Monday, December 14, 2015

Research Assistance during Winter Session

The Library is available for your research needs during Winter Session.  Be sure to check out the summary of Library Services during Winter Session.  The best way to contact a Research Librarian for assistance is the Ask a Librarian service.  Please feel welcome to take full advantage of these services!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Curriculum Builder in BOLT

The Library recently collaborated with the Instructional Media and Design Center to implement Curriculum Builder in BOLT. What is Curriculum Builder? It is a BOLT plugin for the Library's EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) called Search Everything @ BU that provides faculty with a way to create and manage course reading lists within BOLT for their students to electronic library resources like journals, ebooks, streaming video, and other digital resources. They may also annotate their reading lists with instructions for students, and copy reading lists into other courses.

Some of the advantages of Curriculum Builder:
  • circumvents the complicated download/upload/renaming process of adding online resources to BOLT
  • provides straightforward access for students within BOLT
  • potentially reduces textbook costs for students
  • provides automatic feedback to librarians about what the resources you value and use
For the most part, links to selected sources will be stable, especially to journal articles. The Library is committed to working with course instructors to maintain access to reading list resources.
-Linda Neyer, Library Database Coordinator

Monday, December 7, 2015

LibQual Prize Winners

Congratulations to the LibQual prize winners, and thanks to everyone who completed the survey!
  • 1st prize, $150 Amazon gift card--Anthony Alongi, freshman undeclared
  • 2nd prize, $100 BU store gift card--Bridget Brough, sophomore Audiology/Speech-Language Pathology major
  • 3rd prize, $50 BU store gift card--Kyle Brosch, junior Supply Chain major
  • Winners of the 500 pages of additional printing:  Frank Vitto, Criminal Justice major; Alexandra Hilbert, freshman Accounting major; Joanna Boyan, senior Early Childhood Education major; Jeffrey McManus, junior History major; Stephanie Evans, senior Environmental Biology major

You Deserve It!