Updates from Summer 2017

What’s new in the Library? 

 

Welcome back! We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to the start of the fall semester. Here are some of the things we’ve been up to this summer in the Library in preparation for the 2017-2018 Academic Year: 

 

SPACE CHANGES: 

Print room move 

In preparation for upcoming library renovations to house the Collaboratory for Innovative Design (CID), the print room has been moved from its former location in Room 110 to its new location next to Circulation. 

 

Introducing the Huddle Space 

Room 110 (the former print room) is now a Huddle Space. It will be used by librarians for consultations with students and faculty, and when not in use by librarians it will be available on a first-come-first-served basis to faculty and students as a work and collaboration space. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

FYE digital literacy week 

On September 19th-22nd, the Library, IT, and CWAA will be hosting all First Year Experience sections for a digital literacy session introducing them to our services. The DisCo and Library staff are fully-booked from 9am-5:30pm during this week.  

 

NEW STAFF: 

Welcome Allison Keaney!  

The Library has hired Allison Keaney as Head of Open Access Systems and Services; Allison oversees the Circulation & Access Services staff and is in charge of Copyright and Open Access programs. Allison and Liz Chase are working together on copyright for fall reserves as Allison settles into her new role. She joined the MacPhaidin Library Staff on August 7th.

 

CHANGES TO RESOURCES: 

Ebrary is now Ebook Central 

Proquest has replaced ebrary with Ebook Central. You will see that the ebook reader functionality is the same. Currently, users may receive a security notification when accessing the site; it is okay to proceed. The Library is working to remove this and will notify you of any changes. 

 

Databases 

On the Library home page, you will see that we’ve changed our “Electronic Resources” link to read “Databases,” based on student user feedback. 

 

Articles tab 

We have removed the Article search from HillSearch, based on low usage and the quality of search results. A search in HillSearch now yields physical and electronic resources held by the library. Article PDFs are accessed through our databases. 

 

Changes to Yewno 

Yewno has updated their user interface, if you have any questions about its functionality, contact reference@stonehill.edu 

 

FOR FACULTY: 

Reserves 

The deadline for fall reserves was August 1st. If you have not submitted your fall reserves requests yet, please do so ASAP. We will process materials for the first two weeks of your course first so that they will be available to students, then continue to add items in the order they were received. 

 

Book and streaming media requests  

If you would like the Library to purchase books, DVDs, or access to streaming media for your courses, please contact Liz Chase (echase2@stonehill.edu) for Book and DVD requests, or Heather Perry (hperry@stonehill.edu) for streaming media requests. 

 

Book your fall instruction! 

Space in the DisCo for the fall is already filling up; please contact your Subject Liaison or reference@stonehill.edu ASAP to discuss your plans for research instruction this fall. 

 

If you would like more information about any of these updates to our systems and services, please email reference@stonehill.edu or call 508-565-1203.