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Libraries Honor Golden and Diamond Grads

Thursday, April 25th: Reception, Tours, and Music for Golden and Diamond Grads!

The Libraries will be hosting a reception in the Atrium and offering tours for the Golden and Diamond Grads on April 25 from 1-3 p.m. Music will be provided by pianist Jered Kostenko who is a graduate student at WSU’s School of Music. Please feel free to participate in the event and meet some wonderful WSU alumni.

2013 Reunion Class Gift

The Golden and Diamond Grad classes traditionally make a dedicated class gift as a way of showing how much WSU means to them. We are pleased to announce that President Floyd selected The Libraries as the recipient of this year’s Reunion Gift: National Geographic Virtual Library.

For more than 100 years National Geographic has educated and inspired learners of all ages. The iconic monthly publication provides unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and more. Thanks to the Golden and Diamond Grads and the advancement of digital technology, we are seeking the opportunity to offer unlimited access to National Geographic to students and faculty: Every article from every issue, each fully searchable by keywords.

Visit: National Geographic Virtual Library to access a free trial of this amazing resource!

To learn more or make a gift, please contact Anna Wheatley at 509-335-6205 or awheatley@wsu.edu or donate online:

Class of 1953 at 53classgift.wsu.edu

Class of 1963 at 63classgift.wsu.edu

Thank you Washington State University Diamond and Golden Grads!

Library Hours Extended

WSU students will have a new study tool available to them for the first time – round-the-clock access to university libraries during the last two weeks of the semester.

“After discussion with student leaders and examination of gate count data from last year, we decided to keep the Holland and Terrell libraries open 24/7 during dead and finals weeks,” said Beth Blakesley, associate dean of libraries.

The libraries opened at noon Saturday, Dec. 1, and will remain open through 9:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.

Gov. Shutdown Affects Some Information Services

Update:

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: limited

Agricola: down (EBSCO’s Agricola can still be searched.

Bureau of Economic Analysis: down

Bureau of Justice Statistics: available

Bureau of Labor Statistics: limited

Census (and FedStats): down

Data.gov: down

EDGAR: available

ERIC: down (EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is making the government database ERIC available during the government shutdown. Because of the shutdown, access to the full text of articles and other materials will not be available but researchers will have access to the full set of A&I records on EBSCOhost. Users going tohttp://www.ebsco.com/freeERIC<http://www.ebsco.com/freeERIC>  will now see ERIC listed among the other free EBSCO databases such as GreenFILE™ and Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts™ (LISTA).

fdSys: limited

Federal Election Commission: limited

Library of Congress: limited (thomas.gov and beta.congress.gov available)

MedlinePlus: limited

National Archives and Records Administration: limited

NCJRS: available

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency: limited

Pubmed: limited

RegInfo: available

In light of the  uncertainties regarding government operations, we wanted to let you know that the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information <http://www.osti.gov/home/>  (OSTI) will continue to make available OSTI databases, search tools and web pages, including SciTech Connect<http://www.osti.gov/scitech/>  and Science Accelerator<http://www.scienceaccelerator.gov/> .  Should the situation change, OSTI will put out another announcement prior to any of our products being unavailable for any period of time.

The census web site is not functioning: http://www.census.gov/

(http://era.nih.gov/) may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted

If you are a grantee or grant applicant looking for guidance, see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-126.html

Congress has not passed an appropriation for FY 2014 or a Continuing Resolution to allow Government agencies to continue normal operations. Therefore, like all Federal agencies, GPO is preparing for a Government shutdown beginning at midnight on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. During a furlough due to a Government shutdown, GPO employees can only work on activities directly related to the legislative process, and on activities for an orderly shutdown and to protect property and assets.

Effective October 1, 2013, all staff of Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) will be furloughed due to the funding lapse. GPO will not be updating gpo.gov, FDLP.gov, the Catalog of Government Publications, Ben’s Guide, or be responding to askGPO questions until funding is restored. The Laurel warehouse will be closed so there will be no shipments to depository libraries.

Congressional materials will continue to be processed and posted to FDsys. Federal Register services on FDsys will be limited to documents that protect life and property. The remaining collections on FDsys will not be updated and will resume after funding is restored.

USATrade Online will be shutdown starting today until further notice.

During the shutdown, USA.gov  will not be updated, but the website will be available. You can also get answers to government questions by calling 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636), 8 AM – 8 PM (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday.

Due to the lapse in government funding, PubMed is being maintained with minimal staffing. Information will be updated to the extent possible, and the agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries.

Learn the status of government services during the shutdown.

Reference Item of the Month for March!

Have a look at March’s Reference Item of the Month, the Encyclopedia of Gender and Society. To learn more about this great resource, or about past reference items of the month, check out our website!

Bibliographic Management with EndNote Classes

Classes are scheduled for EndNote and EndNote Web instruction.  EndNote enables researchers to manage, organize and integrate bibliographic research and ultimately format documents for publication.  The “Beginner’s Class” introduces the basics of using EndNote and EndNote Web.  The 2nd class, “Cite While You Write,” will show you how to format documents – both in-text and bibliographic citations into your documents and troubleshoot commonly encountered issues.

Pullman classes, conducted in Terrell 105 classroom:

Beginners Class – Tuesday, March 26th from 10 to 12.

Cite While You Write – Tuesday, April 9th from 10 to 12.

For enrollment information and more information on EndNote, access http://libguides.wsulibs.wsu.edu/endnote or contact Jane Scales scales@wsu.edu.

Individuals away from the Pullman campus can contact Jane Scales scales@wsu.edu for scheduling webinars.

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Reserve Group Study Rooms Online

All Terrell Library study rooms can now be reserved online

The Terrell Library study rooms on all floors, can all now be reserved online.  Anyone with a WSU email account can reserve a group study room for up to four hours, per 24 hour period. All reservation requests must be confirmed within 30 minutes of requesting.  Reservations can be confirmed or cancelled by responding to the notification email sent by the system at the time of the initial reservation request.

To view availability and reserve study rooms point your browser to the front page of the Libraries’ new calendar.  You may browse the available times for each room offered for reservation by clicking on the ‘Group Study” link on the right side of the screen.  The calendar for the current month is listed on the left side of the screen and the available times for each room for the current day is displayed prominently in the middle of the page.  For each room you can view a greater description of the room, its floor location, and an interior photo of the room by “mousing over” each room’s information icon.  The Main Holland and Terrell Circulation Desk has maps with all the study rooms highlighted available.

For questions regarding the service stop by the Holland and Terrell Circulation Desk or call 509.335.9672 

Main Calendar

http://calendar.libraries.wsu.edu

Group Study Room Calendars

http://calendar.libraries.wsu.edu/booking/groupstudy

SMART Board collaboration technology available in Group Study Rooms in Holland/Terrell Libraries

• Starting on Monday November 26th, Terrell 111/113 (The group study rooms closest to the Reference desk in the Holland and Terrell Library) will be available for booking through our LibCal Calendaring Service (check it out here http://wsulibs.wsu.libcal.com/rooms.php?i=102 ). We hope to expand the calendaring service to all of the HAT study rooms by next semester.

• Access Services will be checking out two SMART Board Adapters from the Satellite Circulation Desk (Formerly Front Desk CUB). These can be used in conjunction with most any laptop.

•Basic instructions on how to install and the use the software will be in the rooms with more in depth instructions on use to follow.


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