Thursday, April 2, 2009
For more information on National Poetry Month, visit the web site for the Academy of American Poets. This site offers small bios of famous poets, as well as their actual poetry. You can also shop for fun National Poetry Month items while you are there!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
National Public Radio
NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 860 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations.
Federal News Radio
FederalNewsRadio.com made history 2/22/2000 as the first internet-only all-news radio station. It was a success story during the dot-com bust and it makes history again as the first internet radio station to migrate to broadcast airwaves. FederalNewsRadio.com has continued to expand and grow with the objective of being THE source for the latest news and information concerning feds - throughout the Nation's Capital and around the world!
Listen to updated news 24 hours a day from the CNN Radio live Web stream.
C-SPAN Radio offers commercial-free public affairs programming 24 hours a day. You'll hear live coverage from Washington of important congressional hearings, key speeches from national leaders, along with archival recordings of presidential tapes, military memoirs & judicial proceedings from contemporary times and before the advent of television.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
This blog is the creation of Steven M. Cohen (and is published by Information Today, Inc.). Library Stuff, not only offers information on professional development duties, but also posts current news items that include or affect libraries. These posts vary in terms of source...everything from the New York Times to the Online Athens is used. News posts provide the source of the article, as well as links to the original full-text for anyone interested in more than a brief synopsis.
Library Stuff is a great resource for any librarian. If you want to know what is going on in the world of librarianship, this is the blog to read.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Lagniappe Broadcast Network
A network of independent Internet Radio stations dedicated to providing quality music in multiple genres and formats.
WWNO 89.9 FM
Your source for NPR News and Great Classical Music. The University of New Orleans' radio station.
WWOZ 90.7 FM
Dedicated to bringing New Orleans music to the universe! Expect lots of Jazz and Blues.
WTUL 91.5 FM
Tulane University's radio station. Expect a wide variety from Punk to Jazz.
WLMG 101.9 FM
Continuous Soft Rock.
...more to come...
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Provides "links to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world." Find radio stations by call letters or dial numbers. Find online streaming radio by genre...or even by country!
Another site that allows you to search by genre, country, or language.
Online Radio Stations
Free Internet radio and online music.
Live365 Internet Radio
Find stations that play the music you want!
Open up this Pandora's box of music.
Next installment, you'll get to see some of the local stations that I listen to online.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
This is the real site for the Oscars...the Academy. Check out information about the history of the awards. And don't miss the online exhibits!
This is the place to go to follow this year's Oscars. Check out the red carpet, learn about the nominees. There is also a place to "play along" and pick who YOU think is going to win--live!
The Official Academy Awards Database
This is a great site for anyone interested in past nominees/winners. You can search by different categories, by year. Browse nominees...or just look at the winners. This is a database near and dear to my heart!
Whether you watch it to see who wins or to find out who is wearing whom, enjoy the show!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Types of Martial Arts
This site gives you a quick overview of the different types of martial arts. It also has a directory to find martial arts schools in your state. The directory does not include ALL of the schools in your area, though.
Starting Martial Arts
This site lists the different types of martial arts by ethnicity. Some of them include links to more information about that particular form of martial art.
About.com: Martial Arts
This site, as most About.com sites, offers a variety of information on the topic of martial arts. I particularly enjoyed the articles "What are the Martial Arts Styles?" and "What is the Best Type of Martial Arts?"
Monday, February 16, 2009
Whether you are being physically attacked or financially scammed, this site has videos and tips for how to defend yourself in a variety of situations. Including tips like these.
National Crime Prevention Council
Remember McGruff, the dog who takes a bite out of crime? This is his site. The site offers statistics on crime, as well as tips for preventing different types of crime. My favorite sites are dedicated to personal safety and preventing violence.
Women's Self-Defense Center
This site offers tips on how to deal with everything from rape and stalking to purse-snatching and car-jacking.
Here are two articles that delve into how to handle an attacker.
Self-Defense Tactics at SafetyCentral.
5 Quick Self-Defense Tactics That Can Save Your Life by Ryan J. Macdonald
(View other articles by Mr. Macdonald here.)
Always remember, a weapon you carry is a weapon that can be used against you. This blog neither condones nor condemns the carrying of such items. Just remember...don't carry anything on you that you aren't willing to use.
Articles are great, but taking self-defense or martial arts classes is better. Stay tuned for the next installment, where I will point you to some sites that can help you find the martial arts class for you.
Friday, February 13, 2009
American Heart Association
The best place to go for information on taking care of your heart.
Journals put out by the American Heart Association.
Wonderful heart-healthy meal ideas!
Get more active for a healthier heart!
And remember these signs of a heart attack...
• Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
• Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
• Shortness of breath. This feeling often comes along with chest discomfort. But it can occur before the chest discomfort.
• Other signs include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The Oxford African American Studies Center is a subscription database that "combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture." This database will be available from February 1st to March 1st.
Information posted in the Federal Documents @ Earl K. Long Library blog on Monday, February 2nd.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Need a little break at work? Take some time to relax while doing some good!
Play a vocabulary game and help end world hunger! For every answer you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.
Click to Give
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Many of us spend our days sitting at a desk. Don’t fall victim to the physical ailments that can happen when you’re just going through the (repetitive) motions.
This is a great site to get you started on a new and healthier way of working at a computer. This site does not just offer Carpal Tunnel (and other) exercises; it also offers information about how different disorders are caused (and how to correct them).
This site offers health information…including some useful Carpal Tunnel exercises.
Need a stretch during the day? Can’t make it to a yoga class? This site offers easy yoga movements to keep you aligned during your workday.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Helping Academic Librarians "Keep Up" With News and Developments In Higher Education.
This blog, created by Steven Bell, is one of the ones I check every day. This, of course, caused me to put it in my February Spotlight. The Kept-Up Academic Librarian is a blog that focuses on issues in academia, including issues in academic libraries. Entries include news blurbs about what different universities and university libraries are doing, often providing links to full news stories.
The Kept-Up Academic Librarian is a great resource for academic librarians. If you want to know what is going on in the world of academic librarianship, this is the blog to read.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Everyone wishes he/she could read another person’s mind at one point or another. But how many consider reading another person’s body instead? Here are some sites to help you out with that…
Body Language for Business Communication (University of Northern Iowa)
This site offers clues as to what certain actions and expressions mean. This is useful for reading other people, as well as for making sure that other people are reading you correctly.
Facial Expressions: What’s in a Face? (American Psychological Association)
This article discusses the art (and somewhat science) of reading facial expressions.
The Gestural Origins of Language (American Scientist)
This article talks about the origin of non-verbal communication, as well as how it has changed throughout history.
Human Nonverbal Communication (Bellarmine University)
This site links to several articles on the subject.
Now…it’s important to remember that body language isn’t always 100% accurate. Crossed arms could mean that the person is closed off from you (doesn’t like you or the topic, etc.)…or it could just mean that he/she is cold. While this information is interesting and has some merit, it shouldn’t be used in excess—i.e. in lieu of what the person actually tells you.