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Get Students Ready for Life after Graduation

Graduation season is rapidly approaching, and with that comes many exciting possibilities for your students after they toss their caps. Do the soon-to-be-high-school graduates have a college picked out—or even a sense of their career goals? Are they considering alternatives to college and exploring apprenticeships? Are the higher ed students “career ready”? And, are any of them really prepared for the job hunt? Get your students excited for all of their future opportunities! Infobase has resources that can help them ponder the places they’ll go post-graduation long before “Pomp and Circumstance” starts playing. Our career database, courseware, and streaming video collections can help them land on their professional feet, with content to help them find their best college match, plan their career, apply for a job, prepare for interviews, and know what to expect once they get a job.   Planning Your Career Starts with Ferguson’s From high school students choosing what they want to do with their lives to new college graduates about to enter the workforce, Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is the perfect first stop for young people planning their future careers. This award-winning lifelong career exploration and planning database offers a wealth of resources that allow users to

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Encourage Library Patrons to “Do It Yourself” with These Videos

For public library patrons interested in trying out their own DIY projects, videos are a great place to start as they provide a much-needed visual component to learning how to perform an activity. Seeing a technique in motion can be easier to follow and understand than looking at a two-dimensional diagram in a manual. DIY videos can also inspire watchers to take on projects or techniques they otherwise wouldn’t have considered. They can offer a look at what works…as well as what doesn’t.  Access Video On Demand streaming video for public libraries features hundreds of home and how-to videos, including many for aspiring DIYers. Access Video’s mobile-friendly platform—with an app available for Apple iOS and Android—allows patrons to stream videos anytime, anywhere, even while putting up those floating bookshelves in the living room. Here are just a few of the videos DIYers can find on Access Video On Demand. How to: Paint a Room Series (Wiley) These short, easy-to-follow videos walk you through everything you need to know to do a killer paint job. From calculating how much paint you need, to fixing issues, and cleaning up once you’re done, you’ll be a master painter in no time! George Clarke’s

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Stay on Top of the 2024 Election with World News Digest

November 5, 2024, will be a very important day in U.S. history. Voters in the United States will go to the polls to cast ballots in elections on the federal, state, and local levels—including for president and Congress—and, in doing so, will help decide the nation’s future.  In an era when an overwhelming amount of disinformation exists to cloud the judgment of many American voters during election seasons, students and patrons researching the candidates and their positions need access to trustworthy, regularly updated data to stay on top of what’s really happening. If researchers at your institution are following the 2024 election, start them off on the right foot. Point them toward the go-to resource for context and background on key issues and events in the news for more than 80 years—World News Digest. World News Digest’s 2024 Elections Guide   World News Digest‘s 2024 Elections Guide provides a vital resource, bringing together in one place everything students and researchers need to know about the 2024 election. Get the details on: Candidates: Learn the basics about the candidates who are running in both the primary and general elections, including their ages, backgrounds, and government experience. A new section on the

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