Friday, June 07, 2013

Long Island data

Interested in facts about what is known as Long Island?  Check out Long Island Index which published data on the economy, population, housing and education. The site includes an interactive map of Long Island along with discussions of issues of interest to Long Islanders, such as upgrading the LIRR .

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Unusual U.S. Government Publications, Part Two: Dr. Seuss Fights Malaria

From an NPR article:

“Before he cooked up green eggs or taught us to count colorful fish, Dr. Seuss was a captain in the U.S. Army. And during World War II, the author and illustrator, whose given name was Theodor Geisel, spent a few years creating training films and pamphlets for the troops.

One of Geisel's Army cartoons was aimed at preventing malaria outbreaks among GIs by urging them to use nets and keep covered up.”  Read his malaria prevention pamphlet here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, June 05, 2013


Are you bored with Twitter in your own language? You can change your Twitter settings to LOLCATZ.

"Twitter quietly added a new (and still experimental language for the Cheezburger cognoscenti.  Under Settings > Language, just between Korean and Malay, you'll find this curious designation: Lolcat - LOLCATZ (beta)."   Read more about it here.

If you want to get crazy with the LOLCATZ language, there is a translator at:


Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, June 03, 2013


Remember that the Law Library lends umbrellas.  You do not need to forgo that much needed lunch break because it is raining and you are not prepared.  The umbrellas are available at the Circulation Desk.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat