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Explanation of the ILAC Plan (Information Literacy Across the Curriculum) plus common research-related resources for faculty

The Searching Squirrel, a Library Newsletter: December 2023






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1. Looking ahead to Winter 2024

Course Reserves

If there are books or media items you would like to add to the course reserves for your courses, please follow the following instructions:

  1. Bring materials before the first day of classes (the earlier the better) and allow 24 hours from when the online form is submitted or materials are dropped off and a paper form submitted to ready the items for course reserve. You can bring your own personal items, get things from our collection, or give us a list of things from our collection and we’ll get them.

  2. If you would like to put an item on reserve that we do not have in our collection and you do not own, please talk to a librarian about ordering it and fill out the purchase request form. Please allow time for ordering, shipping, cataloging, and processing.

  3. The two options for loan periods are 4-hour and 24-hour checkout. Be sure to indicate which you prefer.

You may also fill out the Course Reserves Request Form.

Librarian Instruction Sessions

If you would like a librarian to come into your class, please notify your librarian at least one week in advance or as soon as you can. This gives librarians time to prepare materials for the session and map out their semester. Find out who your librarian is here.

Please continue to refer your students directly to a librarian for one-on-one research assistance, and we can field all their needs.





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2. Upcoming library events: Citation Seminar and Christmas Card Making

This month the library will be hosting two events. 

Citation Seminar
  • Monday, December 4th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Vogel Library, Classroom 2

  • Bring your in-progress paper or research; librarians will help you find additional resources, format your paper, and cite sources correctly.

  • Snacks? Yes.



Christmas Card Making


  • Thursday, December 7th, 3:30-6:00 p.m.

  • Vogel Library, K-Statt, behind 2nd floor circulation desk

  • Drop-in to celebrate the library makerspace and make a holiday card! Supplies are provided for a unique and festive de-stressor!

  • Snacks? Yes.



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3. Spotlight on 2nd floor book display: Publications of current and past faculty 

The December/January second-floor books display highlights and celebrates publications of current and past faculty and staff. This includes chapters in books, being an editor, and authored materials. 

Things of note:

  • This is a curated selection of Wartburg faculty publications; there were more than there is room on the display. More can be found in the Wartburg College Archives on the 3rd floor of the library. 

  • If you have published, presented at a conference, recorded/written a piece of music, or another form of publication, please let a librarian know so we can order a copy.





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4. Library hours for Finals Week and Christmas Break

The library hours will change a bit around Finals and Christmas Break. Be sure to always check on our hours page to see when we're open and closed. 

Finals Week
  • Sun, Dec. 10:                        1:00 p.m.- 1:00 a.m.

  • Mon, Dec. 11:                        7:30 a.m.- 1:00 a.m.

  • Tues - Wed, Dec. 12-13:       7:30 a.m.-  midnight

  • Thur, Dec. 14:                       7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Fri, Dec. 15:                          8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.    

Christmas break
  • Sat -Sun, Dec. 16-17:          CLOSED

  • Mon-Fri, Dec. 18-22:            8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

  • Sat-Mon, Dec. 23- Jan. 1:    CLOSED

  • Tues-Fri, Jan. 2-5:                8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

  • Sat-Sun, Jan. 6-7:                CLOSED

Head to the FAQ page if you have questions or email Melissa Curtis.

That's all for now, folks. 

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