Welcome Back Spring 2016

Image by The McClouds from Chicago ‘burbs, USA (New welcome mat from my parents) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons I hope the intersession treated you well.  As always your liaison librarians are happy to work with you.  We encourage you to meet with us: find out how we can support your teaching and Read More…

Routine reminders

By raulalbores (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Welcome back!  I hope summer has given you a pleasant break from your routine.  Now it’s time for some routine reminders. Please encourage your students to activate their USM cards at any one of the campus libraries.  Online students can get a Distance Learner Read More…

Welcome Back Spring 2015

Image by Kannanshanmugam,shanmugam studio,Kollam (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Welcome back! I hope that you enjoyed your intersession.  As always I’ll start the semester with a few reminders. We librarians can visit your class multiple times.  We can visit at point of need–during any part of the semester. If a visit Read More…

Tips for the time strapped

Image from freeimages.co.uk In an ideal world we’d allow ample time for our research.  In the real world life intervenes, and even the well-prepared find themselves working close to deadlines.  As the semester nears its end, I’ll remind everyone of the following library resources and services: Full text limiters Most databases allow you to limit Read More…

Late night update

Image from freeimages.co.uk Can we really be so near the end of the semester?!  Finals hours have already begun in Lewiston: they will soon begin in Portland and Gorham as well. The libraries’ Finals Hours page details the schedule.  Also, each library will be hosting a Late Nite: Gorham– Sunday, 4/27, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. Lewiston– Read More…

Changing lives, constant help

Image from the American Library Association National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014) is here again.  This year’s theme is “Lives change @ your library.”  It is a good time to honor our soon-to-be graduates.  After all, their lives are about to change. The new graduates can get a USM alumni card and retain borrowing privileges.  Read More…

Welcome Back Spring 2014

Image from alborzshawn: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/7502393@N04/472028910 and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Welcome back, everyone!  I hope you had a safe, pleasant time off. As always your librarians are here to help you with customized guides, visits, and more.  We are happy to offer instruction, but we offer a variety of other Read More…

Highlights and reminders

Image from freeimages.co.uk Welcome back! I hope the summer has treated you wonderfully!  Here are my highlights and reminders: I’ve been decluttering both my work office and my home office.  For more details you can read the July 11 and August 16 posts respectively.  I have taken time for leisure reading, though, as noted in Read More…

Never too early

Image from www.freeimages.co.uk The Lewiston-Auburn College has an undergraduate capstone course known as Senior Seminar (Senior Sem).  There I can reach the greatest number of students at an important moment in their USM careers.  Already I’m preparing for the fall sections. Since I had worked with one of the instructors before, she wisely had us Read More…

The 2013 alumni post

Image from Sean MacEntee: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/smemon/5061210124/, and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License For the past two years at this time I have devoted a post to alumni and to their information needs.  The tradition continues. The alumni card allows in-house borrowing and URSUS catalog (or MaineCat) requests, as well as 50 Read More…