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Job and Employment Links for the Week of November 23

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of November 23 are available.Read More ›

Oral Histories of the Disability Experience: Share Your Story

The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library is launching an oral history project that will be the largest community-based effort of its kind to collect and document stories of the disability experience, and we want you to share your story.Read More ›

Podcast #37: Richard Ford on Becoming a Reader and Finding a Voice

Richard Ford, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, is perhaps best known for his Frank Bascombe books. At Books at Noon, the novelist and short story writer discussed Raymond Carver, voice in fiction, and becoming a reader.Read More ›

Mike Nichols, 1931-2014

Mike Nichols, the revered film and theater director who is one of only a dozen EGOTs (winners of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards), died of a heart attack yesterday at age 83.Read More ›

Absolute Sale! NYC Land Auction Catalogs in the Map Division

Nearly one hundred land auctioneering pamphlets from the 1860s to 1920s and covering the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn were digitized this past year. With their richly designed covers, these promotional brochures provide modern day researchers with a window onto neighborhood development and changing patterns of land use in the city. Read More ›

Keeping Up on the Minimum Wage

This is the Department of Labor blog post, authored by Tom Perez, Secretary of the Labor Department. In his post, he states that a minimum wage job barely covers one person's basic needs. Read More ›

Sesame Street: Not a Kiddie Business

Sesame Street is beloved for its approach to childhood learning and development, but it is also an innovative business. SIBL has resources for you to learn more about the operations of the Sesame Workshop.Read More ›

November Reader's Den: The Keeper of Lost Causes

The plot revolves around an attractive, popular Member of the Danish Parliament, Merete Lynggaard, who disappeared from a ferry in 2002 while on a holiday trip to Germany with her brother Uffe.Read More ›

The Journey to Safety Excellence Starts With You

This is a Department of Labor blog post, authored by Deborah Hersman, CEO and president of the National Safety Council. In this post, Deborah presents an online campaign, Journey to Safety Excellence, which can be accessed through the National Safety Council website. Read More ›

Laying the Path for Career Success

November is National Career Development Month, and Maria Town, policy advisor in the Office of Disability Employment Policy, wrote “Laying the Path for Career Success,” about the importance of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) in helping students explore the possibilities for life after high school. Read More ›

Booktalking "Prisoner B-3087" by Alan Gratz

B for Brikenau Concentration Camp, 3087 for prisoner number. This is how the Nazis define Yanek.Read More ›

When Writers Write Books About How to Write Books

Whether you're looking to ease into creative writing, think about literature in greater depth, or simply discover what it is writers think about writing, these books offer the pleasure of writers thinking about and doing what they do best.Read More ›

The Labor Market Gets a JOLT

This is the Department of Labor blog post, authored by Heidi Shierholz, Chief Economist at the Labor Department. In her post, Heidi delivers the good news that in September, 2.8 million workers voluntarily quit their job, the highest number since early 2008. Read More ›

Memoirs with Recipes

Memoirs with recipes: two great book categories that taste great together!Read More ›

Booktalking "The Brooklyn Nine" by Alan Gratz

A novel told in nine stories, spanning the years from 1845 to 2002.Read More ›

Making an Accessible Accessibility Resource Fair at the Andrew Heiskell Library

Andrew Heiskell Library hosted the first Technology, Culture, and Community Fair for People who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Physically Disabled, welcoming 32 vendors, 16 featured speakers, and over 200 attendees.Read More ›

Haunted Real Estate and Furniture in Fiction

The houses are full of horrors in these selected titles.Read More ›

From Stage to Page with the Cranach Press's Hamlet

The Cranach Press enlisted the help of an international stable of artists and scholars to produce hand-made books that doubled as works of art. My favorite is an edition of Hamlet based on the text of Shakespeare’s Second Quarto. Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of November 16

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of November 16 are available.Read More ›

The Other 4-Year Degree

A Department of Labor blog post, authored by Tom Perez, Secretary of Labor. Read More ›
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