Come join us at Rod Library four Learning Commons Open House on Wednesday, April 16th from 3-5pm. Come learn about what the new Learning Commons and Digital Media Hub have to offer and how to use the new technology. There will be free food, fun and prizes. Door prizes will be given every 15 minutes and there will be a grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire.
You can also take a peek at where the new cafe will be going as well as the second entrance!
Lives Change @ Your Library: Celebrate National Library Week, April 13-19
This week, Rod Library joins libraries in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians, and library workers.
Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.
The Rod Library is celebrating National Library Week by:
Trivia in the Union. Monday-Wednesday from 1-2pm
Search for Intelligent Life. Monday-Friday. Pull out your favorite book and be on the lookout for library staff across campus awarding readers with prizes.
New Museum exhibit. The Sacred and Secular exhibit examines the multiple roles that art plays in African cultures.
Learning Commons Open House on Wednesday from 3pm-5pm. Stop by and see the new space, services and technology you can use. Free food and prizes, including a grand prize of a Kindle Fire, will be provided.
For more updates and information of events going on this week, check our social media sites:
We have 2 new public printers in the Learning Commons. As some of you may know, our Reference 2-B and Learning Commons printers had seen better days and were experiencing continual problems. Both printers have now been replaced with new ones, and are ready for you to print your assignments out!
Thank you for your patience as we waited for the new printers to arrive.
In many of the library databases, you can limit to academic or peer-reviewed journal articles. Typically, there is a box that you can click that says "(Scholarly) Peer-reviewed." This box is generally located on the left-hand side of the webpage or in the middle of the advanced search page.
In OneSearch!, there are 2 ways to limit to research articles. Watch this short video to see how to do it.
One word of caution. In most cases, the software will retrieve research articles. However, it is software, so it isn't perfect. A quick librarian tip to see if it's research.....look for references or footnotes. Generally, if it has references, it's considered research.
If you have questions, ask a librarian. We'd be happy to help!
We are here to help! We have a fine group of student Media Consultants on hand to help. They have experience in CSS, Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Audacity, WordPress, HTML5, Drupal, and more!
Stop by the Reference Desk to find them. They are at the desk the following dates/times:
If you haven't stopped by the Digital Media Hub on the 2nd floor next to the Reference Desk lately, you may have missed a few updates.
We have 3 iMacs and 2 Apple TV's for public use. There are 2 new group study spaces with 70' monitors that you can book in advance at the Circulation Desk.
The production rooms are nearing completion. They have video cameras for use in the room and for check out from the Reference Desk. The rooms have a green screen, microphones, lighting units, a sound board, and a telecaster. There are media consultants at the Reference Desk to help you with any of the equipment and software, if needed.