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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: June/July 2024


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Photo by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

1. Looking ahead to Fall 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. 

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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Photo by Raphael Silva from Pixabay

2. Did you know...about our hammocks and lawn games? 

Summer is here! So, this month's item spotlight is on our hammocks and lawn games like Kan Jam and Spike Ball which are available to check out. Faculty and staff are also able to check them out. To learn more about what we have for types and brands, check out the Equipment guide.


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3. Summer hours

The library hours will change a bit in the summer. Be sure to always check on our hours page to see when we're open and closed. 


Summer hours
  • Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Closed Thursday, July 4

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

That's all for now, folks. 

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