Thursday, December 08, 2016

What is that book icon on the website? New Books Blog!

There are four icons towards the bottom of the library's website. Two are identifiable as Facebook and as Twitter. But what are the other two icons? The image below gives that answer:

The RSS feed icon is the KLIC blog - the blog you are reading now. The book icon links to our new books blog! As a part of our libguide platform, each book cover and description is pulled from the KLIC library catalog.  The posts are currently arranged by Library of Congress call numbers to make it easier to find new books in subject areas.  Each post has the title of the area covered; for example, Sciences, Medicine, and Agriculture (LC Category Q-S). 

Here is what a new book blog post looks like:

The linked title in each post takes you to the library catalog entry in OneKLIC for that book. A new books blog post is great way to see the book cover, get a short description, and to find the book location in KLIC!

The new books are then either displayed on the new books display shelves near the green cafe area, or they are placed in their new location on the shelves. Visit the new books blog by clicking the book icon on the website

You can subscribe too! Enter your email address within the subscription box found inside the new book blog, and whenever it is updated, you will know!

Hilary Jones showcases the new books display.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Final Exams Stress Relief Tips

Tips from the library's social media team:

1.Final Exam Stress Relief Tip: Save your work. Save your work on your flash drive/in-the-cloud account. Save often!

2.Final Exam Stress Relief Tip: Print today! Don't wait to print your paper in the Library five minutes before it's due. Print it the night before it's due, so there are no worries. The Library is open this week so stop by and print that paper that's due tomorrow.

3.Final Exam Stress Relief Tip: Eat healthy and exercise. This seems like a no-brainer, but it’s a wonder how many people forget it. Skip the sugar, which will make you crash, and go for snacks like granola bars, healthy cereal or fruits and veggies to keep your blood sugar stable. If you’re studying for a long period of time, eat some protein too. Also, try to get some form of exercise. Even a 10 minute walk will leave you calmer and more focused.

4.Final Exam Stress Relief Tip: Stress actually is contagious. During exam week, don't let super-tense friends affect your studies. Their stress will only add to your stress.
5.Final Exam Stress Relief Tip: One step at a time! It is often overwhelming to think about how many tests that you have to take. Take each class and approach each test a step at a time. You’ll be amazed at how much you will be able to get done.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Vending machines in the IMC!

Studying late in the library and you need a bottled water or a snack but don't want to leave the IMC building? No worries - two vending machines were placed in the IMC building before Thanksgiving break!

The vending machines are located near the back entrance of the IMC building under the stairwell. 

There are food and drink rules for the library. Covered drinks, like a 20 oz. bottle with a lid, can be consumed in most areas of the library.  Eating snacks, however, must be limited to either the green cafe area of the library or the riverside cafe area of the library.  Both of these areas have wood flooring.
Thank you to all the people who made this possible!

Monday, November 07, 2016

The Cursed Child by JK Rowling and Jack Thorne

Harry Potter fans have been anxiously anticipating JK Rowling's collaboration with Jack Thorne in the eighth HP installment, The Cursed Child. The screenplay centers on Harry Potter's son Albus and his friendship with Draco Malfoy's son Scorpius. It's not easy being the son of Harry Potter, especially after being sorted into Slytherin House. When Albus and Scorpius decide to travel back to the triwizard tournament to save Cedric Diggory their actions have some unexpected consequences. Will Harry, Ginny, Ron, and Hermione be able to fix time? Or will Albus and Scorpius return to a very different present?