February 2014 Edition
Table of Contents
Reserve & Textbooks
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!
To be able to take advantage of all it offers, please access the website through the library's database page.
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
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.
Embed a LibrarianFaculty, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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. (email@example.com or at x218).
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.