Library - Newsletter - Spring 2006

E Journal and E Book Access

bookCU Library's web page provides access to journals and books in electronic format. Faculty, staff, and students may use the Library's new E Journal Portal to access electronic journals by subject or title. From the web page, these patrons also can access the Library's new scholarly E book collection. Select the E Book option or search the catalog using the advanced keyword search option and entering e book as the location.

National Library Week Celebration

spaceshipThe Library holds its second National Library Week Celebration on Monday, April 17th. Hosts and hostesses will serve pizza, chips, and beverages in the reading room and draw names for prizes. Cameron students, faculty and staff members may register to win the prizes by completing registration forms available via the Cameron Library web page and at the circulation desk. To qualify, each registrant must name the title of a book, short story, poem or play that holds special meaning for him or her and explain how the work proved meaningful. Registrants need not be present at the drawing to win.

New Database Access

People watching presentationEnhance your research results by using new library databases. New York Times provides full-text current and past New York Times access, Facts on File World News Digest provides factual information concerning significant events from 1940 to the present, and Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center gives full-text access to scholarly articles pertaining to current social issues.

Federated Searching (what the heck is that?) now at Cameron Library

Search a databaseFederated searching is a dull name for a productive way to conduct database searches. By selecting multiple database search from the home page, CU students, faculty and staff can search multiple databases simultaneously, eliminating the need to repeat the same search in more than one database. Lists of databases grouped together by subject lead
searchers to databases containing content relevant to the topic at hand.

Interlibrary Loan ILLiad on its Way

Interlibary loanLibrary staff members are implementing software that gives current faculty, students and staff members expanded control over their interlibrary loan use. ILLiad will enable patrons to submit requests online, monitor the status of requests in progress, and view information pertaining to previous requests. Plan to register via the web page soon!

Combination Circulation/Reference Desk Area

Lady reading a book in the libraryExperimenting with service desk arrangements, academic librarians discovered that combining multiple service counters enables them to provide higher quality services than possible with multiple separate service counters. CU Library patrons now have access to a combined circulation and reference service desk. Look for the former circulation desk area to be converted into needed group and individual study spaces where food and drink will be permitted a first in Cameron Library's history. Special thanks to Information Technology and Physical Facilities personnel for making this project possible.

Festival Book Discussion Series a Success

Academic FestivalHeld in conjunction with the sixth Academic Festival, a series of book discussions enabled participants to share health-related ideas and information. Professors John Morris, Phil Adrian, Keith Lavender, Becky Pazoureck, Suzanne Clinton, and student Jenny Jackson facilitated sessions. At 3:15 on April 13th, Professor Vivian Thomlinson will lead the final session focused on the book Creating Optimism. Prizes will make memorable this concluding discussion.

Library Computer Lab Survey

Lady on the computerWhat makes the Library's full service computer lab the popular student resource that it is? The Library's Computer Specialist recently conducted a survey designed to answer this question. A majority of respondents categorized the software assistance service as excellent and described as convenient the lab's location and the printing facility. Equipment and personnel facilitate between 4,500 and 9,000 lab sessions per month.

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