2011 Student Gift Benefits Textbook Collection

April 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Posted in textbooks | Comments Off on 2011 Student Gift Benefits Textbook Collection

The 2011 Student Gift Committee announced in April that
based on responses to a January survey, the overwhelming
choice by voters was to donate this year’s class gift to the
Galvin Library’s Reserve Textbooks Collection.

The committee has set two goals for this year’s campaign.  They
would like to:

  •    receive 300 gifts from undergraduate students
  •    have 30% participation from the graduating class

Help them reach their goals!

Read more about the 2011 Student Gift efforts.  Search for textbooks on reserve or
read more about Galvin Library’s policies for textbooks.

Gift Card Winners Chosen!

April 16, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Posted in surveys | Comments Off on Gift Card Winners Chosen!

Our cell phone survey received over 200 responses, and we’ve just chosen the winners. Five lucky students will be able to save a bit on their next textbook order with a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card (redeemable at the IIT bookstore). If you took our survey, check your IIT e-mail to see if you’ve won!

Winners can pick up their gift cards by coming to the Galvin Library reference desk (on the second floor) between 9:00am and 6:00pm Monday-Friday. Please bring your IIT ID for verification purposes.

International Librarian’s Office Hours

April 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Posted in services | Comments Off on International Librarian’s Office Hours

Starting Thursday, April 14th our International Student Services Librarian, Yi Han, will have office hours Thursdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm for the rest of the semester. Her office hours will be in Group Study Room A on the lower level. You do not need an appointment – just stop by and ask her your library research questions!

Questions? Email yhan27@iit.edu.

Smart Searching Doesn’t Have to be Hard

April 13, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Posted in classes, instruction | Comments Off on Smart Searching Doesn’t Have to be Hard

On Wednesday, March 23rd, we had a class on how to search smarter, not harder. Because these skills are so important, there is now have a Research Guide for searching smart! Check out the Search Smart -Not Hard guide here.

There are lots of ways to get to what you need without all the irritation – you just have to know them! This guide will explain:

    The differences between your various library accounts
    Linking Google Scholar to IIT
    Galvin-specific Firefox plugins
    And much more!

We also have tons of other Research Guides covering all the major disciplines and research topics. And if that isn’t enough, you are always welcome to ask us questions.

Take Our Cell Phone Survey

April 13, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Posted in surveys, technology | Comments Off on Take Our Cell Phone Survey

We ran this survey for the last year, and we’d like to see how smartphone use at IIT has changed since then.

Complete our survey and you could win a Barnes and Noble gift card! They’re only worth $10, but we have five of them, and you can use them in the IIT bookstore. All you have to do is fill out our cell phone survey. Your data will be kept private; we just want to get some information and see if we need to update our mobile website.

The survey will be open until Friday, March 16th. Gift card winners will be contacted at their IIT e-mail address by March 23rd.

Share.iit Downtime Friday April 15

April 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Posted in Share.iit | Comments Off on Share.iit Downtime Friday April 15

Share.iit, IIT’s institutional repository, will be inaccessible on Friday, April 15 for about two hours from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (Central time) for maintenance. If you have any questions you can contact Dana Lamparello at dlampare@iit.edu.

Avoiding Plagiarism Class April 15

April 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Posted in classes, instruction | Comments Off on Avoiding Plagiarism Class April 15

30 Minutes to Success: Library Research Series for International Students

The library is hosting a series of 30 minute classes in March and April to help international students do library research smarter and faster. These short classes are designed to build your research skills just in time for your final assignments! Each class is taught by our international student services librarian, Yi Han. Yi completed her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science in the United States, so not only is she an expert researcher but she also has tons of personal experience as a former international student.

Next training session:

Part 3: Avoiding Plagiarism: What do I Need to Cite?
Friday, April 15th 1:00pm to 1:30pm in Galvin Library’s Library Learning Center
Sign up here

    • What is plagiarism?
    • How do I know if I plagiarized?
    • How do professors check plagiarism?
    • What kind of information do I need to cite? What don’t I need to cite?

If you have these questions when you do research papers, or if you want to learn how to avoid plagiarism, please come to the library’s Avoiding Plagiarism class. In this class, we will use real-world examples to answer all these questions. Bring your own questions about plagiarism if you have any.

Previous sessions:

Part 1: Free Internet vs. Library Database: Which is the Best for Me?

Missed it? Click here to see a summary of what was taught.

Part 2: Database Search Training Session: Advanced Search Techniques
Missed it? Click here to see a summary of what was taught.

Email Yi at yhan27@iit.edu with any questions.

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