Friday, January 23, 2015

New Books for January 2015!

Here are our most recent book purchases for the month. Come by and browse the "New Books" display area.

Geography for Nongeographers by Frank R. Spellman
Government Institutes, 2010

Physics for Nonphysicists by Frank Spellman
Government Institutes, 2009

The Handbook of Meteorology by Frank Spellman
Rowman & Littlefield, 2013

Environmental Health and Science Desk Reference by Frank R. Spellman and Revonna M. Bieber
Government Institutes, 2012

Accounting Essentials for Hospitality Managers by Chris Guilding
Routledge, 2014

The Little Book of Cases in Hospitality Management: Stories from Industry Practitioners by D.V. Tesone and Peter Ricci
Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005

Travel & Tourism Market Research Handbook 2015-2016 by Richard K. Miller
Richard K Miller & Associates, 2014

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz
Simon & Schuster, 2014

The Teen Money Manual: A Guide to Cash, Credit, Spending, Saving, Work, Wealth, and More by Cara McGuire
Capstone Classroom, 2014

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
Little, Brown, 2013

Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins by Mark Twain
W.W. Norton, 2005

Game of Thrones by George R. Martin
Bantam Books, 1996

The Trident Deception by Rick Campbell
Macmillan, 2014

Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy
HarperCollins, 2004

The Wounded Warrior Handbook: A Resource Guide for Returning Veterans by Janelle Hill, Cheryl Lawhorne, and Don Philpott
Government Institutes, 2012

Sexual Assault in the Military: A Guide for Victims and Families by Cheryl Lawhorne Scott and Don Philpott
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 2014

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Picador, 2015

Anatomy, Perspective and Composition for the Artist by Stan Smith
Courier Corporation, 2014

Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews by Kathleen Benson
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015

What Floats in a Moat by Lynne Berry
Simon and Schuster, 2013

Blue on Blue by Dianne White
Simon and Schuster, 2014

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer
Random House Children's Books, 2014

The Garden of my Imaan by Farhana Zia
Peachtree Pub Limited, 2013

Where Night is Day: The World of the ICU by James Kelly
Cornell University Press, 2013

The Industrial Revolution by T.S. Ashton
Oxford University Press, 1997

The Workplace Violence Prevention Handbook by Don Philpott and Don Grimme
Government Institutes/Scarecrow Press, 2009

Emergency Preparedness for Libraries by Julie Todaro
Government Institutes, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Top 5 Tips for Starting the Semester Off Right

Ever heard someone brag that they've never used the library? Want to know the difference between them and a library patron? College was a lot harder for them. 

Using your college library is going to make life easier. Why? Librarians and library staff are here to help you succeed. Ask a question and we'll teach you how to find the answer. 

So, for those of you who haven't made it into the library yet, take some advice from your friendly and knowledgeable librarians and start the semester off right with a visit to KLIC.

Top 5 Tips for Starting the Semester Off Right:

  1. Study Rooms - The library has five study rooms available and ample collaborative space. It's the perfect place to collaborate on those group projects. But don't forget to make a reservation. Study rooms go fast! 
  2. Tech Help - Look, technology can be daunting. We get it. That's why we have tech savvy student assistants and staff available 7 days a week. We can help with anything from printing to resetting TigerMail passwords. We have 100+ computers available for use (Macs & PCs), scanners, fax machines, copiers, and more. Also, Tiger Techs are available regularly to help diagnose problems with your personal laptops and tablets.
  3. Resources - The library holds over 35,000 books and 450 print periodicals. Students also have electronic access to an additional 66,722 books and thousands of journals, magazines, and newspapers. Search our Course Reserves for textbooks available for in-library use or request an interlibrary loan if there is something you want but don't see. Your professor is asking for reliable sources; we've got them.
  4. Quiet Zone - Sometimes you just need quiet. You need a place without distractions to study and to write. We have that. Half of the library is dedicated to quiet individual study. Get out of your house, away from your tv, and hit the books in the library.
  5. Librarians - Did you know that librarians have to complete a Masters degree to become professional librarians? Our staff have mastered the art of finding information and we're here to show you how to find what you're looking for. You can text us (423.443.4338), chat, call (423.697.4436), tweet (@AskKLIC), sign up for a one-on-one consultation, or just step up to the Public Services desk and ask. But please, ASK!
Stop by the Kolwyck Library and say hello to the friendly faces behind the Public Services desk. Bring us your questions and your quandaries. We're here to help!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Library information you might want to know!

Find useful links and information about the Library. The Chatt State Library is known as KLIC!

Library Hours
Never wonder what the KLIC hours are - just use this link to find out!


Textbooks on Reserve
Some textbooks and other course materials are on reserve available for students to use only in the library for up to two hours.  You will need your student ID to check out the textbook for that time. Not all textbooks for all courses are available. You can check to see if we have your textbook on reserve. Textbook Reserve Catalog 


Chat with a librarian!
Look for the chat box under "What can we help you with today?" on the KLIC website


Printing
Cash money is needed to print or to buy a print card. Bring a dollar bill to buy a print card. Using a print card lowers the print cost per page from 10 cents a page to six cents a page. Fifty cents of the initial one dollar print card purchase will be placed into the print card balance. Additional amount of paper bills can be added to the print card balance.
Or you can use dimes, nickles, quarters or dollar bills to pay at the cash release station at 10 cents per page. Debit cards or credit cards are not accepted.


Reserving Study Rooms
You can reserve a study room for up to two hours for groups of two people or more. You must use a Chatt State email address to reserve a study room.  Study Room Reservations

Tigerpedia
Search the Tigerpedia knowledgebase for answers! You have questions; Tigerpedia may have the answers!

RAD
Research Advisory Discussion (RAD) requests are student-initiated requests for one-on-one librarian help with class research.

KLIC Code of Conduct 
Yeah, there are expectations in using the library. Find out what they are in the KLIC Code of Conduct.


KLIC Policies







Thursday, January 15, 2015

MLK Day - A day to serve

Check out the MLK book display!


The library (and the college campus) will be closed on MLK Day, Monday, January 19th

Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, MLK Day is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off." 

The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, and creates solutions to social problems.

The 2015 challenge is to make a commitment to serve your community throughout the year. Make your pledge to make your community a better place.

Find out how to serve at mlkday.gov

Browse the book display located near the library entrance.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a modern, pivotal person in American history who helped lead the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King was arrested 30 times during his non-violent protest for civil rights for all people. Find out more about Dr. King

United We Serve on Twitter - Follow at @ServeDotGov - sent this quote on Twitter -- "#QOTD "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." -Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKDay http://t.co/Z2mHQGs0ng"