Friday, December 18, 2009

LibQual Drawing Winners

Thanks to the over 1,300 people who took the LibQual survey! The winners have been selected. Congratulations to the following:

  • 1st prize (Ipod Touch): George Zubey, Junior Marketing major
  • 2nd prize ($50 gift certificate to the University Store): Cassandra Remaley, Sophomore Speech Pathology major
  • 3rd prize (500 pages of additional free printing): Erica Nevin, Senior Business Management major
  • 4th prize (500 pages of additional free printing): Kaila Hassler, Freshman Undeclared
  • 5th prize (500 pages of additional free printing): Devin Adamo, Business Education major
  • 6th prize (500 pages of additional free printing): Ann Parks, MSN/MBA Graduate Student
  • 7th prize (500 pages of additional free printing): Lea Rohrbaugh, Junior Undeclared

Watch for survey results next semester.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Librarians Make Presentation on Animated Tutorials

Michael Coffta, Reference Librarian/Business Subject Specialist, and Katie Yelinek, Government Documents Librarian, recently gave a TALE presentation on creating animated tutorials using Adobe Captivate 4 software. This software allows users to create simulations by recordings the movements and actions that they make on their computer screens. It works well for teaching others how to use software or to search online. You can see examples of tutorials made using Captivate in the library’s GMID database tutorial and the tutorials on finding articles in the library.

You can view their presentation here:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Need a study break during finals' week?

APSCUF is once again sponsoring free coffee or tea and cookies in the Library during finals' week. The Friends of the Library of Andruss Library and the Global Awareness Society International have also contributed to the goodies.

So stop by the Schweiker Conference Room in Andruss Library anytime Monday through Thursday, December 14th through the 17th, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, for a much-needed break. Faculty will also be on hand for questions and conversation during those times. All of us in the Library wish you the best of luck on your finals!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Databases to be dropped

Andruss Library provides access to several databases through Access PA, a resource-sharing project of the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Office of Commonwealth Libraries. In response to budget cuts, Access PA will discontinue subscriptions to a number of databases, and as a consequence Andruss Library will no longer provide access to the following databases effective January 1, 2010:

NoveList Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus