Cites & Bytes @ Bailey

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

How to Follow an Election

The library at Vanderbilt University has developed a wonderful overview of information on this year's election. Election 2008 provides access to news reports, blogs, statistics...and oh yes, the candidates' campaign sites. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Visiting a National Park?

Did you know that the government provides access to tons of really helpful information online? I'm hoping to highlight a few of their sites here this semester. One I've found very informative lately is the National Parks site, where you'll find all kinds of help for planning a visit to any of the nearly 400 areas administered by the National Parks Service. Teachers can direct kids to a WebRangers program that provides teaching games for kids of all ages. Most parks provide lesson plans that you can use in your classroom. My husband and I visited the Grand Canyon this summer, and I relied heavily on the site to learn about available lodging, trails, weather and other pertinent information. Scout around--I think you'll be surprised how easy it is to be an armchair traveler through some of the most beautiful scenery our country has to offer.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Bard Hall Demolition

July 31, 2008
Bard Hall is no more!

Video captured by Nethkelum Perera
on behalf of Slippery Rock University Archives,
Bailey Library, Slippery Rock University