Posts on November 2016

The Specialist Is In

Three women reading a book together in a library setting

I had only been a User Information Services Specialist for two weeks before a student employee approached me for professional guidance. I knew the position had been created for this very purpose—to provide added expertise on the reference desk and support for student staffers—but nonetheless, when this first happened, I found myself somewhat taken aback; baffled that I could be perceived as an authority by anybody else, when in fact I had only just made the transition from student employee to...

This Week in the Shapiro Lobby: November 14-20, 2016

Students from the LHSP 125 course in a group photo.

This week in the Shapiro Lobby we are displaying video essays from the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program on the digital screens. We also have events to meet the students behind the video essays, de-stress with painting in the Design Lab, a presentation on study abroad from CGIS, and an information table from the Library's Student Engagement Ambassadors.

This Week in the Shapiro Lobby: November 7-13, 2016

Red, white, and blue banner with stars and stripes and large text that says "VOTE", "Election 2016", and "November 8".

It's election week! This week in the Shapiro Lobby we are reminding folks to vote on November 8 and are showcasing presidential quotes on the digital screens. We also will have many information tables this week, including electronics registration by DPSS, CSG, de-stressing with CAPS in Action, and Voice Your Vote with CSG.

November book display

Since November is Native American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, we thought we'd take the opportunity to highlight some of the art and architecture resources in our collection related to these cultures.

Introducing the North Campus WorkBench

North Campus WorkBench

Hi! My name is Isaac Levine, and I’m the supervisor for the new and improved WorkBench space inside of the Digital Media Commons. I’d like to introduce you to the resources available through this space, and also talk about exciting new developments.

Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King

Cover of Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King

Brunelleschi's Dome tells the story of one of the greatest achievements in architecture, the dome of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, better known as the Duomo, in Florence, and of Filippo Brunelleschi, the irascible genius who created it. Author Ross King details Brunelleschi's many inventions, including his few failures, and his rivalry with another great artist, Lorenzo Ghiberti.

Courses on Video Games Being Taught Next Term

Have you always wanted to take a course about video games? Need to fill an elective slot for Winter term? Since most students are picking out which courses they'd like to take, we thought we'd share a list of interesting courses being taught next term. There are many other good ones out there as well, but here are a few to get you started.


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