Your very own librarian

This post is for Adams State’s new first year and transfer students:

College is different. It just is. New experiences, more freedom.

But don’t forget more responsibility and more work. That’s part of the deal, too.

One major thing new college students notice is the papers. You’re expected to write papers for class, and you’re expected to do research and make arguments. It can be a little bit overwhelming.

But if, while working on your research, you have a moment like this…

panic

…Understand that 1) it happens to all of us sometimes, and 2) you can get in touch with your Personal Librarian. The Personal Librarian Program assigns one of the Nielsen Library’s librarians to each new student at Adams State.

When you do, don’t be surprised if you and your personal librarian have a moment like this:

best friends

…or like this:

upfriend

 

Your Personal Librarian will reach out to you directly a few times over the course of the school year, and you can also find out who your personal librarian is here.

New students aren’t the only ones with personalized librarian support…

surprise

Upper division undergraduates, graduate students and faculty can also use the link above to find out who their subject librarian is. There’s one for every department! Get in touch and you’ll be celebrating well-executed literature reviews like…

celebration

 

 

 

 

Finals Week at Nielsen

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Whether you’re cramming hard or need a break, here’s what’s going on at the Nielsen Library during Finals Week:

Extended Hours:
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

Coffee:
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

Quiet Zones:
1st floor = Collaborative Zone
2nd floor = Quiet Zone
3rd floor = Silent Zone
Create your own Silent Zone with earplugs

Food for Fines is Back!

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.

Food for Fines Flyer (1) copy

‘Gram while you cram

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:

  • Follow @nielsenlibrary on Instagram
  • insta squareSnap a selfie – wherever you study, however you study. It doesn’t have to be in the library.
  • Upload it to Instagram and tag it #studyselfie and @nielsenlibrary
  • We’ll draw one random winner from all the selfies uploaded before 11:59 p.m. on May 9.
  • The winner will get the exclusive right to reserve group study room 215 (normally non-reservable) during finals week.
  • We’ll also pay to have a large pizza delivered to the room at a time of your choosing.

Graduate Students Needed for Library Focus Groups

NOW ON SALEYour 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.

Cancelled On-Campus Session One: Monday, April 27, 12-1 p.m., Nielsen Library 304
Pizza provided

Cancelled On-Campus Session Two: Tuesday, April 28, 6-7 p.m., Nielsen Library 304
Pizza provided

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 staylor@adams.edu or 719-587-7572.

Nielsen Library to go Analog Only

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?”

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The library of the future?

 

Some of the exciting changes you can expect to see in the coming months include:

  • the library computer labs being turned into quiet reading rooms
  • a WiFi free library building
  • the cancellation of all online journals and ebooks
  • the return of the card catalog

“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.

Tunes@2 April 3, 2015

nolan smithIt’s that time again! Put down whatever you’re working on this Friday at 2:00pm and head over to the second floor of the Nielsen Library for Tunes@2.

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.

tunes at 2

Cesar Chavez Week

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.

Other events include: Cesar Chavez Poster 2015

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.