Archive for April, 2011|Monthly archive page

Our Library, Our Community

In Read This on April 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm

As the academic year draws to a close; students, faculty and staff are scurrying to finish projects, take or grade exams AND, are making life changes such as graduation, publishing and moving.

The library is in flux too, a quiet place for studying while preparing for the short summer break and the numerous projects that will fill it.  Even as we finish the semester, the rhythm of work continues – the library is part of this cycle.

We wish our students well while taking finals, “Congratulations” on graduating in another week and we hope to see and help you again down the road.


Cell phones vs Landlines

In News & Notes on April 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm

More Americans are using cell phones instead of landlines.  According to the statistics, cell phone has increased due to younger users, the ease of use or mobility and poverty – users cannot afford a land-line or both a cell phone and land-line service.  This New York Times article provides relevant commentary this trend as well as what states are most affected.

The increased use of cell phones changes how libraries communicate with users.  Not only are customers using cell phones for calls but for Internet and/or to access the library’s website.  Libraries need to evaluate our website(s) to insure that content is compatible with this mobile demand for information.

Save the date – Libary Bootcamp, May 9th

In Check This Out on April 15, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Registration for boot camp 11

Librarians are good for higher ed technology

In News & Notes on April 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Librarians are a studious bunch, hard-working and dependable but also the hope for education technology?

According to this blog post by Inside Higher Ed, librarians are a great fit for the future of technology and computing on campus.  Libraries have a positive history of experimenting with and embracing technology; librarians work well with other groups or departments and have strong service records.  Many times, librarians are the go-to tech help for classrooms, providing quick training or review of classroom specifics.  Librarians also have experience using various types of library computers and software while helping faculty and students find relevant information.

How does your library fit into education technology on campus?

Schmid Law Library QR Code

In Check This Out on April 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Schmid Law Library