Sunday, September 19, 2010

Internet Safety Program @ the Abbeville Library

Join us on Monday, September 27th from 6-7:30 for this informative and engaging program.

Do you know how to spot a scam on the Internet? Do you know what social network sites your children or grandchildren are using, and how it can affect their future?

Don Cantrell of the SC Department of Education will give an overview of cyber communities and safey on the Internet. He provides a balanced look at how people are socializing and some of the positive and negative aspects of this growing culture. He will also talk about issues such as electronic identity theft, online advertisements, and cyber bullying.

Mr. Cantrell is the Director of the Office of Internal Technology at the SC Department of Education. During the past six years, he has traveled the state sharing information regarding Internet Safety and online information literacy through over 180 workshops, seminars, and keynotes.

Adults and teens are welcome to join us for this entertaining and informative program. Free and open to the public.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Love your librarian!

There are nearly 123,000 libraries nationwide, and librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. This award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Click here to nominate a librarian in your community

Up to ten winners will be selected this year and receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York hosted by The New York Times. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award winner’s library.

The award is administered by the American Library Association with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times.