Monday, June 25, 2012

PDA in the Library

No, not Public Display of Affection.  This coming year Waggoner Library will be experimenting with a new model for e-book purchases by utilizing Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA) through eBrary, one of our current e-book vendors.  This will be in addition to our current subscription of e-books available from eBrary.  Working within parameters such as subject area, publisher, price, and date, selected e-book titles will be made available within the library’s catalog.   Titles are purchased only if they are used.  The library has designated specific funds for this project and will monitor and assess its usefulness.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Blog about blogs (Library blogs, that is)

Why do we blog?  Probably because we have something to say and blogs provide the opportunity.

There are blogs about everything (I have no doubt), but today we’re going to focus on Library Blogs.  This is because Salem Press has announced the 2012 Library blog winners (on their blog, of course)!

Curious?  Read on!  Not so much?  Skip to the end or add a comment about your favorite blog and why it’s your favorite!

Some interesting library blogs:
In the library with a lead pipe
Their byline is:  “The murder victim?  Your library assumptions.  Suspects?  It could have been any of us.”

Musings about Librarianship
Their byline:  “Keeping track of interesting and cool ideas that might be used by libraries for benefit of users.”

My favorite is The Jolly Librarian:
They are just “looking for ways to let you know what’s going on with us.”
So – not into library blogs?  Leave a comment - tell us about your favorite blog!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Trevecca Inside/Out 

Waggoner Library participated on Thursday, June 14 in the Trevecca Inside/Out event that is held during Freshman Orientation to highlight the various departments and services on campus. The library's theme this year was "Waggoner Library -- We're Here for You!"

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flag Day

Today is special in that it recognizes the birth of the American Flag whose original design was approved by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.   Did Betsy Ross sew the first Stars & Stripes?  It is still open for debate!
The Birth of Old Glory provided by the Library of Congress

Thursday, June 7, 2012

ProQuest New Platform Migration Underway

We are in the process of migrating ProQuest databases to a new platform. The migration will take place on Saturday June 16th, 2012.

These are the databases that will be migrated:
  • ABI/INFORM Complete
  • Dissertations and Theses Full Text
  • Hoover's Company Profiles
  • Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
  • ProQuest Central
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
  • The Tennessean 
 Please contact us if you have any questions.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Introducing the IRC

The lower level of Waggoner Library is home to Trevecca's Admissions Department, but that is not all! Did you know that on the bottom floor of the library is a children/teen library? There is! Actually it is our Instructional Resources Center (IRC). This area of the library was created particularly for our education majors. We have a full set of children/youth books, as well as several kinds of teaching aids and classroom kits for our students and alumni to use in the classroom. The IRC can be utilized by any student or former student of Trevecca and also contains a production center. Here you can find different kinds/colors of paper, supplies as well as a large set of Ellison die cuts. Though it was created for helping teachers, we find it is also a popular place to create posters for student campaigns, cards and homemade gifts for loved ones, materials for Sunday school or VBS, and often just fun crafting!

The IRC also contains the libraries' media center. All DVDs, audio books, Playaways, software, CD's and music scores can be found in the lower level. We offer media rooms to watch/listen to these materials, though most all of them can be checked out for your use elsewhere. In addition there is a small lab of computers found in the IRC that offer many creative extras not found on most computers around campus. We offer programs such as video editing, Photoshop, scanning, color printing and even a color poster printer!

Come visit the IRC on the lower level of Waggoner Library...our 'children's area' is not just for kids!