Monday, March 13, 2017

SNOW: Library closed Tuesday, Wednesday; open Thursday

Given the snowstorm, the Andruss Library is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14-15, and will open for regular hours on Thursday, March 16. 

For the remaining Spring Break hours, please see the Library Hours notice and the Library’s blog.

Take care as you are out and about.

Library Hosts State Tournament FRIDAY MARCH 17

The 2017 Pennsylvania High School Speech League State Tournament will be taking place this Friday, March 17 from 1 to 9 pm.  Several hundred high school students, their teachers, and tournament judges will be on campus that day participating in public speaking events and competitions. 

Andruss Library will remain open until 9pm to host some of these events.  Most group study rooms, Room 243, Gathering Place, Schweiker Room and the Tiffany Alcove will be in use by the tournament. 

Regular Library patrons are welcome.  Please ask at the Circulation Desk about computer and study space being held for you. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fake News guide

Did your mother call you to tell you that liberals hate science?  Did your Facebook feed pop up with an article on a new pesticide that's going to kill us all?  Did one of your friends breathlessly tell you that president Donald Trump was going to pardon mass shooter Dylann Roof?  You might have heard any or all of these stories, but there's one thread connecting all of them: they're not true.

The ability to tell accurate news from fake news is an important skill that you'll use for the rest of your life.  The library has created a new guide on “Fake News: Media & News Literacy.”  It’s intended to help everyone think critically about the news they encounter on social media and elsewhere.  It provides examples, links, and exercises.

You can find it directly here:

Or, from the Library’s website, click on “Research Guides” and then “Special Topic Guides.”

Friday, February 10, 2017

New Print Release Stations



There is a new way to print at the library. No more worries of wasting paper and printing allowance!

Just tap your Husky ID on the card reader to get started.  Print only the jobs you want to print.  

Even though the print screen will automatically show a charge for all print jobs -- don't worry -- every BU student has 500 FREE pages per semester.

You will not be billed unless you go over your 500 FREE page limit. 

Please check at the Circulation Desk if you have any questions or need assistance.

Monday, January 23, 2017