Blogs

Online Resources for Tutors--Working in Adult Literacy Blog

I know tutors are always looking for new resources to use with their students, especially if the two of you have been working together for a while. Take a look at the blog Working in Adult Literacy. Kate Nonesuch is an educator who shares lots of great ideas for working with adult literacy learners.

Celebrate Constitution Day!

 

On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by thirty-nine brave men who changed the course of history.

Want to learn more about the Constitution and our government?  Check out these great digital resources available 24/7!

 

 Library Resources:

Government Research Guide

Tulsa Market Brief

 

Did you know unemployment rates for Tulsa County and Oklahoma are down from this time last year?  That's thanks to the many new businesses opening or expanding in our community. 

Review Research Wizard's Tulsa Market Brief to get a snapshot of the latest business news in Tulsa.

  

Comparative Unemployment Rates

July 2014----County:  4.6%        State:  4.7%         US:   6.5%     

Reading Is a Makerspace by Rebecca Howard

Maker culture is all the rage right now and for good reason.  Makerspaces foster creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving. They encourage people to look at things in new, different ways and give reluctant learners a safe place to explore science, math, art, and technology. These learning environments build confidence and inspire ingenuity. And as liberating and fun as maker culture is, I contend that libraries have been part of maker culture since the beginning, just as we are today in some new, exciting ways (Have you tried that 3-D printer out at Librarium?). 

New Mobius service broadens the collection of materials available to Tulsa library users!

Have you ever wanted to check out a book, cd, or movie, only to find that the library doesn't own it? In the past, we have offered Interlibrary Loan (or ILL), to obtain books outside of our collection, but this service, while very helpful, can take several weeks to fill a request and requires a small postage fee.

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