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Happy National Library Workers Day!

10 Apr

NLWD is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.

Think about giving a big THANK YOU to your Lincoln Library staff, Tracy Russell & Linda Doler, next time you see them. You can also tell the world how great they are by submitting them to the Galaxy of Stars:

Submit a Star!

Star-Gaze by State:

National Library Week Six Word Story Contest

9 Apr

Apologies for the late notice but since this writing contest maxes out at six words, I’m assuming you all can handle it just fine. Here’s the press release:


“Invite your library users to share their stories on why they belong at your library during National Library Week with atyourlibrary.org’s six word story contest.

Starting today and running through Wednesday, April 11, library users can submit their stories through Twitter using the #nlw6words tag. Stories will then be complied and available for judging through atyourlibrary.org. Six word stories should reflect the 2012 National Library Week theme, You belong @ your library.

The winning author will receive Season 1 of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on DVD. Brad Meltzer is National Library Week Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2012.

Gaining popularity on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, six word stories, as the name implies, challenge authors to write a complete story in six words.

Library users interested in going more in depth about why they belong at your library are encouraged to submit their stories to You belong @ your library, atyourlibrary.org’s story database.   Seeded initially with stories collected from Woman’s Day magazine readers during ALA’s long-time partnership with the publication, library users can submit stories about why the library matters to them and how it has made a difference in their lives.  The stories are searchable by state, library type and keyword.

Atyourlibrary.org will post new content every day of National Library Week. Visit atyourlibrary.org’s Facebook page, follow @atyourlibrary on Twitter, and share your National Library Week activities with the hashtag #nlw12.

 is part of the Campaign for America’s Libraries, ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians. Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe – use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible by ALA’s Library Champions, corporations and foundations.”


Having trouble imagining how a full story can be told in six words? Here’s the (possibly apocryphal) response given by Ernest Hemingway:

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Successful or no?

Interested in this teeny-tiny approach? Check out the story on a recent book detailing six word memoirs of famous writers, artists, and musicians.

National Library Week – Lincoln Library

9 Apr

To kick off National Library Week, I thought it a good idea to start with yours – the Lincoln Library!

Your library is open from 8:10 AM to 4:30 PM and is open during all class periods, during lunch, as well as after school.

The main library page will connect you to all other library-related pages, such as…

– The Lincoln Library Catalog: If you’re looking for a very particular topic, I’d recommend using the Advanced Search feature. This will allow you to craft your search strategy whether keywords need to be near one another, before or after each other or even if you need to eliminate unnecessary keywords.

— The Online Databases available to you at Lincoln are another handy-dandy research feature. From this link, you can gain access to Academia Search Premier, Gale databases, Opposing Viewpoints, EBSCO and much, much more.

— When you need more specialized research, go to the Research at Lincoln page. From here, you can find a TON of information from MLA to bibliographies to IB details.

— Need to create a Works Cited/References page? Check out Citation Maker where you can choose MLA or APA.

— Looking for further information for your English, Foreign Language, Health, Social Studies, Science or Theater? Click on Class Connections where you can find even more links for each of the aforementioned subjects.

— When it comes time for you to start thinking and researching the whole college thing, start at the College Information page. There are a number of search engines that will help you learn how to choose, apply, pay, choose a major, etc.

— We cannot live on academia & scholarly work at all time so when you’re looking for a new book to read for FUN, check out the Recommended Booklist page.

— Last, though certainly not least, is a personal favorite of mine – the Writing Center home page! This page offers up some more information on what we do here, how we can help you, when we’re here, and how you can reach me.

Your Lincoln Library is a treasure trove of resources – come visit us today!

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