Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Even though you don’t come to campus for class, the library can still help you with your research needs. Reference services are available through a variety of methods:
Online Reference: Submit your research questions via email directly to a reference librarian through the “Ask a Librarian” service at http://www.tarleton.edu/~library/askaref.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone: If you need assistance over the phone, call 254-968-9249 or TOLL-FREE at (866) 339-5555. Reference librarians are available to answer your questions during regular library hours.
Fax: Fax your reference questions to 254-968-9467.
Online Access: You can access the Library’s online resources via your Tarleton network account 24/7.
Need books? You can borrow library materials housed in our library or libraries around the country via Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) .
We will deliver materials to your home/office if you qualify and register with the library as a Distance Learner. Items will be delivered with a postage paid return label.
Sign-up for home/office delivery services today @ http://www.tarleton.edu/~library/dsform.html.
Are you taking classes in Fort Worth, Killeen, Weatherford, or Waco? Take advantage of the university courier. We can send materials requested through your ILLiad account to you via the campus courier. The courier picks-up and delivers materials to these campuses each Tuesday and Thursday.
These services are free to Tarleton students, staff, and faculty. For more information, contact Jennifer Barrera or checkout the Off-Campus/Distance Learning Services webpage.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
- A student paid for his college education by asking for one-cent donations.
- Students taking the SAT get 400 points for spelling their names correctly.
- The government once considered classifying ketchup as a vegetable to cut school lunch program costs.
- A university library is sinking because the architect did not design it to support the weight of books.
- and others.
Think you know the answers? Take the MythBusters quiz and find out!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
There is already a display on the lower level showing just a few of the many children’s books that have been challenged, and there will a display on the main floor by the end of the week with adult books. Keep in mind that just because a book is challenged, does not mean it is necessarily banned.
Another great resource is the ACLU Foundation of Texas Banned Book Project, which produces an annual report of books that have been banned, challenged or restricted in Texas schools during the previous school year. The reports since 2002 are available online, with the 2008 report to be posted on September 27.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
We will start with something from the library.
The Top Ten most selected online resources so far this semester:
|1 Library Catalog||4009|
|2 Academic Search Complete||2030|
|3 Metalib - Quick Search||1055|
|4 Metalib - Subject Search||876|
|5 Ebsco Host||811|
|6 Business Source Complete||792|
|7 SFX - Title Search ||757|
|10 Psychology Journals||493|
Monday, September 22, 2008
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Library - Multipurpose Room
Category: University Events
Contact: Cathy Wilterding, DIck Smith Library, 254-968-9456
Description: Dr. Mike Milford presents "Revising the Can[n]on: Inclusion and Exclusion in Alamo Mythology."
The presentation will explore the mythology surrounding the Alamo:
-- how social myths are created,
-- the relationship between myth and social structure, and
-- how myths are purposefully shaped.
A Door Prize drawing will follow the presentation.
Sponsored by The Dick Smith Library
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
End User Support Specialist
Dick Smith Library – Upper Level – room 250
Chris joined the staff in July 2008 as a computer technician tasked with maintaining the hardware and software on over 200 public and staff PCs and laptops in the Dick Smith Library.
He retired from the Air Force in 2004 with 20 years of service in administrative and computer support with assignments in Europe (Germany & Italy) as well as numerous locations in Arizona and Texas. In his last assignment in San Antonio supporting the Air Force Recruiting Service, he provided technical support to recruiters across 110,000 square miles of South Texas and was responsible for transitioning them from dial-up networks to high-speed broadband networks.
An avid outdoors man, he enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing (both water and snow). Having taken up cycling with in Italy, he was the participated in the “Hotter than Hell” event twice and has taken part in a number of the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s MS150 events (Houston to Austin, Houston to Galveston, and San Antonio to Corpus Christi). He is also a certified scuba diver. When not outside, he enjoys reading science fiction and military novels.
[For the next few weeks, new Library staff members will be introduced here on Wednesdays.]
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Learn about blogging by attending “Create a Blog: Become a Web-Published Author!”presented by Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. This Lessons@Lunch session will be held on Thursday, September 18th at 12:10 p.m. in the Library Instruction Classroom (Room 139) of the Dick Smith Library.
Through this session, participants will learn:
a) how to create a blog,
b) how to effectively promote a blog, and
c) benefits and disadvantages of blogging.
Blogs have many different functions, which range from extending classroom discussions and serving as online diaries to providing personal accounts of current events. This online technology is creating “citizen journalists” out of everyday people.
Learn how to create a virtual gathering place for friends, so you can share ideas, pictures, and conversations!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Assistant to University Librarian
Dick Smith Library – Upper Level – room 201
I began my career within the Texas A&M System in July 2002 in College Station. I worked for the Vice President for Research until January 2005. My husband, kids and I moved back to Stephenville and I began working in the Information Resource department and then I transferred to Payroll in July 2006. I left Tarleton for a brief time to work from home and I was given an opportunity to return in the Dick Smith Library on July 1, 2008 as the Administrative Assistant.
As Administrative Assistant, I serve as Student Worker Coordinator for the library. If you are a student and are interested in working for the library, come see me on the upper level administrative office, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, and fill out an application.
My husband Terry and I have been married for 14 years and we have a 13 year old son, Tristan, and a 7 year old daughter, Tatum. I keep busy taking them from football practice to soccer practice and many other activities. I volunteer as a board member of the Stephenville Soccer Association as well as at our church.
[Note: On February 1, 2011, Tonya was promoted to the position of Administrative Services Coordinator for the library.]
Thursday, September 4, 2008
The duties and responsibilities of Karen’s position as Division Head of Technical Services have been split between Glenda Stone and Janie Jones.
Glenda has been promoted to Assistant Director for Monographs and Technical Services, which includes collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, processing, material repairs, and the Cross Timbers Digital Images Project.
Janie has been promoted to Assistant Director for Serials and Electronic Resources, which includes periodicals, microforms, bindery, mail, electronic collections, and digital special projects (such as the digitization of old J-TACs).
These promotions are effective October 1. Other promotions effective that date:
Trudy Carlson: Associate Director for User Services
Jennifer Barrera: Head of Access Services
Tracy Holtman: Head of Library Systems
Cathy Wilterding was promoted to Coordinator for Instruction/Outreach Services effective September 1. Also on that date, Rashelle Hansen moved into a new position, Electronic Resources Specialist, assisting Janie Jones. The position of Circulation Manager Kim Resendez was upgraded to a higher level effective April 4.
Finally, with Scott Pope’s departure, Jodee Tennyson is now the Acquisitions Librarian, effective June 1.
Congratulations to all!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I like the new header image and the slide show at the bottom. The search box that lets you select either the library's catalog, the website, or internet is really great. (I am trying to find a way to add a general database search also)
What do you think? Can you find what you need? Do you like the new design? This is your chance to tell us what you need the website to do/be!
PLEASE leave your comments and give us feedback!
The URL is http://www.tarleton.edu/~library/