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…

Building academic communities

Image courtesy of the American Library Association National Library Week begins this coming Sunday.  Since librarianship is a highly collaborative field, I salute my fellow librarians: I am honored to share ideas with you on a daily basis.  I also salute you, my non-librarian readers.  After all, we librarians are here to work with you.  Read More…

A Valentine’s Day reminder

Image from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery First of all, I’ll use Valentine’s Day to thank you for your readership.  I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy writing them. Secondly I’ll remind you that we librarians are happy to work with you at any time in the semester–not Read More…

Study space and study breaks

 Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk Can you believe finals are drawing near?!   The libraries are a great place to study and to relax. Of course the USM libraries have special hours for the finals period.  Since each library has different hours, please check the finals hours page for your library’s schedule.  Take note of the special Read More…

Quotes for your commencement speech

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk With commencements come commencement speeches.  With commencement speeches come the inspirational quotes.  If you’ve been invited to give a speech, Google (used judiciously–of course) is a handy tool, but don’t forget about the library’s quotation resources: Oxford Reference Online contains quotation books. You can type in a known quote.  Alternately you can Read More…

Open access and alums

Photo by Andrew Schwegler:  Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajschwegler/525739982/, and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. Can you believe that graduation is almost upon us again?!  Remember that our soon-to-be alumni can retain USM library privileges.  Check out the Alumni Cards page for more information. Another resource that alumni–and everyone else–can use is the Directory Read More…

Other services

Last week I reminded you about library services.  I also should remind you about other important student services: Division of Student Success Online Orientation TRiO Programs Check the January 27 entry for more information on online student support and the May 11 entry for more information on the TriO programs.  Together we can all make Read More…

Lifelong learning after graduation

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ As graduation approaches, I’d like to remind out soon-to-be alumni about library privileges that they will continue to have.  The alumni card allows for in-library borrowing, as well as  URSUS or MaineCat requests.   With the card alumni can also print from library computers and photocopy.  Check here for more information. Though the Read More…