Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Road Trip?

Thanksgiving road trip? Why not catch up on reading journal articles? Did you know that the library's online databases from Gale allow you to download MP3 file recordings of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles? MP3 files can be listened to on your computer, loaded into most MP3 players, or even burned onto a traditional CD for ease of listening. To get started, try searching Gale Databases like Academic OneFile , choose an article that interests you, and look for the "Download MP3" icon on the page. Happy listening!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Food For Fines

Do you have library fines? Do you wish you didn't have to pay them? Would you like to help out others? If so, come to the library this week for "Food For Fines". Donate food for the hungry and have library fines forgiven! Here are the rules:

*Donated items may not be past the expiration date, dented, or in poor condition
*Items must be more than a single serving
*Donated items are used for overdue fines only-cannot be used for lost or damaged book fees
*The Library reserves the right to refuse any item.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Need More Quiet?

Looking for more quiet in the library? From now through finals week, the library is experimenting with keeping rooms 110, 220, and the mini computer lab at the top of the stairs as quiet only zones. If you are in these rooms, you need to be studying silently. These rooms are not designated for group work during this time, so feel free to walk in and have a seat if you need a silent place to study. Please let library staff know if you observe any problems with the quiet zone areas.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

And the Winners Are!

Over 850 Coastal students participated in Library Service Quality Survey in October.
12 students were winners of the incentive prizes for participating. Tammie Deliberti and Kevin Boggs won the grand prizes. For a full list of winners see http://www.coastal.edu/library/servicesurvey/index.html

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

We take your suggestions seriously!

Recently the library received a suggestion that we add vending machines for drinks and snacks in the library. Because JAVA CITY is in the library building, the library is limited to what kinds of vending machines can be added. We've been working on getting a vending machine for office supplies, but we can't add vending machines for food. However, we will be able to have a vending machine area that will provide food and drinks in the new information commons.

Another suggestion stated, "This is a very noisy library. People all around are having conversations." The writer also states that it's impossible to study here. Library policies recognize that students need to get together to work in groups, so the first floor is not expected to be quiet. However, the second floor is supposed to be an area for quiet study. If you are disturbed by groups or individuals working on the second floor, you can remind them that this is a quiet floor or you can let a member of the library staff know and he/she will ask the group to quiet down.

This year the library has been busier than ever and, while we're so happy that students are using our services and facilities, the overcrowded conditions have made it difficult to designate specific areas for quiet study. During exams, the library will look at designating some specific areas as "no talk" for those wishing to study without distractions.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Have a Seat and Tell Us What You Think!

On the first floor of Kimbel Library we have several different chairs that we are considering using in the new library addition. We would like to know which one(s) you like the best. So please have a seat in any or all of them and place your vote for which one(s) you like the best.