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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!

Tip: Save Summon Searches to Your Google Account

Save Summon searches to Google account

Take your research on the go by saving your Summon searches in your Google account! Save frequent searches for easy access, or capture a search in progress and start right where you left off.

To save a search to the cloud, you’ll need to log into your Google account. Then do the following:

After entering your search query/keywords, click the Save Search (star) icon.

Click on star icon

 

Sign into your Google Drive (if you haven’t already done so). You can rename your search. Then click Save.

Sign in to Google Drive.

 

To view your saved search, go to Summon and look for the star icon.

Click on the star icon.

 

Then select your saved search.

Select your saved search.

 

If you’re on a public computer, be sure to log out of Google when you’re done!

Don't forget to sign out!

 

Need help? Ask a librarian!

Roving Librarians Bring Research Help Outside the Library

Need research help? The Librarian is IN at St. Charles Borromeo, Oak Brook, De La Salle, Benilde, and the Arts & Sciences Building.

Need research help, but can’t make it to the Library during regular hours? Never fear: the roving librarians are here!

You can meet with a research librarian at the following locations:

St. Charles Borromeo

Lewis’ business librarian, Lindsay Harmon, provides on-site research assistance for CoB/GSM students (and others) in the Stahl Center (SB 132A, right by the Sodexo food cart) during the following hours:

  • Mondays from 4-6 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 12-2 p.m.

Research assistance is available on a drop-in basis or by appointment at lewisu.libguides.com/harmonli.

De La Salle Hall/Courtyard Cafe
Benilde Hall
Arts & Sciences Building

Education and social sciences librarian Kelley Plass meets with students by appointment at several different locations on the main campus. Students requesting an appointment can specify the location that’s most convenient for them.

To make an appointment with Kelley, visit lewisu.libguides.com/plasske.

Oak Brook Campus

STEM and nursing librarian Betsy Sterner is available to meet with students at the Oak Brook campus by appointment on Mondays from 4-6 p.m.

To make an appointment with Betsy, visit lewisu.libguides.com/esterner.

In addition, you can always meet with a librarian in the Library whenever we’re open. For a complete list of appointment options, visit lewisu.libcal/appointments.

De-stress with Tippi Tuesdays

Tippi Tuesdays

Lewis University’s favorite therapy dog is back for another semester of providing stress relief to students.

Tippi the Norwegian Elkhound will be in the Library on the first and third Tuesday of every month when classes are in session. Mark your calendar for these dates:

  • February 6
  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 3
  • April 17
  • May 1

You can find her on the first floor of the Library from 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information, contact Lindsay Harmon.

Library Launches New Drop-In D.I.Y. Event

Flying Needles stitching group / Friday, Feb. 2, 2-3pm, Library Glass Conference Room

Our occasional Library D.I.Y. series continues with a new, monthly event for Lewis students, faculty and staff who are interested in needlework, knitting, and other handicrafts.

The Flying Needles group will meet the first Friday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Library’s Glass Conference Room. Bring your own project, or make and take one of ours, and get to know other crafty Flyers while enjoying some light refreshments. Participants of all ability levels are welcome.

The fun starts this Friday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Lindsay Harmon at harmonli(at)lewisu(dot)edu or Alice Creason at creasoal(at)lewisu(dot)edu.

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