Pew Internet & American Life Project: Demographics of Electronic Device Ownership…06.29.12

29 06 2012





Google Chrome Story…06.29.12

29 06 2012




Why Millennial Gen Y Will Be Running the Country by 2020…06.29.12

29 06 2012





State of Social Media & Social Media Marketing in the Second Half of 2012…06.29.12

29 06 2012




iPhone Turns 5 Years Old…06.29.12

29 06 2012





Public Library Social Media, Marketing, Outreach Experience…06.28.12

28 06 2012




Four Principles for the Open World – Collaboration, Transparency, Sharing & Empowerment…06.28.12

28 06 2012





Introducing Google Now…06.28.12

28 06 2012




Mobile and Social Technology in Libraries…06.28.12

28 06 2012




Project Glass: Skydiving Demo at Google I/O 2012…06.27.12

27 06 2012




Europeana Libraries: Bringing Content to the Researcher…06.27.12

27 06 2012




Library Websites and SEO…06.27.12

27 06 2012




Google Nexus Tablet Released…06.27.12

27 06 2012




FREE from Google…06.27.12

27 06 2012

Power Searching with Google…

a short course on becoming a great internet searcher

Google Search makes it amazingly easy to find information. Come learn about the powerful advanced tools we provide to help you find just the right information when the stakes are high.

Course Details

Power Searching with Google is a free online, community-based course showcasing search techniques and how to use them to solve real, everyday problems. It features:

  • Six 50-minute classes.
  • Interactive activities to practice new skills.
  • Opportunities to connect with others using Google Groups, Google+, and Hangouts on Air.
  • Upon passing the post-course assessment, a printable Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

Ready to get started?

  • Registration is open from June 26, 2012 to July 16, 2012. We recommend that you register before the first class is released on July 10, 2012!
  • New classes will become available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting on July 10, 2012 and ending on July 19, 2012.
  • Course-related activities will end on July 23, 2012.

Register





Emerging Library Commons…06.26.12

26 06 2012




Partnerships: an Innovative Library Service Tool…06.26.12

26 06 2012




Why the Internet is More Attractive Than the Library …06.26.12

26 06 2012




ARTstor Digital Library…06.26.12

26 06 2012




Libraries and Data Management…06.26.12

26 06 2012




Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project: The Rise of E-Reading…06.26.12

26 06 2012




How Teens in 2012 View Their Digital Life…06.26.12

26 06 2012





Reinventing the Encyclopedia Game…06.26.12

26 06 2012




Building an Engaged Audience…06.26.12

26 06 2012





Nielsen Report: Watching Video Content on Online Just as Common as Watching on TV Among Online Consumers…06.26.12

26 06 2012





The Road to Self-Publishing…06.26.12

26 06 2012




Nikola Tesla in Sound and Light…06.25.12

25 06 2012




Introduction to R. David Lankes’ “Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World”…06.25.12

25 06 2012




New Digital Data & Trends…06.25.12

25 06 2012




The new European Library goes live!…06.25.12

25 06 2012




A Journey to the Center of the Internet…06.25.12

25 06 2012

For all the talk of the placelessness of our digital age, the Internet is as fixed in real, physical places as any railroad or telephone system ever was. In basest terms, it is made of pulses of light. Those pulses might seem miraculous, but they’re not magic. They are produced by powerful lasers contained in steel boxes housed mainly in unmarked buildings. The lasers exist. The boxes exist. The buildings exist. The Internet has a physical reality, an essential infrastructure, a ‘hard bottom,’ as Henry David Thoreau said of Walden Pond. In undertaking this journey, I’ve tried to wash away the technological alluvium of contemporary life in order to see—fresh in the sunlight—the physical essence of our digital world.”

—from the Prologue

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet








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