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Winter Break

Hello, Flyers!  We hope you have been having a great Winter Break so far.  We are looking forward to seeing you again next week when the Spring Semester begins.

We wanted to remind you of a few databases that you as current Lewis students, faculty and staff, have free access to:

Financial Times:  The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading news organisations, recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Wall Street Journal:  Winner of 37 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism, The Wall Street Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, health and more. It’s a critical resource of curated content in print, online and mobile apps, complete with breaking news streams, interactive features, video, online columns and blogs. Since 1889, readers have trusted the Journal for accurate, objective information to fuel their decisions as well as enlighten, educate and inspire them.

Safari:  Access more than 40,000 books, videos, tutorials, case studies, and learning paths in the areas of business, computer science, engineering, mathematics, digital media, design, leadership, and more.

Nexis Uni:  Nexis Uni, the successor of LexisNexis Academic, provides full-text access to over 15,000 news, business, and legal sources.  The news coverage includes deep archives and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language news services.

…And so much more!  If you have any questions about any of these awesome electronic resources, please let us know!

Finals Week, Fall 2018

It’s Finals Week, Flyers.  We know how stressful that can be.  We wanted to share with you some tips on how to de-stress during finals, courtesy of the website “Sara Laughed”:

http://saralaughed.com/10-ways-to-stay-calm-and-reduce-stress-during-finals/

She has some great tips from unplugging your devices to getting enough sleep to getting out and taking a walk.  Take care of yourselves, Flyers.

 

Wait…is that a Christmas movie?

In celebration of the holiday season, we took a few minutes as a staff to reflect on some excellent Christmas movies!  But to our dismay, not everyone could agree if certain movies were truly “Christmas” or just pretenders.  Personally, I’m not sure if Die Hard should be considered a Christmas film.  However, Elf is as Christmas as they come!

When next visiting the library, stop by the periodical lounge in the NE corner.  There is a movie display portraying 20 films that we aren’t sure should be associated with Christmas.  Take a few minutes to peruse the titles and place a “yea” or “nay” tally on the sheets for each film.

Enjoy!

WANT YOUR OWN STUDY ROOM DURING SUPER STUDY? ENTER OUR CONTEST!

 

This semester during Super Study*, get the VIP treatment from the Lewis University Library: win your own study room on the day of your choice (plus a gift basket of swag, snacks, and study supplies).

Follow us @lewisulibrary on Instagram and Twitter and watch for our official contest announcement. There are two ways to enter:

  • Retweet the official contest announcement (Twitter)
  • Like the official contest announcement photo (Instagram)

Do both to increase your chances of winning!

We will randomly select one winner from all entries received by midnight on Saturday (11/17). The winner will be contacted via their Lewis University email, Twitter direct message, or Instagram mention on the morning of Monday, 11/19 and must respond by 11:00 p.m. that day. If they do not respond, a new winner will be selected.

The winning student will have until midnight on Monday, 11/26 to select their preferred study room reservation date and time (any 12-hour period during library hours between Sunday, 12/2 and Friday, 12/14).

Enter to win on Twitter and Instagram starting Sunday, 11/11: You might become the Lewis University Library VIP!

*Super Study takes place during the last 2 weeks of each semester (for Fall 2018, that’s Sunday, 12/2 through Friday, 12/14) and includes extended service hours and expanded academic support for Lewis students. For more information, visit the CASE webpage.

Native American Heritage Month

For the month of November, the library will be celebrating Native American Heritage month!  Heritage month was established in 1994 by former President George H. W. Bush as a way to recognize the contributions of American Indians.  The month is a time to celebrate traditions and historiography and acknowledge the impact of Native peoples.  Heritage Month is an excellent opportunity to inform and educated the public about modern day tribes and to raise awareness of the unique challenges Native peoples still encounter daily.

 

During this month, the library will maintain a display portraying some of the major events and contributions of various tribes and individuals of Native American descent.  Concurrently, The Office of Multicultural Student Services is hosting several events.  For more information, stop by the library of the OMSS today!

 

Ahóá!

Cheers!  Good health!

Navajo, an Athabaskan language 

Open Access Week

This week is Open Access Week in library land…and all across the land really.  Open access sources are extremely important to research.  Not only are they free, but they also allow the free spread of ideas that research fields need to prosper.

Here at the Lewis Library, our amazing library Kelly Plass has put together a research guide to help you verify good open source material versus ones that might not be so good:

http://lewisu.libguides.com/OER

Once you have gone over her guide, we also recommend you check out this short documentary about the need for more open access sources for scholarship:

https://paywallthemovie.com/paywall

 

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is always the last week of September.  It is a week that celebrates the freedom to be able to read whatever you choose.  In today’s society, books are being banned more due to issues of diversity.  James La Rue, Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom states, “there’s been a shift toward seeking to ban books focused on issues of diversity, things that are by or about people of color, or LGBT, or disabilities, or religious and cultural minorities and that shift is very clear” (IFLA blog, Sept 27, 2018).

That is why we are partnering this year for our Banned Books Read Out with the office of Multicultural Student Services.  Please join us on October 2nd at 4pm at the new Brother James Gaffney, FSC Student Center.  The theme of this year’s Banned Book Week is “Banning Books Silences Stories.”  We want to make sure all of our voices are heard.  Won’t you add yours to ours?

Introducing Safari

safari flyer

We are pleased to bring our patrons a brand new database: Safari.  You now have access to over 40,000 e-books, tutorials, videos, and more!  Keep them for as long as you like, and make notes and even highlight sections.  This database allows multiple users to access the same item, so you don’t need to worry about your classmate or coworker trying to access the same item as you!

Try it out today!

New Look for I-Share, Library Catalog

New library catalog interface

Requesting books from other local libraries via I-Share just got even easier. Lewis students, faculty and staff no longer need to create an I-Share account or remember a separate username and password. Instead, all I-Share users will now log in with the same information: their library barcode and last name.

Your library barcode is just 24311 + your Lewis ID number. (So if your student ID is L10012345, your barcode number is 24311L10012345.)

New I-Share login screen

Once you log into your account, you’ll find the same information in a cleaner, more user-friendly format. You can still check the status of your requests, search for items in the Lewis and I-Share catalogs, and request items for delivery to the Lewis Library.

New look for Your Account

In addition, catalog search results include additional options, as well as suggestions for similar items.

New layout for catalog search results

New layout and features for item records

If you have questions about the new interface or need help logging in or navigating it, just contact the Library staff. You can reach us by phone, email, chat, or text–or just stop by!

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