Information Bulletin Number 0902278



Learning Resource Center Update

LRC Google Books Collection: Rare Books - Fire Resources - Google is in the process of digitizing many thousands of books from some of the biggest research libraries across the United States. Many of these titles are available for you to read or browse in their entirety online. We've identified a number of rare, historic books from the early part of the 20th century that relate to the fire service. If you'd like to see what we've found visit the following url and look under the heading “Rare Books.”
http://www.lrc.fema.gov/resources.html

Community Risk Reduction Pathfinder: Will you soon be taking a course on fire prevention or learning about how to reduce risk to your community? Maybe you just want to stay current on this topic? Check out our pathfinder on Community Risk Reduction. It'll get you pointed to some great reports, books, websites and more. It's available at:
http://www.lrc.fema.gov/path_fireprev.html

Video Tutorials: We just added a new video tutorial on how to search for titles by subject area in the KLRC online catalog. This 4 minute video will demonstrate how easy this is to do. Our Subject searching tutorial along with other tips is accessible at
http://www.lrc.fema.gov/help.html

InfoSearch Coffee Break Bulletins: want to learn how to search for and manage your information on the web more efficiently and successfully? Keep up with our Infosearch and Web 2.0 Coffee Break Bulletins. We come out with a new one each month so stay tuned for more.

1. Harnessing the Power of RSS
http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/is/is_2009_2.pdf
2. Searching the LRC Catalog - The Basics
http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/is/is_2008_1.pdf
3. Searching Google - The Basics
http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/is/is_2008_2.pdf
4. Searching Google - Advanced
http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/is/is_2009_1.pdf

Special Resource Pages: please visit our newly created resource pages dedicated to these special topics below. The NIOSH and Firefighter Safety page includes below may give you ideas for training topics.

NIOSH Firefighter Fatality reports and Firefighter Safety Resources
http://www.lrc.fema.gov/niosh.html

Historic Civil Defense Documents Resources Page
http://www.lrc.fema.gov/civil_defense.html

New Acquisitions:
January New Accessions http://www.lrc.fema.gov/downloads/ACCLST0109.pdf
December New Accessions http://www.lrc.fema.gov/downloads/ACCLST1208.pdf