Friday, January 2, 2015

WoW! It's. . .Terrance V. Mc Arthur!

I’m Terrance V. Mc Arthur, and I’m a WoW! Community Librarian. “WoW!” stands for “Library WithOut Walls.” Instead of staying in the library and waiting for people to come to us, the WoW! team contacts businesses, not-for-profits, churches, and school districts to raise library awareness. Our goal is to help people use all the resources the library offers for free. All you need is a library card…and that’s free, too!

It’s @ the Library

When we talk to the public about library services and resources, we find that many people haven’t heard about all the ways the Fresno County Public Library can help them.

·         Books—We have them: Hardback, paperback, audiobooks on CD, and even EBOOKS.

·         Music—CDs from rock to classical to rap to comedy.

·         DVDs—Movies and documentaries, from popular hits to classics, to specialized topics.

·         Video Games—Entertainment for all ages and many platforms.

·         Online Services—The library has resources that you can use on your computer, phone, or portable device for free:

o   Genealogy—Grow your family tree with Ancestry Library Edition.

o   Car Care—Use Chilton’s Online, AllData, or Auto Repair.

o   Contact Lists for Sales—Reference USA.

o   More than 30 additional databases and online resources.

Why Do We Do This?

I became a librarian because I love to help people find answers, and the library has the resources to answer most questions. The WoW! librarians are here to teach people how to use the library’s tools. If you know how to look, you can find the next answer for yourself! WoW!
This post is part of a monthly series of staff blog posts focused on an individual WoW! librarian's biography, subject area specialty or long-term project. They will be tagged with the blog tag "WoW! It's . . ."

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