Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Headphone Sets Available

Need some serenity while studying at the library? Maybe listening to music helps you to concentrate better? The staff at Andruss library can offer some assistance to you in finding solace from distraction by offering quality headphones to enhance your study atmosphere. 

These headphones are currently available at the Circulation Desk, free of charge, so that you can “plug in” and listen to webinars, music, or maybe just serve as a barrier from nearby chatter. Using headphones can help eliminate the noise disturbance to others caused from playing video or music feeds without them.

The borrowing process is easy. Library patrons simply use their student ID to check a pair out and then use them (in-house only) for 2 hours at a time. Of course, if there is a late return on the headphones or they get misplaced, applicable fees will be applied.

If you are interested, try this free service next time you stop by Andruss Library. It might just be the remedy you need for quiet time during your visit.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Spotlight on... Katie Yelinek

This is the next installment in a series of blog posts to help you get acquainted with some of the people who work in the library.  Today we introduce you to one of our librarians, who you probably have seen before.

What is your name? Katie Yelinek

What is your title? Reference Librarian/Coordinator of Government Documents

What is a typical day like for you? Never dull!  Every day is different, depending on what I’m working on.  A lot of my time is spent prepping for and teaching library instruction classes.  I’m the librarian for the departments of Anthropology, English, EGGS, Political Science, and Psychology.  It’s always fun to work with students and to see what topics they’ve chosen to focus on.  I get to do that, too, when I’m working at the Research Center or when students ask to meet with me one-on-one in my office.  Another thing I do is to oversee the Government Documents collections in the library—there’s such a huge wealth of information put out by the government that it’s amazing to see where our tax dollars are going.  Finally, I recently started the Popular Reading Collection in the library.  I love picking books to add to that collection.
What else should people know about you?    It might be a cliché, but I became a librarian because I have interests in a lot of different areas.  I enjoy working with my English students just as much as my EGGS students.  Being the Government Documents Librarian lets me work with topics from every government agency under the sun, which is rather neat.

How can people get in contact with you? email: kyelinek@bloomu.edu  Phone:570-389-4228  Office: AL 241