Here are some updates along with some of the usual news:
Book a library instruction session for your class. Instruction sessions can be arranged at any time over the course of the semester; they are most effective after students have research topics. I can demonstrate our databases and search techniques and / or have a research session where I’m available to answer specific research questions. The format is flexible and can include a hands-on assignment. The duration is also flexible — I’ve visited classes ranging from 15 minutes to 90 minutes. There are two ways to accomplish this: 1) send me an email with the where and when of the class visit along, or 2) fill out the following form: Request for Library Instruction.
Research Guides for Sakai or your course website
Here is a Complete List of the Guides I’ve created. Consider adding one to your Sakai page. Contact me if you would like a Research Guide for your class — this can be for a production class. This can be done even if you do not have class time for a library instruction session.
Editing Guides: My existing guides requiring editing since we moved to the new catalog at the end of August; my links to books and journals may not work. I’m slowly editing them as time allows by prioritizing the with the most hits (according to Google Analytics). If a guide I made for you needs fixing ASAP let me know.
Given the concern over “fake news”, take a look at our guide on Evaluating Resources. You can assign a quiz on this topic to reinforce the lesson to emphasize and develop critical thinking skills. Evaluating Resources is a part of our Research 101 skills series.
FY 17-18 BOOKS AND VIDEOS
As of today, I’m about 60% spent on funds. There is still money left for orders. Our budget deadline for spending is 100% by March. For a list of suggested titles or figures on funds remaining, contact me.
New Title List: here is a monthly list of all new book titles (all subject areas) that is always available on the library homepage. On the Film tab of the library’s homepage is a link to new Films. I can create lists of videos that may interest a certain class.
The library uses Sakai for E-reserves. Ben Hogben, Access Services Manager, put together a guide on Course Reserves in Sakai to get you started: http://www.ithacalibrary.com/sp/subjects/Sakai You can do it yourself, or, our Access Services Department is happy to assist you. If you have any questions, contact me or Shianne (Reserves Coordinator, 2nd shift), Ben (Access Services Manager) or Scott Fish (Multimedia Reserves). Note that it takes 24 hours for materials placed on Reserves to appear in ARGOS.
Reserves Use this page to place all types of media on Reserves (audio, journal articles and book chapters, book or score, and video clips).
Multimedia Request If you would like to show a library video on a particular date, use this form to book a film for class.
Historical Newspapers: we’ve added the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, and the Washington Post to our digital access; we always had the NYT and the WSJ.
- LexisNexis Academic is now Nexis Uni. The link to LexisNexis Academic will disappear soon. There are print guides, video guides, and the ability to sign up for online training on the Nexis Uni support page. See me for questions or training.