What’s New in the Library for Spring 2010

Happy New Year, everyone!  I have a bunch of updates about Homer Babbidge Library for the spring semester! 

1.       New Hours for Babbidge Library   

 Babbidge Library will now be open later on Fridays, and earlier on weekend mornings.  The new hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 am- 2 am; Friday 7:30 am- 10 pm; Saturday 10 am- 6 pm; Sunday 10 am- 2 am.  The Dodd Center’s spring semester hours remain Monday-Friday, 10 am- 4 pm.  

2.       Kindle Borrowing Pilot Program

 During the spring semester, the library will be testing a pilot program for students and faculty to check out Amazon Kindles from the iDesk at Babbidge Library for a 2 week loan period.  A list of FAQs about the project is available at http://lib.uconn.edu/services/circulation/KindleFAQ.pdf

3.       Borrowing Laptops, Digital Cameras, Voice Recorders at the iDesk

 Laptops are currently available for loan at the iDesk, and the library will be expanding this service to include digital cameras, digital voice recorders and other items in the coming weeks.  Please contact the iDesk for more information:  860.486.2518.

 4.       Human Rights in the USA Film Series

The Human Rights in the USA film series continues with three films in Spring 2010:  Trouble the Water, on February 9; Sicko on March 16, and The Garden on April 13.  Descriptions of the films and the full schedule are available at http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/events/hr_usa_film_series.htm.

 5.       RefWorks and Google Maps Mash-up Workshops 

 Sign up to attend an upcoming library workshop:  http://www.lib.uconn.edu/instruction/workshop/

 6.       Streaming Media Services

 Did you know?  You can request to have film or other media available to students through your HuskyCT course site.  If there are films that you use frequently in your classes that you would like to stream, we can look into acquiring the streaming rights to those films.  Further information and the streaming video request form are available at the library’s streaming media guide at http://classguides.lib.uconn.edu/streamingmedia. 

 7.       New resource guides for Media/Video and Distance Learning

http://classguides.lib.uconn.edu/mediaresources
http://classguides.lib.uconn.edu/distancelearning

8.      And finally, a new system for printing at Babbidge Library

Details to come soon…

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