Thursday, April 19, 2018

Take the CSU Libraries Satisfaction Survey

Do you want to give feedback about the CSU Libraries' services?

Take the CSU Libraries Satisfaction Survey:

The survey runs until May 4th. 

If you have any questions about the survey, Ask a Librarian at:

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Friends of the Libraries Book Sale

The Columbus State University Friends of Libraries is holding their annual book sale on April 17 & 18, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Main Campus Library (Forum Area). Items for sale range from Fiction, Non-fiction and Textbooks, to Children’s books and classics, DVDs and VHS. All items have been generously donated by members of our local community and prices range from 25¢ to $3.

Since parking is limited, we respectfully ask that you park in the white-lined visitor spaces on Main Campus. CSU’s Friends of Libraries appreciates your book donations as they help support Columbus State University’s Libraries.  Please contact Eric Van Bibber at 706-507-8675 or for more information.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Languages Out Loud

CSU Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Library Archives are pleased to invite CSU students, faculty, and staff to participate in this year's "Languages Out Loud" event, to be held at Schwob Library on Main Campus, on Wed. April 11, at 12:30.

We are seeking 10-12 students and faculty to read aloud short passages from any work of literature/writing in any foreign (or dead!) language in keeping with this year's theme: "LOL: Humor around the World". Attendance is open to all CSU students, faculty, and staff.  Please feel free to attend and to spread the word, whether or not you plan to read!

Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Spring Break Hours

For Spring Break, the Library's hours will be:

March 17th-18th:  Closed
March 19th-23rd:  8 AM - 5 PM
Starting on March 24th:  Resume normal hours

For more information, please Ask a Librarian or call 706-507-8670

From the Executive Director of GALILEO

 From Lucy Harrison, Executive Director of GALILEO:

It’s been a busy couple of months!  We’ve been working with the public library service on a shared RFP for a new delivery service to replace (or extend) the contract for the current courier. We’re also hard at work bringing up the new HathiTrust service for participating USG libraries. And we’re also excited about the potential for a new authentication service using OpenAthens...more about that in next month’s newsletter.

One of the goals in the GALILEO strategic plan that I’ve been working on is to “Demonstrate GALILEO’s value/return on investment (ROI) to various stakeholders.”  We got some excellent feedback in the annual GALILEO survey (full results here) and have also been talking with the GALILEO Steering Committee about what is most important to them. We’re planning to take an approach that looks at each GALILEO program/service through 3 lenses:
  • Usage: Overall statistics relevant to program/service
  • Savings: Financial and effort. Direct cost savings, cost avoidance, cost per use, return on investment, lower annual increases, time/effort saved, staff provided centrally, shared workflows, etc.
  • Impact: Satisfaction with services, impact on users (patrons, students, faculty, staff), metrics that show overall success, answer “why do we do this?”
We’ve already identified some potential metrics to include in each of these 3 lenses, and will be having some further discussion with both RACL and GALSTEER soon to narrow down what we want to report. Once we have a template in place, we’ll start populating it after the end of the fiscal year. If you have any suggestions on metrics/statistics that are especially useful to your institution, please send them along!

From the GALILEO March Newsletter

Adding links from EBSCOHost to bookmarking, social media, and messaging sites

In addition to saving items to Google Drive, EBSCO databases allow users to add citations and links to a variety of bookmarking, social media, and messaging sites. From any EBSCO article citation, choose “share,” the share menu will open and show the most popular options. Then click on the “more” button in the share menu, and more options will appear. Each sharing tool handles the citation differently, but one can, for example, use the Facebook messenger tool to send an article to a classmate via Facebook.

From the GALILEO March Newsletter

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