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Library Services for Winter Break 2012/13

During the break between Fall 2012 and Spring 2013, the Science & Engineering Library will have shorter hours and will limit or suspend some of our regular services.

Laptops

December 6, 2011 — Last day to check out laptops
January 24, 2012 — Laptops resume checkout

GIS

December 15, 2011 — Last day for GIS reference services at SEL
January 26, 2012 — GIS reference services resume at SEL

ILL

December 7, 2011 — Book loans stopped
December 16, 2011 — Copies will stop
January 2, 2012 — Normal ILL activity resumes.

Note: You may continue to make requests through the ILL interface, just be aware that they will not be fulfilled during the break in service.

SEL Summer Hours Return June 4

Hope everyone had a fun Memorial Day weekend!

Just dropping a reminder that our regular summer hours return June 4, 2012.

Mon-Thu Fri Sat Sun
8am-10pm 8am-6pm 10am-6pm 1-9pm

Come for a visit and see what great services and resources we have for you!

Course Reserves – Spring and Summer 2012

Science and Engineering Library will begin taking off the Spring 2012 Course Reserves on Thursday, May 17, 2012 (Books, paper and electronic reserves).  Professor’s copy (book or paper) will be returned via campus mail unless your office is in Nedderman Hall.  We will deliver these to the department’s reception/secretary.  Please give us 24 Hour notice if you need your material before May 17, 2012.

If you have a course reserve request for the Summer 2012 session please send it in ASAP.  If you want to retain your current material on course reserve for the Summer or Fall 2012 session please send an email.  We need to know if the course or section number has changed.

Reserve request can be made using the UTA server http://library.uta.edu/reserves/.

Click on Placing Materials on Reserve and under Putting Materials on Reserve click on reserves request form or send an email to both dkelley@uta.edu and morgan@uta.edu.

A word document or syllabus can be inserted in the library reserve URL listed above or you can contact the subject librarian http://blog.uta.edu/exsel/.

Instructions for viewing current course reserve items:

http://pulse.uta.edu/vwebv/enterCourseReserve.do

Click on drop arrow and select instructor’s name, hit search and the list of items the professor has on reserve will pull up.  Narrow the search by using course name and number

Information needed: professor name, course name, number and section number, title of book, author, copyright date, catalog number or ISBN, and check out period (choose from options below).

Library Reserve Options:

  1. 2 Hour Reserve Library Use Only
  2. 3 Hour Reserve May Leave the Library
  3. 24 Hour Reserve
  4. 3 Day Reserve
  5. 7 Day Reserve

Let us know if we can be of any assistance to you.

Donna Kelley   dkelley@uta.edu

Library Assistant III — Ext. 21418
Science and Engineering Library
Reserves/Recalls/Circulation/Laptops
Nedderman Hall, B03

GIS Takes a Summer Vacation from SEL

During typical semesters, SEL has been hosting weekly GIS research assistance. This summer, GIS will take a sabbatical from offering the service at this library branch.

Summer GIS research assistance will  be offered from Monday, May 7 through Saturday, August 25 at…

Central Library Research Desk:

  • Wednesdays: 3-5pm
  • Saturdays:  10-6pm

GIS research assistance will return to SEL for the Fall 2012 semester. Details will be posted at a later date.

Winter Break Library Services

During the break between Fall 2011 and Spring 2012, the Science & Engineering Library will have shorter hours and will limit or suspend some of our regular services.

Laptops

December 15, 2011 — Last day to check out laptops
January 18, 2012 — Laptops resume checkout

GIS

December 15, 2011 — Last day for GIS reference services at SEL
January 26, 2012 — GIS reference services resume at SEL

ILL

December 9, 2011 — Book loans stopped
December 16, 2011 — Copies will stop
January 2, 2012 — Normal ILL activity resumes.

Note: You may continue to make requests through the ILL interface, just be aware that they will not be fulfilled during the break in service.

For Faculty: Reminder about 20011 All Reserves

Do you need the Science and Engineering Library to set up course reserve materials (lecture notes or reference books) for the fall semester?

If so, you can place your request via the library website: http://www.uta.edu/library/reserves/form-request.php.

Remember to leave plenty of time for the library to recall books that are checked out.

Students can copy or electronically store material using:

  • KIC scanner – Material can be saved to a USB drive or sent to an email account
  • Flatbed scanners (2)
  • Photocopier

Contact Donna Kelley at 817-272-1418 or dkelley@uta.edu if you have questions.

Give Us Your Ideas to Improve the Library Website

The Library’s new website is live! And we need to know what you think of it.

Visit the library’s website at www.uta.edu/library.

Then go to www.uta.edu/library/survey to give us your thoughts, suggestions, and insight into how the new site is working for you. At the end of the survey, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for a drawing.

The survey and drawing will be available from March 28 through April 30, 2011, with prizes to be awarded during the last week of Spring semester classes.

For more information, contact Karen Horsfall, Coordinator for Digital Library Services, UT Arlington Library at karen.horsfall@uta.edu.

Library’s mobile website goes live

The UT Arlington Library has offiered a beta mobile site for past few months. Now it is live.

Visti http://library.uta.edu/m/ to interact with the new interface, which allows you to:

  • Search the catalog
  • Renew materials
  • Access course guides and databases
  • View a Google map of the library’s location
  • Contact the library
  • Use RefWorks Mobile
  • Follow the library’s Twitter feed

Please keep in mind that this is a “rough draft” of the site. Your comments and suggestions are welcome at library-systems@listserv.uta.edu.

OIT announces computer lab, printing changes for fall semester

The Office of Information Technology plans to launch several service changes at the beginning of the fall 2011 semester in response to evolving campus computer use trends and demand for efficiencies in printing costs.

The changes follow a May 2010 report from the University’s Committee on Student Technology that recognized that an estimated 80 percent of students own or have access to a laptop and that more students are using smart phones, computer tablets such as the iPad, and other mobile devices. The report called for more collaborative spaces where students can secure their laptops and establish temporary work groups for projects.

Among the changes:

  • Two general-purpose computer labs will be renovated and upgraded to create collaborative workspaces ideal for laptop use and student projects. The locations have not yet been selected. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to suggest labs that can be used for such purposes by sending an e-mail to ellis@uta.edu.
  • Five existing areas around campus will be renovated to provide additional workspaces where students can use their laptops, tablet computers, and other similar portable computing devices.
  • Campus printing will be on a pay-as-you-go basis. Faculty, staff, and students will be able to buy printing for a low per-page cost established to cover the cost of equipment, paper, and toner.

More information about the changes and a list of campus computer lab availability is published online at uta.edu/oit/cs/computerlabs/.

Source: MavWire

Service Interruptions During Winter Break

During the break between Fall 2010 and Spring 2011, several library services will be suspended.

Laptops

December 15, 2010 — Last day to check out laptops
January 10, 2011 — Laptops resume checkout

GIS

December 2, 2010 — Last day for GIS reference services at SEL
January 20, 2011 — GIS reference services resume at SEL

ILL

December 10, 2009 — Book loans will stop
December 20, 2009 — Copies will stop
January 3, 2010 — Normal ILL activity resumes

Note: You may continue to make requests through the ILL interface, just be aware that they will not be fulfilled during the break in service.

See SEL’s New Beta Website

The UT Arlington Library has a beta site that will replace the current site during the Spring 2011 semester. Part of that site includes a new site for the Science & Engineering Library.

We invite you to test it out and give us your feedback. What works and what doesn’t? Is anything missing? We want to hear from you.

GIS Research Assistance Ends until Spring

Thursday, December 2, 2010 was the last day that the Science & Engineering Library (SEL) will provide GIS research assistance for the Fall semester.

GIS Librarian Josh Been will return to providing assistance at SEL during the Spring semester, beginning Thursday, January 20, 2011.

Find out more about GIS.

Resume Critiques Return to SEL

The Science & Engineering Library will again be hosting resume critiques every Wednesday, beginning October 6, 2010.

Career Services will provide feedback on your resume to help you provide a professional image to potential employers.

Those who cannot make it during this time period can contact Career Services to schedule an appointment.

Career Services
817-272-2932
careers@uta.edu

Note to Faculty on Spring and Summer Reserves

Science and Engineering Library will begin taking off the Spring 2010 Course Reserves on Monday, May 24, 2010 (books, paper and electronic reserves).

Professor’s copies (book or paper) will be returned via campus mail unless your office is in Nedderman Hall.  We will deliver these to the department’s reception/secretary.  Please give us 24-hour notice if you need your material before May 24, 2010.

If you have a course reserve request for the Summer 2010 session please send it in ASAP.  If you want to retain your current material on course reserve for the Summer 2010 session please send an email to dkelley@uta.edu.  Let Donna know if the course or section number is changing.

Reserve requests can be made online at http://library.uta.edu/reserves/. Click on Placing Materials on Reserve and under Putting Materials on Reserve click on reserves request form or send an email to both dkelley@uta.edu and morgan@uta.edu.

Information needed:  professor name, course name, number and section number, title of book, author, copyright date, catalog number or ISBN, and check out period (choose from options below).

Checkout Period Options:

  • 2 Hour Reserve Library Use Only
  • 3 Hour Reserve May Leave the Library
  • 24 Hour Reserve
  • 3 Day Reserve
  • 7 Day Reserve

Contact Donna Kelley if you need further assistance.

Laptops, GIS, ILL Take a Holiday Break

During the break between Fall 2009 and Spring 2010, several library services will be suspended.

Laptops

December 16, 2009 — Last day to check out laptops
January 5, 2010 — Laptops resume checkout

GIS

December 3, 2009 — Last day for GIS reference services at SEL
January 21, 2010 — GIS reference services resume at SEL

ILL

December 11, 2009 — Book loans stopped
December 22, 2009 — Copies will stop
January 4, 2010 — Normal ILL activity resumes.

Note: You may continue to make requests through the ILL interface, just be aware that they will not be fulfilled during the break in service.

Library creates ResearchCommons, an electronic repository

The UT Arlington Library has established the ResearchCommons, a new repository to house electronic versions of important University research, including papers, books, images, recordings and other data. UT Arlington is one of 18 Texas universities that have established stable and secure digital environments in which scholars may deposit their completed work.

So far, the new communities in the ResearchCommons include the Department of Linguistics and TESOL, Department of Psychology, Department of Mathematics, School of Architecture and the Library.

Visit dspace.uta.edu to access the ResearchCommons, which is available to the public.

Source: MavWire

Resume Critiques return to library October 7

Career Services will resume their resume critique in the Science & Engineering Library (SEL) on Wednesday, Oct. 7th from Noon-1pm.

Career Services will be doing many career related activities the whole month of September, including resume critiques all around campus.

A Slew of New Stuff

A ton of new stuff has arrived during the summer at the library! Here’s a list: Continue reading ‘A Slew of New Stuff’

Spring Course Reserves

If you have a course reserve requests for the Spring 2009 session please send them in as soon as possible.

Reserve requests can be made two ways:

  1. Online – go to http://library.uta.edu/reserves. Click on “Placing Materials on Reserve” and under “Putting Materials on Reserve” click the “Reserves Request Form” link.
  2. Email – send to both dkelley@uta.edu and morgan@uta.edu

Information needed:

  • Professor name, course name, number and section number.
  • Material going on reserve, include part or all of the following items:
    1. title of book
    2. author
    3. copyright date or edition
    4. catalog number or ISBN
  • Check out period (choose from the following options):
    1. 2 Hour Reserve Library Use Only
    2. 3 Hour Reserve May Leave the Library
    3. 24 Hour Reserve
    4. 3 Day Reserve
    5. 7 Day Reserve

If you need assistance, please contact:

Donna Kelley dkelley@uta.edu
Library Assistant III — Ext. 21418
Science and Engineering Library
Reserves/Holds/Circulation/Laptops

Last Resume Critique Today in SEL until Fall

Today, Wednesday, April 30, will be the last Resume Critique session for the Spring Semester.  

Career Services will suspend the on-site resume critique for the summer (in both Central Library & SEL).   The service will resume sometime after the Fall semester begins.  

During the summer, if you’re interested in receiving a resume critique during the summer, you can make an appointment with  UT Arlington Career Services. Visit http://careers.uta.edu/pages/career.htm for contact information.