From: Cathy Michael, Communication and Legal Studies Librarian
Re: Welcome Back! Spring 2019
Here are some updates along with some of the usual news. If you rather watch a short video, I just posted one to YouTube. It outlines changes to our Library Search as well as information about Leganto.
RESERVES VIA LEGANTO
The library moved to a new Reserve system called Leganto. It works between the library’s catalog and Sakai. First, you must activate Leganto for your course in Sakai:
1. If you scroll down on this page, there are instruction on how to set it up: https://libguides.ithaca.edu/c.php?g=843810&p=6030780
2. Here is the page on How to Request items in reserve: https://libguides.ithaca.edu/c.php?g=843810&p=6444161
Video Instruction: Visually oriented? Watch this: https://vimeo.com/310797378
You can access the Leganto Guide by going to the Guides tab of the library’s website and searching Leganto. It includes step-by-step instructions with screen captures. Check the Leganto guide and if you still have questions Ben Hogben is willing to meet with faculty in your offices if he is free, contact him: firstname.lastname@example.org
LIBRARY SEARCH UPDATE
Our library’s homepage search no longer has drop-down scopes. After you run a search use the right menu (“Tweak my results”) to refine it. If you want to find books and videos held by the library, click “Library Catalog” in the right menu under Availability:
The Search boxes on the Books, Music, Film, and Reserves pages still auto-filter results as appropriate.
There is no longer an FAQ link in the site footer. Go to the help page in the upper right of the website and use the Find Answers search box.
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. Just email me or you can fill out this form.
LIBARY RESEARCH GUIDES
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. I’m still slowly moving over the guides from our old to our new platform.
HELP! Need help? Here are some common Q&As that may assist you. Always feel free to contact me with questions: email@example.com 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.
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