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.
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 library computer labs being turned into quiet reading rooms
a WiFi free library building
the cancellation of all online journals and ebooks
The Reference Department in the Nielsen Library seeks a dependable and motivated graduate student or mature upperclassman to help staff the reference desk during professionally staffed hours and to assist patrons when regular staff is not present. Student workers will provide reference service in an effective, timely, and courteous manner. Students must be available to work for at least two semesters. Evenings and weekends may be required.
Provide reference assistance to library patrons. If unable to answer question, call on reference librarian.
Assist users with the online catalog, print materials, and electronic databases.
Provide patrons with directional information in locating materials and services.
Answer telephone reference questions or refer callers to reference librarian on duty.
Assist patrons in finding information and in learning how to conduct research and to find information on their own.
Sorts reference books, non-reference books and current periodicals, loads on book trucks, and shelves reference books.
Curious about Chromebooks? Ever wonder what it’s like to read on a Kindle? Unsure about the smartwatch phenomenon? The Nielsen Library now has a wide variety of different gadgets and devices for you to check out.
We have tablets, eReaders, a Chromebook, smartwatch, smartpen and more! Most devices check out for 2 weeks, so you can try before you buy or just get more familiar with the latest technologies.
The library also has laptops, headphones, and phone chargers. All technology can be checked out from the circulation desk on the first floor.