Thanks to a generous gift from Gary Malecha, political science, and Elise Moentmann, history, the Clark Library has digitized A Century of Teaching, Faith, and Service: The University of Portland 1901-2001 at http://library.up.edu/century. This companion to Jim Covert’s A Point of Pride, also digitized at http://library.up.edu/pointofpride, is a lovely photo-heavy history of our University authored by Fr. James T. Connelly, C.S.C., emeritus history. The online version is full color and searchable, making this important work available to audiences beyond campus.
Are you teaching a course this summer? As you plan, remember that the librarians are available to provide library instruction. We will collaborate with you to make sure key concepts are covered and can also create course guides to support your students in their academic research and projects. To schedule a class meeting, please email preferred dates and times to Stephanie Michel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested in adding a video, poster, or podcast assignment to your course? Email José Velazco at email@example.com to arrange multimedia instruction through the Digital Lab.
Will you be working on your own research projects over the summer? The Clark Library has resources that faculty might find helpful. If you have a project involving data collection, visit our guide on data management practices and planning. If you are writing for publication, learn more about choosing where to publish and ensuring your rights as an author by visiting our guide on scholarly publishing. We also have an introductory guide to the digital humanities that provides background on this growing area of scholarship. Do you have students helping with your research? The librarians are available to meet with them and get them up-to-speed on literature searching strategies and using citation management tools for a productive workflow.
If you have more questions about how we might help, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A summary of results from the 2019 Clark Library Survey is now available. We were pleased to find that, overall, people are highly satisfied with our services and collections, and experience the library as a welcoming and respectful place. The qualitative data has great insights and we will be taking a closer look for ideas on where we can improve or adjust what we do. Many thanks to everyone who participated! We also welcome your feedback at any time; please send it to email@example.com.
Are you spring cleaning your office? The University Archives aims to retain materials that relate to the University’s story. So as you clean and recycle, help us preserve and remember too. Materials of historical value describe the purpose, activities, history, values, and character of the University, department, or school; student and faculty milestones and achievements; unusual or outstanding events; annual events and special events (hosted events, outside speakers); and events which shape the University of Portland legacy over time.
Deciding which items are of enduring value can be more an art than a science. When in doubt, let the University Archives sort out the questions and papers by contacting Fr. Jeff Schneibel, C.S.C., at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7116.
Are you teaching this summer? Clark Library staff are ready to tackle summer session course reserves. We handle copyright screening and scan materials to meet accessibility standards. If you plan to reuse items that were previously on reserve, let us know and we can find that list in our archive. For new course reserves, email a list of citations to email@example.com or use the online form. Please include the course name, course number, instructor, and number of students enrolled in each section.
Join us at the opening reception for the Clark Library Juried Photography Exhibit on Friday, March 22, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the Dr. James T. Covert Gallery. The exhibit features the winning photographs chosen from over 150 entries submitted during our recent contest. This collection of fine art photographs reflects the creativity of the UP community. We are pleased to announce that the winners from among UP students, staff and faculty are:
- Zak Breaux, Student (Nursing)
- Caity Briare, Student (Nursing)
- Vinai Charoenwongsawang, Student (Operations & Technology Management)
- Brennan Crowder, Student (Mechanical Engineering)
- Scott Fenton, Adjunct Instructor (Business)
- Sej Flores, Student (Nursing)
- Kaylin Ingalls, Student (Physics)
- Liam Kearns, Student (Environmental Ethics & Policy)
- Lance Lorenz, Student (Business)
- Zach Putnam, Adjunct Instructor (Communication Studies)
- Jeremiah Rickert, Staff (Athletics)
- Johnny Rosario II, Student (Business)
- Mario Sarich, Student (Finance)
Light refreshment will be provided and there is no formal program. The Covert Gallery is located on the main floor of the Library. For more information contact the Clark Library at x7111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you add a link on your Moodle course page to an article in a library database or to a streaming video, how can you tell if the link will work for students connecting from off-campus? Most library databases offer the option to obtain a persistent or stable URL for individual articles or videos, and many of those persistent URLs are automatically set up to connect through the library’s off-campus access system. However, there are exceptions to every rule, and unfortunately not all library resources provide an easy, off-campus-friendly URL for specific items. Check out the library’s Linking to Online Resources from Moodle web page for tips on finding persistent links to content within your favorite library resources, and for indications of which resources offer grab-and-go friendly links ready to be added to Moodle, and which links need a quick-and-easy edit (with instructions provided) to work from off-campus.
If you have questions about linking to library content from Moodle, or other library-related matters, contact Stephanie Michel at email@example.com or x7418.
It’s not too late to try something new in 2019! There is still space in the last few spring Digital Lab workshops. Creating Electronic Music will introduce recording basics using GarageBand and Ableton Live 9. Introduction to Illustrator will focus on creating posters. Lighting Basics will cover techniques that can be used when making videos or taking photos. Workshops are free and open to current students, faculty, and staff. Visit the Digital Lab’s site to see the detailed schedule and to register online.
The Clark Library surveys the University community every three years to better understand everyone’s needs, and to gauge satisfaction with our current services and resources. We invite staff and faculty to take the survey by using this link. Responses are anonymous, but you can provide an email to be included in drawings for Powell’s gift cards. The sooner you take the survey, the more chances you’ll have to win one!
For more information contact the Clark Library at x7111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.