June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month as well as Great Outdoors Month and so this blog will be about both! LGBTQIA+ is an acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and the plus is for gender fluid people - people whose gender identity changes over time or per situation. Queer is a … Continue reading Hike with Pride this month!
Freedom of information is an internationally recognized fundamental human right (as an extension of freedom of speech). The ideology of free speech is thought to have emerged in ancient Athens in the late 6th or early 5th century BC. England's Bill of Rights 1689, The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789), … Continue reading America the Dutiful
A "selfie," for the uninitiated, is a "self-portrait photograph." This seemingly innocuous, yet somehow ire-inspiring, social phenomenon/trend shows no signs of reversing: estimates range from over one million selfies a day to 93 million selfies taken everyday worldwide. While selfies are generally held as an indicator of "millennial narcissism," it's always fun and interesting to see the … Continue reading #Selfie: Because Sometimes the Most Interesting Thing in My Life is Me
Actually, let's not. Doxxing is rude. Oh, what's that? You have a question? Ah, of course! I need to explain what doxxing is. While I'm at it I may as well talk about some other Internet terminology. It helps to be prepared, because you never know when some sockpuppet's viral meme will make you fall … Continue reading Oh, A Doxxing We Will Go!
eHealth is a growing trend in medicine- many doctors and hospitals are making patient records available electronically, allowing patients to log in to "health portals" to see their own records. In addition to the convenience these services provide, other benefits include better quality and more efficient health care, increased privacy and security of health information, … Continue reading eHealth: Doctor-Patient Teamwork for Improved Health Outcomes
By Stephen A while ago, I read a mystery, The Black Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black, featuring Philip Marlowe Raymond Chandler's favorite private eye. Black is not the first contemporary author to use Chandler's character. Before his death, Robert B. Parker, wrote a sequel to The Big Sleep. Parker also finished Chandler's "Poodle Springs." Private detectives, who wander … Continue reading CRIME NOIR
By Amy I love playing with apps- you can always find something you never knew you needed! There's a few that help you make the most of your library - OverDrive and OneclickDigital help you load your device with ebooks or audiobooks (visit NCLive for even more information and sources for eBooks). Worldcat, the world's largest library catalog, has … Continue reading There’s an app for that
Do you use the computers and internet at the library? We would love to hear from you! From May 5th to May 24th the library will be running an online survey to understand how patrons use the library’s technology so we can provide resources and services that are valuable to the community. The Impact Survey is anonymous, … Continue reading Do you use library computers and internet?
By Stephen Robert M. Edsel has made a career out of telling the story of American soldiers who spent World War II tracking down works of art the Germans stole from the countries they had conquered and returning them to their rightful owners. He has written two best-selling books: The Monuments Men and Saving Italy, and traveled across … Continue reading Monuments Men
... doesn't mean they aren't watching you! This blog post may get me added to a list somewhere, but it is chock full of information everyone should know (quick shout out to my buddies at the NSA!). Recent events have spurred a renewed interest in privacy: Government data mining from U.S. Internet Companies, Arrest Caught on … Continue reading Just because you’re paranoid…