Our goal is to serve students, faculty, and staff with free learning opportunities. We are here to help you learn how to use library resources, search the internet effectively, and find, use, and credit the information sources you need.
Here are the classes we’re offering this week:
Library Research for Engineering
Tuesday, September 16
3:30pm – 4:15pm
Cooper Library, Room 204
Description: Want to get started using the library for engineering research? Let the Engineering Librarian show you how it’s done. Topics covered include finding articles in specialized databases, using information from one article to find other relevant articles, and using RefWorks to keep track of everything. Registration is required for this event.
Pulling Together A Great Literature Review
Wednesday, September 17
10:10am – 10:40am
Cooper Library, Room 204
Description: What exactly is a literature review? How can you do a great one as efficiently as possible? Come find out! Registration is required for this event.
Building A Better Search
Thursday, September 18
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Cooper Library, Room 309
Description: Get insider tips on how to supercharge your searches, find better stuff in the same amount of time, and generally make your life just a bit easier! Registration is required for this event.
Accessing the Library Online (online only event)
Thursday, September 18
1:30pm – 2:00pm
Description: Need an article but can’t make it to the library? Dread trying to find a book in the stacks because the way they’re arranged makes no sense? Have a topic you have no idea how to begin researching? In this session, you’ll learn what online resources the Libraries have to make these tasks and others easier to accomplish. Registration is required for this event.
Monthly Midweek Music in Cooper Library kicks off the 2014-15 season on Wednesday, September 17 from 12:30-1 pm with Faculty Gone Feral. This CU ensemble performs traditional American, Irish and French Canadian string band music on Irish button accordion (Elizabeth Adams, Women’s Studies) and fiddle (Mike Ellison, Materials Science).
Each performance is at 12:30pm in the lobby of Cooper Library. You can find more information on the other performers on our Midweek Music page.
Midweek Music performances last for 30 minutes. If you need a quieter environment, we have silent study zones on the lower floors.
Friday, Sept 12, 2014 beginning at 8:00am a shelving removal project will take place. This project is part of a larger effort to open up more user space! Additional quiet spaces are available on 1st or 2nd floors.
As you may have noticed, things are changing on the east side of the 5th floor. You may see people working and there may be some noise.
In preparation for the new Adobe Digital Studio (coming in 2015), we will be shifting the print collections around to make room. As part of this process, we are discarding some older materials and sending others to our off-site storage in Anderson.
The subject librarians in charge of these materials are evaluating them very carefully and taking a variety of factors into account including how often the materials are used, where the next nearest copy is available through Interlibrary Loan, and whether or not we can replace it with an electronic version that is easier to access.
Scan the QR code on the large poster in the area to learn more. We expect this project to continue through November.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact Derek Wilmott, Project Manager. Thank you!
This summer, some serious renovations began on the 2nd floor of the Cooper! If you are looking for a quiet study area with a space to stretch your legs (and take an occasional nap), the second floor is right up your alley! With more tables and chairs and special “cubby holes”, this wide array of furniture offers more private space as well as group space that is customizable for students in need.
New furniture on the 2nd floor includes:
High wooden tables that seat 8. Perfect for group work and projects!
Orange and purple rolling chairs with storage space for your book bags.
Rectangle nooks with re-arrangeable dividers to create the perfect private area.
I don’t know about you guys, but as a serial study-ier, I am IN LOVE with the new nooks. It’s great for hanging and studying with friends, but I can also stretch out and be alone and unbothered for a few moments.
What do you guys think about these new additions to the library? Tweet, Facebook or Instagram us and let us know!
Rolling chair with space underneath for backpacks
Individual study carrel
Study tables with rolling chairs
Students enjoying the carrels
Study couch with privacy screens
This blog post is written by one of our student assistants; Keanyn Brannon-Smalls.
Keanyn is a senior management major from Columbia, South Carolina. Her main interests are marketing, photography and sports (Football is her passion. Go Cowboys!) After graduation, she’d love to go into the field of sports marketing, sports management or event planning.
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