Friday, September 28, 2007
Before Ocean's 11, 12, 13.... director Steven Soderbegh made his acting debut in this comedic drama. Placing the onus squarely on the viewer (“If you don’t understand this film, it’s your fault and not ours”), writer/director/editor/cameraman Soderbergh presents a film of confused identity, doublespeak, and white-knuckled corporate intrigue, confirming his status as one of America’s most daring and unpredictable filmmakers.
This film is available at the Al Harris Library:
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Traveling overseas? Need to communicate better with foreign language-speaking colleagues? Mango’s got you covered. This Web-based classroom offers lessons in 11 different languages, including Chinese, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. In each lesson you’re taught specific phrases, which you can have read aloud by clicking individual words or a speaker icon. The courses are easy to follow thanks to colorful pop-up balloons that show you where to click and what to do. Though still in beta, Mango is a polished, very worthwhile service that can definitely help you pick up some conversational language skills. And, like all the best Web apps these days, it’s free.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Here are the fastest growing jobs that require a master's degree or a doctorate degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts these jobs will grow faster than all other occupations through 2014. For more Information:
Physical therapists (PTs) provide services that restore patients' functions, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. Employment of physical therapists is expected grow by 37% through 2014. Median annual earnings were $61,600 in 2004. Median hourly earnings were $29.60. Use the Salary Wizard at Salary.com to find out how much physical therapists currently earn in your city. Physical therapists have either a master's or a doctoral degree.
Medical scientists (except epidemiologists) generally have master's degrees. They conduct research about human diseases, but do not practice medicine. Employment of medical scientists (except epidemiologists) is expected to grow by 34% between 2004 and 2014. The median annual salary in this field was $60,200 in 2004. The median hourly salary in that year was just over $21. Use the Salary Wizard at Salary.com to find out how much medical scientists currently earn in your city. Medical scientists (except epidemiologists) must have Ph.Ds.
Occupational therapists (OTs) help people who have disabling conditions improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. There is expected to be a 34% growth in employment of occupational therapists between 2004 and 2014. Occupational therapists earned a median annual salary of $55,600 in 2004 and a median hourly wage of $26.75. Use the Salary Wizard at Salary.com to find out how much occupational therapists currently earn in your city. Beginning in 2007, new occupational therapists must have at least a master’s degree.
Postsecondary teachers instruct students above the high school level. They work in colleges, universities, and career, trade and technical schools. Included are faculty members and graduate assistants. Employment of postsecondary teachers is expected to see a 32% increase through 2014. Median yearly earnings in this field are $51,800 and vary by rank, field of study, type of institution, and geographic area. Use the Salary Wizard at Salary.com to find out how much postsecondary teachers currently earn in your city. A doctoral degree is required to have this job.
"Hydrologists study the quantity, distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters," according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Employment in this field is expected to grow by 32% through 2014. Median annual earnings of hydrologists were $60,900 in 2004. Median hourly earnings were $29.27. Use the Salary Wizard at Salary.com to find out how much hydrologists currently earn in your city. Those working in this job have master's degrees.
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors help those who have problems with drug, alcohol and gambling addictions and with eating disorders. There is expected to be a 29% increase in employment in this field through 2014. Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earned a median annual salary of $32,600 or a median hourly wage of $15.69 in 2004. Use the Salary Wizard at Salary.com to find out how much substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors currently earn in your city. To work in this job you must have a master's degree.
An instructional coordinator's job is to improve the quality of education in the classroom. Instructional coordinators also are called curriculum specialists, staff development specialists, or directors of instructional material. Employment in this field is expected to increase by 28% through 2014. Median annual earnings were $50,100 in 2004. Median hourly wages were just over $24. Use the Salary Wizard at Salary.com to find out how much instructional coordinators currently earn in your city. To work in this job you must have a master's degree.
Mental health counselors address and treat mental and emotional disorders and promote optimum mental health. Employment of mental health counselors is expected to grow by 27% through 2014. The median annual salary was $33,400 in 2004 and the median hourly wage was just over $16. Use the Salary Wizard at Salary.com to find out how much mental health counselors currently earn in your city. To work in this occupation you must have a master's degree.
Mental health and substance abuse social workers provide individual and group therapy, outreach, crisis intervention, social rehabilitation, and training in skills of everyday living to those with substance abuse issues. We can expect to see a 27% growth in employment through 2014. The median annual salary was $34,300 in 2004 and median hourly wages were $16.50. Use the Salary Wizard at Salary.com to find out how much mental health and substance abuse social workers currently earn in your city. A master's degree is required for this job.
Epidemiologists, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, "investigate and describe the determinants of disease, disability, and other health outcomes and develops the means for prevention and control." There is expected to be a 26% increase in employment of epidemiologists. Median annual earnings were $52,500 in 2004. Median hourly wages were $25.25. Use the Salary Wizard at Salary.com to find out how much epidemiologists currently earn in your city. A master's degree is required to have this job.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Click on the title above to find information about past or present United States presidents. This website organizes an exceptional amount of presidential documents into one single (and easily searchable) location. This website contains almost 76,000 documents and provides us with everything from state of the union addresses to fireside chats with FDR.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
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Master thief Corey (Alain Delon) is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee (Gian Maria Volonté) and alcoholic ex-cop (Yves Montand). As the unlikely trio plots a heist against impossible odds, their trail is pursued by a relentless inspector (Bourvil), and fate seals their destinies. Jean-Pierre Melville's Le cercle rouge combines honorable anti-heroes, coolly atmospheric cinematography, and breathtaking set pieces to create a masterpiece of crime cinema.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The National Defense University Library has announced a new addition to MERLN's Military Policy Awareness Links (MiPALS) series: Regional Policy Overviews. Dividing the world into six major geographic areas, we can see regional policies for each area along with Congressional Research Service Reports. Click on title above for a quick look.
With the dawn of social networking sites a few years back, a doorway to a whole new world of communication, and in many ways job hunting, opened. Rob McGovern, founder and former chief executive of CareerBuilder.com, seized the opportunity. He has taken a format Web users might typically see on MySpace.com or eHarmony.com and combined it with a more traditional job board to form Jobfox.com.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
the months ahead, the news staffs of both organizations will examine
major claims by presidential candidates and rule on their veracity: "Our
Truth-O-Meter will help voters sort fact from fiction in the campaign."
The Attack File also analyzes the truth behind attacks on candidates
and provides supporting links. The site is browsable by candidates and
Monday, September 17, 2007
The Oklahoma State Fair will continue to run until September 23rd. The OSF is one of the top State Fairs in North America, showcasing our state's agriculture, manufacturing and commerce. It's everything from family entertainment and educational exhibits to exciting competitions and just plain fun! (And the Food is Scrumptious!)
Thursday, September 13, 2007
The social networking Web site will distribute videos from big-time producers in an effort to counter rival Facebook.
MySpace.com is going
. The online social network owned by News Corp. has been taking meetings, holding power lunches, and returning calls from well-placed agents to lengthen a growing lineup of professionally produced videos for its large (and increasingly over-30) audience. Hollywood
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Here are the fastest growing jobs with a bachelor's degree, according to projections made by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS predicts these jobs, for which you need a bachelor's degree, will grow faster than all other occupations through 2014.
1. Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst
2. Physician Assistant
3. Computer Applications Software Engineer
4. Computer Systems Software Engineer
5. Network and Computer Systems Administrator
6. Database Administrator
7. Computer Systems Analyst
8. Biomedical Engineer
9. Employment, Recruitment and Placement Specialist
10. Environmental Engineer
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Now that the hot weather is behind us, it's a great time to check out Oklahoma's Top-Rated Trails (T 800.5 T767) in the Oklahoma section of Government Documents. Some of the selections listed are: Urban, Nature, Mountain Biking, Equestrian, Motorcycle, and 4 X 4. This little book lists the length of each trail and includes a map of how to get you there. Get your homework done early and have a little fun this weekend.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Welcome to the Rocketsurgeon Blog - Dissecting the Latest in Music 2.0 and Digital Entertainment. The Music 2.0 Directory is a comprehensive listing of all the companies and tools that are participating in the new music revolution. Directory categories and companies are listed on the sidebar. Subscribe to the RSS feed to keep up current with the latest submissions.
Friday, September 07, 2007
Click on the title above for complete information about registering to vote in Oklahoma. It's free and it's the best way to let politicians know how you really feel. Downloadable forms are available at this link also. The presidential elections are coming up soon and you need to be registered before you can vote.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
From the Chronicle of Higher Education:
It's the time of year to stock up on school supplies: spiral notebooks, folders embossed with college logos, and…a new Web browser. Last week Mozilla, maker of the popular Firefox Web browser, released the Firefox Campus Edition for free download.
A key feature of the new browser is the Zotero citation system developed by George Mason University's Center for History and New Media. The system is designed to help students and scholars mark and manage information on the Web that they want to cite in research papers.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
This site provides definitions of over 20,000 business-related terms. Users may search by letter or topic such as accounting, currency trading, investing and speculating, advertising, and securities and futures trading. The site features a term-of-the-day and over 115,000 links between related terms. From an Internet design company that specializes in finance.
Monday, September 03, 2007
"Radio Nowhere," the first single from Bruce Springsteen's upcoming album 'Magic,' is available exclusively and free on the iTunes Store for one week until September 7th. 'Magic,' Bruce Springsteen's new studio recording and his first with the E Street Band in five years, is set for release by Columbia Records on October 2, 2007. Produced and mixed by Brendan O'Brien, the album features eleven new Springsteen songs and was recorded at Southern Tracks Recording Studio in Atlanta, GA.
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