Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Now Offering Chat Reference Service

The Library is happy to announce that we are now offering chat reference service via a link on our homepage. It will be available during normal reference desk hours.

During the summer, chat will be available:
Monday-Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-3
Weekends: Closed

During the school year, chat will be available:
Monday-Thursday: 10-8
Friday: 10-5
Saturday: 12-5
Sunday: 4-8

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Resource: Minnesota Video Vault

From the Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) website:

"The MN Video Vault is a new, web-based, on-demand video service that contains hundreds of hours of TPT shows, from documentaries to performances."

Search the site by keyword, or browse videos by Program Title, Interest Area, or the Educator's area where you can select videos by subject and grade levels.

Visit at:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Library Unveils New Home Page

Committed to presenting a simple, easy-to-use website, we have redesigned our main web page,, to provide a more lively, immersive experience. Goals for the new design included opening new avenues of communication with students and faculty, a cleaner look and feel, and the promotion of some of our lesser known services and resources.

New features include:

  • -The Featured Service area which highlights different resources and services available at the library

  • -More prominent display and use of the Library blog, fed through the column on the right-hand side of the page

  • -The Connect Online area where users can interact with the library via Twitter, Facebook, RSS Feeds, and (coming in mid-July during normal reference hours) Chat.

  • -More prominent display of useful tools like eFolio and the Assignment Calculator

  • -Linkage to related services: Writing Center, WebCT, and the Help Desk

We hope you find the new design helpful and easy to use! Send feedback about the site to