May 27, 2016

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May 25, 2016

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Edupath and the San Francisco Public Library are partnering to bring you free SAT & ACT prep classes, taught by veteran instructors and tailored to your individual goals. Classes will combine live instruction with Edupath’s College Passport SAT & ACT, free mobile apps that help students find colleges, get SAT & ACT prep, and manage their college applications right from their iPhone or iPad.

  • Workshops are free and priority registration to high school juniors. There is a limit of 25 students per class.
  • The registration system allows students to sign up for one class only. Once a workshop assignment has been made, students may only switch to another workshop if space is available.
  • Space permitting, students can join a two or four class series at any point, but we do ask that you make a commitment to attend all of the classes in a series.
  • Upon registering, there will be an on-screen confrimation of your registration status. Please DO NOT email us to confirm your registration. If you’re not sure about your registration status, we encourage you to attend class and we’ll do our best to make space for you!
  • Please ensure at least basic familiarity with the SAT or ACT by downloading either app prior to the first day of class.
  • There may be up to two hours of homework between classes. Students who complete the homework and participate in class achieve noticeably higher score improvements.

Course Descriptions

Register above for any of the following classes:

  • 10 hour SAT or ACT Intensive – You’ll learn test strategy to help you score high even when you don’t know the answer, how to tackle the toughest trick questions with aplomb, and how to put it all in context with your college goals.This class will take place over four weeks leading up to an actual SAT/ACT administration.
  • SAT single-subject (SAT Math, SAT Critical Reading, SAT Writing) – These 4-hour courses are intensive, subject-specific courses.
  • College Essay Writing – This 3-hour clinic will introduce students to best practices for essay writing, and will offer personalized supervision as students prepare their personal statements for college.
  • Paying for College – This 2-hour course provides a primer for parents and students navigating the financial aid process.
  • College Admissions Overview – This 2-hour course teaches students everything they need to know about applying to college. This course is ideal for students who have not yet taken the SAT/ACT.

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May 23, 2016

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Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months’ worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it’s available online and at a Queens Library location near you.

Read current and past issues of Queens Library Magazine.

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May 20, 2016

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Library social worker helps homeless seeking quiet refuge

JUDY WOODRUFF: About four million people visit their local library every day in the U.S. Some have nowhere else to go. The American Library Association can’t put a number on how many homeless people are using their facilities as shelter, but many cities are struggling to address the problem.

In San Francisco, where more than 7,000 people are homeless, the city decided to take an unusual approach, placing a social worker inside the library.

The NewsHour’s Cat Wise has our report.

CAT WISE: A line of people recently stood outside San Francisco’s main public library waiting for the gates to open. Then the crowds streamed in.

The library draws patrons from all walks of life. But on a typical day, about 15 percent of the 5,000 visitors are homeless. In that regard, San Francisco isn’t unique. Many urban libraries serve as safe havens during the day for the homeless. But here’s what is unique about San Francisco’s library.

Meet Leah Esguerra, the nation’s first full-time library social worker. Esguerra was hired in 2009 to do outreach to patrons in need of social services.

LEAH ESGUERRA, Psychiatrist Social Worker: I think one of the advantages of having been here for six years is that I have become a familiar face at the library, so people know me. And, actually, it’s interesting. Even on the streets, they go, you’re the library lady or you’re the social worker.

CAT WISE: Esguerra is well-acquainted with the city’s large homeless population, many of whom hang out near the library, which is steps from City Hall and the gritty Tenderloin neighborhood.

Before coming to the library, she worked at a nearby community mental health clinic. These days, she seeks out many of the same kinds of people she helped in the past, but in a very different setting, amid books.

LEAH ESGUERRA: I always say that it’s easier to do outreach on the streets because it’s a neutral territory. You can just approach people. But, here, it’s their safe place, it’s their sanctuary. So I try to be very respectful.

My way in is, hi. I don’t know if you know that there’s a social worker at the library. I don’t say that I think they’re homeless, but I just say, you know, we have these services. If you think you might, you know, want to know more about it, I’m available. I’m always here.

CAT WISE: Much of Esguerra’s job entails providing information to people about where they can access services like free meals, temporary shelters, and legal aid.

But when she encounters an individual who meets specific criteria, including being chronically homeless, with a physical or medical condition, Esguerra’s role changes.

LEAH ESGUERRA: I sit down with the person. That’s when being a clinical social worker comes in.

I do the full clinical assessment. And then I make a presentation to my colleagues at the San Francisco homeless outreach team. They provide case management and also housing.

CAT WISE: In fact, since the program began, about 150 formerly homeless library patrons have received permanent housing, and another 800 have benefited from other social services.

But not everyone, even in liberal San Francisco, is supportive of the homeless presence at the library. One particularly irate patron recently wrote a review on the main library’s Yelp page: ‘Can you please, please, please kick the homeless people out? They are disruptive in the stacks, leave their garbage, stink, body fluids at the desks. They use their bathrooms as their shower facilities.’

Inappropriate use of library facilities by some patrons, including the homeless, has long been an issue in San Francisco.

Last year, after encouragement from the city’s mayor, the library implemented a new code of conduct with tougher penalties. But some advocates feel the code unfairly targets the homeless, such as rules against emitting strong odors and bringing large carts or luggage into the library.

BRIAN ANDREWS: There are times where security, or whatever, the library police, they’re not always that friendly.

CAT WISE: Brian Andrews is one of those upset by the tougher enforcement. He says he’s been homeless for 10 years and often comes to the library to use the restroom because he doesn’t have other options.

BRIAN ANDREWS: I need to go to the restroom, and, granted, the library has signs posted saying that you cannot shower, bathe, whatever. And I understand and appreciate that, but, at the same time, it’s like, I’m on the street, and what can I do?

CAT WISE: Luis Herrera is the chief of San Francisco library system. He says the new rules are not targeted at any one group of patrons, and the library wants to support everyone who walks through the doors.

LUIS HERRERA, City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library: Urban libraries are one of the most democratic intuitions that we can have, and we welcome everybody; 99 percent of the individuals come in here, use the library respectfully, for its intended purpose, but we’re always going to have that small percentage that has some problems or some issues.

CAT WISE: One of the ways the library is trying to make it work better for everyone is by putting more eyes and ears on the floors.

JERRY MUNOZ, Health and Safety Associate: I had an outreach I didn’t tell you about yesterday. He’s 35 years old. He’s homeless. He’s been homeless for two years, but there’s no chronic illness or nothing like that.

CAT WISE: On the day we visited the library, Esguerra was meeting with Jerry Munoz and two other staff she hired known as health and safety associates. All three are formerly homeless library patrons themselves, and now, after turning their lives around, they are trying to help others do the same.

JERRY MUNOZ: This is our basic community here. Right here, we deal with all kinds of people. A lot of retired people come here and stuff.

But like I said, I look for people with a lot of bags, that or people that are asleep.

CAT WISE: Munoz, who is 54, lost his job and home six years ago, when his son passed away unexpectedly, and depression set in, followed by substance abuse and health complications from diabetes.

He spent nine months homeless on the streets of San Francisco, but he now lives in subsidized city housing. And after receiving special training from Esguerra, he patrols the library floors during his three-hour shift, five days a week, looking for anyone he thinks may need help.

JERRY MUNOZ: Excuse me, brother. You’re not allowed to sleep in the library?

MAN: I’m sorry

JERRY MUNOZ: That’s alright. Hey, here’s a – would like a place where you can sleep during the day?

I talk to them, and I go, oh, I slept under the bridge, I did everything, you know what I mean? And I let them know I know where they’re coming from. It makes them feel comfortable. Then they know that they have one person they can connect with.

CAT WISE: For her part, Esguerra is soon planning to hire two new formerly homeless outreach workers. And the program will be expanded into San Francisco’s neighborhood libraries in the coming year.

I’m Cat Wise for the PBS NewsHour in San Francisco.

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May 13, 2016

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PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization with a mission of leading a transformation in scientific and medical research communication. It is a tax-exempt, 501(c)3, nonprofit corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California.


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Copyright policy

The Public Library of Science (PLOS) applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) to works we publish (read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code). Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.

Complaint email, or per journal

Complaint policy

>For Example, for PLOS Biology: Appeals of DecisionsIf you wish to appeal a decision, you should contact the professional editor who handled the presubmission inquiry or full manuscript, explaining in detail your reasons for the appeal. Appeals will only be considered when a reviewer or editor is thought to have made a significant factual error or when his/her objectivity is compromised by a documented competing interest, and when a reversal based on either of these grounds would change the original decision.All appeals will be discussed with at least one other professional editor; if those editors do not agree the appeal will be discussed at a full editorial meeting. Priority is given to new submissions to the journal, and the processing of appeals will usually take longer than the original submission. We hope, however, that this will not take longer than two weeks. While under appeal, a manuscript remains under formal consideration at PLOS Biology and hence should not be submitted for consideration elsewhere. We may or may not seek external advice on appeals, and we do not consider second appeals.

Publication charge policy

PLOS is committed to the widest possible global participation in open access publishing. To determine the appropriate fee, we use a country-based pricing model, which is based on the country that provides 50% or more of the primary funding for the research that is being submitted. Research articles funded by Upper Middle and High Income Countries incur our standard publication fees. Corresponding authors who are affiliated with one of our Institutional Members are eligible for a discount on this fee. Such authors will be informed of the discount applicable after submission of their manuscript.Fees for Low and Lower Middle Income Countries are calculated according to the PLOS Global Participation Initiative for manuscripts submitted after 9am Pacific Time on September 4, 2012 (this program is not retroactive).

OA journals

7 (PLOS ONE, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Biology)

OA articles

34,824 (In 2013)


PLOS Currents is an innovative, online publication channel for new scientific research and ideas organized by focused research areas. It aims to minimize the delay between the generation and publication of new research and publishes content that is peer-reviewed; citable; publicly archived in PubMed; and indexed by Scopus.

Peer review policy


The peer review process does not judge the importance of the work, rather focuses on whether the work is done to high scientific and ethical standards and is appropriately described, and that the data support the conclusions.

For other PLOS Journals:

See for example PLOS Biology

Our aim is to provide all authors with an efficient, courteous, and constructive editorial process. To ensure the fairest and most objective decision-making, the editorial process is run as a partnership between the PLOS Biology professional editors and the Editorial Board, which is comprised of leaders in all fields of biology.

The ultimate responsibility for the PLOS Biology content and editorial decision-making lies with the team of professional editors.

See for example PLOS Genetics

Our aim is to provide all authors with an efficient, courteous, and constructive editorial process. To achieve its required level of quality, PLOS Genetics is highly selective in the manuscripts that it publishes; rejection rates are high. To ensure the fairest and most objective decision-making, the editorial process is run as a partnership between the PLOS Genetics Editor-in-Chief, a Deputy Editor, a team of Section Editors (SEs), and a group of academic experts who act as Associate Editors (AEs). These individuals are leaders in their fields and represent the full breadth of genetics and genomics.

Submitted manuscripts are first reviewed by the EIC, Deputy Editor, or one of the SEs, who may decide to reject the paper or send it on to an AE for further review. The AE is most often a member of the PLOS Genetics Editorial Board, but occasionally a guest of the Board is invited to serve in this capacity. The AE evaluates the paper and decides whether it describes a sufficient body of work to support a major advance in a particular field. If so, the paper is sent out for external peer review, at which stage the technical and scientific merits of the work are carefully considered. Once the reviews have been received and considered by the editors, a decision letter to the corresponding author is drafted and sent.

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May 11, 2016

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Library search results order will vary depending on which type of search was conducted:

– If ‘zip/postal code’ search, libraries in that code will be returned and in some, but not all cases, libraries in other zip/postal codes within the same city will also be returned; ordered by closeness to that zip’s center.
Note: search results may be re-sorted alphabetically by library name by selecting the ‘Sort by’ dropdown.

– If keyword/library name search, results will be ordered alphabetically by all libraries with that search term in the library name(s) . If this keyword also matches a location, those results will then follow.

– If specific location search, such as ‘city, state’, search results will be listed alphabetically by library name in that location.

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You may filter your library search results by a specific library type, such as Public Libraries, by using the ‘Library type’ dropdown on the top-right of the results set.

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If you do not see your library in the search results, first, check to see if your search criterion is spelled/entered correctly or try to include additional search criteria.

The WorldCat Library search is powered by WorldCat Registry data. If you are a librarian or library staff and do not see your library, you may create a free WorldCat Registry profile. Library staff may also access their library’s info in the WorldCat Registry to correct any data if need be.

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May 11, 2016

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Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library

Hats Off To Susan Chamberlain, Workroom Chair Emeritus

Susan Chamberlain, our tireless former Work Room Chair, was recognized at the Rancho Bernardo Hats Off to Volunteers event at Rancho Bernardo High School, Saturday, April 16.

Kudos to Susan and thanks for her contribution to the Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library and our community.


Welcome To Our Website

Our Library does much more than simply lend books. It sponsors programs for children and seniors, holds concerts, conducts art exhibits and film showings, sponsors clubs in local schools, conducts book readings and hosts authors and a lot more.

The Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to supporting these programs and activities at the Rancho Bernardo Branch of the San Diego Public Library.

These programs include Yoga for children and adults, reading for children, eReader clinics, Zumba classes, Internet classes and much, much else.

We raise money for Library activities, programs and materials.

We sponsor children’s programs and concerts in the Library.

Hold book sales at the Library.

Publish theFriends of the Library Newsletter

Book Sales Scheduled

New Discovery Concert Series

The Rancho Bernardo Library has launched a new series of free musical concerts. Click here for more information.

New Officers

Officers for the upcoming year are

Committee Chairs are

Join – Become a Member

To join the Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library clickJoin.

Annual membership donations start at only $10 per year and larger donations are appreciated to help support the Library.

Member’s Benefits


The Rancho Bernardo Library is located at

17110 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego92128

, across from the Souplantation Restaurant.

The Shadow of the Wind the next One Book, One San Diego Title

The community reading program One Book, One San Diego is entering its ninth year and this year’s selection is Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Zafón, a native of Spain, was selected from 450 nominations and 200 different book titles. The Shadow of the Wind, set in Barcelona after the Spanish Civil War, is the story of Daniel who protects a mysterious book with his life. This mystery takes Daniel through a journey of Barcelona’s darkest secrets of murder and love. Zafón has written six books published in more than 40 languages and has received countless awards. One Book, One San Diego brings the community together in the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book with readings, author events and other Library programs, which begin in the Fall. The program is a cooperative effort of the San Diego Public Library, KPBS and the San Diego County Library. One Book, One San Diego is funded by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation with additional support from the Dr. Seuss Fund at the San Diego Foundation, Jerome’s Furniture, Lloyd’s Pest Control, SDG&E, Cubic and the Samuel I. and John Fox Foundation.

A scholar is just a library’s way of making another library .

Daniel Dennett, philosopher, writer, and professor (b. Mar 28 1942)

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