Quiet Study in Crown 111

Looking for a quiet place to finish papers? We have reserved Crown 111 for individual quiet study. Times are listed below.

Group study should take place either in group study rooms on the second floor, or in the Cyber Cafe.

Good luck on finals!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

8:00am – 12:30pm

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

11:30am – 11:30pm

Thursday, April 28, 2011

8:00am – 12:30pm

2:30pm – 11:30pm

Friday, April 29, 2011

10:30am – 11:30pm

Try out the new library website

The day has finally arrived! After nearly a year of planning,  6 town hall meetings, lots of classroom visits and tests, and countless hours of editing and coding, the new library site is available for preview.

Try it out

The entire process is detailed on our Library Labs page, where you can also take a survey.

Please note that certain pages may still be in progress, so pardon our dust.

What’s next?

The site will be available for public testing through the end of Summer 1 semester (at least). At that point it will become the default site. Don’t worry, the old site will stay up for as long as you need it so you will have plenty of time to get used it it.

Better Know a Library: Day 3

Time for a change

Over the last year, you will have seen some of the news about the new library website process. We’ve asked for your advice and suggestions in a survey, town hall meetings, individual tests, and classroom visits. The time is almost here for you to start using the new site. Today we are giving you a sneak preview of the look and feel of the new site, though there are still changes in store for it. (Click the thumbnail to view full screen).

What does this new site have?  Well, it has what you asked for! It’s clearer and brighter. It gives you your most used options front and center. No more do you have to click to another page to start doing your searches. You can get a lot more help a lot more quickly.

The web, as you may have noticed, changes all the time, and this site will change as our needs change. But we hope you will agree  when you start using it that this new version makes your research life simpler.

Better Know a Library: Day 2

It is the magical combination today of… National Library Week, National Library Workers Day, and National Student Employment Week. What better way to commemorate today than a profile of some of our rockstar student workers at the Rebecca Crown Library? They keep the books on the shelves, the stapler stocked, the computers turned on, and generally keep the library together. Couldn’t do it without them!

Molly

Molly is a sociology major who has been working at the library for five semesters. She was working the early shift at the circulation desk when we caught up with her. Her favorite part of working at the library? “Shelving books is fun.” We couldn’t agree more! The second floor is a nice place to work because it’s so quiet. But when the talking gets too rambunctious, she is not a fan. But even when it is loud, “This is one of the better campus jobs,” she says.

Monica

Monica is a biology major who has been working at the library for two years. This morning she was working at the second floor information desk, where she gets to do her favorite job at the library, meeting new people and helping them out. “I especially like helping freshmen–they look lost, and I was once in their shoes.” It gets very noisy in the library sometimes, and Monica has to ask people politely to keep it down so we can “keep the essence of the library.”

John

As a political science major with a concentration in law and a minor in philosophy, John is no stranger to books. He has been working at the library for the past two years. He loves watching everyone in the library interact. “We must see 150 people in a shift.” His least favorite part of his job is clearing out printer jams and all the other crazy things the printers sometimes do. “Working here has been a wonderful experience–unlike anything I would have expected working at a library.”

Better Know a Library: Day 1

It’s National Library Week, and to help you celebrate, we are taking you behind the scenes of the Rebecca Crown Library. Get to know the collections, the staff, why you should be quiet on the second floor and loud on the bottom floor, and answer the question once and for all– great library or greatest library?

Rebecca Crown Library Quiz

You should use your phone in the library to…

A) Chat about what happened last weekend while sitting in a quiet study area.

B) Text your study group to let them know you will meet them in a group study room on the second floor.

C) Text a librarian at 708-689-9524.

D) Both B) and C)

You should start your research at…

A) The library website

B) Wikipedia

C) Amazon

D) All the above, assuming you have the Browser Toolbar installed.

Got a question for a librarian? You could…

A) Post on the library’s Facebook wall or send us a tweet @domlibrary.

B) Stand on the spiral staircase and shout.

C) Any of these methods.

D) Either A) or C)

Answers: D for all.

Next time on Better Know a Library…

Get to know our student workers, since it’s also National Student Employees Week.

We Went Green and Printed Lean

Paper boxes in ITLast year, Dominican University launched a new initiative: “Go Green, Print Lean!” Now you have a chance to think twice about printing your document, and you never again will forget to pick up a print job.

The Office of Information Technology has been keeping track of the amount of paper we have saved.  Since starting “Go Green, Print Lean”, Dominican University has saved one million sheets of paper compared to last year. This exhibit in the Tech Center shows one-fifth the paper boxes that make a million sheets. Imagine all those boxes of paper, paper wrappers, and the sheets of paper that were never used. The next tree you see should be thanking you!

Remember, the printers on campus have a few options that help you save paper. You can print double sided, or rather than making a photocopy, you can scan documents.