Therapy dogs will be at the Nielsen Library during finals week again this semester. Stop by the first floor lobby between 6-7pm Monday or Tuesday to hang out with Moose, Gracie, Kaiser, Dizzy, and Dutch!
Whether you’re cramming hard or need a break, here’s what’s going on at the Nielsen Library during Finals Week:
Open until 2am
Sunday, May 10 – Thursday, May 14
Paws and Relax Therapy Dogs:
Monday, May 11: 6pm-7pm
Tuesday, May 12: 6pm-7pm
First floor lobby
Coloring and Crafts:
All week long at the Finals Survival Table on the second floor
The K2 Coffee Lounge will be open until 2am, serving up coffee, tea, and more!
Come to the reference desk and get a voucher for a free hot beverage between 8pm-2am.
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
1st floor = Collaborative Zone
2nd floor = Quiet Zone
3rd floor = Silent Zone
Create your own Silent Zone with earplugs
Clean out your pantry and clear your library fines at the same time!
Bring non-perishable food items to the Nielsen Library from April 27 – May 15. Each food item waives one $5 library fine, and there is no limit. All food will be donated to the Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley.
This program does not apply to replacement charges for lost items.
Get ready for the Nielsen Library’s first ever Instagram contest: ‘Gram while you cram!
We know you’re hard at work cramming for finals. Snap a study selfie and send it to us for the chance to win the exclusive right to reserve study room 215 during finals week.
Here’s how it works:
Your opinion counts! The Nielsen Library is looking for ways to enhance services for graduate students, both on-campus and off. Focus groups help us to improve our existing services and develop new services to suit our users’ needs. Past focus groups have directly led to library improvements such as new study room furniture and extended hours for finals. We want to know how we can improve our services for graduate students.
On-Campus Session One: Monday, April 27, 12-1 p.m., Nielsen Library 304
Off-Campus Focus Group: An online discussion group will be open for the month of May
$20 Amazon gift cards provided
Students must contribute a minimum of one initial reply and one follow-up for all 9 questions to be eligible for the gift card.
Sign up for this focus group
If you have any questions, please contact Stacy Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-587-7572.
The Nielsen Library is excited to announce that we have begun the transition to an analog only collection.
Many libraries these days are acquiring more and more electronic resources like databases and ebooks, and some have even gone so far as to get rid of their print collections. We’ve decided to buck the trend and go in the opposite direction.
“We want to reestablish the old paradigm that libraries are quiet buildings full of books,” said library director Carol Smith, “What better way to do that than by getting rid of everything else?”
Some of the exciting changes you can expect to see in the coming months include:
“The internet just isn’t reliable,” reported learning and engagement librarian Geoff Johnson, “just this morning I saw reports about the existence of the Force, Microsoft Office for Cats, and a stuffed Panda with artificial intelligence. Even this very blog post seems a bit sketchy.”
Electronic resources librarian Nicole LeBoeuf could not be reached for comment.
Students who would like to know more about evaluating websites and finding reliable sources should contact a librarian.
This month’s event features music student Nolan Smith. He will be performing mostly acoustic, all original songs that will be featured on his upcoming EP this June. Nolan’s music is greatly influenced by jazz. He hopes you enjoy what you hear and encourages everyone to like his Facebook page to keep up with his activities.
Tunes@2 happens every first Friday near the library coffee cart. Start your weekend off right –with good music, good coffee, and good company.
The Adams State University Cultural Awareness and Student Achievement Center (CASA) is hosting a variety of events this week in honor of Cesar Chavez week.
Don’t miss Cesar Chavez Movie Night, with David Guerrero, this Friday, April 3 at 5 p.m. on the second floor of the library.
A Pool Tournament will be from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Loft, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building. Winners will be awarded prizes from the ASU Bookstore.
The Noche de Familia Horno Cookout Fundraiser will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the ASU CASA Center, 101 Faculty Drive. Guest speakers will include Arnold Salazar, Freddy Jaquez, and Kiko Martinez. Call 719-587 7880 for more information or to purchase tickets.
The Lifeway’s Lecture Series continues with Pasion Sobre Agua, by Sarah Parmar, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in McDaniel Hall room 201.
The Nielsen Library’s Spring Break hours will be:
Saturday 3/21: Closed
Sunday 3/22: Closed
Monday 3/23 – Friday 3/27: 8am – 5pm
Saturday 3/28: Closed
Regular hours will resume Sunday 3/29.
Have a safe and happy break!
Want to have your own game night with your friends? We now have board games available for you to check out!
Games can be checked out for one week and are available at the circulation desk.
The settlers of Catan
Playing cards (2 decks)
Apples to apples
A game of thrones
Cards against humanity (2 copies)
Cards against humanity: first expansion
Cards against humanity: second expansion