Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Computers Working!

The power supply has been replaced, and the computers are up and running!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Computer Access Unavailable

Our computers for public use are down.

We are currently awaiting the arrival of a part (a new power supply for the server that powers all the public thin clients.)

We have been told to expect delivery sometime Wednesday.
If you need computer access, please call before coming out on Wednesday, and we'll let you know the current status!

In the meantime, you can access resources from home or work through our website, and library staff is happy to help you find the books you need!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

SWAN is available.

The problem has been resolved.

SWAN Connection Problems

SWAN is unavailable. Metropolitan Library System is working on the problem and will post an announcement on their website.

Lansing Library's catalog is NOT affected by the outage.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

NewsBank Special Report - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Connect to these great resources using NewsBank. Lansing Library card required.

NewsBank's Special Report People in the News - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is now available.

Use this site for information to support discussions on the accomplishments of Martin Luther King and the celebration of his birthday January 15.

People in the News - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. contains both current and background articles covering
. Biographical information
. Accomplishments
. Legacy
. Important issues and events
. Civil rights movement
. Struggle for freedom

Articles have been included for their relevance to the topics and their various perspectives. This site is an excellent resource for tracing the history of Dr. King and learning about his contributions to the world.

Relevant images, maps and links to related web sites are also available. Suggested search terms to help locate additional information in your NewsBank products are listed to encourage further research. All articles are easily accessed and can be printed or e-mailed from within the site.

NewsBank has always been committed to providing libraries with the best coverage of important issues and events. The People in the News - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Special Report is accessible from the left side bar at infoweb.newsbank.com along with your NewsBank products.

Other currently featured Special Reports include
. The Year in Review - 2006
. Natural Disasters Around the World
. Iraq
. World Environment
. World Economics
. Women's History - Nancy Pelosi

Additional Reports may also be accessed from your product menu page.

Watch for NewsBank's Black History Month Special Report - Coming Soon.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Remembering Gerald Ford

Connect to these great resources using NewsBank. Lansing Library card required.

NewsBank's new Special Report: People in the News - Gerald Ford is now available.

This Special Report provides current and background research and biographical information on the life of the 38th President of the United States.

Included is coverage of Gerald Ford's
. early life
. political career
. path to becoming President
. actions while in this office
. life after the White House

Current news and commentaries are covered in this Report. Coverage of the four days of remembrance in his honor will also be included.

This Report contains articles, pictures and related maps. Suggested search terms to help locate additional information in your NewsBank products are listed to encourage further research. All articles are easily accessed and can be printed or e-mailed from within the site.

NewsBank has always been committed to providing libraries with the best coverage of important global issues and events.

These Special Reports are accessible from the left side bar at infoweb.newsbank.com along with your NewsBank products.