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Snapshot Day 2012 at the SLCC Libraries

  • Posted on: 18 April 2012
  • By: carolabstract

Last Wednesday April 11th the Salt Lake Community College Libraries participated in Snapshot Day 2012: One Day in the Life of Utah Libraries. During this event, libraries across the beehive state recorded with photographs and statistics proof that libraries are an important part of the community and provide invaluable resources to its patron.

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libraries, snapshot, 2012

April 2012 - Jazz Appreciation Month

  • Posted on: 5 April 2012
  • By: carolabstract

Did you know there are over 100 styles of Jazz music today? Jazz is one of the first music genres that originated in America, specifically New Orleans circa 1900, and it's characterized mainly by improvisation. There are many styles of this art form and as a genre it continues evolving to this day. Here is a list of Jazz Styles by AllMusic.com.

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jazz, music, history,

Pinterest: A Fun AND Practical Organizational Tool

  • Posted on: 7 March 2012
  • By: carolabstract

Ever had to create a dream board? Had a scrapbook with images of favorite things? Hanged images of recipes you found in a magazine on your fridge with a magnet? Or pinned a cutout of your favorite sports car to a corkboard for inspiration? That's basically what Pinterest allows you to do, virtually.

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Pinterest, organizational tools, social media

Writing Resources

  • Posted on: 22 February 2012
  • By: carolabstract

Need to improve your writing skills? There are many off and online resources that will help you develop your writing skills. Here are just a few highlights.

In person - The SLCC Student Writing Center is available to help SLCC students with their college writing projects. The SLCC Community Writing Center will help with non-college related projects. 

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Writing, SLCC Student Writing Center

Book Review: Half Empty, Half Full

  • Posted on: 9 February 2012
  • By: carolabstract

Front CoverEver wonder why some people see the glass half full and others half empty? Are people born that way? Is it a product of their environment, or is it a learned behavior? Those are the questions that Susan C. Vaughan, M.D. analyses in her book Half Empty, Half full: Understanding the Psychological Roots of Optimism.

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Psychology, Optimism, Book Review

2012: New Year New Goals!

  • Posted on: 9 January 2012
  • By: carolabstract

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The beginning of the year is a time for new beginnings and commiting to achieve personal goals, start projects, or getting rid a of a habit. For students, this also includes the start of a new semester with a renewed commitment to educational success.

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New Year, Resolutions

Traditional Book Readers vs. E-Reader Users

  • Posted on: 14 December 2011
  • By: carolabstract

Have you made the transition from books to e-Readers yet? Are you considering getting one in the near future? The thought of having countless books available at your fingertips stored in a nice slick lightweight portable device that fits almost anywhere. Tempting, isn't it? You might even think that if you had that type of access you would definitely read more. Well, you may be right. 

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E-Readers, Poll, The Woman in Black