Patrons now have access to a User Guide for our ILLIAD Interlibrary Loan system. Boyd County Public Library allows our patrons to create their own account to submit and manage their Interlibrary Loan Requests online. To view the new guide, please make sure you have Adobe Reader installed and click here.
Join us for a free webinar! August 29, 2012 2:00 p.m. EST “Overqualified & Experienced Job Seekers: How to Rebound and Get Noticed“ With Career Expert Andrea C. Santiago Overqualified is a term given to job seekers when their background, education, experience, or previous title and/or salary are well beyond what the job requires. While this may seem like a roadblock at first, there are strategies that can turn this negative perception into a positive asset, which can lead to increased opportunities … Continue reading
Divergent is the first book by Veronica Roth. She’s only 22, and Divergent was branded the Buzz Book of 2011. It’s sequel, Insurgent, was released earlier this year. Yes, this is another multi-booker, which means I’ll have to wait another year to find out what happens after Insurgent, only to have to wait another year after that, probably, to get to the end. Bah! For a while there, we were inundated with vampires. But The Hunger Games is now the … Continue reading
What do “Billie Jean”, “Pumped Up Kicks”, and “Scream” have in common? Besides being hit songs, they are three songs that I downloaded Sunday afternoon. Best part is I did it quickly, legally, and free from Freegal, the library’s new music service. I had just purchased four other songs from iTunes for $1.29 (each plus tax) when I remembered about it. It took me less than 10 minutes to login (library card number and PIN), find the songs, … Continue reading
This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in years. Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons are two of my all-time favorite actors. They are both exceptionally amazing in this film along with a dynamic cast of supporting actors. The film centers on a Wall Street firm’s buying and selling of stocks. This is a subject completely foreign to me but I was able to keep up because near the beginning of the film, Jeremy Iron’s asks the man to explain … Continue reading
This is an interesting article on ebook use. Yes, BCPL offers ebooks (46,000 of them) and, yes, there are often long wait times. But we are working to alleviate that by committing 11% of the materials budget to this format. Do you read e-books from the library? Why or why not? We’d like to hear your comments on this subject. Visit Kentucky Libraries Unbound (Overdrive). Libraries and e-books “Does your local library offer e-books for loan? It might. But if you aren’t sure, you … Continue reading