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Have you heard the phrase RSS and wondered what it meant? Or looked on your favourite news site and seen a little graphic that looks like this

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or like this

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or like this

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RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication and every time you see a button like this it means you can subscribe to the content.

So why would you want to do that?

Have you ever tried "googling" your research subject, and have been perplexed by the results?  Does the mere plethora of choice boggle the mind?  I recently stubbled upon a free web site that's trying to make sense out of online resources, one subject at a time.  It's called intute!

 

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With the strong value of the Canadian dollar, more and more people are considering spending time in the southern climes during the winter months.

At the Central library, there is an extensive collection of business related information and knowledgeable staff who can point you in the right direction.

So, many of you probably know what a zine is but for those who don't it is a self made publication that usually contains the thoughts and opinions of the creator(s) and is reproduced using a photocopier and stapler. There are zines dedicated to bands, personal stories, lit, art, grrls, social justice, nutrition, rights... the list goes on. The important thing is that the zine is still alive.

So, many of you probably know what a zine is but for those who don't it is a self made publication that usually contains the thoughts and opinions of the creator(s) and is reproduced using a photocopier and stapler. There are zines dedicated to bands, personal stories, lit, art, grrls, social justice, nutrition, rights... the list goes on.

The important thing is that the zine is still alive.

Networking, an important part of your job search, is simply a way of developing contacts with those people in your life who might be able to help you with your job or career search.

Who should be in your network? Everyone you know – friends, family, co-workers – anyone you live with, work with, or socialize with, and everyone they know. Depending on your field, there may also be professional associations or organizations you could include.

Love Christmas but want to enjoy it instead of running yourself ragged? Lots of people have stepped back a few paces and really looked at what's important to do and what's not. Seriously, if you work full time do you have time to bake and make your own cards?

It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle this time of year. Looking back on past holidays, the memories I cherish are not the ones of standing in long lineups at checkout counters or circling parking lots hoping for a spot to appear but rather the times when our family stopped rushing and slowed down to enjoy the season. We've planned many holiday events at your Library this December. Why not slow down and drop by?

The holiday season is upon us again, and this year I'm really looking forward to it. My son is just old enough now that he wants to be involved in the preparations, and I don't want to discourage his enthusiastic help! We have started working on our Christmas crafts nice and early (for a change) and I have discovered some wonderful books and websites.