Library Newsletter: December 2021

Finals In The Library!

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What's New?

Table of Contents

  • Library Hours
  • Model Checkouts
  • Library Jobs
  • Upcoming Webinars

If you plan on visiting us during the winter break, please look at our hours. We're open a few days for reduced hours during the first week of break. We are closed from Christmas Eve until the next trimester begins.

We've also created a new checkout procedure for the models at the information desk in an attempt to make sure all the body parts come back.

If you're looking for a job next trimester, we'll be accepting applications. We are specifically looking for people with weekday morning availability (2-4 hours between 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) and weekends. Priority may be given to those with work study but if you do not have work study, you can still apply.

Finally, if you are writing a paper and would like to learn about citations, there will be a webinar on Monday, Dec. 6th at noon. Stop by with questions about citations, Mendeley, or other writing questions.

Finals & Winter Break

We are open our regular hours for finals up until Friday, Dec. 17th when winter break hours start at the end of the day.


Mon. Dec. 6th - Thurs. Dec. 16th: Regular Hours

Fri. Dec. 17th: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sat. Dec. 18th & Sun. Dec. 19th: CLOSED

Winter Break:

Mon. Dec. 20th-Thurs. Dec. 23: 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Dec. 24th-Jan. 2nd: CLOSED

Winter 2022 Trimester

Mon. Jan. 3rd: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Library regular schedule will resume Tues. Jan. 4th at 7:30 a.m.

New Procedure for Checking Out Models

Skeletor, the skull, and other models have had a rough life being poked, prodded, moved, and contorted. With so many curious students using them to learn, there's bound to be some wear and tear. The problem is that when pieces and parts fall off, we can't repair the models if we can't find the parts.

Starting Monday, Dec. 6th, we're going to try to change that by having students inspect the models when they check them out and inspect them when they check them back in. The goal isn't to make people who use the models repair them but rather to find the parts as close to when they fell off as possible.

Checking out models will now work like checking out laptops. When you ask to check out a model, you'll fill out a form asking you:

  • Your name
  • Where you plan to use the model (study room or area of the library)
  • What model you're checking out
  • When you checked it out/returned it
  • Verify that you inspected it before and after you used it

It's like a first inspection and last inspection on an apartment rental--except without a security deposit.

We hope that this will help keep them in one piece. Thank you for your cooperation.

Come Work In The Library

The library is looking for a Student Library Assistant.

We are specifically recruiting for the following times but shifts may open up so we encourage you to apply even if you can't work those schedules. Please be sure to share your availability with your application.

Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday Mornings: 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Ideal candidates for this position will be customer service focused, comfortable with basic computer skills and the ability to recognize when they need additional assistance.

Work study students may get priority but we aren't opposed to non-work study students.

If you have any questions about the shifts or the job, please contact Krista Jacobson (

The job application will be available here. If you don't see it, please wait a day or contact me. It may be processing.

Writing Help Resources

If you haven't gotten a chance, yet, please check out the library's Writing & Citing Guide.

You can find guidance on academic writing, citing, and how to contact the writing lab there. You can also find information on how to use Mendeley and Grammarly EDU. Mendeley assists with properly citing your paper while Grammarly EDU will offer recommendations on how to improve your writing.

We will offer a Mendeley/Writing webinar on Monday, Dec. 6th at 11 a.m. Look below for details. You can always add it to your calendar by contacting We'll send an invite.

Mendeley Workshop

Mendeley Or Other Writing Questions

Mendeley is a citation management software that allows you to import references into a library and then use those references to create citations as you write a paper. The software can create in-text citations and bibliographies for several common citation styles.

This webinar will cover how to use Mendeley to save you time. You can also bring any other writing questions you might have.

You may also contact us in the writing lab by emailing for one-on-one counseling.

Monday, Dec. 6 at 11:00 a.m.

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