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Using Open Textbooks as Course Materials

Open Textbooks are textbooks that are licensed to be freely available to the public. The textbooks can be downloaded at no cost or printed more cheaply than traditionally published textbooks. The SJU Library is actively engaged in an Open Textbook initiative. Find out how you can use or adapt open access textbooks to offer your students more affordable course materials.

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Library Instruction Room
1st Floor Drexel Library

Please RSVP to Marian Courtney, mcourtne@sju.edu.
Light refreshments will be served.

Workshop for Faculty: Predatory Journals, Open Access, and Journal Impact

What is Open Access and how can we determine if it’s reliable? In this workshop, we will discuss the open access movement and the predatory journals that take advantage of it. We’ll also demonstrate tools that can be used to determine journal quality, such as library databases’ Cabell’s Blacklist and Whitelist.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
2:00-3:30 PM
Library Instruction Room
1st Floor Drexel Library

Please RSVP to Marian Courtney, mcourtne@sju.edu.
Light refreshments will be served.

Changes to Printing Procedures

During the Winter Break, the University introduced a new print management system. There will be a few initial changes outlined in the IT Department’s Knowledge Base.

All returning students and new students must swipe their HawkCards at a printer before printing for the first time this semester.  Simply typing in your credentials may result in printing problems, so remember to SWIPE not TYPE.

If you run into any problems, let us know!

 

Library Speaker Series — Instruction Librarians Discuss Reliable Information vs. Alternative Facts

What is Fake News? In this age of fake news and alternative facts, students are in greater need than ever for help in determining how and where to find the most reliable information.

Librarians have been providing just such guidance for years. In this session, we will discuss strategies to help you determine if a source is legitimate.

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us on  April 20th, 2:00 PM in the Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor.

This event is open to SJU faculty, staff and students. Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

New Interface for ProQuest

You might notice a change in our ProQuest resources.Proquest logo

The layout of the search pages has been altered and will look much different than before. However, the functionality is largely still in place with a few exceptions.  Take a look at the new layout to get a feel for the changes!

See help info provided by ProQuest:

– Live and recorded training webinars
– Support Center article: ProQuest interface upgrade customer resources
– ProQuest interface training videos on YouTube
– LibGuide

Web of Science Demo

Going through the promotion and tenure process?
Want to find out the impact of your web of scienceresearch?

WHAT:  A Web of Science representative will present information on using their databases to find citation counts and journal impact.

WHEN:  April 16th, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

WHERE:  Drexel Library 1st Floor Instruction Lab

Bring your lunch. Cookies and drinks will be provided.

 

Come Make Flashcards for Finals!

Flash Card Craft Night!colored_index_cards

What:

A short presentation from an LRC tutor about study skills and flash cards, followed by free time to make your own flash cards for your Finals!

Where:

Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons 2nd floor

When:

December 9th, 7pm-9pm

 

Two-sided printing

We’ve had a lot of students inquire over the past several years about printing on both sides of a page.  Well, we’re happy to report that the library now offers double-sided printing!  When you go to print, select ‘Properties,’ and ‘Flip on Long Edge’ if the pages of your document should be viewed with a vertical long edge, ‘Flip on Short Edge’ if it should be viewed with a horizontal long edge.  Hopefully, in the end, we’ll save more than a few trees!

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