Media Is Ubiquitous…So How Do You Find the Right Ones?

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Posted on February 26, 2016

By Tina Creguer

24-hour news cycles.  News radio, news reels, news websites.  Hard news that breaks via social media.  Some say that media has created information overload on all channels of communication – the internet, TV, radio, podcasts,…you name it.

Media just ain’t what it used to be.

So, given the exponential growth of media sources in the Information Age, when people need to connect with broadcast media and publications—the ones that are really appropriate to them, where do they begin?

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The Encyclopedia of Senior Health Deemed an “Essential Resource”

Posted on February 24, 2016

Did you know that families – not health care professionals – provide 80% to 90% of care for the elderly, and about 75% of all care-givers are women. – Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide

 For all your questions regarding senior health, turn to The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and their Caregivers. Featuring more than 650 entries on a variety of issues related to aging, including diseases, treatment, rehabilitation, preventative lifestyle choices, and community caregiving options. Available in print and eBook.

In February, Booklist reviewed the Encyclopedia. Read what they had to say!

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Built by Association, Part II – Making (Local) Connections, Joining Forces

Posted on February 19, 2016

By Tina Creguer

Lizette is managing director of a non-profit organization focused on preventing prescription drug overdose – a growing health problem sweeping the nation and a particular problem in her county.  They have programs in hand ready to implement, but they lack funding and volunteers to make it happen.  She wonders if there are resources and groups close by with a shared interest that may be interested in joining forces on this topic.  But she’s not sure how to connect with them.

With Gale’s Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State and Local (RSL), Lizette can pinpoint valuable information for appropriate state, regional, and local groups from a comprehensive list of nearly 95,000 non-profit organizations in the US.  She can discover not only names and addresses, but get background information such as purpose, activities, conferences, membership dues, and much more.

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Booklist Webinar: Best Practices for Large Print

Join Booklist and Thorndike Press for this free, hour-long webinar on building successful large-print collections. Speakers will include Nancy Pearl, Nora Rawlinson (EarlyWord), Tamara Kraus (Hickory County Public Library, NC), and Lisa Joyce (Portland Library, ME). Don’t miss this valuable program, featuring advice on all things large print: collection-development trends, reading group tips, and best … Read more

Historical Fiction Recommendations from Joyce Saricks: New and Popular in Large Print

Forget the “Columbus sailed the ocean blue” mnemonic devices and dusty history books.  If you want to experience history with dimension and humanity, turn to historical fiction.

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