Library Technology Goes to School

At the request of the El Camino High School English Department, our Young Adult Librarian, Dan Cormier, was the first speaker for the 2001 All Faculty Training Sessions. His presentation explained the difference between Databases and general Internet sources, with a particular emphasis on how to spot plagiarism. He also demonstrated how a student would go about writing a paper using LAPL Databases and how computer technology has simplified creation of bibliographic formats.

His talk was well received. Apparently, a majority of the teachers were worried that students were ahead of them on the technology curve. Several of those attending approached him after the presentation and thanked Platt Branch for bringing some clarity to these issues.

Dan Cormier, Young Adult Librarian

Charming Displays

Each month, as you return or check out books, please take a few minutes to enjoy the display in our library cabinet. The display changes the first of each month.

Since the beginning of the Friends’ 2001-2002 calendar year in July, we have enjoyed John Chase’s Sailing and Ship Model display and The Tom & Julie Booth Family’s 4-H County Fair Equestrian display. Our third display was arranged by Don Schuster and highlighted the YMCA Feather Guides.

Adult Librarian Janet Gast (818-340-9386) and Harriet Strauss (818-888-7766) are coordinating the cabinet displays. If you have a special interest or collection that you would like to share with the Platt Branch Library community, please contact either of them.

Harriet Strauss, Past President

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