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Jennings Library Faculty & Staff Coloring Contest!

Need a little relaxation this August? How about coloring your stress away?

coloring-1The Library is running a coloring contest for all faculty and staff. Packets with coloring pages will be sent to department offices. To enter, simply color a sheet from the packet and return the completed picture to the library by 8/23. All completed entries will be entered to win a prize! You may even see your work of art displayed in the library.

So get your colored pencils ready and ease into the fall semester with some coloring fun!

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Library Hours for August

calendarStarting August 1 the Library hours will be:

MondayThursday8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. – Noon
Saturdays and Sundays- Closed

Exceptions: The Library will be closed Friday August 5.

Normal hours resume August 29.

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Get an Answer!

get-answerCheck out the library’s FAQ system called “Get an Answer.”

Use this system to find out where the scanner is in the library, how long you can check a book out for, or how to find a psychology database. All these and much more are searchable in “Get an Answer”!

Did you search for an answer and did not find it? Submit it with the question form and we will get back to you.

Get an Answer: http://libanswers.caldwell.edu

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Library Hours 4th of July Weekend

The library will be closed Saturday July 2 – Monday July 4 for the 4th of July holiday weekend. The library will reopen Tuesday July 5 at 8 a.m.

Remember you always have access to the library’s e-books, online databases, and streaming videos even when we are closed. Just use your Net ID and password when prompted.

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Library Online Tutorials

online tutorialsDid you know the library has online tutorial videos? These online tutorials cover how to navigate some of our frequently used databases.

Not sure how to use Academic Search Premier, ProQuest, or Summon? Don’t know how to find a journal with the Journal Locator Link? Watch an online tutorial! You can view these tutorials 24/7.

Check out the link below for the tutorials mentioned above and more:

http://libguides.caldwell.edu/tutorials

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Free coffee and tea this summer!

Need some caffeine while studying in the library this summer? We’ve got you covered.

Stop by the coffee machine near the Library’s Information Desk for a free cup of coffee or tea. Hurry – the free coffee and tea is only available during the summer.

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Learn a Language over the Summer with Mango!

Mango Languages is accessible through the library’s website and mobile apps for Apple, Android, Kindle and Nook devices. Mango has more than 70 foreign languages and English as a second language courses, including unique culturally thematic specialty courses, like Medical Spanish, Soccer Celebration (Brazilian Portuguese), Feng Shui (Chinese Mandarin), Pirate and much more!

If you’d like to try it out, you can use Mango on a computer or download the app to your smartphone or tablet from the Apple iTunes or Google Play store.

You can find more information and links to the apps and content on our research guide:

http://libguides.caldwell.edu/mango

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Jennings Librarians at the NJLA Conference

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Last week, our Archivist, Rebecca Driscoll, and our Electronic Resources Librarian, Sara Margaret Rizzo presented posters at the New Jersey Library Association Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Rebecca’s poster discussed the work she has been doing using Shared Shelf to preserve and share campus history and activities. Sara’s poster discussed her experiences of working in a new library and university in Kazakhstan. For more detailed descriptions of each poster, please see the abstracts below.

Sharing Campus History and Activities through Artstor’s Shared Shelf
Within the last two years, Caldwell has implemented Shared Shelf, Artstor’s media management solution, to catalog and share archival photograph collections and students’ scholarly projects. Recently, Caldwell was selected to join the Council of Independent College’s Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research. For that project, we are digitizing and sharing materials created by students during mission-related service activities. The poster covers these projects and our experience with Shared Shelf in general.

njla_saraJersen’ it up in Central Asia: Bringing ideas from NJ libraries and implementing them in a Kazakh library.
Across the Garden State, NJ librarians are doing exciting and innovative things everyday. After finishing my MLIS in 2013, I accepted the position of Expert-Manager of Patron Services at Nazarbayev University Library (NUL) in Astana, Kazakhstan. The University opened in Fall 2010 as part of an education reform project to switch to a more western-style of education. My task in the library was to keep this mission in mind and help transform the library into one of the top libraries in the region. One way of achieving this goal was sharing some of the things libraries do in the Garden State, such as social media outreach and programming, and implementing them in NU’s Library. I will share some of the initiatives I spearheaded and challenges I met along the way. Additionally, I will discuss some things NJ libraries can learn from this experience, such as strategies for working with a multi-lingual population (Kazakhstan is a bilingual country, for many of our students English is their 3rd language, most faculty only knew English, while some staff spoke very little or no English).