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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Printers @ Chesnutt Library

If you’re one of the many that have been traipsing through the library during the summer sessions you are painfully aware of the new printers located on the first, second and fourth floor of the library. I thought I’d take the time to go over a few of the new features.

First, the actual printing process you go through at the computer remains the same. In the past, we've had a number of printers (libref-1, libref-2, etc.) where you could send your print jobs but that is no longer the case. The printer installed (FSUPRINT1 on hpps02a) is the default.

In order to release your print jobs you need to touch this screen located on top of the printer:

Next, touch "printing" and then enter the LAST SIX DIGITS OF YOUR BANNER NUMBER. Your print jobs should appear on the screen. Once there, you can select the ones you want to print, delete the ones you don't or "print all."

A few other things you should know about these new printers. Printing defaults to printing on both sides with collating and stapling. You can change the default by selecting "Properties," under "Finishing" and uncheck "Print on Both Sides." We recommend that you wait till your print job is done printing before taking it out of the printer otherwise a printer jam may occur. Students are allowed 375 pages per semester. If you go over you will receive an "insufficient funds" message and you will then have to contact ITTS at 672-2085 to resolve the issue.

Instructions on how to use the new printers are located by the printers:

And, of course, you're welcome to ask for assistance at the Reference Desk.


CustomGuide has created "cheat sheets" to help you navigate through some of the new software upgrades available. These PDF files cover several applications including Office 2007. Along with new versions they also have old versions of the cheat sheets. I am especially happy to have come across these guides because I have been trying to figure out Microsoft 2007 for weeks! These will sure come in handy. Check them out for yourselves at CustomGuide.

via LibrarianInBlack & WRAL

New Books @ Chesnutt Library

The following books are located in the Main Stacks (2nd floor) of Chesnutt Library:

H - Social Sciences

Population: an introduction to concepts and issues
[HB871 .w43 2008]

Population decline and ageing in Japan: the social consequences
[HB3651 .C63 2007]

Natural resources and conflict in Africa: the tragedy of endowment
[HC800 .Z65 A43 2007]

Pension revolution: a solution to the pension crisis
[HD7105.4 .A63 2007]

The PDMA toolbook 3 for new product development
[HF5415.153 .P3549 2007]

Modeling consumer adoption of the Internet as a shopping medium: an integrated perspective
[HF5415.32 .L58 2007]

The policy-based profession : an introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers
[HV91 .P677 2008]

Encyclopedia of gangs
[HV6439 .U5 E53 2008]

Sunday, July 13, 2008

SuTree - How to Videos

Ever wondered how to paint outdoors? Or how to play chess? Maybe you need tips on how to write a winning resume? The website SuTree has thousands of how-to-videos on these topics and much more. SuTree has several categories including Arts & Hobbies, Business & Career, Fitness & Nutrition, and Education. The Education category contains subcategories such as Biology & Chemistry, Business & Economics, Humanities & Arts, and Law. For example, the Law subcategory includes the video Introduction, Basics of Legal Research; Legal Citations from a copyright course given at MIT. These videos might be useful for students taking online courses, but needing some visual help in understanding concepts.

via Sounds & Soundbytes

Friday, July 11, 2008


PolicyArchive is an innovative, new digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. It makes use of the power, efficiency, and economy of modern Internet technology to collect and disseminate summaries and full texts, videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy research. It offers a subject index, an internal search engine, useful abstracts, email notifications of newly added research, and will soon expand to offer information on researchers and funders, and even user-generated publication reviews. Over time, it will grow to include policy content from international and corporate organizations.

- from PolicyArchive
via Resourceshelf

New Reference Books @ Chesnutt Library

The following new books are located on the first floor of Chesnutt Library:

Encylopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World [CB311 .E533 2008]

Hoover's MasterList of U.S. Companies, v.1 & 2 [HF5035 .H66]

Comprehensive Handbook of Personality and Psychopatholoty [RC456 .C66 2006]

Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications [ZA4201 .E53 2007]

Thursday, July 03, 2008

New Books @ Chesnutt Library

The following new books are located in the Main Stacks (2nd & 3rd floors) of the library:

Counseling strategies that work!: evidence-based interventions for school counselors [LB1027.5 .P3177 2007]
Skills for preschool teachers [LB1115 .B325 2008]
A practical guide to early childhood curriculum [LB1139.4 .E54 2008]
Creating meaning through literature and the arts: and integration resource for classroom teachers [LB1591 .C67 2007]
Teaching strategies for students with mild to moderate disabilities [LC3969.45 .P73 2007]
Early childhood special education: bieth to eight [LC4019.3 .b69 2007]