radiation alert book

Radiation Alert!

Radiation Alert
Poch
1985

Remember 3 Mile Island? This began a serious discussion of radiation, nuclear power, and safety. This book was published a few years after and probably was a slam dunk as a library purchase in the 1980s. At the time of this writing, this book was circulating. The book also had an RFID tag affixed so I can only imagine the holding library felt that it was worth keeping into the mid 1990s, as that is when the library automated.

cool careers for girls

Cool Computer Careers

Cool Careers for Girls
Computers
Pasternak and Thornburg
1998

Anyone hanging out here in our little corner of the Internet, knows that I have a serious issue with outdated career materials. I am all about giving girls some inspiration to consider STEM careers. I doubt that this book will inspire anyone. I like what this book is attempting: delivering some solid advice on the jobs available, necessary training, career paths, etc. That was then and this is now. As a person who has been hanging out in libraries since before this book was published, technology has changed and so have the careers.

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Ask Jeeves

ust Curious, Jeeves
Mingo and Barrett
2000

Submitter: [Edited by Holly for length] This is yet another of those books that compiles trivia “you’ve always wondered about,” much the same as David Feldman’s popular “Imponderables” series. This book is, however, quite transparently an open advertisement for the old Ask Jeeves website, a one-time contender in the search-engine wars that was started in 1996 and marketed itself around encouraging users to submit searches in the form of a question.