May 2012

Guides Can Help with Summer Classes

Did you know that the library has over 130 online guides in a wide variety of subject areas? These were created by librarians and library staff; they can help you to find the best and most reliable sources on a topic. Find out the best resources to use for your class assignments, or for research, quickly and easily.

The guides are searchable by keywords, tags, and subjects.  Click here to get started -- and you could save some time, finish assignments more efficiently, and go out and enjoy the summer weather!

If you can think of a new subject guide you'd like to see, please let us know!


Memorial Day Weekend Hours

The Library's hours this weekend will be:

  • Friday, May 25: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 28, Memorial Day: Closed

Thank you to the brave men and women who are currently serving our country or have served our country in the past!


Periodicals Area Unavailable May 29-31

 The Bound Periodicals HV - Z and the Indexes-Abstracts will be unavailable Tuesday, May 29th through Thursday, May 31st due to floor maintenance.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


Periodicals Area Unavailable May 22 - May 25

The Bounds and Current Periodicals area from the call numbers A- HQ, along with the Compact Periodicals, will be unavailable from Tuesday May 22 - Friday May 25 due to maintenance on the floors.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


Carpet Work Begins in Reference

Stained old carpeting

Beginning Monday morning, May 21, the computers in the five east/west rows of computer desks in the Electronic Resource Area on second floor will be unavailable in order to allow us to replace the carpeting under the desks.  We are excited about this project.  This area is one of the most used areas of the building, and the stained and worn carpeting shows how popular it is.

Electronic Resource Area

The computers in the rows running north and south behind the Reference Desk and the clusters of computers on all floors will still be available for use next week.  Please see the helpful folks at the Circulation Desk or the Reference Desk if you need help locating a computer to use for your research.

Thanks for your patience as we continue to improve our building!


Faculty Workshops: Add Library Resources to eLearning Courses

Rod Library will be offering two sets of workshops in May and June to help faculty incorporate library resources and services into their eLearning courses.  To register for these workshops and view details about other summer workshops, please go the ITS Faculty Workshop Calendar.

Tue, May 22, 10am – 11am AND Mon, June 18, 10am – 11am
Rod Library, room 286
Learn about the different Rod Library resources and services that can be incorporated into your eLearning classes. These will include linking to online articles, books and journals, and databases.  Other topics will include electronic reserves, subject guides, and Ask Us library help widgets.

Thu, May 24, 1pm – 3pm AND Tuesday, June 19th, 1pm - 3 pm
Rod Library, room 286
During this hands-on class, you will add desired library resources and services to your eLearning classes


Winner of the Nook!

Winner of National Library Week's Trivia Contest!

Congratulations to Kelsey - the grand prize winner in the National Library Week Trivia contest. Enjoy your Nook!