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  • Roundup Friday: eBooks!

    My colleague Linda hit the nail on the head once more when, in her latest blog post , she wrote: "electronics vendors offer "must-have" apps and gadgets faster than we can learn or finance them." I am so taking it out of context but I read it as a break from shopping online for a...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 12-10-2010
  • Google.org and Flu.gov Team Up for Awesomeness

    This year I have made a pledge to myself to get a flu shot for the very first time in my life (at least as far as I can remember). I haven't avoided it because of a fear of needles or conspiracy theories about how the government uses it to track people. But for whatever reason, this is the first...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 10-22-2010
  • Roundup Friday: Maps!

    Two things are going on. My multi-tasking is spiraling out of control (which is why I have 13 tabs open in my browser) and I've become very interested in maps and map applications lately. So, I am going to act like a serious blogger and do my own Friday Roundup all on maps. Here are some cool and...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 07-02-2010
  • Taking the Mystery out of Stain Removal

    I often pride myself on my “tallish” stature and ridiculously long arms. I can reach things in high places and barely have to lean over to tie my shoes. The downside is a tendency towards the klutzy side. Combine that with my bad habit of eating while driving and there’s no surprise that spilling is...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 04-20-2010
  • The Quest for Audio Books Made Easy

    Sometimes all I want to do is shut my laptop, silence my smart phone, power off my iPod and read a good book. But then there are times when I need those gadgets to help me get through a good audio book so I can busy my eyes and hands on others things like the long car trip to Kansas (Oklahoma can be...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 03-23-2010
  • Google Docs Introduces New (super helpful) Features

    For months, rumors had been spreading that Google would being accommodating more file types in Google Documents and would increasing the amount of storage space available for users. A couple weeks ago, the rumors became a reality. Google now allows users to upload, store, access and share their files...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 02-26-2010
  • Edit PDFs Without Buying Expensive Software

    Ninety percent of the time, I prefer communicating via email rather than making a phone call, mailing something or (especially) faxing. This is especially true when it comes to applications or other PDF documents. Like the library computers, most individuals only have access to Adobe Reader, rather than...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 02-05-2010
  • Improve Your Touch Typing the Free and Easy Way

    Every day in the library I see adults striving to improve themselves and learn new things. Recently we’ve seen a rising interest in updating computer skills, either for personal satisfaction or to remain competitive in the job market. For some, this means attending one of our Microsoft Quick Start classes...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 01-15-2010
  • More Tips on Internet Safety

    It’s a busy week here at the library but I thought I would take a moment to pass on a blog post I read recently about avoiding online scams. We’ve all seen those suspicious emails and too-good-to-be-true offers and wondered if this time, they might just be real. This post offers great tips on considering...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 12-22-2009
  • Convert Your Files for Free Using Zamzar

    A patron recently asked how to convert a Word document (.doc) and an image (.jpg) into PDFs. On many computers this can be done by going to file > print and then choosing a PDF converter from the printer list. However, on some computers – like those at the library – this is not an option. There are...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 12-04-2009
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