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CURRICULUM RESOURCE CENTER - A NEW HOME AND A NEW NAME
The Curriculum Resource Center has been re-located to the 2nd floor of the McKillop Library. The Center has an expanded reference/service desk area that will be staffed seven days a week! The new lay-out provides more space for group study and has doubled the Big Book display shelving to house the growing collection. New books acquired over the summer are out on display and we are processing new reading systems and more Jack Daws photo and reproduction document kits for history lessons.
Come and visit the new Bookends Café conveniently located just to the right of the Library's main entrance across from the circulation desk. Now, if you want to take a break from your research or study with a cup of coffee or a snack you can do so right in the Library. For refreshment you may choose between nine blends of Green Mountain coffee, a variety of teas, soft drinks and vending machine snacks. Coffee or tea is only 75˘ a cup. There are sofas and bistro tables so you can comfortably read a daily paper - the Providence Journal and the New York Times-browse magazines, chat with a friend, or simply study. So when it is cold and rainy or snowy outside, you won't have to leave the building to get a hot cup of coffee.
WIRELESS INTERNET AVAILABLE IN LIBRARY
The library expanded its wireless network during the summer and fast internet connections are now available on all three floors of the library. If your laptop is equipped with a wireless card, you can connect to the internet without any special setup or additional software. The library network supports A, B, and G wireless standards.
FALL LIBRARY HOURS
For those of you who like to start studying late, the library is open until 1:00 AM Sundays through Thursdays. The week before and during exams, those hours are extended to 2:00 AM. Please check the library's website, call extension 2291, or check at the front desk for hour variations. Regular hours are Sunday through Thursday 8:30am -1:00am, Friday 8:30am -6:00pm, and Saturday 11: am - 6pm.
WHAT'S NEW IN THE CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT?
The McKillop Library has undergone several changes this past summer. As a result of the move of the Curriculum Library from the third floor to the second, we also shifted a great deal of books in our main collection. When shifting these books we took into consideration the arrangement that we thought would best serve our students. For example, previously the books dealing with the Social Sciences were split up between the second and third floor. Now, all the Social Sciences are together on the third floor. Due to the volume of books that needed to be shifted, we have not fully completed all of this shifting. Consequently, our patrons may notice several shelves that are empty as we continue our shift. We ask that if our patrons need any help in finding a book please do not hesitate to ask for help. We have phones on the second and third floors that automatically connect to the Circulation Desk on the first floor if you are in need of any assistance. In addition, we have increased our staff presence on the second floor and these staff persons can assist you if you need them. Information on all Circulation Department services can be found online.
LET US BRING THE LIBRARY TO YOU!
The library staff introduces a new service for faculty and staff. Did you know that we have a growing collection of DVDs that you can check out? Did you know that we now order all of the New York Times bestsellers? Speaking of the New York Times, did you know that you can access every issue of the NYT back to 1851 online? Have you wondered if there are new databases that may be available in your subject area? Or do you have one to suggest? Let's get together! Library staff would welcome the opportunity to meet with you one-on-one and talk about the library and what's in it for you. We will come to your office or you could come here. Picture this -- The library staff member will bring a wireless laptop into our new BookEnds Café and together we can chat about all the resources and services available to you over a wonderful cup of Green Mountain coffee! Let us show you what's new and answer your questions. The Reference Desk number is 341-2289. Give us a call to arrange a convenient time!
Don't forget about the online librarians! There is a virtual reference desk available to all Sunday through Thursday from 3:00pm to 10:00pm. If you cannot make it to the library but need some extra help, simply click on the Ask Helin link found on the library's homepage and a librarian will assist you with your research.
ART INDEX RETROSPECTIVE
GENERAL SCIENCE INDEX
KRAUS CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT LIBRARY
READER'S GUIDE RETROSPECTIVE
SAFARI TECH BOOKS ONLINE
SOCIAL SCIENCE ABSTRACTS
NEW PRINT REFERENCE TITLES
The purpose of this brief newsletter is to inform Salve Regina University faculty and staff of new additions and improvements to McKillop Library services and resources. As always, please check the McKillop Library website for the most current information.
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