EEOC (http://www.eeoc.gov/) — Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigates charges pertaining to employment discrimination
American Civil Liberties Union ( http://www.aclu.org/)– National organization advocating individual rights, by litigating, legislating, and educating the public
The library has other sites of interest pertaining to legal issues and employment discrimination on our “Reference Links” page:
—Access the library homepage: http://www.ecrlib.org/
—Click on “Reference Desk” on the left, then “Web Links”
—Click on the “Legal Resources” link
If you need assistance, please feel free to contact your nearest ECRL branch library.
Although staff cannot offer legal advice or assistance, they can refer you to appropriate literature, reference books, websites, and other resources.
Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian
Like many people, I enjoy poking around flea markets, antique shows, and book fairs.
Michael Sparks does, also. In 2006 he was browsing through a thrift store in
Did he know what he had? Perhaps not. I wonder if he contacted his local library and asked the reference librarian, “What’s it worth?”
Yes! The library has a rich collection of resources that can help you determine the value of your flea market find or that dusty antique in grandma’s attic.
“Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price List 2008”
“Schroeder’s Antiques Price Guide”
“Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2009”
Reference staff can also guide you to books that cover very specific areas of collecting, such as coins, dolls, guns, pottery, and toys—even Civil War memorabilia.
Stop by the library in
And keep an eye out for that one-of-a-kind treasure. If Michael Sparks can find it, perhaps you can, too.
I’m still looking!
Reference and Adult Services Librarian
June 30, 2010 Note: The website referenced in this blog post has been decommissioned by the National Library of Medicine. More information about the decision to end its support is available at this technical bulletin.
The University of Minnesota Alumni Association sponsored the program for Cambridge Rotary this noon. The speaker they brought was librarian Karla Block from the UM Bio-Medical Library. Karla talked about the on-line resource My Health Minnesota Go Local, which is part of the National Library of Medicine partnership with libraries and library consortia to provide national coverage of health services. The Minnesota site is one of 24 Go Local projects with many more in development.
Go Local is a tool to bring accurate information about health services in local geographic areas, including hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, support groups, health screening providers and many others.
Go Local is linked on the ECRL site under the menu bar Reference Desk. Look at the Reference Desk section to find links and information guides from ECRL librarians.
Barbara Misselt, ECRL Director