Library news: Spring into Summer 2018

Hope everyone has a great semester.  Stop by to say hello if you’re in the library.  If my door is closed, just knock! Cathy

Did you know you can have library books delivered to your office?  When you see a book you like in our catalog, sign in to your library account with Netpass & click Get it > Request — put your office address in the Comment box.

Did you know that you can get a Cornell borrowing card for books? Read about it here.

Do you read the Chronicle of Higher Ed?  We have a campus subscription.  Use this guide:

LibGuides (library Course and Subject Guides)
Ithaca College library will move from the platform SubjectsPlus to a commercially available platform called LibGuides.   After migrating to our new catalog platform PRIMO/ALMA last summer, the links to all the books on my guides had to be updated; I’ve been slowly working through that.  Clean-up of the guides will continue as I move my sources into the new system.

Digital Commons @ IC
The Digital Commons is the library’s platform that supports the creative and scholarly output of our campus.   With your consent, I’ll add your content to our interface as a summer project.  If interested, please send me your C.V.  For more information, refer to our Digital Commons @ IC guide.   

Attached is a list of titles ordered and received from 6/1/16 to present.

NEW ACQUISITIONS FY 17-18 (click to open in Google Docs) 

These are titles that have been ordered on the following funds: Communication Studies, Journalism, Legal Studies, IMC, CMD & TVR, video funds & ebooks (ebooks are purchased with department-assigned funds but are listed all together with those purchased by my colleagues when I run the report).  You can copy and paste the URL into your browser to check the status of a book or video.  New Books might be on the new books shelf as you enter the library, in the stacks, checked out, or at the binders.  New book titles (in general) can be browsed on the CATALOG tab of the  library’s homepage; you can also browse new films under the FILM tab.

To better report out spending to departments, I’ll have additional departmental fund codes (doc studies, emerging media, & screenwriting).   Here is the new list of departments with allotted funds (contact me for how much):

Comm. Management & Design
Communication Studies
Documentary Studies & Production
Emerging Media
Integrated Marketing
Legal Studies
Sports Media
Video (all departments)
Writing Film TV Emerging Media

Recommend a book or video purchase by emailing me.    Let me know if I can create a list of titles on a particular subject for you.   Remember that our collection development policy stipulates that we do not purchase core texts assigned for classes.  Also, some books are available in digital format; let me know if you prefer an e-book format. If you’ve published a book or chapter I would be interested in purchasing it for our collection.  Funds will be available the week of June 1st.

We recently hired a new Electronic Resources Librarian, Terri Ann Coronel who’ll sign our database contracts, update our E-Resources, and troubleshoot issues with databases.  She’ll keep me posted of changes to our subscription sources.

  • Statista:  We will be purchasing expanded content to this database.
  • Nexis Uni:  The library moved from LexisNexis to Nexis Uni this Spring; the publisher updated their interface.  Let me know if you need assistance adapting to the new interface.
  • Historical Newspapers: You can search across our historical newspapers on the ProQuest platform by going to the Databases tab of the library website and then the letter U: the combined resource is called: U.S. Major Dailies — Historical Newspapers
  • Ithacan archive:  is now available via our Digital Commons.

If you’re teaching an Ithaca Seminar in Fall 2018, I would like an opportunity to present library basic skills to your first year students .  Take a look at our Student Learning Outcomes Appropriate for First Year StudentsOur standardized program will include minor tweaks after a year-end review.

Thanks for referring students to me for Research Consultations and inviting me to your classes.   I’m always open to visiting classes this Summer or Fall.  Let me know if you’d like a library research guide designed for your class or event.

I’ll be on vacation the week of May 24th to June3rd.  I’ll be at the American Library Association conference from June 21st to  June 26th.  Other than that, I’ll be in the library. You can check to see when the library is open in the summer by using our calendar.   If you need help while I’m away, try our Ask a Librarian page.


This week is Open Access Week


This week is Open Access Week

Celebrate by exploring one of the following library guides:

Open Access Week: Take a look at our research guides

In case you were unable to attend our Open Access Week events, you can access our research guides any time: