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|Liz Mason joins ODIN Team||
Liz Mason has been hired as an ODIN Technical Support Specialist. She will bring a great deal of experience in cataloging to the ODIN Office. Liz received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD and a Masters of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland, College of Library and Information Services. Liz has 30 years of experience working with libraries. Since 2003, she has worked at Bismarck State C
|Lynn Wolf Promoted||
Lynn Wolf has been promoted to Library Systems/Applications and Web Integrator. Lynn began working in UND Computer Center in March 1988 with many of those years with ODIN as a Technical Support Specialist with an emphasis on the technical side of things. Lynn works out of the Grand Forks office.
Please join me in congratulating her on her new position.
|Ancestry.com Added to all Database lists||
Ancestry has opened up access to all library cardholders from home for a limited time.
Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Remote access will be available until the end of April and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed.
|Publishers Offer Free Access During COVID-19 Crisis||
NDSU has started a list of publishers that are providing access to their content for a limited time to help cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic and campuses moving to online-only instruction.
|More Free Resources added to the Database Lists||
We've added a few more free resources that have been shared with us to the database lists for Public and School libraries. If you have any online resources you would like to add, please send them our way!
https://www.coolmath.com/ - CoolMath offers “math for ages 13-100” – explanations that are easy to grasp on topics like algebra, pre-calculus and more.
|Temporary Access to Additional Databases & e-Resources||
Additional e-resources wil now be available statewide through the school year.
As schools and colleges and libraries transition to online operations, the need for e-resources grows. Minitex has reached out to a number of vendors that have been involved in our statewide database selection process to provide temporary access to a broader range of databases for all libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
|NDSL: Education Resources for Out-of-School Learning||
The State Library has a newly curated LibGuide developed for teachers, students, and parents to help you navigate the coming days during COVID 19.
|Tumbleweed Resources Added||TumbleBooks has made its family of online libraries available for free to all public and school libraries until at least August 31.|