Tuesday, November 27, 2007

IM a WCU Librarian!

Away from the Library in your residence hall? Connected to the Internet, but still far from the Reference Desk? No problem: instant message a librarian!

IM a WCU Librarian is available Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Add the library to your buddy list:
HunterLibrary (AIM)
HunterLibrary3000 (Yahoo)
HunterLibrary3000@hotmail.com (MSN)

Research assistance is also available face-to-face, by email, and by phone.

Need help after the reference desk is closed? NC Knows is staffed by librarians around the country and is available 24 hours a day, every day!

Maps have moved!

In an effort to provide more access for the library’s patrons, the maps collection has been relocated from the lower mezzanine to the main floor of the library at the end farthest from the entrance. It will now be open and available for use whenever the library is open. Future plans include adding GIS data workstations to the service desk located near the collection. For further information regarding the collection or to schedule a class visit, please contact Bart Voskuil at 828-227-3493, voskuil@email.wcu.edu.

The lower mezzanine will now also remain open whenever the library is open. It will house older bound periodicals and will serve as quiet study space. Plans are in the works to re-open the graduate study rooms off of this mezzanine for use in the spring. For information on this project please contact Kevin Unrath, Head of Access Services, at 828-227-3405, unrath@email.wcu.edu.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Remember Hunter Library over your break!

Will you be working on a research project over Thanksgiving Break? You can access article databases such as Academic Search Premier or JSTOR from home by using your 92#!

Not sure where to start? The library provides online Research Guides by Subject.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Learning Express Library

Planning on taking the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT? Check out the Learning Express Library. The Learning Express Library offers online tests as well as practice tutorials (in subjects like math, reading, and writing). The tests are available anytime and anywhere (using your 92#). After completing the test you’ll immediately get your score results. In addition, you’ll receive an explanation of each answer and an analysis of your results. Sign in as a new user for full access to the database. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 227-7465 (or toll-free 1-866-928-5424).

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

GIS Day - Wednesday, November 14th

Geosciences and Natural Resources department along with the Hunter Library are hosting GIS Day @ WCU again this year. Please join us on Wednesday November 14th in the Hunter Library. The day is filled with faculty and student presentations, exhibitors from the region, and workshops on how to use a GPS, introduction to ArcGIS, and downloading census data. If you would like to attend the presentations or workshops, please go to http://www.wcu.edu/it/workshops/display.asp?qryid=SessionSignup