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Survey Says . . . What Do Students Think about the Library?

checkboxSurvey Says . . . What Do Students Think about the Library? Take the LSCS Libraries Student Survey at so we can get your input on how to enhance services for you! And thanks for your support of the library!

 

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Survey Says . . . What Do Students Think about the Library?

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Survey Says . . . What Do Students Think about the Library? Take the LSCS Libraries Student Survey at so we can get your input on how to enhance services for you! Thanks for your support of the library!

The Census is Coming, The Census is Coming!

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Ok, the Census is already here, so remember it's not just a gigantic roll-call to see who's present. It means big bucks! The Census statistics help the government distribute more than $400 billon dollars a year in federal funds to communities to fund hospitals, schools, job training, new roads, and more.  That's more than $4 trillion dollars over a 10-year period.

In the 2000 Census, it's estimated that more than 1 million people of color were not counted. In Harris County (Houston), Tx, an estimated 71,592 people were not counted, which resulted in a loss of $234.4 million dollars in federal funds for our local communities. (http://www.countonchange2010.org/thecostofundercount)

View the Panoramic World

panorama picture of carnival in rioNo time to visit the Taj Mahal or the mountains of Machu Picchu?  How about a virtual visit with Panorama.dk.  View the world in full panorama glory.  Sit back and enjoy the view, and be sure and check out the New 7 Wonders tab.

Bloodmobile at the Library

donate blood signThe Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Bloodmobile will be outside the library on Tuesday, March 2, from 10am-1pm.  Remember, you can give blood once every three months.  What's so special about your blood type?  Check out Type Matters, to learn more about how your specific blood type can help others. 

Convert Your Files Online with Zamzar

caterpillar butterfly imageOne question I often get asked working in the library, is how to convert files from one file type to another.  For example, many companies will request that you send documents (a resume, perhaps) in a PDF format, but most likely your document is currently in a Microsoft Word format.  With Zamzar, you can easily convert from Word to PDF in less than a minute (no scanner hardware needed!). 

Good News, Good News - Read All About It

smile face with newspaperThey say no news is good news (or at least King James I of England is said to have first uttered the phrase), but I would have to disagree.  Lets face it, the news is often filled with stories that leave us (or at least me) feeling sad, upset, or just plain tired.  So, sometimes, you do need to see and/or hear about good news.  The stories that remind you of all the good happening both close to home and far away.  To that end, check out these two websites that offer good news only; Good News Now and Happy News.

LSC-CyFair President Launches Campus Giving Program

hands givingDr. Audre Levy, LSC-CyFair President, is launching a year-round program to assist families in the Cy-Fair community that cannot afford the basic essentials that many people take for granted, such as soap, toothpaste, and other necessities that cannot be purchased with public assistance funds (Lone Star Card).  This new campus initiative will begin in February when brightly colored bins will be placed in the Student Commons near each entrance to collect shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, and other personal grooming items.

LIFE Workshop - Adorn the Season

Adorn the Season - Patsy Brautigam and Linda Gabrielson will show you how to make a small citrus peel wreath ornament. A joint ALL/LIFE program, Wednesday, December 16, 10-11am, LRNC 131.

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Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss - LIFE Workshop

fridge chained close image Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss- Why do diets not work? Why does eating fat not make you fat? How can you regain your energy and much more? LIFE Workshop offered by Health Source Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab.  Wednesday, December 8, 10-11am, LRNC 131.

 

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