I am so sorry it has taken so long for me to post on this blog. I hit the ground running at the beginning of the semester and things have only now begun to wind down. I have had a busy and productive Fall that included the opening of the Juvenile Reading Room (218 Mullen Library), working the reference desk and participating in campus orientation activities and library instruction. My husband has added a baffle to his “squirrel proof” bird feeder and has managed to repel the squirrels for now. The feeder is also repelling the birds! Its always something! Like all of you I have been consumed with the recent presidential election. I agree with Thomas Jefferson who said something to the effect of “It is the duty of every citizen to be informed.” I took this to a rediculous level and became a total news junkie for the last five months. Everyday I read papers, watched cable news ,surfed the web and checked the polls. Phew! Thank goodness the election is over and I can return to just worrying about the economy and only watching tapes of my favorite soap opera General Hospital when I get home.
For my fellow news junkies, the Washington Post has a nifty election map showing the election results in 3D!
In the News
Its all in the game! The PAWS that refreshes! Librarians have street cred! New ways to approach teaching Information Literacy. New library search engine project. This is not your father’s library. Oh no! Not another article about libraries and social networking! Librarians gone wild! It really is like the jetsons! Be careful where you get your Internet! Hulu? Who knew? Google helps track flu patterns.
Tip of the Day
CUA Libraries now have online tutorials (some animated) to help you find information and navigate the web page. The tutorials are on the following topics:
- How to find library materials
- How to use MyALADIN
- How to access online databases from off campus
The tutorials show you how to: search the catalog using keywords, understand a catalog record, see what books you have currently checked out and renew them online, request materials using a Consortium Loan Request (CLS) or an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request, and search databases by subject or title.
Monty Python: Mrs. Premis and Mrs. Conclusion
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