Greenawalt Library

December/Finals 2016 Edition

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Table of Contents


Finals and Break Hours

Quiet Study

Writing Lab/Research Help

Ed Tech Corner-Using graphics & images

This is a busy time of year that gets even busier with finals. Please look below to see our hours over finals and the holidays. We're back to regular hours on January 4th but are open most of break.

Just a reminder, the library has a tendency to get busy this time of the trimester. Please be respectful of noise levels and don't hog study rooms.

Thanks to Student Senate, we have new stools in the library. Feel free to put your feet up.

A lot of people will be looking to add photographs to their presentations that may or may not end up online. The rules around copyright and fair use are complicated so check below for some sites where you can find free medical images.



Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 9: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 16: 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Weekends: Closed


Dec. 23rd and 26th

Jan. 2nd


Tuesday, Jan. 3rd: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan 4th: Resume Regular Hours


Please check the Library Facebook page and/or website for potential changes to those hours. Library hours are influenced by the building's hours. And in the future for weather-related announcements, especially on the weekend.

Quiet Study

The "Hushing" Season

Noise: 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. The library has been busy all fall and it will get even busier during the two weeks of finals.

Please be mindful of your conversations and understand that if a staff member approaches you to lower your voice, you're not in trouble, it's just an attempt to control the collective noise and not specifically you.

Study Rooms

Study Rooms: Remember, there is a two hour limit. You may sign up for additional time only after your two hours are close to being up and no one has signed up for the room after you. The sign-up sheet for finals is in the blue folder near the library worker.

In addition, while snacks are okay in the rooms, larger meals are not. Not only does it sometimes create a mess but the trash can stink up a room that may not be cleaned for a day or two.

Breaks are good!

Research Assistance

Do you have a paper due soon and need help finding sources? The library can help.

We offer:

  • Databases for your research needs.
  • You can make an appointment with me, Krista, the reference and instruction librarian. I will sit with you and help you get started in your search. For best results, make an appointment in advance by emailing me at with as much information as possible. For instance, knowing the topic in advance before the meeting gives me the opportunity to get familiar with what we can offer.
  • We also offer interlibrary loans if you need something we don't have.

Writing Lab

And of course, you can also find the writing lab in the library.

We offer:

  • Assistance in developing the format of your paper.
  • Reading over your paper to make sure it flows and to catch recurring errors.
  • We do not, however, fully proofread or edit your paper.
  • Please make an appointment in advance. Drop-in hours are limited to the evenings and the off chance someone might be available during the day. Email for availability.
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Images for Classroom Use

The library often gets questions about how to find photos to use in lectures and what is considered fair use. "Fair use" is a complex area of copyright. There are guidelines, typically related to intended use and how much of an original is used*, but even following those don't make an entity immune from lawsuits should the copyright holder wish to pursue a case. Given the scope of what we do here, it's unlikely anything we create would be a target but there are ways to minimize the risk even more.

*This is especially tricky with photography since we tend to use all of a photo, although there have been legal cases where artists used full photographs taken by others that were posted online and won.

One of those ways is to be cognizant of any rights issues. The Creative Commons has created symbols that can be attached to photos indicating the rights the creator attributes to others wishing to use or re-purpose their images or media. Pay attention to those symbols. Learn what they mean. Give proper attribution. If a site doesn't use creative commons, see if they list any type of rights information. (Wikimedia usually has this in the bottom right hand corner.) The safest type to use is anything that is in the Public Domain or that says it can be used educationally or commercially.

The Creative Commons also has a way to search for images.

The National Library of Medicine lists various places to find photos. Most are in the public domain but always double check.

Google Image Search is a popular place to search for photos as well. You can narrow your search for rights under "Tools" and "Usage Rights." Typically, the usage rights (i.e. if there is any attribution needed) can be found at the original hosting site.

Greenawalt Library

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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.