Friday, August 27, 2010

Bug - EBSCOhost folder


When you are searching in EBSCOhost and wish to select items for printing, e-mailing, or exporting you need to click on "add to folder" for each item and then run those operations after clicking into the folder.

At the moment the folder is not saving items that are clicked on. You will notice the when you try to connect to individual database such as AGRICOLA, ERIC, etc. However, the folder works fine when you use the default article search box on the library's home page.

This has been reported at other institutions, so it is system-wide bug that EBSCO is aware of and which they have made a top priority to fix.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tutoring and Learning Center in the Library

Sandy has posted signs throughout the library to let everyone know about the lab on the third floor, Seminar Rm B (Rm 305). It's called TLC@CCL. Catchy, huh? The hours are posted on the signs. There are no hours on Friday. The hours for Monday through Thursday are 5-9pm with extra hours on Tuesday and Thursday 8am-10:15am.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wireless Connection Assistance

When I asked Xavier about the CD that we used to have to give out to people to install the wireless drivers, he recommended that we not try to keep it updated. So instead of having a CD in the drawer, I have placed a shortcut on the Ref Desk PC to the page where the most up-to-date drivers may be downloaded.

Student Workers

Our workers will be starting this week. Please be aware of the times that you are initialing for them as they sign in and out. They must enter their time on the quarter hour such as 1:00, 1:15, 1:30 or 1:45. It should also note whether it is A.M. or P.M.

Also, please remind them that they must wear a Student Worker badge located in the drawer with their time cards. They should wear this badge when they are on the job.

If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me. Thanks for your help.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Declaration of Independence & U.S. Constitution

This fall, all ENG 100 and ENG 200 students will be required to take final written exams based on the Declaration of Independence & U.S. Constitution, respectively. ENG 100 faculty are being told to encourage their students to read the Declaration before the exam. They are also being given the option to “require students to retrieve their own copy of the documents and build an assignment around the retrieval process if they wish.” I don’t know yet the exact nature of the ENG 200 assignment on the Constitution.
In my opinion, the best online source for both documents is at the National Archives Charters of Freedom page:

Just wanted to give you the heads up that we may have a lot of students asking about these documents at the ref desk and suggest a link to point students to.