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EndNote X3

Posted by isulib on July 7, 2009

The latest version of Endnote can be downloaded from the library website.

On-campus users click here.

Off-campus users click here.

For more information about EndNote X3, click here.

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ISU’s New Student Orientation: Debriefing

Posted by mminth on July 6, 2009

Well, in late May, I posted the ‘here comes New Student Orientation’. We all survived! This posting will give you an idea of the kind of support such an undertaking needs: June’s New Student Orientation has finished – what a way to make a month fly by! Karen Evans and Marsha Miller hosted the Open Preference Students in Library Events and interacted with many parents and family members at the Parents & Staff Open Houses in the ISU Bookstore. They loved those whistle/light/key chains!! Carol Lunce bore the brunt of staffing the Resource Table for the AOPs in Gillum Hall, with appearances as well by Steve Hardin, Shelley Arvin, Anthony Kaiser, and Susan Frey. Barb Austin passed out 1,528 of the “Student Guide to the Library” booklets at the Resource Fairs in HMSU. Some of the materials prepared for NSO will be kept on hand to distribute if other newly admitted students come through between now and the start of the Fall semester. Special thanks to Admin Office students, VK & Karthik, for pencil sharpening and pen & key chain gathering, Ref/Instruction students, Allison Flurry & Daniela Baez, for counting out packs of 50 – ad nauseum – of last year’s Extravaganza handouts, Dara, for setting up the Events OP corner, David & Kevin for bringing down tables from 230, and to Bev for the candy supply and some pink paper. Thanks also to Darla for the continuing supply of Writing Center brochures and to Cheryl/Circ for the Community Borrowers info we used at the Parents Social Hour. Additional special thanks to the Admin photocopier for never breaking down! At the RefDesk, we noticed LOTS of groups coming through the Library on the campus tours, so I think we definitely got some notice. If I missed thanking someone, sorry! Oh yes, I think Wilma assisted with some desk coverage for people who were going over to Gillum.

  • Parents & Staff Social Hour [resource table & brief orientation], in ISU Bookstore: 14 sessions
  • Open Preference students [resource packet & brief orientation with PowerPoint], in Library: 10 sessions
  • Academic Open Preference [staffed resource table], in Student Academic Services Center: 10 sessions

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2008-09 Instruction Statistics

Posted by mminth on July 6, 2009

It is that time of year that we spend a lot of time counting! The 9 Reference/Instruction librarians had the usual busy year.

Number of sessions: 319
No. of patrons: 5,785
Hours of instruction: 400:02
Hrs of Online [support] work: 74:02

Groups:
Distance Learners: 15
Undergrad: 203
Grad: 51
Faculty: 11
Staff: 0
Other [non-ISU]: 38
Individual Instruction [reported if more than 15 min. spent in consultation, off refdesk]: 34

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