Linda LeBert-Corbello, PhD
Bids were received by the Jefferson Davis Library Board of Trustees at the February 19, 2014 meeting to complete the first floor renovations to the Jennings Headquarters Library building located at 118 West Plaquemine Street. Three bids were submitted to the Police Jury Office prior to the Trustee meeting. Albert Moliere, architect, was present for the meeting to discuss the specifics of the project. All of us believe very strongly in the need for renovations at this time. Much care and concern will be given to the historical components of the building. Increasing accessibility to the building and to the collection will be enhanced by the redesign of our present handicap ramp to be in keeping with the latest ADA guidelines. As announced earlier, the original Post Office mosaic tile will be thoroughly cleaned and retained. What a way to celebrate the 100th year birthday of our building.
Plans for the closing of the library for a three month period will take into consideration the needs of our patrons. During the closing of the library, access to books for all ages will be through the utilization of our Mobile Branch. We will replenish books on the Mobile Branch as needed. The Summer Reading programs will take place in a variety of venues. The STRAND Theater and the Jefferson Davis Media Center meeting room have been secured as sites for our programs. The closing dates have not been announced as of yet, but are forthcoming. Further library needs can be accessed at the Carnegie Library. They are willing to assist all! We are grateful to Harriet Schultz and her staff for the willingness to ‘take care of all of us.’
A new addition to our collection is Freegal. Freegal allows acces to over 7 million songs.
How Freegal Music Works:
- Library users have a weekly download limit. You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download. You must be logged in to enjoy the sample clips.
- The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM, and videos are in the MP4 format with no DRM. This service will work almost any computer, player, tablet or smartphone. The Freegal Music mobile app is free in the Apple® App Store and in Google® Play
- Music videos will cost you 2 of your allotted downloads. If you do not have 2 downloads available you will not be able to download a music video.
- The search engine is both a simple and advanced search, and will return results primarily by the album that the song is from.
We have also added a button on our homepage for a one step process to access Overdrive. We just recently discovered that our automated system could handle that process. We hope that this ‘button’ makes it easier to access ebooks, audios, etc. Let us hear from you regarding how you enjoy this new ease of access to Overdrive.
We have Auto Repair available on our databases. It is a very handy source for research in automotive repair. To access any of our databases go to the Jefferson Davis Parish website and scroll down to Louisiana Connection. An very comprehensive listing of our sources will be at your fingertips! Additionally, many patrons are interested in their health. Our health care databases include:
This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,960 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 2,000,000 records dating back to 1981.
Convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world’s largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 560 journals.
Consumer Health Complete – Spanish Edition
Provided by the Sport Information Resource Centre, SPORTDiscus offers comprehensive, bibliographic coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines. This database contains well over 1,557,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 22,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages.
There is so much more to explore. We, in the library world, are still on the cutting edge of future improvements to accessing information. I will continue to keep the public posted on the future of Jefferson Davis Parish Library. We are all so proud to be a part serving the people of our parish!
2014 Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice Nominated Title List
- Anna Dressed in Blood by Kandare Blake, 9780765328656, 320 pgs. IL: UG – BL: 4.6 – AR Pts: 12.0 (horror, ghost story, first in a series, starred reviews, language, sequel is Girl of Nightmares)
- The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow, 9780061579684, 416 pgs. IL: MG+ – BL: 5.7 – AR Pts: 13.0 (WWII historical fiction, boxing, Jews, Nazi Germany, 2012 Booklist Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012 Sydney Taylor Book Award)
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, 9780316134026, 432 pgs. IL: UG – BL: 5.8 – AR Pts: 16.0 (supernatural adventure, five starred reviews, sequel is Days of Blood & Starlight, Amazon’s Top 20 Books of the Year, 2011 Kirkus Best Books for Teens, 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year)
- Divergent by Veronica Roth, 9780062024022, 487 pgs. IL: UG – BL: 4.8 – AR Pts. 16.0 (dystopian adventure, sequel is Insurgent, being adapted into a movie, voted the “Favorite Book of 2011″ in the Goodreads Choice Awards, Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year)
- Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King, 9780316129282, 282 pgs. IL: UG – BL: 4.2 – AR Pts: 9.0 (SLJ and VOYA Starred Reviews, humorous, bullies, some language)
- The Name of the Star: Shades of London Book 1 by Maureen Johnson, 9780399256608, 384 pgs. IL: MG+ – BL: 4.9 – AR Pts: 14.0 (Jack the Ripper copycat killer mystery, heroine from Louisiana, Edgar Allan Poe Award nominee)
- Shine by Lauren Myracle, 9780810984172, 359 pgs. IL: UG – BL: 4.4 – AR Pts. 11.0 (mystery, gritty realistic fiction, National Book Award nominee, 2012 Booklist Best Fiction for Young Adults, edgy language)
- Something Like Hope by Shawn Goodman, 9780385739399, 193 pgs. IL: UG – BL: 4.3 – AR Pts. 5.0 (juvenile justice system, gritty realistic fiction, edgy language, think of a girl version of a Walter Dean Myers book, winner of the Delacorte Press Award for a First Young Adult Novel, 2012 Booklist Best Fiction for Young Adults)
- Trapped by Michael Northrop, 0545210127, 232 pgs. IL: MG+ – BL: 5.3 – AR Pts. 9.0, (realistic fiction, blizzard, kind of like the movie The Breakfast Club, some language)
- Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley, 9781442413337, 228 pgs. IL: UG – BL: 5.7 – AR Pts: 9.0 (2012 Printz Award winner, 2012 Morris Award winner, Louisiana author)
Grades 3rd-5th, Nominated Title List
All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon. Illustrations by Katherine Tillotson
America Is Under Attack: The Day the Towers Fell – September 11, 2001 by Don Brown
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet
Bongo Fishing by Thatcher Hurd
Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur
Escape by Night: A Civil War Adventure by Laurie Myers. Illustrations by Amy June Bates
The Incredible Life of Balto by Meghan McCarthy
Lots and Lots of Coins by Margarette S. Reid. Illustrations by True Kelley
Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero by Marissa Moss. Illustrations by John Hendrix
Olivia’s Birds by Olivia Bouler
The Secret Kingdom: Chronicles of the Red King, Book 1 by Jenny Nimmo
Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus by John Grandits. Illustrations by Michael Allen Austin
Trundle’s Quest by Allan Jones. Illustrations by Gary Chalk
Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan. Illustrations by Amy June Bates
Grades 6th-5th, Nominated Title List
Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald
The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander
Hidden by Helen Frost
How to Rock Braces and Glasses by Meg Haston
Michael Vey: the Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
Quarterback Season by Fred Bowen
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
Silhouetted by the Blue by Traci L. Jones
Variant by Robison E. Wells
Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
JEFF DAVIS PARISH MOBILE BRANCH TO SERVICE HATHAWAY, RAYMOND AND PINE ISLAND
To increase accessibility for more people of Jefferson Davis Parish, the Mobile Branch will implement a mobile branch stop every Friday beginning September 7, 2012. The Mobile Branch will park at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Raymond, Louisiana from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. The church is located at 5505 Pine Island Highway. Librarians Kathy LeJeune and Gary Davis will be available to assist patrons. Persons from Raymond, Hathaway and Pine Island who are interested in obtaining a library card may file a free application. Books, DVDs, Audio Books and information on e-books will be available. The Mobile Branch is handicap accessible.
As an added point of interest September is National Library Card Month. Presently, 55% of the parishioners now possess a library card. Parishioners are encouraged to obtain a library card at the Mobile Branch or any other library branch in the parish during September and throughout the year.