Greenawalt Library

February 2014 Edition

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Table of Contents

Introducing ChiroACCESS

Reserve & Textbooks

Faculty Corner

March Preview

It's always obvious when midterms approach. The library gets simultaneously busier and quieter. Did you know you can register for study rooms ahead of time?

We are rolling out a few new services for students, faculty and staff. Take a look. If you have any feedback or ideas for workshops, don't hesitate to contact us.

Good luck on your midterms!

Introducing ChiroACCESS

We now subscribe to ChiroACCESS. It's a great website that offers information about the chiropractic profession as well as treatment suggestions for common problems you may encounter in a chiropractic office, literature search options and access to MANTIS (Manual Alternative & Natural Therapy database.)

To be able to take advantage of all it offers, please access the website through the library's database page.

Greenawalt Library's Database List

We will also be holding an informal training session on ChiroACCESS. A librarian will go over what the website offers as well as how to search MANTIS. You are free to come for the whole session or pop in and out as needed.

What: ChiroACCESS/MANTIS training session.

Where: Library Computer Lab

When: Two drop-in sessions Wednesday, Feb. 19th from Noon - 1:00 p.m. or at 4:00-4:30.

Textbooks, Reserves and the Rules

So what are Reserves? In our library, Reserves are mostly textbooks or items instructors want put aside so they're regularly available for their students to use for an assignment. We're so proud to be able to save your backs from having to carry your heavy books around just so you can catch some study time in between classes.

How do you decide which textbooks to buy? Our policy is to carry at least one copy of all required textbooks (as long as we are informed of the required textbook before classes start). We often have any book that is recommended in Reserves as well. For some classes, we have two copies in the Reserves. That decision is usually based on class size and how regularly they are used throughout the trimester. We typically do not have class notes.

Why do you charge fines on Reserves? If you weren't aware, the fine for reserve items is $2.00/hr. Besides videos, they're the only items in our collection for which we collect late fees. We do that so the textbooks will be returned on time and therefore available to more people.

What if I want it longer or it's not available when I want it!!!? There are a couple of options.

  • As long as it's not finals or it's not in hot demand, we are usually willing to renew the book for another two hours as long as you ask us before your time is up.
  • Check our regular stacks for older editions. It's pretty rare for editions to change significantly--unless you're comparing the 1st ed. to the 10th. Those are available for checkout periods of 7 days to 4 weeks and they don't carry late fees.
  • Pulling an all-nighter? Starting after 9:00 p.m., (or within two hours of closing) you can check a book on Reserves out overnight as long as you return them by 8 a.m (or within a half hour of opening). Two caveats must apply: it can't be the only copy of the book on reserve AND it can't be during a midterms or finals period.
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Faculty Corner

Embed a Librarian

Faculty, do you have a research component for your courses? Do you utilize your Moodle forum where students ask questions?

Why don't you embed a librarian to help your students with their research needs?

Contact Krista Jacobson ( or call x218 for further information.

Faculty Room Update

Thanks to Dr. Glori Hinck and Mr. Chu Vang in IT, Camtasia and Snagit in the library's Faculty Room has been updated! We now have the latest versions.

If you haven't visited the faculty room, come to the library and let us show you around. In addition to a computer with video creating software, we offer a scanner, microphone and an incredible collection of books/videos on pedagogy and working in an academic environment.

Not to mention, it's a nice quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of your office where you can typically get work done uninterrupted.

Coming Up In March

Penn Lake Library Presentations

Saturday, March 8th, 10am

8800 Penn Ave S

Minneapolis, MN

On Saturday March 8th and March 15th, NWHSU students and librarians will be making presentations to the community at Penn Lake Library.

Sat. March 8th: NWHSU Students and perhaps Faculty/Clinicians will be talking about the different forms of conservative care we offer in our classes and clinics.

Sat. March 15th: Librarians Krista Jacobson & Anne Mackereth will be talking about how consumers can find health information online.

If you have any questions about these events or would like to participate in some way, please feel free to contact Krista in the library. ( or at x218).

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.