National Geographic Virtual Library is the Wyoming State Library’s featured Database of the Month for May, and we’ve recorded a 16-minute YouTube video to watch At Your Leisure, any time on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. National Geographic Virtual Library is the perfect resource for the researcher, traveler, and arm chair traveler. Here you will find National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, and books, maps, images and video.
Take a look at what this database offers on literary landmarks, or travel in and throughout literature. Peruse Novel Destinations: A Travel Guide to Literary Landmarks and learn more about the people and lands from classic novels by Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, and more. Or take a Tour of the World’s Greatest Fictional City and experience Anna Quindlen’s Imagined London.
Other At Your Leisure offerings we’re featuring in May:
In Depth with the New AASL Standards, Part IV: Curate (Wyoming State Library) Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Curate.”
Library Innovation by Design (Aspen Institute) As the role of the library shifts beyond simply being an access and lending institution to providing a venue and platform for learning, innovation and creativity, libraries need to think in dramatically different ways and develop new approaches to their work in line with their changing role in the community. Design thinking and its human-centered approach offers a set of tools for libraries to adapt to become more flexible, more innovative institutions. Design consultant Michelle Ha Tucker talks about Library Innovation by Design.
Developing Escape Rooms at Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) This archived session features guest speakers Alison Wessel and Olivia Glotfelty, who discussed the development of escape rooms at libraries in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Both speakers describe their experiences planning and implementing these escape rooms and how they proved beneficial to their audiences and libraries