the demise of explorer Meriwether Lewis exemplifies. Occasioned by the bicentenary of Lewis’ death, it is propelled by its authors’ expectation that the federal government, which controls Lewis’ burial site, will soon approve the exhumation that those convinced that Lewis was murdered have long been sought. Starrs noted a previous federal rejection of disinterment in his A Voice for the Dead (2005), an account of his investigations into historical homicides, including that of Jesse James. Pending the results of the unshoveling of Lewis, Starrs and Gale’s readers can revel in the success achieved by conspiracy advocates reported—indeed, reprinted seemingly verbatim—here, the proceedings of a 1996 Tennessee inquest. Starrs and Gale’s capacious, document-driven argument that Lewis was not a suicide isn’t the most editorially polished of books, but should Lewis’ bones make headlines, if and when they speak forensically from the grave, grassroots enthusiasm for it may take flight.— Gilbert Taylor

New books recommendation suggestion for criminal justice students: if you like to read historic fiction literature, this book is for you!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Library's Hero Story

An ordinary day at the library. Until..."Help!"
A student want to know what we have in our collection- everything about it, and he wants to know it... now!
Quickly, our library's hero springs into action.
With a push of the magic "red button" and in the blink of an eye our library's hero is transformed... into superhero,
Here she goes, the details of our entire collection. Charts, too!

Every library needs a hero, and every librarian can be it! Gain the super vision and lightning analytics to know your collections inside and out, you will be able to turn your collection into SUPER collection that it's super easy to use!

As we celebrating the National Library Week in April, let's celebrate our librarians that are making the most of the acquisitions budget with precise data that reveals the library's subject-matter strengths, gaps and overlaps. Let's celebrate the library staff that making the super change in collection development process and who are turning themselves into super heroes daily.