Tuesday, October 20, 2009

National Gaming Day!

National Gaming Day is Saturday, November 14 from 12-5 PM at the Kimbel Library! We would like your input on what types of games you would like to play. We will have a Wii, board and card games, and anything else that people would like to bring. Your comments and suggestions are welcome!

We will also have light refreshments and prizes! Hope to see you there, and bring your friends!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Renovate this Library!

The library received two suggestions to renovate the library ASAP. Both stated, "More computers are needed! More resources and better facilities." The comment also mentioned that this is an "old and under-functioning (shameful) library." The good news is that next summer we will be breaking ground for an information commons, which will provide more computers, study areas, and soft seating in a building with lots of natural light.
In the meantime, we've upgraded the study rooms on the second floor. They are now collaborative work spaces, where you can plug in your computer to a large screen monitor so everyone can view and share work. Two of the rooms have computers with wireless keyboards that can be checked out for use by small groups. These rooms also have webcams and large screen monitors.
The budget does not allow for renovation of the current building, but the library staff is working hard to provide some updated technology and equipment to enhance your research experience.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Library Service Quality Survey needs you!

All students, staff and faculty are asked to complete the Library Service Quality Survey and share your opinions about the Library's services with us. Students who complete the survey and provide their email address are eligible to win one of the incentive prizes (Flip Ultra Camcorder, ZUNE, Amazon gift cards).

Take the LibQUAL+ Survey Now!

Monday, October 5, 2009

National Information Literacy Awareness Month

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the National Forum on Information Literacy, President Obama issued a proclamation declaring October 2009 as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. The proclamation states:

This month, we dedicate ourselves to increasing information literacy so that all citizens understand its vital importance. An informed and educated citizenry is essential to the functioning of our modern democratic society, and I encourage educational and community institutions across the country to help Americans find and evaluate the information they seek, in all its forms.

The full proclamation is available on the White House website.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The 1st day of 24/5 is here!

Today is the first day of Kimbel Library's new 24/5 hours!
The library will open at 1:00 pm today and won't close again until 5:00 pm on Friday! After midnight, you will need a CCU ID to be in the building, so don't forget to bring yours with you! You're welcome to wear pajamas if you like!