Resources for new staff

1. To assist you with searching online for good information:

a.  Search Engines

We all use Google.  So to empower ourselves, let’s guide our patrons and students to ways in which to find better results.
Here are some top links, including an interesting place to start:

b.  Web evaluation guidelines

c.  Searching and Recommended Resources found outside Delaware

(for inside Delaware, see Resources)

  • The Library of Congress has compiled a helpful list of reference resources available on the web.  Not as detailed as IPL2, it still contains a number of helpful links.
  • TED Talks offer educational and interesting presentations from cutting edge scientists, educators, authors, innovators, etc.
  • PEW Reports give current research, much about technology/Internet/mobile devices and libraries.
  • US Census
  • POTUS – All about every US President
  • Find a Grave (commonly used for genealogy research)

2.  To assist you with question-answering processes on LibAnswers:

–see the “Tutorials & How To’s” page.

3. Technology troubleshooting and issues:

Having trouble logging in?  Many times, clearing your browser’s cache (search history) will make things work.  This is also great to know for your patrons.
Here is  “How to Clear Your Browser’s Cache” from ComputerHope.

–see also Ask a Librarian DE’s “Help” page