Archive for the ‘EBRPL Resource’ Category


Reference Outreach

April 14, 2014

Let’s visit! The Reference team at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library would love to come visit your local business or civic group to give a presentation on the Library’s wealth of resources available to best suit your organization’s information needs. Whether your group focuses on health, technology, culture, literacy, art – you name it – the Library has something for you. Give us a call at 231-3750, send a message to, and check out our Community Librarians InfoGuide for more information.




February 28, 2014

Discover the world with our CultureGrams database that offers concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations — from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Local experts document the unique, intimate details of each country’s customs, traditions, and daily life. And whether it’s Iraq, Canada, or Kenya, each CultureGram report offers an equality of coverage detailing 25 different aspects of the country and its culture.

Check out the video below from the Library’s YouTube channel to learn more about this exciting resource.


Learn Something New in the New Year!

January 2, 2014

Learn something new in the new year with Learn4Life! Choose from hundreds of online courses – all you need is an email address and your library card! Each course is instructor-led with two lessons a week for six weeks. You don’t have to be online at a certain time. As new lessons are released, you take them at your leisure. At the end of the course, you’ll not only have learned something new, you’ll also get a certificate of completion.

Here are some examples of the courses you can take:

Beginning Writer’s Workshop

Computer Skills for the Workplace

Creating Web Pages

Genealogy Basics

Grammar Refresher

Project Management Fundamentals

Start Your Own Small Business

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My!

There are so many to choose from, so check out the course catalog today. Remember, to enroll in a course, all you need is your library card and an email address.


Introducing The Vogue Archive

December 9, 2013

We are pleased to announce a new and exciting resource, The Vogue Archive, a searchable archive of American Vogue magazine from its premiere issue in 1892 to the current month, available in high-resolution color images. Preserving the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists,  and photographers, The Vogue Archive is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture, and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.

Every page, advertisement, cover, and fold-out is included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer, and brand name. You can even search by editor (e.g., Diana Vreeland, Anna Wintour), photographer (e.g., David Bailey, Richard Avedon), or other contributors (including such world-renowned artists and writers as Georges Lepape and Evelyn Waugh). The Vogue Archive is an invaluable resource for those interested in fashion history, art, and photography, as well as modern American culture. The world of fashion is now at your fingertips so check it out today!



The Foundation Center Funding Information Network

October 23, 2013

The River Center Branch Library houses a specialized Grants Resource Center that serves as a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. Called Cooperating Collections until October 2013, Funding Information Network (FIN) partners serve nonprofits by funding information about grantmakers, offering training and programs related to fundraising and nonprofit management, and actively reaching out to underserved organizations within their community to connect them to these key resources. Network partners also provide resources for artists and students. The Foundation Center program manager Katie Artzner recently remarked that the new name of Funding Information Network partners “now accurately captures how our partner organizations function as a network, and it also reflects more concretely the types of resources and services they provide.”


Head over to the River Center Branch Library and take advantage of these free services or call (225) 389-4964 for more information.

Check out our Grants InfoGuide for more on the resources related to grant-writing and nonprofits available at the library, including online education courses and library databases. Our Learn4Life online learning database offers several courses on nonprofit management and grant-writing, including A to Z Grant Writing, Get Grants!, and Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials. And don’t forget to check the library catalog for a wealth of books on grant-writing and nonprofits.


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