Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kimbel Library's New CCU Sign!

Check out Kimbel Library's new CCU sign! We now have a sign that matches all the other cool directional signs on the campus, complete with the Chanticleer logo!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Student Jobs available in Kimbel Library for Fall Semester -- apply now!

Are you a CCU student looking for an on-campus job? The library is a great place to work and we have a wide variety of student jobs available including:

* Student Assistant Web Designer -- Develops web pages for the library.

* Student Assistant Laptop Room -- Positions will be responsible for checking in/out laptop computers & misc. accessories, trouble shooting laptop issues, installing new software, assisting patrons with computer questions/issues.

*Student Assistant Reference Office -- Provides peer to peer reference assistance at the library's information desk. Provides clerical support to Reference Librarians and other library staff. Develops knowledge of Kimbel Library and external resources to improve research skills. Monitors library entry / exit service points. Other duties as assigned.

*Student Assistant Circulation Desk -- Handle library materials (circulate, process, shelve, shelfread). Answer patron questions. Work with library automated circulation system. Handle money. Other duties as assigned.

To view and apply for student assistant jobs, visit http://jobs.coastal.edu/.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cambridge Histories Online Now Available Through Kimbel Library

The Cambridge Histories Online database is now available through Kimbel Library. This database includes the full-text of over 250 books from the Cambridge Histories series published by Cambridge University Press. These books include works on American, British, and World history, as well as volumes on the history of music, science, literature, theater, philosophy, warfare, religion, and books. Also included are volumes on economic, social, and policital history. You can keyword search the entire collection or read individual books online.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Georgetown history - on CNN tonight

The Georgetown Digital Library, part of the Georgetown County Library, will be mentioned on CNN's Anderson Cooper tonight at 10:00 pm. The episode features Michelle Obama, who has family connections to Georgetown County. CNN is using some of the images from the Digital Library for this feature!

We are very excited for Georgetown, because we will soon be contributing to their digital library which is also a part of the South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL)

Kimbel Library is now the Pee Dee Regional Scanning Center for the South Carolina Digital Library. We will be assisting institutions in the Pee Dee Region (Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro Counties) by scanning their collections as well as providing additional technical assistance so that their selected collections can also be a part of the SCDL.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia is now available online through Kimbel Library

Good news! Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia is now available online through Kimbel Library. This is a great quick reference for detailed information on all types of animals, including lower metazoans and lesser deuterostomes, protostomes, fishes, insects, birds, and mammals. Entries include information about habitat, physical characteristics, distribution, behavior, diet, reproduction, conservation, and more. Grzimek's is available through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Great finds at Kimbel Library: Board Games!

Hello! Have you browsed the Library's media collection lately? Are you looking for something fun to do when it's too hot or rainy to be outside?

Kimbel Library has added some board games to the Media Collection. Gather your friends for some fun at home (or here)!

We have Scrabble, Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, Sorry!, Magic the Gathering Cards, Huggermugger, and Palenque! You can find them in the Media Oversized section and find the section with call number GV 1469.23!


Monday, July 6, 2009

ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts Now Available Through Kimbel Library

ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts is now available through Kimbel Library's Indexes + Online Resources page. ASFA is an online database that covers these subject areas:

* aquaculture
* aquatic organisms
* aquatic pollution
* brackish water environments
* conservation
* environmental quality
* fisheries
* freshwater environments
* limnology
* marine biotechnology
* marine environments
* meteorology
* oceanography
* policy and legislation
* wildlife management

For more information about ASFA, visit this page: http://0-www.csa.com.library.coastal.edu/factsheets/aquclust-set-c.php. If you are ready to search ASFA, click here for a quick hints guide: http://0-www.csa.com.library.coastal.edu/factsheets/supplements/asfaguide.pdf. Happy searching!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 4th Holiday Hours for Kimbel Library

Kimbel Library will close at noon on July 2 and re-open at 1 pm on July 5. Have a great holiday!