Happy 2015 & Welcome Back!

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Welcome back! We hope you all have had a joyous and restful break. We’ve been busy here in the library, getting ready for the new semester. Here’s some info to keep you up-to-date:

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Kristin Butler

Congratulations and welcome to Kristin (“Kiki”) Butler, former Night Circulation Manager who has been promoted as the new Special Programs Librarian.

Our Library Lessons research series is continuing this semester with some useful workshops such as “How to Do Research” and “MLA/APA citation.” For the full list of workshops and dates, see the poster below. Workshops are free and open to all. Registration is required to attend; register online at http://library.salve.edu/librarylessons/register.html.
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Come see our “New World Literature” display on the 1st FL of the library. Browse interesting books related to this topic and if you see a book you like, feel free to check it out!
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The library offers access to three group study rooms! The rooms are bookable online.
For a list of technology, seating and other features, see the study rooms page.

Wish you had a quick, easy to read guide on how to do research? Maybe you forgot some of the steps, or need a refresher on the whole process. In any case, we’ve got you covered with the “Research from Start to Finish” guide. The guide includes videos and information on the research process, including choosing a topic, search strategies, citing and evaluating sources, and more!

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Just a reminder that the librarians are always here to help. Ask us anything— we’ll make sure you get the assistance you need. In addition to visiting us at the information desk, you can also call, text or email.

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Extended Hours Dec. 2-16

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The time for final projects, presentations and exams is here. Don’t stress though…the library has you covered!

We have study rooms, floors for group and quiet study, a stress free zone, technology for check-out and extended hours We’re even giving away FREE COFFEE after 9 PM on Dec. 9 & 10!

Detailed calendar of extended hours and more information below. Also see our extended hours web page for printing help, study room info, study tips and more. Oh, and don’t forget your Salve ID to enter the library after 10 PM!

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During the 24-hour extended access times, please be aware:

  • The second and third floors will close at 2 AM
  • Only the first floor will remain open through 8 AM
  • Card swipe access only during extended hours; please bring your Salve ID to enter after 10 PM
  • The 3rd floor is the SILENT study floor. Please be considerate!
  • Room 106 is reserved for quiet study from 2 am – 8 am
  • Group work is encouraged on the first and second floors or in the study rooms

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Study rooms can be reserved online for a maximum of 3 consecutive hours. Most study rooms have a whiteboard, desktop PC and/or Mac, and seating for small groups; see this page for “what’s in a study room”? Please show courtesy to your fellow students and be sure to cancel an existing study room reservation if the room is no longer needed so that other students can use the room (to cancel a booking, click on “cancel a study room booking” at the bottom of the reservation area. If you need help, please contact the information desk).

blog5 When working on library computers, don’t forget to periodically SAVE YOUR WORK to an external source such as a flash drive! Computers are auto-set to restart periodically; upon restart, all saved information is lost. So be sure to use File>Save As and do not save your work to library computer desktops for long periods of time.

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We have a number of gadgets and items for purchase or check-out! Just go to the front Circulation desk (1st FL) and bring your Salve ID. For $1 you can purchase a library tote bag, highlighter or sanitary package of earbuds. Here’s the list of items we currently have available:
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Remember that you can call, email, text, chat or visit us anytime! Need help keeping the 3rd FL quiet? Having a problem with a printer on an upper floor? Just call, chat or text us—- we’ll come to you! You can even schedule a one-on-one consultation session with a librarian to discuss your research project.

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Our library webpage also has helpful tutorials on how to find books in the catalog, how to print, how to find articles in a database, and more!

Need to de-stress? Aside from visiting the Stress Free Zone located in the Bookends Cafe (across from the 1st FL front desk), post library selfies or photos of your friends on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Happy studying!

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Responses to YOUR comments! #4

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There are 6 comment boxes around the library and every week or two we go around and collect the comments. In the past, we’ve read them all and fulfilled those requests that we could but we never explained why we did or didn’t grant a request. So this year we want to openly reply to as many comments as we can; that way, you know we’re listening!

So, keep the comments coming! In the meantime, here are more comments and replies from this semester:

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See more comments and replies at:
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