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Archive Monthly Archives: March 2018

Email Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts to Follow Before You Hit Send

In this constantly changing, fast-paced tech world, we can sometimes forget how important proper email etiquette is. Technology has engaged teens especially, with positive fast-paced interactions. Unfortunately, many negative effects can result from not using proper email etiquette. What is appropriate with friends in emails and on social networking sites may not be appropriate when looking for a job, applying to college, or conversing with someone in authority. Being correct in your email correspondence is key to standing out.

Here are some tips for crafting appropriate email messages:

  • In an email, all caps is the same as shouting at someone. WILL YOU in caps means something different than will you in lowercase letters.
  • Use a clear and interesting subject line.
  • Check and proofread your message for grammar and spelling.
  • Be especially sure to check for correct spelling of personal names.
  • Always remember to say thank you in your emails, especially when asking for something.
  • Be specific in your email, details count.
  • Keep private material confidential.
  • Limit e-mail to one topic.
  • Don’t put anything in an e-mail that you would be uncomfortable sharing with the entire world.
  • Write the most important part of your message in the first sentence. Recipients often do not read the entire e-mail.
  • Limit the use of exclamation points.
  • Be careful when you hit ‘Reply All’ – you may not want to include everyone in the reply.
  • Use acronyms sparingly. Not everybody knows every acronym.
  • Use an e-mail signature and provide the best means of contact; too much contact information can be overwhelming to the recipient.

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Celebrate National Women’s History Month in March 2018

The 2018 Theme for National Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” Check out The National Women’s History Project website at http://www.nwhp.org for more information!

“Throughout this year, the NWHP honors fifteen outstanding women for their unrelenting and inspirational persistence, and for understanding that, by fighting all forms of discrimination against women and girls, they have shaped America’s history and our future. These 2018 Honorees refused to be silenced. Their lives demonstrate the power of voice, of taking action, and of believing that meaningful and lasting change is possible in our democratic society.”

Come in to the Library and check out some books about women’s history and the state of women’s (and girls’) rights in the world today, or read biographies about some inspirational women who have made and are making history – actually, make that Herstory!

Below is just a sampling of some of the more recent titles on the subject. The Islip Public Library owns all of them!

  • Together We Rise: The Women’s March: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World. 305.42
  • We Should All Be Feminists By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 305.42
  • Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote By Johanna Neuman. 324.623
  • That’s What She Said By Joanne Lipman. 305.309
  • The Little Book of Feminist Saints By Julia Pierpont. 305.42
  • Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, From Birth to Tweens.  By Melissa Atkins Wardy. 305.23082
  • Men Explain Things To Me By Rebecca Solnit. 305.42
  • All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation By Rebecca Traister. 306.8153
  • All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write the World – Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom By Deborah Santana, editor. 814.54
  • Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope – Voices From the Women’s March. 305.42
  • The Woman’s Hour: The Last Furious Fight to Win the Vote By Elaine F. Weiss. 324.623
  • Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family By Anne-Marie Slaughter. 305.42
  • Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time By Tanya Lee Stone Teen. 371.822
  • The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys’ Club By Eileen Pollack. 305.4209
  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead By Sheryl Sandberg. 658.4
  • Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages By Melissa De la Cruz, editor 305.4
  • Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education By Jennifer De Leon, editor 378.1982
  • Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America By Samhita Mukhopadhyay. 305.420973
  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban By Malala Yousafzai
  • A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power By  Jimmy Carter. 323.34
  • Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray By Rosalind Rosenberg. 305.4209
  • The Feminist Revolution By Bonnie J. Morris. 305.42
  • Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women By Marianne Monson. 920.72
  • Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years By Gillian Thomas. 344.7301
  • Votes for Women: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot By Winifred Conkling. Teen 324.42
  • She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World By Michael Elsohn Ross. Teen 320.08
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide By Nicholas D. Kristof. 362.83
  • Powered by Girl: A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists By Lyn Mikel Brown. Teen 320.408
  • What I Told My Daughter: Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women By Nina Tassler, editor 305.409
  • Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics By Marjorie Julian Spruill. 323.34
  • At Home In the World: Women Writers and Public Life, From Austen to the Present By Maria DiBattista. 809.8928
  • Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements By Dorothy Sue Cobble.
    305.420973
  • Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation By Cokie Roberts. 973.3
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