Friday, January 21, 2011

Make Group Work Easier with New Technology

Kimbel Library recently purchased three media:scape group work stations. Through the integration of furniture and technology, media:scapes provide a space where students can access and share information equally, quickly and seamlessly. Up to six students can share information with their group by connecting their individual laptops to two flat panel LG monitors mounted above the work table. This is made possible by plugging your laptop into the Personal User Control Keys (PUCK). Once connected, the PUCK enables users to seamlessly switch the information displayed on a laptop the monitors. Use them for group papers, presentations, or anything that warrants collaboration among classmates. The media:scapes are located on the first floor of the library behind the journal/magazine reading area. If you have any questions about the new equipment, please do not hesitate to speak with someone at the information or circulation desks.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Lighting in the Library

During spring semester Kimbel Library lighting will be upgraded to newer, brighter, and more energy efficient lighting.  Though every effort is being taken to reduce inconvenience to students, the project will require portions of the library to be unavailable while the new light units are being installed.

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Year - New Entrance

Happy new year from Kimbel Library! As we welcome back students and faculty to another fun and productive semester, we would like to update you on the construction of the Bryan Information Commons. In order to make the library accessible during the construction, we are creating a new main entrance located next to the Java City entrance across from Spadoni Park. This will ensure that our busy library will continue to provide excellent resources, services, and study space to the Coastal Carolina Community.

Chicago Manual of Style Online

We currently have a trial subscription to the Chicago Manual of Style Online.  For help with citing sources, students can visit the quick guide and see clear examples of how to use Chicago-style citations. The Chicago Manual of Style Online also contains a searchable Q&A section for all questions regarding the style. As is true for all of our online subscriptions, to access the Chicago Manual of Style Online from off campus, use your MyLibrary account. The trial subscription lasts through March 2011.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Vending Machine With School Supplies

Forgot your scissors, white-out, post-it, pen, pencil, color pencil,eraser, highlighter, batteries, notebook, index cards, glue, blue books, or flash drive? Need them NOW? We have the solution. Meet our new supplies vending machine located on the first floor of the library.