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Apr. 2012: New Faces & New Materials

Posted on: Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:04:26 pm

Rosen Faculty Lines

Vol. 4, no. 1 | April 2012

Opening Lines

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by.
~ Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

News & Notes...

New Faces

We are pleased to introduce three new members of our team:

  • Our new Public Services Librarian is Kelly Robinson. She has been busy helping students, teaching instruction sessions, creating or updating research guides, and more.
  • Our first new Sr. Library Technical Assistant is Amanda Richards. She has been busy helping students, learning the ins and outs of the library circulation system, maintaining our reserves collection, and more.
  • Our second new Sr. Library Technical Assistant, Ashleigh Ginther, will be starting soon. She will be helping students, maintaining our periodicals collection, overseeing our interlibrary loan operations, and more.

These new staff members are joining longtime team members Library Technical Assistant Supervisor TJ Ormseth and Head Librarian Tim Bottorff. If you haven't been in the library for a while, come on down and meet the staff! While you're here, let us know what we can do to better support your students and your classes!

Tutorials & Classes

Does your class have a research component requiring students to utilize books, journal articles, and other scholarly sources? If so, we hope you will consider using a Rosen Library research Tutorial or a face-to-face instruction session.

All you need to do is let us know with which course(s) you'd like to use a Tutorial or instruction session. We can suggest an appropriate Tutorial for most courses, and we will simply ask that you decide on a due date and how many points to assign to the Quiz. That's all! We do the rest of the work, including compiling and grading the Quizzes. We can even supply you with suggested wording to add to your syllabus. If a face-to-face session is more appropriate, we will discuss the appropriate details with you.

Want to assign a research Tutorial or instruction session for your Summer course(s)? Just fill out our Library Instruction Request Form or email us and we'll be in touch shortly! Or just stop by and let us know your plans. Please note that we request that all instruction and tutorial requests be submitted prior to the start of classes. This allows us time to plan accordingly, and it also allows you time to add the information to your syllabus.

Reserve Materials

Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to put materials on (print or electronic) reserve for your Summer A or C courses.

No On-site UWC Services over the Summer

The University Writing Center (UWC) has indicated that they do not have enough available staff to provide a Rosen campus consultant during the summer sessions. Please plan accordingly. They do offer a variety of services through their main campus locations and their online consultation options. Please refer to the UWC website for more information.

Rosen Library Hours During Exams and Break

  • Tue Apr. 24 thru Thu Apr 26: 7am-9pm (Exams)
  • Fri, Apr. 27: 8am-5pm
  • Sat Apr. 28: CLOSED
  • Sun Apr. 29: 12pm-8pm
  • Mon Apr. 30: 8am-9pm (Exams)
  • Tue May 1 thru Fri May 4: 8am-5pm (Break)
  • Sat May 5 thru Sun May 6: CLOSED
  • Mon May 7 thru Fri May 11: 8am-5pm (Break)
  • Sat May 12 thru Sun May 13: CLOSED
  • Mon May 14: Resume normal hours

From the Stacks...

Public Services Librarian Kelly Robinson has created a fantastic new guide that highlights New Items (books and DVDs) received within the last few months.

Each entry includes a cover image, a short description, and a link to the online catalog for more information. We think you will like it! The guide is categorized into many different subject areas to make it easier to find materials of interest to you. Just use the tabs near the top of the page to navigate among the subjects.

Please take a look, and let us know what you think of our New Items guide!

Closing Lines...

Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comments link below), to email us at, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.



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