Would you like to make use of Turnitin with your classes? Interested in knowing more about those originality reports or what all those advanced options in Moodle really mean? Mark your calendar for:
Turnitin Work Smart Workshops
When: Tuesday, January 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Wednesday, January 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Friday, January 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Location: James B. Duke Library 041
No RSVP or registration required.
We will discuss best-practices for Turnitin including Moodle integration, assignment options, and interpretation of “originality reports.” She will also touch on some of the legal and philosophical debates surrounding the product.
Work smarter, not harder – with Work Smart Workshops.
The Furman University Libraries are currently providing trial access to several electronic resources. To explore these trial subscriptions, visit http://libguides.furman.edu/electronicresourcetrials. Then let us know what you think by completing our feedback form.
Political Science Complete This database provides coverage of global political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. Designed specifically for students, researchers and government institutions, Political Science Complete (PSC) contains full text for hundreds of journals along with indexing and abstracting for thousands of publications. This trial will be available through February 10, 2015.
World Politics Review This database provides analysis of global trends. Written by experts in the field, content provides access to comprehensive and detailed perspectives on foreign policy, international politics and foreign affairs. This resource includes multiple areas of study, with thousands of articles in its archives and more than 75,000 words of original content produced each month. This trial will be available through February 10, 2015.
Beginning Spring term, the James B. Duke Library weekend hours will be:
Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm (Closing two hours earlier)
Sunday: 10 am – 1 am (Opening two hours earlier)
Thank you to the Library Student Advisory Group (LSAG) for suggesting this change. If you have other suggested changes for the Furman Libraries, please contact one of your LSAG representatives: Chesley Dawson, Sam Kleine, Alex Pumphrey, Drew Kearns, Brooks Musangu, Tre Wheat and Austin Pretsch, Anna Downs and Tien Hoang.
How are you considering using your degree after you graduate? Have you thought about being an information professional? The American Library Association says, “Librarians and library workers help people find information and use it effectively for personal and professional purposes. They must have knowledge of a wide variety of scholarly and public information sources and must be on the cutting edge of technology trends in order to serve their patrons.” Sounds like a description of someone from a liberal arts education, doesn’t it?
Librarians earn a Masters in Library and Information Science as a gateway to professional jobs. Here is a link to ALA accredited graduate programs. If you are accepted in a program, you are eligible to apply for the Ethel Carlisle Southern Library Scholarship, which is awarded each spring. Details about the scholarship will be coming in January 2015.
21st Century Libraries
Anthony W. Marx, president and CEO of the NYC Public Library, says “I don’t think the library is threatened. Circulation of physical books has never been higher. But I wouldn’t even agree that libraries are in the book business. I think they are in the information sharing business. And it just so happens that books have been the primary method of sharing information for half a millennium. The library isn’t going to compete with the internet. It’s going to be part of the internet. New York libraries have one of the greatest collection of information in the world, and one of our goals is to have it all curated, linked and navigable.”