Monday, December 15, 2008

Library Newsleter contest deadline extended

If you still have some names to suggest for the new newsletter for the Library and Instructional Technology, you still have time to send us your ideas. The deadline has been extended until Friday, Jan 23. Click here to enter your ideas!

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Browsing for Fiction Books in Kimbel Library

If you are looking for something fun to read over winter break, you may have already noticed that Kimbel Library does not have a "fiction section" like a public library or bookstore. Most university libraries shelve books by Library of Congress call numbers, which don't separate fiction and non-fiction. Instead, you will find fiction books in the literature section with books about novelists, poets, and other writers. Here's some ideas to start browsing:

PS3600 through PS3626 is American Literature from 2001-present
PS3550 through PS3576 is American Literature from 1961-2000
PR6100 through PR6126 is British Literature 2001-present
PR6050 through PR6076 is British Literature 1961-2000

Please feel free to ask for help at the information desk if you would like help finding specific books or authors.

Lost and Found in the Library

Before you leave for winter break, make sure that you didn't lose anything in the library. The library has a display case near the front doors filled with lost and found items, including books, clothes, sunglasses, umbrellas, jump drives, keys, and many other items. If you see something that is yours, ask at the circulation desk to identify and claim your belongings.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Fun Database for Recreational Reading Recommendations

It is almost that time of year when you may actually have some free time (finally!). Whether you are looking for a great book to get as a present for a family member, or just something to read yourself on your long plane ride home for winter break, Kimbel Library's Books and Authors database is a great place to start. You can enter the title of a book you like, and it will recommend similar titles, or you can choose the setting, genre, characters, etc. that you would like to read about. There's even lists of celebrity book recommendations available each year ("who reads what")! And remember, if Kimbel Library doesn't have the book you want, there's always PASCAL or Interlibrary Loan. Happy reading!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pascal Delivers on hold for Winter break - place orders early.

The Pascal Delivers couriers will stop delivery of books on Friday, December 19 and resume delivery on Monday, January 5.

If you would like to request a book for use over the break, be sure to place your request by December 5.

Monday, December 1, 2008

We need your help! Name the library newsletter!

Kimbel Library will be publishing a newsletter next semester, but we need your help! It needs a name!

We're having a contest to see who can give us the best, most creative, name for the newsletter. You may enter as many suggestions as you like!

The winner will receive a free, personalized READ poster (see example).

To enter, click on this contest link and submit your ideas. Remember to include your email address so that we can let you know if you've won! We will be accepting entries up to Friday (Dec 12) of finals week. (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO Jan 23.)

Thanks, and Good Luck!