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December 2005

Librarians’ Choice 2005 · Public Documentss

Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence
HE 25.2: C43/2/CD
The Office of Child Abuse and Neglect (Department of Health and Human Services) offers data, regulations, and training materials for those who work with at-risk children.

Childhood Obesity: Combating the Epidemic
HE 20.6523: OB 2/DVD
Co-produced by the Discovery Channel, this informative DVD program examines childhood obesity—a problem that affects over 9 million American children.

Endangered Species Act Build Smart
TD 2.73: En 2/CD
Learn the art of “species-friendly” road construction techniques with this two-disk set from the Federal Highway Administration.

The First 600 Days of Combat: The US Air Force in the Global War on Terrorism
D 301.2: C73/14
This brief publication chronicles the US Air Force”s involvement in the war on terror since September 11th.

Realizing The Dream Of Flight
Virginia P. Dawson and Mark D. Bowles, ed.
NAS 1.21: 2005-4112
NASA commemorates the first century of powered flight with 12 essays on aviation pioneers, from Bessie Coleman to Werhner von Braun.

Reflections on 25 Years
C55.102: P91
The faces behind the forecasts. This publication from the National Climate Prediction Center features profiles its top staff members and a review of weather forecasting techniques.

Taking Care: Ethical Caregiving in Our Aging Society
President’s Council on Bioethics
PR 43.8: C18
With an aging population, America faces a crisis of caring for the elderly. This report from the President’s Council on Bioethics examines all sides of this important issue.

Tap Into Prevention: Drinking Water Information For Health Care Providers
EP 1.104: T 16/2/Video
This informational video, with accompanying brochure, was produced by the EPA. It highlights the health risks of contaminated drinking water.

Violence On The Job
HE 20.7129: L V81/DVD
Yes the government produces DVDs. The National Institutes of Health released this half-hour DVD about the dangers of violence in the workplace.