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!

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