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eClips Tip – Safari September Stumper – Fish Friday

For state employees: This September, the State Library is promoting our Safari database, where you can find ebooks, live and recorded training modules, videos, and audiobooks. Topics include analytics, leadership, management, technology, and more. We’re holding various activities and including our eClips users through a trivia and online scavenger hunt series that we’re calling Safari […]
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Flu season arrives. Here’s what you need to know. 

You know what season it is. That’s right, flu season. Early fall is the best time to get a flu shot, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you can get one by the end of October, that’s your best bet because the number of people with flu peaks in the winter […]
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eClips Tip – Safari September Stumper – Three-toed Sloth Thursday

For state employees: This September, the State Library is promoting our Safari database, where you can find ebooks, live and recorded training modules, videos, and audiobooks. Topics include analytics, leadership, management, technology, and more. We’re holding various activities and including our eClips users through a trivia and online scavenger hunt series that we’re calling Safari […]
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Warrenton Grade School overflows, a sign of the city’s growth

Overcrowding one of the issues behind bond. Students at Warrenton Grade School, many with parents in tow, socialized outside the front door and inside at tables in the cafeteria, waiting to start their first day back to class on Tuesday. By 7:50 a.m., the parking lot shut down to all cars as it filled in […]
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eClips Tip – So, You Are New Around Here (Or….Looking for a Refresher?)

That State Library sure has a lot to offer.  How do I get started?   If you are a state employee that is looking to familiarize or refamiliarize yourself with State Library services, databases and products, then look no further. We’ve recently built an InfoGuide designed to get you started and get going quickly. State Employees […]
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Meet the next misinformation format: Fake audio messages

Over the past year, fake audio messages have been slowly making the rounds on WhatsApp. Diego Maradona isn’t dead, and he’s willing to pay $10,000 to figure out who said he was. The famous retired soccer player for Argentina was the subject of an internet death hoax in late June. The rumor claimed that Maradona had suffered […]
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The Cybersecurity 202: Russia hacking tactics exposed in Mueller indictment still a threat, election officials say

State Library Ed. Note: Story includes content regarding the efforts of state elections officials to defend against hacking attempts. It’s hard to defend against these simple attacks. At first glance, the techniques Russian military intelligence agents used to penetrate Democratic organizations during the 2016 elections may seem less potent now that they’ve been revealed. But […]
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eClips Tip – Let’s Visit! Librarians are Hitting the Road This Summer/Fall

Look!  Oregon Trail Ruts. Similar to the thousands that came to Oregon via the Oregon Trail, your State Library reference librarians would like to “hit the road” this summer/fall and provide in-person training at your location. Do you want to know more about your State Library? Is there a particular service or database resource(s) you’d […]
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California’s net neutrality bill is back and as tough as ever

State lawmakers have been working to restore key provisions that were stripped out last month. California lawmakers will be moving forward with tough provisions in a legislative proposal that could turn into one of the most ambitious net neutrality laws in the country. The announcement Thursday comes two weeks after members of the state assembly voted […]
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Veterans ride for free thanks to grant

Veterans in Union County may breathe easier knowing that they can get a free ride to and from their medical visits, thanks to a grant allotted to Union County Public Transit by the Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs. Source: Veterans ride for free thanks to grant; Veterans ride for free thanks to grant