Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Spotlight On eCampus!

eCampus is the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's suite of online learning tools that provides educational resources for all ages. Tutoring, Test Preparation, Career Guidance, and Lifelong Learning courses are just a few of the many things that eCampus can help our library patrons with, all from the comfort of your own home! You can access the eCampus page from the library's homepage. From here you will see all of the databases included in this package of learning materials.

Skills Tutor - Online skills review program for grade K through adult in basic subjects. Requires user registration. Email to sign up. - 24/7 access to live, online, one-on-one tutoring sessions and homework help in academic subjects, basic learning skills, and GED preparation.

ePrep - Online video review and preparation for standardized tests.

Universal Class - Online continuing education classes for adults.

Testing & Education Resource Center (TERC) - Unlimited access to test preparation and review for GED, standardized tests, entrance exams for college and technical schools, plus informative career information.

Ed2Go - Online continuing education certificate program classes for adults. Requires user registration. Email to sign up.

LearnATest - Provides practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information to help at school, work, or during job hunts.

Career Transitions - Walks job-seekers through the process of assessing strengths and interests, exploring new opportunities, preparing personal career information, assessing possible career paths and searching job listings.

American Book Company Online Testing - Georgia resources for exit exams such as the EOCT (End of Course Test), GHSGT (Georgia High School Graduation Test) for students who entered 9th grade before 2011-12 school year, and various sample tests for state standardized tests including the CRCT (Criterion-Reference Competency Test).

We hope our patrons will use and enjoy all of these wonderful online tools!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. At Your Library!

In the many years since his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has evolved into a symbol for the entire civil rights movement in the United States. Every year the nation celebrates all of the ideals, beliefs and accomplishments of this great man around his birthday. This year is no exception, so why not visit your local branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System to participate in some King Celebration Programs? Programs range in appeal from children to adults and can be found in branches throughout the system. You can also check the events calendar for updated events and programs at your local branch. While you're in the library, why not browse for more information about Dr. King? Biographies, journal articles, and many films documenting the life and times of Dr. King can be found throughout the library system.

The Auburn Avenue Research Library also has many upcoming programs and events in recognition of the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, and you can check their event listings here.

Please be aware that all branches of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2012 in recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Branches will reopen at their regularly scheduled times on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.