The new and improved AEA Media Catalog is ready and waiting for you! The online reservation system allows you to check out instructional resources located at Prairie Lakes AEA in Pocahontas, as well as from the Sioux City and Sioux Center locations of Northwest AEA, in a single search.

The new patron catalog is called SNAP, and it has an updated, modern look. Similar to other Iowa AEA Online databases used by teachers, SNAP allows users to easily filter or narrow searches to find specific instructional resources. Ordering materials is as easy as filling your cart with the resources you want and submitting your request. Northwest AEA anticipates ordering more digital content in the future, and SNAP has an embedded video player that will allow teachers to view and download digital videos purchased by Northwest AEA or Prairie Lakes AEA.

If you have any questions about the new system, please contact Ann Derochie, circulation coordinator in the Sioux City office, at 712/222-6065, or Kim Noteboom, circulation coordinator in the Sioux Center office, at 712/722-4378 ext. 7817.

To search the Media Catalog, please click here or go to the Northwest AEA website and click "Media Catalog" in the top navigation:
http://media.ia-hsdn.net/tomms2/index.php/snap/login

This month's search was "careers".

Looking at Careers
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Junior High, 00:25:19, Sunburst Visual Media, 2006
Gives an overview of different personality dimensions and which types of careers they would suit.

Your First Job: Getting It
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Senior High, 00:17:51, TMW, 1997
Shows the steps to getting your first job, from the interviewing process to finding what you enjoy doing.

Careers in Geology
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Senior High, 00:02:03, Distribution Access Inc, 2000
Examines the application of chemistry and physics to careers in geology.

Careers and Personality
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Junior High, 00:12:18, Sunburst Visual Media, 2006
Defines personality dimensions and what types of jobs they apply to.

Choosing Your Career
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Senior High, 00:04:04, Sunburst Visual Media, 2006
Describes how to choose a career based on your personality type.

Introduction to IT Careers
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Senior High, 00:04:54, VEA, 2005
The information technology industry comprises several different areas. Learn about the various careers within the industry. Produced by an Australian publisher.

Career Journey (089075)
Videocassette, JS, 27 min, SN, American College Testing, 1984
Introduces viewers to 12 workers in occupations representing six career clusters. Meet an accountant, a nursing administrator, a baseball coach, a farmer, a chemist, and a dancer, among others. See and hear them as they talk about their day-to-day activities, their work environments, and the challenges and satisfactions they find in their work.

Career Planning (075112)
Videocassette, JS, 17 min, AGC United Learning, 1985
Involves the viewer in an intimate self-examination of personal priorities and how those priorities will affect future job satisfaction. Challenges viewers to expand their imaginations and consider careers that will not only fill their needs, but also their dreams.