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Your Library Newsletter

August 12, 2015

Welcome to Your Library - Newsletter, information about what's been happening at the ISU Library. We welcome your suggestions and feedback on how to improve this newsletter, so if you have a comment, please drop us an email.

Welcome from Dean Beth McNeil
Welcome to the University Library and a new academic year from Dean Beth McNeil

From the Instruction Services Dept.: Arrange for fall course reserves ASAP
Plan ahead for fall to work with the Course Reserves Department.

From the Instruction Services Dept.: Subject specialists can help with fall course prep
Connect with librarian subject specialists for course prep

From the Instruction Services Dept.: Need streaming video for courses?
The ISU Library subscribes to numerous large collections of streaming videos on a variety of academic disciplines and topics of interest across campus.

From the Science and Technology Dept.: Meet the new engineering librarians!
Eric Schares and Erin Thomas join Iowa State as engineering librarians

Research Help has moved to the Circulation Desk
Research Help has moved to the Circulation Desk

Scholarly Communication librarians encourage ISU researchers to sign up for ORCID
ISU Library supports ORCID and encourages researchers to sign up

Introducing F1000 Workspace
ISU Has an institution subscription to Faculty of 1000, which includes F1000 Workspace.

News about Foundation Directory Online Professional
Access is expanded to Foundation Directory Online Professional

Special Collections welcomes visits from ISU students, faculty and staff
Special Collections staff offer help where research needs utilize the rare and unique materials held by the department.

Laptop computer checkout is available at Parks Library
Laptop computers are available for checkout by the day with a valid ISU ID card.

Fall 2015 workshops at Parks Library
Hands on workshops are planned and geared to both faculty and grad students: Personalizing NCBI, EndNote Web, Altmetrics, Mendeley and more.

A new sustainability resource is available.
Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, published by UNESCO, is an electronic, integrated compendium of twenty encyclopedias that encompass diverse fields.

Citizen Science for hobbyists or class assignments
Citizen science, also called crowd-sourced science, is the practice of non-experts contributing to our engaging in scientific research.

August Book Review
Lizard Music by Daniel Pinkwater is reviewed for August.

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