ProQuest Research Companion is a new technology designed by ProQuest, with the aid of writing instructors and librarians because, as you know, there’s a need to provide students with new ways and means to become successful and continue their studies. While there are literacy programs on the market, and citation/bibliographic tools; there’s nothing that’s interactive and designed specifically to help students improve their critical thinking skills and guide them through the process of Finding, Evaluating and Using information. The power behind some of the evaluation tools is Bowker Books In Print and Ulrich’s Serials; providing evaluation for Serial titles and Books as well as URLs.
ProQuest Research Companion offers researchers one place to learn and to quickly get answers. The multimedia-based Learning Modules engage students to think more critically and creatively about their research, while powerful, interactive Tools help students navigate through the research process more quickly to spend more time on the research that interests them most. The responsive design means it’s adaptable to all devices—laptops, tablets, and smart phones.
Take advantage of the WiLS trial for ProQuest Research Companion at https://www.proquest.com/trials/trialSummary.action?view=subject&trialBean.token=Q3X7JWW0JZ083LSJZZHD it runs through March 29th.
If you’re interested in WiLS Pricing for this product contact Jeff Brunner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Boulder Junction on the opening of its new Community Building and Library! The new building opened its doors to the public on January 13th and, in the words of Boulder Junction resident Jeff Long, the importance of the project isn’t the new structure. “It’s a place where the people of the community can congregate, spend time and build that sense of community. The most valuable thing here is the intangible. The people who want to be part of this love it so much, it’s worth it. What this does for the community … it’s priceless.”
Read more about the project from the Lakeland Times.
Special Rate for Computers in Libraries Conference
WiLS is pleased to announce that MINITEX is again offering a special rate for the Computers in Libraries Conference, April 7-9, 2014.
Information Today will offer the Computers in Libraries Conference and Exhibition at the Hilton Washington, Washington D.C. from April 7-9, 2014. MINITEX will be coordinating a discounted group registration. The special rate for the Computers in Libraries conference is $299.00 for the three-day event (April 7-9, 2014). In addition, discounted prices of $109.00 for Internet@Schools Track are also available. No discount rates are available for the pre-and post-conference seminars and workshops. For additional information see conference program.
Available this year is online registration which will make registration quicker and will extend the registration deadline until March 7, 2014. For registration use Promo Code MIN14. Go to: http://www.infotoday.com/http://www.infotoday.com/cil2014/Program.asp
For mail in registration please request a registration form from Tim Johnson at MINITEX. His contact information is 800-462-5348 or email@example.com. He will need to receive your payment, checks payable to Information Today, Inc., and registration form no later than February 25, 2014.
The BadgerNet broadband network is about to get a lot faster, thanks to a $4.2 million dollar federal grant to expand and upgrade its fiber optic network between April and November of this year. Read more about it from madison.com.
The newest issue of NextSpace has arrived. Learn the next trend affecting libraries and the next step that will help libraries create value and shape their future in Issue 22 - What keeps you up at night? (And what are you doing about it?)