The Capitol Stacks!

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Transportation Research Webinar

The Transportation Research Board will be hosting an upcoming webinar on how to use the Research in Progress Database.

The webinar will be August 16, 2016 from 2:00pm to 3:00PM ET and provides users of TRB’s Research in Progress (RiP) Database with the latest information about RiP’s search and data entry interfaces. The RiP Database is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on current or recently-completed transportation research projects. This webinar is an update from a webinar held on August 6, 2015.

Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee for attending the webinar.

You can go to the following website to submit your registration: http://www.trb.org/Calendar/Blurbs/174599.aspx.
Webinar Presenter

  • Janet Daly, Transportation Research Board

Moderated by: Elaine Ferrell, Transportation Research Board

Webinar Outline

  1. General guidance on using the RiP Database
  • Search the RiP Database by various fields
  • Browse project records by subject category
  • Use a look-up for searching by index terms, individuals, organizations or location
  • Subscribe to receive e-mail notification of new RiP records in specific subject areas
  • Export records
  • Guidance for individuals from state departments of transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation, and University Transportation Centers
  • Enter a new project record into the RiP Database using the data entry interface or bulk import tool
  • Locate records from their organization
  • Update or delete an existing record for their organization in the RiP Database

The first 30 minutes of the webinar is for presentations and the final 30 minutes is reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Locate records in the RiP Database
  • Submit a new project record using the data entry interface

Modify or delete an existing project record from their organization

This is an outside event; please follow links above for more information.

Explore Arizona

Summer hikes can be a fun way to enjoy scenic views and explore new areas.

Arizona has hundreds of hiking trails throughout the state, from the forest trails in the San Francisco Peaks, to the famous red rocks in Sedona, not to mention the Grand Canyon! No matter what your fitness level, you are sure to find one that will meet your needs. Whether you are looking for a challenge, or just a nice relaxing walk beside a creek, the Digital Arizona Library (DAZL) has a number of resources highlighting Arizona’s most exciting hikes. And remember to wear a hat and  bring plenty of water!

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To see some great reading, head on over to the DAZL blog…

http://www.azlibrary.gov/dazl/blog/1823

Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame

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Now is the time to recognize women who have made a significant contribution to the history of Arizona by nominating them for induction into the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame.

There are two categories for nominations: Legacies and Living Legacies.

Legacy nominations are for women in any field of endeavor who have reached the highest levels of accomplishments and have been deceased at least two years. This year’s Living Legacy nominations are for living women who have reached the highest levels of professional accomplishments in the fields of Education and Health/Science. Last year’s Living Legacies were the Honorable Mae Sue Talley and the Honorable Rose Mofford representing the fields of Business and Public Service/ Volunteerism respectively.

Nomination forms for both categories are available on the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame website athttps://www.azwhf.org/inductions/nominations/ Nominations are due August 30, 2016, and should be mailed to the Arizona State Archives, Attn: AZWHF, 1901 W. Madison St., Phoenix, AZ 85009 or email your nomination as an attachment to livinglegacy@azwhf.org.

The women selected will be honored at the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame Induction March 23, 2017 at the Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe.

The Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame program pays tribute to the remarkable women whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science, have played a significant role in the history of Arizona and provide a significant contribution to the historical record of the State of Arizona. Currently, 99 women have been inducted. Sponsors of the Women’s Hall of Fame include Arizona Humanities, the Sharlot Hall Museum, the Arizona Historical Society and the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. To learn more about all the women in the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame, visit the website at www.azwhf.org or follow AZWHF on Facebook and Twitter.

 

99 Years Ago Today: The Bisbee Deportation

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On July 12 1917, Sheriff Harry Wheeler and 2,000 deputies arrested over a thousand Bisbee men. Members of the International Workers of the World, these striking miners were forced at gunpoint onto a train and then left in the desert outside Columbus, New Mexico. The event soon became known as the Bisbee Deportation. To see what The Bisbee Daily Review or other Arizona newspapers have to say about this event visit the Digital Arizona Library and  explore the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program webpage.

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