Call for creative works! How is our University community responding to these uncertain times? The Clark Library requests your images and stories, showing how your life and work have changed and continue to change during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your voices will be the record of this historic event. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to submit photographs, drawings, poetry, films, and more using this link.
The Clark Library has sent a welcome announcement to summer students about the Virtual Clark Library and our Remote Library Services. We are also introducing a new way for students and staff to suggest items for purchase. This complements a program designed in spring in which the library purchased print and eBooks based on Interlibrary Loan requests that could not be filled due to the pandemic. The print books were shipped directly to the requesters and will be added to our collection when they are returned later. Faculty should continue to send any purchase suggestions to their liaison librarian.
Beginning to think about summer? The Clark Library can assist you by providing virtual library instruction for classes and by providing students with online access to readings through the course reserves system. To schedule a class meeting with a librarian, please email preferred dates and times to email@example.com. To arrange multimedia instruction through the Digital Lab, please email José Velazco at firstname.lastname@example.org. For course readings, 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 items, email a list of citations to email@example.com. Please include the course name, course number and section(s), and instructor name(s). Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clark Library invites students, faculty, and staff to submit proposals for the Dr. James T. Covert Gallery. Selected proposals will be exhibited during the 2020–21 academic year.
We welcome your art, whether painting, photography, or mixed media. If you have 9-10 pieces that you like, we will assist you with transforming them into an exhibit. Selected exhibitors also have the option to be included in the Library’s online collection, which can be found using this link.
New this year, we are also accepting proposals for curated exhibits related to the University’s history, using historical images and artifacts from the UP archives and museum. Staff will assist exhibitors with finding and selecting materials related to proposed topics.
Could students in your classes use some extra assistance with finding good sources for their papers or presentations? Or maybe you would appreciate some literature searching leads for your own research project. Make an appointment using this link to meet with a librarian! Appointments are a great way for you or your students to get personalized and focused assistance with a research question. Librarians assist with questions about any aspect of the research process, including: defining a topic, choosing the best places to search, creating effective search strategies, narrowing searches, evaluating sources, accessing full text, and citing sources.
Use the online Make an Appointment system (linked from Get Help/Contact Us and many other library web pages) to see the availability of reference librarians. All the librarians assist with questions in any subject area, or use the blue “i” icon to identify and select a librarian who specializes in your discipline. Next, choose a date and time that works for you, and then fill out a brief form to tell us about your research question. After submitting the form, the appointment is automatically added to the librarian’s calendar, and both you and the librarian will receive an email confirmation.
For more information about the library’s meet with a librarian service, please contact Stephanie Michel (email@example.com, x7418). We hope to meet with you or your students soon!
The Clark Library offers instruction in two areas: information literacy and multimedia skills. Now is a great time to schedule us to meet with your classes before our calendar fills up. Librarians teach information literacy sessions and collaborate with faculty to make sure key concepts are covered. They also create course guides to support students in their academic research and projects. To schedule a class meeting, please email preferred dates and times to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Digital Lab coordinator provides assistance with creating assignments and instructs classes that have multimedia projects such as creating videos, digital posters, and digital photography. Email José Velazco to arrange multimedia instruction through the Digital Lab.
Get some of your spring semester prep out of the way! Library staff are ready to tackle spring course reserves. This is a popular library service that faculty can use to provide students with access to course readings. Library staff handle copyright screening and scan materials to meet accessibility standards. Students then use our course reserves system to see what is available for their courses. Faculty also have access and can get usage data for reserve items.
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 items, 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. Questions? Stop by the Service Desk, call x7111, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.