Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Not So Frequently Asked Questions with Hilary Jones!

Hilary Jones, Library Assistant

Hilary is the latest addition to the library team, but you may have seen her around before. She used to be a student worker, so she's had no problem jumping back on the Public Services desk. She's mostly in the back processing new books and training student assistants, but keep your eye out. You never know where you'll find her! Welcome to the team (again)!

1. What is the last book you read?
I just finished reading the books Looking for Alaska by John Green and O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton

2. Favorite thing to do indoors in Chattanooga?
I love to bowl! I have been bowling since I was 5 years old and even had a high enough average to qualify as a professional bowler (My average was 210). However, due to a knee injury, I have had to take some time off, so I don’t end up damaging it even further.

3. What is the last picture you took with your phone?
The last picture I took on my phone was of my three year old daughter and Gus the Pug. My dog, Gus, is great with Addison. She is constantly getting in his face, pulling his tail, trying to ride him like a horse, etc. but he never tries to bite her! (Poor Gus) ha-ha

4. Favorite sport?
Other than bowling, my favorite sport would hands down be FOOTBALL! TN football!! I am a die-hard Tennessee Vol fan. My husband, however, is an Auburn fan. Not everyone can be perfect, right?

5. Favorite local restaurant?
This is tough one! There are so many great places to eat around Chattanooga. If I had to choose my top 5, they would be: Food Works, The Boathouse, Totto Sushi Bar and Grill, Blue Water Grille, and Lupi’s Pizza.

6. Coke of Pepsi?
Neither. I don’t usually drink soft drinks, but if I do its ginger ale. I try to drink water more than anything. 

7. Do you have a nickname?
My nickname in high school was Hila-B. My best friend and I were on the bowling team and since both of our last names started with the letter B, she became Mega-B and I was Hila-B. We are very creative! Ha-ha 

8. What was one of your most memorable vacations?
In the summer of 2007 my family and I went to Buffalo, NY so I could bowl in the Junior Gold National Bowling Tournament. We got to go across the Canadian border and see Niagara Falls, which was beautiful! Unfortunately that and the bowling were the highlight of the trip. Never in my life have I encountered such rudeness, than when we were in New York (no offense to anyone). We could not wait to be back in the south! I’m pretty sure my mom was tempted to get out and kiss the ground once we crossed over the Kentucky state line. 

9. What advice do you have for students?
Don’t ever give up! School and learning are very important! 

10. You find a magic lamp and a genie gives you three wishes. What do you wish for? 

My first wish would be that I could spend more time with my grandparents that passed away when I was in middle school. I love and miss them very much.

My second wish would be for world peace. There is too much hatred in the world!

My last wish would be to unlimited wishes for the rest of my life.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Tips for College Success

Professor Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead recently posted 21 tips for success in college.

Out of the 21 tips from Professor Halstead,  the top five tips for Chatt State students could include:

1.    Introduce yourself to your professors; ask questions.

2.    Turn in all of your assignments

3.    Use email etiquette; if you don’t know the professor, address the email with a title. And don’t scream in ALL CAPS.

4.    If you enjoy a course/class, let your professor know.

5.    Librarians are some of the most resourceful people you'll ever meet.

Do you have additional tips for college success?

Follow Professor Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead on Twitter: or see her tweet about the 21 tips at

Friday, August 08, 2014

Reserve a Study Room Online

Want a study room in the library? Book it through our online reservation service!

Kolwyck Library & Information Commons (KLIC) is excited to announce that Chattanooga State faculty, staff, and students will now be able to reserve group study rooms and our multimedia conference room online. 

Look for the sign "Need to Reserve this Room?" if you are in the library and want to book the library from your mobile device. Signs with QR codes or a link are posted on the door for each study room and on the door for the multimedia conference room.

Rooms may be reserved for up to two hours, up to one week in advance.  We anticipate that rooms will book up fast, so we encourage you to make a reservation if you need to use a room.  "First come, first serve" is not a guaranteed room reservation practice. Reservations will be honored first. Find out more from our scheduling policies.

The links for the online room reservations can be found on the library website. Look under "Library Resources" for students or for faculty/staff.

Want to go directly to the reservation links from here?
The direct links for requesting the study rooms and the multimedia conference room are:

Reserve a study room

Reserve conference room

Room features include:
•    Collaborative table with monitor
•    Ability to connect any computer or device via HDMI and VGA and audio
•    USB plug for personal file access
•    Seating for five (study rooms) or eight (conference room)
•    Dry erase boards
•    Wireless mouse and keyboard (available for check out at the service desk)

The study rooms and multimedia conference room can now be booked for your collaboration needs. Please give us feedback on our online room reservations.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

You can check out more DVDs!

Who likes to take a break from studying and watch a movie?

YOU DO, of course!

And we have just what you're looking for in our collection of DVDs that you can check out for FREE.

You can check-out five DVDs for 7 days. Pretty awesome, huh?

Students, be sure to get your Chatt State photo ID made, since that's your library card, and bring it with you when you decide what you want.

The DVD policy change also allows community borrowers to check out DVDs: three DVDs for 7 days. Chatt State faculty can check out ten DVDs for 7 days.

Visit the library catalog.  Choose DVD Collection in the "Limit To" drop-down box. This will limit your catalog searches to the DVD collection only.