The librarians and staff of K-State Libraries welcome you back for another great year at K-State, and want to make sure you’re aware of all the amazing technology we have ready for you.
You may see some large, fancy-looking screens in Hale and wonder what they were, and who forgot to put them away. These, my friends, are collaboration stations. And they’re out on purpose, just for you. Plug in your laptop and park yourself in one of the comfy new booths or near our mobile whiteboards with your classmates while you tweak your presentation to perfection, show off the work you’ve done on your group paper, or have everyone plug in headphones to watch a video.
When you need help finding materials or using library resources, but don’t want to lose that great spot you’ve just set up, librarians are ready and waiting to give you a hand via IM. Continue reading “K-State Libraries have the tech you need to succeed”
Looking to add a little technology to your library skills? Faculty and graduate students are invited to attend Library Day Thursday, Feb. 18, in Hale Library. Classes cover topics such as:
- Customizing your laptop to get the most out of your library experience
- Using databases such as ARTstor, Naxos Music Library, and LexisNexis Congressional to enhance your teaching and scholarship
- Using RefWorks to manage all your bibliographies online
Continue reading “Faculty, grad students: Gain technology skills at Library Day Feb. 18”
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for K-State Libraries’ brownbag webinar, Music, Movies & Online Media: Fair Use Do’s & Don’ts for Higher Ed at noon-1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in Hale 301.
There is no charge to attend. No reservations are required, but seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your lunch and join your colleagues for this practical and interesting webinar. See last week’s article for the specifics, or contact Beth Turtle (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marcia Stockham (email@example.com) at Hale Library for more information.
Have you ever wondered exactly what constitutes Fair Use in your classroom? The increased use of music and movies for educational purposes can make these determinations confusing. Join K-State Libraries for a 60-minute brownbag webinar, Music, Movies & Online Media: Fair Use Do’s & Don’ts for Higher Ed at noon-1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in Hale 301. Highlights of the webinar include:
- How to avoid copyright violations when using DVDs and CDs
- Guidelines for applying fair use law to music and movies
- Keys to handling personal and institutional liability issues
- What your rights are for copying DVDs, CDs, movies, and video clips
- Fair Use and YouTube videos in the classroom
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Next time you’re using the K-State Libraries catalog, check out the new feature — texting! You know the drill — do a search, find the material you need, get the call number so you can find it in the stacks. Previously, you could get out a piece of paper, find a pencil, and write the call number down. Or, you could try to memorize the number, and wander through Hale desperately chanting “B H four three five point C seventy-six G nine eight two one three” over and over. Now, you can text it to your phone! Continue reading “Text yourself from the K-State Libraries catalog”
Fall 2008 brings new and exciting technology to Hale Library! Three new technology carts are being installed so K-Staters can collaborate on projects and presentations. Two new self-checkout stations prevent waiting in line. Three overhead scanners installed last year allow books and other materials to be scanned into digital files that are e-mailed or saved to flash drives. Continue reading “K-State Libraries has technology carts, self-checkout, overhead scanners”