Thursday, May 17, 2007

National Priorities Project

The National Priorities Project analyzes and clarifies federal data, so that citizens may better understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent. The aim of the site is to provide data on the impact of federal spending policies for states, cities and counties; to educate and train citizens, activists, media and elected officials on the federal budget, as well as the budget’s local impact and community needs; to collaborate with national groups on federal budget initiatives; and to facilitate dialogue and action between national social justice and security policy groups.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Latest Technology Gadgets

When exams are over, enjoy a few minutes with "Gadgets, Gadgets, Gadgets!"-- a very cool presentation from the 22nd annual Computers in Libraries Conference held last month. "Gadgets" has been posted on by Sabrina Pacifici, founder and editor of the award-winning legal resource site and co-presenter of this fast paced overview of what's new and on the way in techno-gadgetry. From the latest Treos to a "projector phone" and the "smallest MP3 player ever," from the inexpensive and practical to the most sophisticated new inventions, this is a great sampling of items, along with prices, release dates and direct links to vendor web sites. There are even some "just for fun" gadgets that would make unique gifts for friends.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

NationMaster: World Statistics

NationMaster compiles statistics from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD. All sorts of stuff on this site in addition to statistics: encyclopedia, forum, Countries A to Z and more.

NationMaster goes far beyond providing a simple table. It shows the statistics as tables, graphs, charts and maps; and may show the correlations betweens sets such as the relationship between the number of McDonalds restaurants and the number of couples with children.

This is a great site for background information on all sorts of topics.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, May 14, 2007

Summer Hours

With finals ending on Wednesday our hours will be changing for the summer. On Wednesday night we will be closing at midnight.

Then on Thursday our Summer Pre-Bar Exam Schedule begins. It runs from Thursday, May 17 to Tuesday, July 3:
Monday - Thursday 8am - 10pm
Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 8pm

We are closed Wednesday July 4

Our Summer Bar Exam Schedule runs Thursday July 5 to Tuesday July 24:
Monday - Thursday 8am - 11pm
Friday 8am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 10pm

For hours for the remainder of the summer see our website or the signs both inside and outside the library.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat