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Biznews: the latest from the Business Department for December 2003

Programs this month include:

Thursday December 4, 2003
Get organized now for a stress free tax season
Internal Revenue Service
Stakeholder, Partnerships, Education and Communications Office

Thursday December 11, 2003
Protecting the health you still have
Michelle Burda, MLS, Hopwood Library/UPMC Shadyside
Lorie J. Scrabis, JD, Wellness Promotion Consultant
Lifelinks for family caregivers series

Thursday December 18, 2003
Getting your words into print - what is happening in publishing
Suzanne Caplan CEO PGM Group, LLC
Senior Editor of MRBook Group

Thursday December 25, 2003
No Program--Happy Holidays!

These free, public programs begin at 12:15 in our GRW Theater. Registration is not necessary. For details: programs.html

The 2004 edition of the Corporate Finance Sourcebook is in the Business Toolbox for December. It contains more than 1400 pages worth of information on capital investment resources and other financial services available to the business community. Ask for it at the business reference desk.

One of our librarians has uncovered a nifty tool for creating charts of stock performance. It's called the ChartWalker and it "walks" you through a day-by-day line, bar or candle chart for any security. Split adjusted historical prices are listed as well. It's our site-of-the-month.

You'll find the latest book reviews by our literary librarians in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Sunday Business Section and here as well: whatsnew/

This months reviews include:

A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing
revised and updated by Burton Malkiel. (W.W.Norton, 2003)

Boob Jubilee: the Cultural Politics of the New Economy
edited by Thomas Frank and Dave Mulcahey. W. W. Norton, 2003.

**Special Schedule Notes**

The Library Center will be closed this year on December 24th and 25th all day. We will be open Friday December 26th. We will also close at 5:00 p.m. on December 31st, and be closed all day on January 1, 2004 We will be open Friday January 2nd.

We welcome your comments and questions. Short answer reference questions may be submitted as well to

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