Updated: Cathy’s general schedule for Spring 2019, a commuter’s plan

We hashed out our desk shifts yesterday and I updated my profile with them: https://libguides.ithaca.edu/prf.php?account_id=93445

Desk Shifts:
Tuesday: 1-3 pm
Wednesday: 1-2 pm
Thursday: 4-6 pm
Friday:12-1 pm
If I’m visiting a class, the shifts may change.  It is always good to email me for an appointment: cmichael@ithaca.edu

TCAT just issued their new schedules for  Winter & Spring 2019, too.

Arriving: I take the 6:30 am bus from Main Street in my village that connects to the 7:08 from Green Street, Ithaca and arrive in the Library M,Tu,Wed, & Fridays by 7:30 am.  Departing: On M-W-F I’ll leave about 3:15 pm to catch the 3:52 pm bus home (I tend to walk down to Seneca Street for exercise but sometimes catch a lift).

On Tuesday I plan to work from 7:30 am to 4  or 4:30 pm.  I carpool home & my departure is flexible.

On Thursday my plan is to take the 8:20 am bus that arrives on Green Street by 8:43 am. From there I can take a 9:08 bus to the College, arriving at 9:20 am.  Or, if the weather is good, I’ll just walk up the hill — that takes me about 30 minutes so I’d arrive by foot about 9:15 am.  So, approximately 9:30 am to 6 pm but sometimes earlier. I carpool home.

In a nutshell:
MWF  7:30 to 3:15 pm
Tuesday: 7:30- 4 or 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:15 or 9:30-6 pm (may arrive sooner)

If I’m visiting a class or attending an event before or after the above, I’ll come in early or leave later.

I’ll be working a virtual reference shift on April 6th and April 13th from 2-6 pm.  This means I’ll not be in the library but will be able to answer any questions using our Chat or email services.  I’ll also be on the Research Help Desk on Sunday, April 14th from 2-6 pm.  I’ll post a reminder as the day nears.

Each semester I recalculate my week based on my desk shift and the bus schedule.  Taking the bus makes sense as there is a stop near my home.  It adds to my day but is part of my commitment to sustainability.   I can always adjust my schedule for events and meetings.  If I stay late on a M-W-F I can drive in.  If I stay late on Tuesday-Thursday my carpool is typically willing to wait for me!



Llama sneak-peek….


De-Stress Events in the IC Library: December 10th to 14th (Llama included!)

Come to our Open House with President Collado and other exciting events featuring: therapy dogs (and a Llama!), a craft table, and a Virtual Reality experience

The IC Library is committed to creating a supportive atmosphere to help our students cope with the stress of preparing for final exams and is offering multiple opportunities for relieving this stress.

Monday December 10th
Noon to 1 pm — Dog Visit — Library Foyer

Tuesday December 11th
Noon to 1 pm — Dog Visit — Library Foyer
2:30-3:30 Origami, Snowflakes and Coloring — Table near Periodicals. Following the event, the Library will provide printed designs at the Popular Periodical unit on the main floor (near the board game boxes). Pencils and crayons are available at the main Circulation Desk. Consider sharing your art work #ICLibArt

Wednesday December 12th 
3-5 pm Virtual Reality adventure with Becky Lane near the Research Help Desk
4:30- 6:30 pm President’s Open House — IC Library, between Research Help & Circulation.  Cider, cookies and fruit will be available.

Thursday December 13th
Noon to 1 pm — Dog Visit — Library Foyer

Friday December 14th
Noon to 1 pm — Dog Visit — Library Foyer
Noon to 1 pm — Llama Visit — Outside the Library

Did you know you can check out a game for 6 hours (in or out of the library)? Find a game box on the newspaper stand (main floor under the stairwell). Check out a game at the Circulation Desk (game pieces are kept behind the desk).

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy H Michael at cmichael@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1293. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible


Circulating Ideas Podcast: potential partnerships between librarians and journalists

Posted to my listserv by Troy A. Swanson, PhD MLISm Library Department Chair,Teaching & Learning Librarian, Moraine Valley Community College 9/25/18 (I bolded the latest podcast on the Know News Symposium):

I am excited to send along the link to an interview I did with Dr. Laura Saunders from the School of School of Library & Information Science at Simmons University. We discuss the Know News Symposium and the potential partnerships between librarians and journalists.

This is part of a series of interviews on the Circulating Ideas podcast on libraries and fake news. I have pasted the previous interviews below as well.

  • Fake News, Journalists, & Librarians: The Know News Symposium, Circulating Ideas episode 141https://bit.ly/2zrS0kc
  • Fake News, Higher Education, and Librarianship, Circulating Ideas episode 139, Nicole Cook, https://bit.ly/2wp09UN
  • Fake News and Social Media Analytics, Circulating Ideas episode 123: Nathan Carpenter: http://bit.ly/2AO6rhD
  • Fake News and the Psychology of the Brain, Circulating Ideas episode 116: Laura Lauzen-Collins: http://bit.ly/2w2rXvd
  • Fake News, Information Literacy and Teaching College Students, Circulating Ideas episode 113: William Badke: http://bit.ly/2tKF5J6
  • Fake News, Journalism and Libraries, Circulating Ideas episode 108 Interview with Jeremy Shermak: http://bit.ly/2pZpm5z
  • Fake News, Information Literacy and Epistemology, Circulating Ideas episode 104 Interview with Lane Wilkinson: http://bit.ly/2lYW0T7

Please share where appropriate. Thanks for listening.



New Flash Studio Located in Library’s Digital Media Center

From Jenna Linskens  to Intercom:

The IC Library and Teaching & Learning with Technology in IT have collaborated to install a new Flash Studio which is located in the Library’s Digital Media Center on the 3rd floor of Gannett.

Flash Studio features a simple hardware-and-software combination that allows even nontechnical users to make video recordings in a studio environment. Simply plug a flash drive into the USB port, push a button to start recording, and remove the flash drive when you have finished.  The software will create your video file in .mp4 format. From your flash drive you can upload it to your course site in Sakai, share via your favorite social media channel, or view from any classroom computer as a presentation.

The key to the Flash Studio can be checked out at the Library’s Circulation Desk in order to use the studio for a two-hour time slot.

For questions, please visit the IC Library, online at library.ithaca.edu, or send an email to iclibrary@ithaca.edu.