Welcome Back! Spring 2017

From:     Cathy Michael, Communication and Legal Studies Librarian
Re:          Welcome Back!  Spring 2017

Dear Faculty:

Here are some updates along with some of the usual news:

NEW for Spring 2017:

  • ARGOS changes in Beta:  Take a look and provide feedback here.  ARGOS searches across our catalog and many of our databases.  It does not search EBSCO databases, however, so be sure to search them separately.
  • Zoom virtual meetings.  We can meet virtually online with IC’s new Zoom subscription.  Email me to set up a time.
  • Reference Hours modified:  Laura Kuo, Health Science Librarian, studied our Reference Statistics from last Fall.  As a result of this research, the Research Help Desk Hours, found at the bottom of the library’s website (“Ask a Librarian”) have been modified. Students can always email me for a research consultation session. Thank you for referring them to me.

LIBRARY INSTRUCTION
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.

Given the concern over “fake news”,  take a look at our guide on Evaluating Resources.  You can assign a quizz 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.

My most recent guide is Writing for Film, TV and Emerging Media.  Feedback is welcome.

FY 16-17 BOOKS AND VIDEOS
As of today, I’m about 80% spent on funds.  There is still money left for orders.  If there is a big ticket item, I’ll place it on a list for FY17-18. Our budget deadline for spending is 100% by March. For a list of suggested titles or figures on funds remaining, contact me.

New Title Listhere 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.

E-RESERVES
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.

Handy links:
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.

HELP!
Need help? Here are some common Q&As that may assist you. Always feel free to contact me with questions: cmichael@ithaca.edu    I’m in the second cubicle to the right as you enter the library.  My phone number is: 4-1293.  Stop by if you’re in the library.

To check hours online, view this page.

Women March in Seneca Falls!

Copied and Pasted from: https://actionnetwork.org/events/women-march-in-seneca-falls-2017?source=direct_link&referrer=maureen-quigley~

Women March in Seneca Falls 2017 is an opportunity on January 21 to participate in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington to demonstrate the strength, power, and courage of women in America. The March begins at 10am with an outdoor rally at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, New York, site of the first convention for women’s rights held in 1848.

Marchers are asked to convene at First Amendment Declaration Park, between Visitor’s Center & Wesleyan Chapel, and wear white, purple or gold hat/cap, gloves, scarves to highlight colors worn by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and activist Suffragists as an instant means of visual recognition of their women’s rights movement.

Historic Seneca Falls is the US Birthplace of Women’s Rights; it was chosen for this local march by central New York organizers as a reminder to EVERY local, state, and national elected and appointed government official that women’s rights activists are carrying on the political traditions of their foremothers. Organizer and event spokesperson, Melina Carnicelli, said, “As a result of the 2016 US election cycle, women are recommitted to be ever vigilant in their political activism. Women, and men, who support the hard-fought gains made over the past 150 years, are watching that rights belonging to women MUST NEVER BE DIMINISHED in our country, only uplifted. We call on all supporters of women’s rights as human rights to walk with us on January 21.”

Marchers will walk the five block route from First Amendment Declaration Park to First Presbyterian Church on Cayuga Street, where Alice Paul in a 1923 speech introduced what has become known as the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. A 2-hour indoor rally at the Church is free and open to all at the end of the march route. The program schedule features speakers and musical performances on political issues of deep concern to activists throughout the United States. “Call to Action” information tables by local civic groups will be located in the annex building adjacent to the Church.

Women March in Seneca Falls2017 is an inclusive march and is free to join.

Event Partners: Friends of WRNHP; Central New York NOW Chapter; Emma Bauso; Designs; Auburn Public Theater; Presbyterian Church, Seneca Falls; WomanMade Products; Planned Parenthood Council of Western & Central NY; Lake Drum Brewing; and many individuals who support this cause.
“We’ve chosen the path to equality; don’t let them turn us around.”
-Geraldine Ferraro

ProQuest: Maintenance window: Jan 28th 10 pm to Jan 29th, 6 am

[edited out information that does not pertain to IC Library –chm].

From ProQuest:

Over the weekend of SaturdaySunday, 28-29 Jan. 2017, a ProQuest product maintenance window will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability of your products.

During this 8-hour window, some ProQuest products will be unavailable. While the date and time were chosen to minimize the impact on our customers, we realize that some users may be affected, and we apologize for the inconvenience.  Additionally, web-based customer access will be redirected to a webpage stating the planned maintenance times.

Global Timing

  • United States (EST): Saturday, 28 Jan., 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, 29 Jan., 6:00 a.m.

The following product will be temporarily offline:

Research database

 

 

Ithaca Library: a new look for Argos

Argos is going through some changes. The Ithaca College Library will be making the new Argos interface available in beta during the Spring 2017 semester. We will switch to the new interface entirely during the summer of 2017.

“Beta” means that while the interface should function well, there may be periods of down time and there may be unexpected changes to the interface as we implement new features and fix bugs.

Take a look: https://ithacalibrary-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?vid=01ITHACACOL&lang=en_US

& Submit Feedback: https://library.ithaca.edu/forms/argos_feedback.php

Library News: Ebrary bookshelf is back!

In Fall of 2016, Ebrary became Ebook Central and in the process individual bookshelfs became inaccessible.    The vendor ProQuest finally finished a method that allows you to migrate the shelf on the old platform to the new  one.   If you had books on your shelf you’d like to move, here is how: