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  • 1. Library ResourcesLibrary Resources Building AwarenessBuilding Awareness of What Librariesof What Libraries Have to OfferHave to Offer Next
  • 2. The Many Types of Resources Books Periodicals Reference Archives Internet Access Audios Videos Databases NextBack
  • 3. BooksBooks • Nonfiction – Categorized by Dewey Decimal System – Departmentalized by age group interest – Biographies are housed separately • Fiction – Arranged alphabetically • With letter location code – [F, YA, JF, LP (Large Print), etc.] • And the first 3 letters of author’s last name – Departmentalized by age group interest – Special collections may be on display NextBack
  • 4. PeriodicalsPeriodicals • Magazines – Dozens of titles arranged in our Reading Room on racks – Online access to over 600+ scholarly journals with EBSCO – Consumer Journals in Reference And • Newspapers – Many local and national newspapers • Leavenworth Times articles are archived back to the paper’s origin in 1859! Use Leavenworth Times Index to assist in locating needed information [Reference Staff will assist you] NextBack
  • 5. ReferenceReference • Let us help you find answers to your questions! – Reference books arranged by DDS on almost any topic – Encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs – Atlases, maps, travel guides – Directories, telephone and others – Tax forms and booklets – Investment publications – Internet and database access – Research services – Voter Registration – Online Reference Links Career Resources, etc. (Click the square) • Contact us in person, by phone, or email – (913) 682-5666 Ext. 206 or refdesk@leavenworth.lib.ks.us NextBack
  • 6. Reference Area Vertical FilesReference Area Vertical Files Vertical Files Contain: Historical Information Consumer Information Local Area Information Health Information Travel Information Kansas Government Documents NextBack
  • 7. ArchivesArchives – Categorized by the Dewey Decimal System – Ask Reference Staff for assistance as needed And Circulation Office – Magazines are archived in back – Videos, Disks, etc. are also housed here Kansas Room NextBack
  • 8. Word Processing ComputersWord Processing Computers • Many Software Programs Available – Microsoft Word – Microsoft Excel – Microsoft Publisher – Microsoft Access – Microsoft Front Page – Microsoft Power Point – Resume Program – Drives: USB; CD Rom NextBack
  • 9. Internet AccessInternet Access • Public Access Computers for Internet Use – Fourteen in Reference: • Adults may sign up for one hour of use per day. Two are Guest/Express computers and are limited to 15 minute use. – Sixteen for Youth • Six in Children’s Room for children to age 11 • Ten in the Young Adult Room for youth 11-17 • Remember to know and observe policy! NextBack
  • 10. AudiosAudios Cassettes and Compact DisksCassettes and Compact Disks • Nonfiction – Categorized by AC & the Dewey Decimal System – Departmentalized by age group interest – Biographies are separated Click to access Online Catalog! • Fiction – Arranged alphabetically • With letter location code [AC] and the first 3 letters of author’s last name – Departmentalized by age group interest ***Playaways, CDs and Software are also available*** NextBack
  • 11. VideosVideos • Informational – Categorized by the Dewey Decimal System – Includes: • Documentaries • Self Help • Educational • Entertainment – Categorized by genre – Departmentalized by age group interest Click to learn how to search for videos only. NextBack
  • 12. DatabasesDatabases • Leavenworth Public Library provides online FREEFREE access to: Scholarly Journal Articles (Kslib.info – inc Consumer Reports!) Literary Criticism Novelist *Online Custom Newspaper Articles *Ancestry Plus, Heritage Quest - Genealogy *Facts on File Pro Quest Nursing, *Auto Repair Reference Database *Britannica Encyclopedias Access some of the above databases at: //KSLIB.info if you live in Kansas. A special Kansas pin number will provide free access to free ebooks, additional databases and resources at home and when traveling out-of-state at KSLC.org [See Reference Staff for details] * Recent Acquisitions NextBack
  • 13. The Library has Special PlacesThe Library has Special Places Quilt & New Book Displays Kansas Legal & Historical Resources Learning Center for Children KS & MO College Catalogs/ LV City Ref Materials NextBack
  • 14. Remember to Use Your Library!Remember to Use Your Library! • Enjoyment • Research • Answers to questions • Computer Classes • Online Access • Word Processing • Quiet place to readread • Programs for all ages This presentation has been created by Cynthia Hesser, one of five Reference Librarians at the Leavenworth Public Library. All rights reserved, thank you! END Replay Back
  • 15. How To Search Online LVPL Catalog for Videos Only • First open the catalog or access it online at: braryhttps://catalog.nexpresslibrary.org/ • Click the Advanced Search box below the Quick Search box • Type in a genre (ie. Western, Comedy, Horror, etc.) on the Subject line or • Type in a specific title on the Title line, then - • Scroll down to select a Format, Select: DVD • Scroll down to select a Location, Select: Leavenworth • Click on the Search button to view holdings Click here NextBack

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