Tuesday, April 23, 2013

How Are We Doing?

How Are We Doing?

The CSB/SJU Libraries are seeking feedback on our services.  You can tell us where we are doing a great job, and help us identify areas for improvement.   Survey respondents can choose to enter a drawing for a $25 gift card to the CSB/SJU Bookstore or to the Minnesota Street Market.   Click here to take our quick survey.   

Monday, April 22, 2013

Need research help? See a Librarian!

Do you have an annotated bibliography due? Can't find the articles you need for your research paper? Don't know where to begin your research? Relax! Schedule a Research Appointment with one of our librarians. They will meet with you individually to help you with your research needs, and get you started! Don't struggle with this! Schedule an appointment with a librarian today!

What students have said:

"Well, I have the library to thank for saving my Management paper. I was having trouble finding credible sources for a research paper and the Library was able to sit down with me and discuss what I wanted to write about and how to go about doing it. They also helped me find credible sources and I was able to write an amazing research paper, which earned me an A. Without the Library's help I would have been frustrated and lost."

"I had 3 research papers that I had to find books and articles on each topic and a librarian was able to help me. She found exact books and perfect articles that worked for my topics and she was able to show me tricks to narrow my search!"


Friday, April 19, 2013

New Movie Titles





Alcuin Library:


Killing Them Softly
Stiff Upper Lips
Zero Dark Thirty
Out in the Open

Read the Book - Watch the Movie

Read the Book:

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

From Google Image
Representing the system's most unsavory characters in his work as a criminal defense lawyer, jaded attorney Mickey Haller takes on his first high-paying and possibly innocent client in years, but finds the case complicated by sinister events that suggest the workings of a particularly evil perpetrator.
Watch the Movie:
The Lincoln Lawyer - Alcuin Library  5759


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Download eBooks!

Did you know that you can download eBooks at Ebsco to your Nook or iPad? Learn how here. We also have a Kindle (only at Clemens Library) and iPads (one at each library) available for check out.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Database: Euromonitor Passport

The library has begun a subscription to Euromonitor Passport.

Connect to Euromonitor Passport

Passport is a market research database providing statistics, reports, and analysis on industries and consumers.   If you register an account with Passport, you can unlock additional services such as alerts and the ability to save your research on their system.

Please let us know what you think of the system.


Monday, April 08, 2013

Clemens 16th Annual Library Art Contest

Create your own masterpiece and enter by April 22nd.

Clemens Library: Bring entries to Diana Symons #5296 or Sarah Gewirtz #5802
Alcuin Library: Bring entries to David Malone #2127

Prizes are:
1st $300
2nd $200
3rd $100

Entry forms are available at both libraries.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Need help with your citations?

From Google Image
Visit the Writing Center on either campus to get help with paper. One-on-one sessions allow both the tutor and the student to work through procedures and strategies in order to help improve the student's writing abilities.  They offer resources in all stages of the writing process, from brain-storming to perfecting a final draft.  They do not proofread papers; rather, they believe in the value of teaching students how to brainstorm, how to organize their thoughts, how to clarify their assertions, how to recognize and fix their grammar mistakes, and so on.  They believe in teaching students skills they can use in all their writing.  Each session is intended to reach beyond a specific assignment.

Schedule an appointment today!


Book Lovers Night - Tonight!

Meet Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota Poet Laureate and hear her read poetry selections in honor of National Poetry Month.
From Google Images
Check out some of her books:

Straight out of View - Clemens Library PS3569.U857 S77 1995 
Coming back to the body: poems - Clemens Library PS3569.U857 C66 2000
Naming the Stars: poems - Clemens Library PS3569.U857 N36 2004
First Words: poems - Clemens Library PS3569.U857 F57 2010

Learn more about the event here.   


Monday, April 01, 2013

Information Literacy Faculty Award

The Library is dedicated to helping the students of the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University to become lifelong learners. We believe that helping students develop their information literacy skills during their college careers will benefit them in their graduate work, professional careers, and throughout their lives. Alcuin & Clemens Library would like to recognize faculty members who have notably contributed to promoting information literacy within the current academic year with an annual Information Literacy Faculty Award.

The winner of the award will receive:
  • $100 towards research expenses
  • Award recipient announced at the Academic Affairs Awards and Recognition Ceremony
  • A book selected by the recipient to be included in the library collection. The award recipient’s name will be included on nameplate in the book.
  • A plaque of recognition
2012 Winner: Ozzie Mayers

More information can be found here