Library Newsletter - January 28, 2015



  • Where Online Are you? Social media may be fairly young in the grand scheme of technology, but we all know it changes quickly. So, where are students spending their time online? Read one students’ perspective.
  • OPENPediatrics Premed? Want to be a Physicians’ Assistant? Healthcare Administration major? Learn about OPENPediatrics, a new open source site that provides “a free online education and best practice-sharing community for pediatric clinicians worldwide.”
  • The 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment This January 31st marks the 150th anniversary of the Amendment. If you are interested in learning more about this significant turning point in American history, the Library of Congress has created a web guide to highlight their digital collections of primary documents.
  • New Printers in the Library Over the holidays, the Library received new public printers. In response to feedback from students, we’ve added keyboards to help users navigate the print release system.


  • Studying in the DisCo: The DisCo is available as a student study space and group work space whenever it is not in use for a class. Each week, a room schedule is posted outside the door to the DisCo. Check the sign to see when the room is free; we rarely have evening classes in the space, so most days after 5pm, the room is available. Reference Librarians can assist you with the technology until 10pm Sunday-Thursday!
  • What I wish I knew: Is there an aspect of the Library or Library services you wish you’d known about sooner? Let us know so that we can tell others! Send an email to, and we may feature your response in a future blog story.
  • Visit the CWAA: Don’t forget, skilled peer tutors are available to assist you with course content and writing assignments. Access the CWAA drop-in schedule here
  • Active Learning Technologies Reading Group: We've scheduled three meetings for Spring 2015. More information will be available here as our February meeting approaches.
  • Faculty publications: If you are a faculty member with a recent publication, we encourage you to submit your publication information to Liz Chase so that we may include your news in our Library Newsletter.
  • Karl Giberson, Scholar-in-Residence, often contributes work to online publications that engage the public with questions of science and religion. Read one of his recent pieces, “2014: Revenge of the Creationists,” here.
  • Blog Stories: Do you have other stories you'd like to see featured on our Library Blog? If you have ideas for stories, links to pertinent articles, or other resources you’d like to see featured on our website, please email Liz Chase.
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