FALL LIBRARY SERVICES UPDATE as of September 22, 2020
Until Westmont is allowed to have indoor classes, the library will continue to be closed to physical access. However, we are open remotely! See below for details.
Contactless Curbside Pick-Up Now Available!
For Contactless Curbside Pick-Up of physical library resources such as books, DVDs, and musical scores, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the title, author, and call number of the materials you would like to check out. Stop by the table in front of the library to pick up your requested materials once you have received an email from the library stating your materials are ready for you.
Library Hours and Contact Information
The Voskuyl Library building may be physically closed, but we are still available via phone, email, or Zoom to help you with all your information needs: Sunday, 7pm - 9pm; Monday - Thursday, 9am - 9pm; Friday, 9am - 5pm. Please contact us using the Quick Contact Links listed on the Fall 2020 Library Services LibGuide or email email@example.com with any inquiries or requests.
Have you ever wondered what events make it into Russian headlines? Perhaps you've taken Dr. Chapman's Intellectual History class and were captivated by how an idea can change the world. Maybe you're taking Media and Mass Communication with Dr. Dunn and want to explore how the concepts you're learning translate into the Russian context. Maybe you're simply a Russophile.
Whatever your motivation, check out three Soviet-era Russian newspapers - Izvestiia, Nedelia, and Pravda - before our trial access ends! You can find links to these newspapers by clicking the "Find Articles & Databases" button above. They're also listed on the History Research Guide under "Find Websites & Primary Sources" in the subcategory "Russia."
*Access to these newspapers is available until October 17, 2020 so check them out as soon as you can!
**Most of the newspapers included in the database are in Russian. Some are available in translation.
Ask questions. Win prizes!
Do you need to find a book for a research paper? Do you want to find a scholarly article? Do you like winning prizes? Enter the Research Help Desk raffle! Each question you ask - whether at the desk, over email, on the phone, or over Zoom - gives you a chance to win!
How to enter:
- Email your questions and requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact a librarian directly via their email, by phone, or on Zoom
How to earn tickets:
- 1 ticket: ask a "basic" question such as "how can I get a book from the library while studying off-campus?" (< 3 mins)
- 2 tickets: ask an "intermediate" question such as "what kind of databases should I use for my research project?" (3 - 10 mins)
- 5 tickets: ask an advanced question such as "how do I narrow my research topic?" (15 - 30 mins)
- 10 tickets: schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian
Email email@example.com to start racking up those tickets!
* The raffle will begin the first day of classes - August 31, 2020.*
Welcome back to school, Westmonsters! As we begin this semester off-campus, you may have questions about access to scholarly resources, who to contact if you want help with a research project, or how to fix common Zoom issues. We've curated the Fall 2020 Library Services LibGuide to help you find answers to those questions so you can focus on your studies more effectively and painlessly.
As our country, our communities, and our campus confront our history, the amount of information available to you can be overwhelming. We've curated a LibGuide to help you enter the conversation well wherever you find yourself both physically and mentally.
If this conversation is bringing up things that are emotionally or mentally difficult to handle, our Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff are ready and able to help you process whatever bubbles up. You can find more information about their services on the CAPS webpage.
Some scholarly articles and journals do not require a subscription to access their content. We've curated the Open Access Resources LibGuide to highlight various OA resources across the disciplines to better support your research process. If you have any questions about OA, please contact Kyndal Vogt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay in the know with updates on library exhibits, events, and more on our Instagram page!
Do you enjoy working with spreadsheets? Do you need practice with Excel to boost your resume? Do you enjoy playing an instrument?
Give your resume a boost by learning to catalog and process library books, music scores, and special collections materials!
If you are interested in this position, please email Raquel Garcia, Technical Services Coordinator, at email@example.com.
This is an on-campus role. Hiring and start dates are TBD until we are able to safely resume non-essential work on campus within Covid-19 guidelines.