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The Library Goes to New Orleans

 

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Evening reflection by the Mississippi River

Every year, Campus Ministry enables a group of students to go to New Orleans as a part of their Alternative Break Immersion program. While on the trip, the students work with United States Project on rebuilding home and connecting with other organizations work with struggling neighborhoods and communities. This year, the trip incorporated celebrations of the Civil Rights Movement with participating in the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee and visiting Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL and the National Civil rights Museum in Memphis, TN.

 

This year, one of the Librarians, Liz Lang, had the opportunity to go on the Alternative Break Immersion at the Librarian in residence. She got to experience the amazing communities in New Orleans along with the students, but also connected the students with Rebecca Crown Library resources while they were away from campus, and the library. A large part of the trip was centered on stories and Liz was able to begin to connect the stories the group was learning about as they interacted with different historic events and the current communities in New Orleans to oral histories that everyone at Dominican University has access to.

HistoryMakers is the largest African American video archive in the world. The goal of this project is to capture the full breadth of African American experience. In preparation for this trip, Liz created this guide with relevant videos for every stage of the trip. While technical difficulties limited how much this resource could be used while on the trip, part of the group was able to listen to stories about the Montgomery Bus Boycott just before stepping onto the Alabama state capitol, where the boycott ended. In future trips, these videos could be played during the nightly reflections to add context to the real life stories that the students interact with daily on this trip.

 

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John Deconstanza talking about the significance of where the students were standing

Students experience a lot on this trip, much of which take a significant emotional toll on the students. It is the library’s hope, that we can continue to provide informational support that will help students make sense of all of these experiences and emotions.

 

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Want to get caught up on your favorite magazines over Easter break? Check out Flipster. Flipster makes reading your favorite magazines, including Chicago, Glamour, Ebony, Men’s Healthy, and Wired, easy. You can log in through the library website or download the app.  Just download the Flipster app from Google Play Store or iTunes. Once in the app, search for Dominican University, and log in with your Dominican username and password.

Welcome to the Media Center

The Media Center, located on the lower level of the Rebecca Crown Library Room 008, has feature films, documentary films and CD’s that are available for checkout by Dominican students, faculty and staff. Instructors often place materials on reserve for their students to view and/or listen to in the Media Center. Viewing areas are available for individuals and groups. In addition, the Media Center provides limited audio/visual copying services for educational purposes.

And don’t forget to check out the 3D printer. Need a model? Need a prosthetic arm? You can make almost anything out of plastic.

 

Updates to InterLibrary Loan

As you start to get into your research projects and need articles from other libraries, you may notice that the InterLibrary Loan website has changed. The Rebecca Crown Library has switched over to a new Interlibrary Loan service. You can still request books, articles, movies and other materials from other libraries. All that has changed is the landing page.

You begin your InterLibrary Loan request as you would normally: through the InterLibrary Loan link on the Rebecca Crown Library homepage or through the “Request This Item” button in library databases when looking at an article that Rebecca Crown Library does not own.

The InterLibrary Loan link on the Rebecca Crown Library homepage is on the right-hand side of the page.

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From the Rebecca Crown Library homepage, you log into your InterLibrary Loan account with your Dominican username and password. Once you have logged-in, you will land on your homepage, where you can open a new request form and manage your previous requests.

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You can also link to your InterLibrary Loan account as you search one of our many databases. If you come across an article that Rebecca Crown Library does not own, you will see a “Find full text in other databases” link on the item page.

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That link will take you either to another database where you can get the full article or to a page with a “Request this Item” link.

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Once you have entered your username and password, the “Request this Item” link will take you to a fully populated request form in your InterLibrary Loan account. Verify that all of the information is correct in the form, and hit submit. You will get an email from ill@dom.edu with a link back to your Interlibrary Loan account when the article is available.

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If you have any questions contact the Rebecca Crown Library at reference@dom.edu or 708-524-6875.

Updates to InterLibrary Loan

As you start to get into your research projects and need articles from other libraries, you may notice that the InterLibrary Loan website has changed. The Rebecca Crown Library has switched over to a new Interlibrary Loan service. You can still request books, articles, movies and other materials from other libraries. All that has changed is the landing page.

You begin your InterLibrary Loan request as you would normally: through the InterLibrary Loan link on the Rebecca Crown Library homepage or through the “Request This Item” button in library databases when looking at an article that Rebecca Crown Library does not own.

The InterLibrary Loan link on the Rebecca Crown Library homepage is on the right-hand side of the page.

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From the Rebecca Crown Library homepage, you log into your InterLibrary Loan account with your Dominican username and password. Once you have logged-in, you will land on your homepage, where you can open a new request form and manage your previous requests.

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You can also link to your InterLibrary Loan account as you search one of our many databases. If you come across an article that Rebecca Crown Library does not own, you will see a “Find full text in other databases” link on the item page.

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That link will take you either to another database where you can get the full article or to a page with a “Request this Item” link.

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Once you have entered your username and password, the “Request this Item” link will take you to a fully populated request form in your InterLibrary Loan account. Verify that all of the information is correct in the form, and hit submit. You will get an email from ill@dom.edu with a link back to your Interlibrary Loan account when the article is available.

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If you have any questions contact the Rebecca Crown Library at reference@dom.edu or 708-524-6875.

Workshop: How to Find an Article

We’ve all been there, frustrated with a database search and looking for the perfect article for your paper or project, but you just can’t find it. Or, you can find a summary of one that looks great, but we don’t have access to it anywhere. If you’ve ever experienced these frustrations of research, and want to do something about it, this workshop can help!

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We’ll go through how to search databases better, which databases are the best for your purposes and how to get those pesky articles that seem just out of reach. Register for this workshop, which takes place in Crown 111 on October 9th at 6 pm, October 11th at 2:30 pm and October 12th at 11 am.

Register to attend at http://www.dom.edu/library/instruction/workshops.

Workshop: How to Find a Book

Have you ever had trouble tracking down book in Crown? Don’t even know where to start? This workshop is for you!

How to Find a Book- InstagramFrom searching the catalog to understanding what you can and can’t check out, this 20-minute workshop is designed to make you more familiar with the print book collection here. Attendees will not only learn more about the books we have, but how they are arranged and what to do when we don’t have one (hint: I-Share to the rescue!).

Don’t miss out on this workshop which takes place in Crown 111 on October 2nd at 6 pm, October 4th at 2:30 pm and October 5th at 11 am.

Register at http://www.dom.edu/library/instruction/workshops. See you there!