We are very excited that the student senate and the Provost have again requested and agreed to provide funding to keep the Undergraduate Library open 24 hours a day from Sunday through Friday. This unique opportunity allows your students access to the library overnight to study and work on group projects. We are continuing to improve services at the Undergraduate library to accommodate this increased student use. We moved the Course reserve books from the Science and Engineering Library to the Undergraduate Library so that your students can access them 24 hours a day 5 days a week in addition to our weekend hours. New PC computers were installed in the Undergraduate Library labs A, B, and C, as well as new iMacs in the first floor Extended Study Area. If you need to use one of the labs for a specialized project, please contact 313.577.8854 to schedule and reserve it. http://www.lib.wayne.edu/services/computing/labs/policy.php
During the 2009 – 2010 academic year the University Library conducted a major review of our journal subscriptions. We had several important goals for this project. They were:
• To realign our journal collection with current University instructional and research needs based on available funding.
• To encourage a collaborative and responsive process for University community stakeholders by involving faculty, students and staff in the journal prioritization process.
• To encourage faculty input guided by decisions of information professionals.
• To develop a journal review model that can be routinely deployed. In addition to building a robust journal collection, Librarians reported that the most beneficial outcome of the journal review was enhanced communication between Librarians and departmental faculty.They learned about new programs and identified other programs that had been discontinued. We also found some technical records clean up that needed to be done.
Overall, together with the faculty, we are saving an estimated $355,376 worth of journal subscriptions that we no longer need. This helps us as we look at balancing our ongoing journal expenditures in a very tight budget situation.
Promote your scholarship using the Digital Commons, http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/ an open-access electronic publishing tool that will help raise the profile and increase visibility of your research in Google and online. The Digital Commons allows you to track interest in your work by providing you with a monthly readership report. The Digital Commons provides you with a permanent space to archive and distribute your publications and presentations. To get started, all you have to do is e-mail your CV to Web Librarian, Jon McGlone, at firstname.lastname@example.org. From there, he will consult with the publishers of your work to see what can be posted.
Unfortunately under traditional publication agreements author’s sign, all rights, including copyright go to the journal publisher. Your liaison librarians want to help. For future publications you can retain the rights you want and need for future use by completing the Author Addendum generator and attaching it to your publication agreement. We have also created a guide with links to resources for more information: http://guides.lib.wayne.edu/content.php?pid=141626
Our goal for next year is to have at least one article from each department deposited in the Digital Commons.
The libraries are pleased to offer your students an enhanced computer lab on the second floor of the Undergraduate Library with staff that can assist them in completing your multimedia assignments. If your course includes a multimedia assignment please refer your students to the STS where they can receive assistance with PowerPoint, Photoshop, and Publisher among other things.
From the newest version of the Adobe Creative Suite and iLife to Camtasia and Microsoft Office 2007, the STS has all the tools your students will need to give their assignments a creative boost. For a full list of software visit: http://www.lib.wayne.edu/services/computing/labs/sts/labhwsw.php
All currently registered students are welcome to drop by any time during operating hours for assistance. It’s free and there’s no appointment necessary. For the current hours and more information, visit http://www.lib.wayne.edu/services/computing/labs/sts/
All Blackboard generated course sites now have a button on the left navigation menu titled Library Resources. The Library Resources button will take you and your students directly to a subject guide that your Librarian Liaison has created for your department that includes links to Library and other resources that may be of assistance to your students as they complete their assignments. Librarian Liaisons are also available to create customized Guides that will support your course(s). Please feel free to contact your liaison to work with them on adding links to additional resources that you would find useful. http://www.lib.wayne.edu/blog/?p=3261
Offering excellent client service is the main mission of the University Libraries and one way to accomplish that is by facilitating a partnership between the library and academic departments to support teaching, learning, and research through the library liaison program. Each academic department has been assigned their own personal librarian liaison.
Liaison Services encompass all librarian interactions with members of their assigned departments. Librarian Liaisons can provide focused, subject specific, and customized services for the faculty, students, and staff of their departments. Librarian Liaisons encourage engagement with faculty through course integrated instruction, creating research assignments, and, providing research support for your publication efforts.
To find your liaison librarian look for your department on this list: http://www.lib.wayne.edu/info/staff/liaison.php.
For even more information, check out our faculty resources brochure that will give you more information on the liaison program and much more: http://www.lib.wayne.edu/blog/files/2011/08/faculty_brochure1.pdf