April 2018 Finals Newsletter
Table of Contents
Finals & Break Hours
Study Library Survey
New Book: Dirty Genes
Faculty Corner: Films on Demand Trial
It looks like it's going to get a bit colder just as finals start so hopefully that will help you focus on your exams rather than the nice weather outside. Please check out the hours for finals. Once again, we'll be opening early during the week and we'll have shortened hours over break.
A few people have emailed the library wishing they could have attended the March workshops we offered this past month. We'll revisit some of the workshops next trimester but since papers are due, we're going to squeeze in two more training sessions for the time saving software management system called Mendeley. If you're interested in more workshops, just click on the Student Library Survey link below to fill it out.
Both Student Senate and IT have approached the library about circulating some of their new acquisitions for students. The laptops are currently already in the library for checkout and Standing Desktops will be coming soon.
Finally, as a result of all the DNA Testing and Analysis companies offering their services to the general public, a new cottage industry has developed in exploring how to outsmart or maximize your genetic makeup. Ben Lynch, ND lays out his experiences and recommendations in Dirty Genes which is now available to be checked out in the library.
Faculty, we once again have a trial to Films on Demand so if you get the time, check it out and let us know what you think.
Library Hours for Finals and Break
Week 1 (4/2-/4/8)
M-R 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
F 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sa 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Su 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Week 2 (4/9-4/13)
M-R 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
F 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun CLOSED
Break And Next Tri
Break 4/13 - 4/29
M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
4/30 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
5/1 Return to normal hours
More Mendeley Training
Do you have a paper you might have to write? A presentation? A poster? A case report?
Are you ever asked to cite?
If so, come and get introduced to the Mendeley Citation Management Software. Students who have learned about this tool leave amazed at what it can do.
- Store literature
- Change to numerous different citation styles, including AMA, APA, MLA...etc.
- Insert citations into papers written in Word. Then generate a bibliography.
- Markup PDFs.....etc
Because the response has been so positive from the students who have tried it, we're offering two more sessions during the first week of finals while you may be in paper crunch mode. The sessions are only about a half an hour but time is left for questions.
Monday, April 2nd: 4:30 p.m. in the Library Classroom
Tuesday, April 3rd: Noon in the Library Classroom
If you miss it this week, you can either make an appointment with Krista Jacobson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or look for more trainings next trimester.
In addition, if you missed the Advanced Searching training, that will be offered again next trimester.
Stand Up Desktops
Details are coming soon on how long they can be checked out for (less than a day but perhaps longer than our standard reserve checkout period) but you'll be able to find them at the information desk soon.
Liability: By checking out and using the desktops, you are responsible for the safety of any items you put on it if the desktop malfunctions. It won't but if it does... catch!
The checkout period for the laptops is two hours long. There are no power cords so they likely won't last long beyond that time period anyway. The late fee is $40/day.
You are responsible for taking care of the laptops while they're in your possession. You are also responsible to save anything you'd like to keep onto a jump drive, in your One Drive or to email it to yourself. When the laptop gets shut down (which the library will do once you return it) all of your crazy good stuff disappears. Don't lose that paper. Don't lose that dissertation. Save it!
There are a few more policies the library can give you when you check out the laptop. Be prepared for it to take a little extra time to check the item in and out. Do not just leave it on the desk when you return it.
Oh one more thing, you MUST have an ID. Even if the person behind the desk was at your sister's wedding, they're still required to see either a Student ID or official ID.
Student Library Survey
Thanks for your participation in Library Student Satisfaction Survey 2018. We’ll be looking over the results and we will summarize them for you shortly. We look forward to offering more of what you love about the library and partnering with you to address areas for improvement and innovation.
Winners of the A’viands gift cards will be announced the week of April 2.
Just a reminder...
The library has the acoustics of a cathedral. Conversations held at a "normal voice" level get amplified. This is especially true when more and more people enter the space.
Study rooms can mitigate some of the noise. They are available to be reserved for two hours per person at a time. Please respect those rules so everyone can get a chance to use the rooms. You can add more than two hours per person as long as there are other rooms available. Rooms 8 and 9 are meant for bigger groups so please do try to leave those open unless you have a bigger group or everything else is taken.
Please don't bring full meals into the library. Every time food is brought in, a mess starts to build up slowly. As do smells. Part of being as accommodating as possible is to prevent problems from happening on the front end. That's the purpose of the "no full meals" policy.
Ben Lynch, N.D. explores how diet, sleep and exercise can help alter the trajectory that the "dirty genes" people are born with will take in order to potentially avoid illnesses such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and chronic health problems.
The book looks at plans Dr. Lynch put in place to help his clients through natural and holistic means.
The book is now on display in our New Books Section
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.