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Barbara Fullerton has been in the information professional field for over 15 years, with experience in vendor relations, and corporate and law libraries. She has a Bachelors degree in mass communications, a paralegal certificate, and an MLIS from Emporia State University in Kansas. She has been in the Dallas, Texas area for over 10 years, and is an active member in AALL, SLA and other regional librarian and information professional organisations. She is a regular speaker in the information industry, including AALL and SLA annual meetings, AIIP, SLA regional meetings, Internet Librarian, Computers in Libraries, SCIP, Texas Library Association and regional paralegal associations. Her speaking and writing topics include gadgets, mobile apps, privacy issues, data mining, and cybertheft. She can be reached at [email protected].

Reliable Sites and Sources for Election Fact Checking

The event happens every four years in the U.S., but it consumes us for over 10 months, and takes perhaps 10 minutes to complete. The event is the U.S. Presidential Election. The action is voting. There are so many different points of view and so much news about the candidates and issues that is is often difficult to locate unbiased information and sort through the facts in the media. Barbara Fullerton highlights several sites to help voters review the issues and check the facts during this critical political process.

Subjects: Election Law, Features, News Resources, Search Engines, Search Strategies

Hunting For A Job? Try the Internet

Barbara Fullerton is our guide to effectively engaging in an activity which has assumed increased importance in the face of the grim economy – searching for positions with a specific company, business or educational facility on the Internet. She details how webmasters have designed ways for prospective employees to sign-up on job-finding websites and create personal alerts concerning their job needs. In many cases, the job hunter can post a resume online, which can be utilized by prospective headhunters and company human resources personnel. Many of these job boards have added value to their websites with information including relocation surveys, job search tips, moving companies, salary comparisons, city data, Fortune 500 information, real estate companies, and assessment resources.

Subjects: Features

Finding Hidden Intelligence in SEC Filings

Barbara Fullerton and Catherine Whitney’s guide includes a range of online sources and best practices that assist with the procees of researching SEC filings including: finding hidden intelligence in specific types of filings, searching SEC filings using free and fee services, evaluating SEC databases and applying effective advanced search techniques to maximize your work.

Subjects: Features

Gadgets, Gadgets, Gadgets!

Barbara Fullerton, Sabrina I. Pacifici and Aaron Schmidt‘s gadgets’ presentation from Internet Librarian 2006 runs the gamet from the whimsical to cutting edge applications that facilitate accessibility, assist military personnel in Iraq, enhance training and presentations, and offer excellent holiday gift giving ideas as well.

Subjects: Features