*Saturday, 3/14/15: Downtime for Article Linking*

On Saturday, 3/14, EBSCO will be performing scheduled maintenance on some of their systems from approximately 9am-9pm EDT.

This means that “Link to Full Text” links and the Find Articles-> By Journal Title search will not be available during this time.

To be clear, you will still be able to search EBSCO databases and access PDF and HTML full text during this time. Only links to full text in other databases (those that say “Link to Full Text” or “Full Text through LinkSource”) will be affected. You will also be unable to search by journal title or exact citation.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions about this or would like to plan alternate ways to access content during this downtime, please contact the reference desk (607-746-4644 or library@delhi.edu).

*2/26/15 Update: PDF Problems Resolved*

EBSCO has notified us that the problems with PDF loading have been resolved. A quick check of our databases shows that everything is functioning normally once again. If you continue to experience issues with this, please contact the electronic resources librarian directly (mitcheag@delhi.edu, 607-746-4734). Thank you for your patience during the outage.

We are currently experiencing technical issues with the library’s EBSCO databases. PDF articles from these databases (which include the MILO search box on the library’s home page, CINAHL, Academic Search Complete, and others) will not load. EBSCO is aware of the issue and is working hard to resolve it.

In the meantime, you can still access articles from our non-EBSCO databases like Science Direct or Academic OneFile. If you have questions about alternative ways to search for articles, please contact the reference desk (607-746-4644 or library@delhi.edu).

We apologize for the inconvenience and will post an update as soon as we hear that the problem has been fixed.

A visit from the Library Genie

During the month of March, Resnick Library has a question for you:

If a library genie could grant you three library wishes, what would they be?

genie survey displayLook for the display table in the library to fill out a slip with your three wishes and drop them into our magic lamp! Online students can submit their wishes here.

Q and A

Q: How long do I have to make wishes?
A: The lamp will be available in the library until Friday, April 3rd, the last day before Spring Break.

Q: Can I put more than three wishes in the lamp?
A: Everyone remembers the immortal words of the genie in Disney’s Aladdin: “Ixnay on the wishing for more wishes!” However, if you’ve weighed the consequences and you think you can get away with it, wish as many times as you want.

Q: Is there really a library genie who will grant these wishes?
A: Maybe… the library genie will try to grant as many wishes as possible this semester, but all wishes will be considered for future library plans and decision-making. Keep an eye on the display to see if your wish has been granted!

Q: What magic lamp? All I see is a watering can.
A: Well, if a library genie could grant our wishes, we’d wish for an actual lamp.

Online Students: Meet your Librarian in her “office”

This year Resnick Library started trying to expand its support for online students. We now have a dedicated online librarian. Meet Amanda:

Amanda will be holding virtual office hours in Zoom on Monday evenings and Wednesday mid-day for the next few weeks. Zoom is an online meeting platform (kind of like Skype, but with no downloading). Simply click this link to enter her “office”:

https://delhi.zoom.us/j/4817300561

She will be in this virtual room on the following days/times:
Monday, Feb. 16, 7-9 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 11am-1pm
Monday, Feb. 23, 7-9 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 11am-1pm

Click on the link during any of these days/times to join and get your questions answered (or just to say hi!).

If you’d like to try meeting in Zoom but can’t make these days/times, please e-mail Amanda (mitcheag@delhi.edu) to set up another time.

Valentine Kisses Challenge

Stop by the Resnick Library to help raise money for our local Delhi Food Bank. For $1 donation, submit a guess for the number of chocolate kisses in the large glass jar at the Library Front Desk. Closest guess–without going over–wins all the Kisses! Winner will be announced 12:00 noon Friday, Feb 13, 2015 in the Library Cafe. Submit as many guesses as you like!

Snow Day! (2/2/15)

The library is open! Thanks to our staff and student workers who have made it in, the library will be open until 4pm today. The Library Cafe is closed today.

Stop by to get a little work done, or to pick up something fun to read or watch while you stay warm inside! Don’t forget, we have the new Graphic Novels collection, currently across from the main desk. DVD’s and Leisure Reading are up on the 3rd floor.polar bear

Graphic Novels at the Resnick library

Welcome back to campus! The library staff hopes that everyone had a good break and is coming back ready for the spring semester.

The start of the semester can be overwhelming so why not pick up some light reading and check out one of the libraries new graphic novels. The graphic novel collection is currently on display on the new book shelf at the front of the library and includes titles like The Walking Dead, V for Vendetta and Batman: The Long Halloween. Graphic novels aren’t just limited to stories about super heroes; they cover a wide array of genres. Graphic novels can be a memoir, like Alison Bechdel’s award winning Fun Home (which caused controversy in South Carolina last year), a coming of age story like Ghost World, or a post-apocalyptic adventure like The Walking Dead (the graphic novel series that inspired the TV show).

The library has over 20 graphic novels to choose from. Come in and check them out and if there’s something we don’t have, feel free to suggest a purchase. Happy Reading!