Tuesday, April 15, 2014

National Library Worker's Day

“NLWD is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.” (American Library Association National Library Workers Day http://ala-apa.org/nlwd/)

As we continue our celebration of National Library Week, we want you to meet the Darling Library staff, here to serve your information and research needs!

Darling Library Staff:
- Robin Hartman, Director of Library Services (See blog post.)
- Terri Bogan, Reference and Instruction Librarian (See blog post.)
- Systems and Technical Services Librarian (See blog post.)
- Katy Lines, Library Services Manager (See blog post.)
- Joe Watson, Library Technical Services Assistant (See blog post.)
    Our current crop of Student Library Assistants:*
  • Melina Arciniega, Liberal Studies Major from Rancho Cucamonga, CA (hired August 2012)
  • Sarah Bishop, Liberal Studies Major from Westminster, CA (hired August 2013)
  • Jacqueline Bran, MFT Graduate Student from Fontana, CA (hired August 2012)
  • Robert Brazile, Ministry Major from Washington state (hired January 2014)
  • Michael Jankowski, Psychology Major from Santa Ana, CA (hired August 2013)
  • Matthew Licano, Criminal Justice Major from La Habra, CA (hired August 2013)
  • Rachel Malabuyo, Liberal Studies Major from the Philippines (hired August 2012)
  • Maria Ordenana, Cross Cultural Business Administration Major from Nicaragua (hired August 2013)
  • Mireli Prado, Psychology Major from California (hired August 2013)
  • Lorenzo Rodriguez, Math Major from Fresno, CA (hired August 2012)
  • Emily Terwilliger, Business Management Major from Susanville, CA (hired January 2014)
  • Hanna Walker, Business Major from Brea, CA (hired August 2012)
  • Trevor Williams, Library Technical Services Assistant, Biblical Studies Major from Washington state (hired December 2010)
*Information about the job of Library Assistant in the US:
American Library Association. What Library Assistants and Technicians Need to Know.
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013. Library Assistants, Clerical.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Fever Hours

Tuesday, April 15, the Library will be closed for Spring Fever participation.

Our open hours will be as follows:

Open - 7:45AM to 9:30AM
Closed - 9:30AM to 7:00PM for Spring Fever
Open - 7:00PM to 12:00AM (Midnight)


Celebrate National Library Week!

“First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.”

This year the Darling Library is celebrating National Library Week by inviting our Hope International University students, faculty, and staff to take advantage of the great benefits of being a Darling Library patron. Every day we will highlight a resource or service that is yours just because you belong to the HIU community. For instance, did you know that you can:
  • Place holds on books to pick up later? 
  • Have books delivered to you at the Anaheim campus?
  • View your library account information including books you have checked out?
  • Renew books you have checked out online without having to go to the library?
But first you need to take five minutes to set yourself up for academic success.

If you already are patron in our system, you need to set up online access to your patron account by creating a password. For information on how to do this, view the following two guides: How to log into the library and How to set up online access to your patron account for the first time.

If you are not yet registered in the library's system, these guides will tell you what to do.



Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Did you know the HIU Library has a YouTube channel?

Did you know the HIU Library has a YouTube channel? Our channel has a variety of helpful videos for anyone using library resources or wanting to learn more about research or information literacy.

Videos

Library faculty produce instructional video tutorials that are targeted to the research needs of the HIU community. These videos range from general help to specific course related tutorials. Here is a sampling of some HIU Library videos:
  • Library Home Page Tour
  • How to Set Up Your Library Account
  • Library Catalog Basic Search
  • Popular Magazines vs. Scholarly Journals
  • HDV1100 Article Search
  • EDU6910 Thesis Research

Playlists

Videos are grouped into playlists. We group videos targeted for specific classes into playlists for those classes. This makes it easy for students to find those videos for viewing. Faculty can also link directly to a playlist in eCollege or an eCompanion instead of listing out the individual videos. (Faculty: See our Embedded Instruction page for more information about how you can request video tutorials for your class.)

We also create playlists of videos produced by database vendors, like ProQuest, that demonstrate effective uses of those resources. For instance, the ProQuest playlist includes videos that range from a basic search of ProQuest to more advanced searches like finding articles that include Figures & Tables or using Folders to organize your research.

We sometimes create playlists of videos produced by an organization, such as Project Information Literacy, that have specific relevance to information literacy, research, or other information and library issues.

Here is a list of our current playlists:
  • HDV1100 Strategies for Success
  • eBrary
  • ProQuest
  • Oxford Reference Online
  • JSTOR
  • Project Information Literacy (PIL)

How to Find Videos and Playlists

There are several ways to find our YouTube channel:
  1. Go directly to our YouTube channel HIULibrary http://www.youtube.com/user/HIULibrary OR ...
  2. Go to the Library Home Page http://library.hiu.edu and ...
Click the Research Assistance tab and then the Tutorials (YouTube) link, OR ...
http://library.hiu.edu/research

... Click the YouTube icon in the footer of the Library Home Page

http://library.hiu.edu/

Once you are at the HIULibrary YouTube channel, you can click "Videos" to view a list of videos produced by the HIU Library or you can click "Playlists" to view playlists of videos grouped by course, resource, or topic.

http://www.youtube.com/user/HIULibrary/

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Terri Bogan is Reference & Instruction Librarian at Hope International University. She is passionate about helping students navigate the ever expanding world of information. She specializes in the area of information literacy and instructional design.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Camino: Interlibrary Loan on Steroids

Since we started using WorldCat® Local as our library catalog/discovery service in June 2011, book borrowing through Interlibrary loan (ILL) has nearly tripled. Why is that?

Because when searching WorldCat® Local Hope students, staff, and faculty now find books held in libraries worldwide as well as the books (and other resources) found locally in the Darling Library. So, if we don’t have a book they want among the 70,000 volumes shelved at 2500 E. Nutwood Avenue in Fullerton, California, a click of a button invites them to “Request on Interlibrary Loan.”* They can still get it. Wonderful!

However, the wonderfulness can turn to disappointment when they discover that it usually takes about two weeks to get a book on Interlibrary Loan. (We've noticed that students often need research materials sooner than that.) Nevertheless, our patrons borrow more books from other libraries through ILL even with a two-week waiting period.

But now we have joined Camino! This is another example of resource sharing through SCELC. If a book is available at one of the other twelve Camino member libraries in California, our patrons can “Borrow from Camino”* and it can be delivered to the Darling Library for them via courier within two days. That’s as quick as Amazon®! Camino gives us speedy access to over 1.8 million books beyond our shelves. And according to an overlap analysis, 37% of Hope’s library is a unique contribution to Camino. (It's nice to be able to share!)

Look for the blue buttons to request a book from another library.*
More private libraries are joining Camino, but as of today the following libraries are members:
    Southern California:
  • California Baptist University, Riverside
  • California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
  • Claremont Colleges, Claremont
  • Hope International University, Fullerton
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
  • Occidental College, Los Angeles
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu
  • The American Jewish University, Los Angeles
  • Westmont College, Santa Barbara
    Northern California:
  • Dominican University, San Rafael
  • Holy Names University, Oakland
  • University of the Pacific, Stockton
  • William Jessup University, Rocklin


*Eligible Darling Library patrons (current students, staff, and faculty) must first log in to "My Library Account" with their HIU ID number in the upper right-hand corner of the WorldCat® Local search screen and be connected to the Hope International University network by authenticating with their HIU email address and password.  *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Robin Hartman is Director of Library Services at Hope International University. She is curious about how the organization and communication of information shapes society and is committed to equipping students to impact the world for Christ.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Earthquake Damage Minimal in the Library

An oversize book fell from the top shelf.
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocked the Fullerton area on Friday night, March 28, 2014 at 9:09 p.m. Thankfully, the Darling Library had closed four hours earlier and no one was in the building.

Upon inspection Saturday morning a slow water leak was found in one of the HVAC closets on the second floor. Campus Safety was notified and the Operations Department personnel was called to check it out. The water was turned off to stop the leaking in the damaged pipe and a thorough investigation made sure there was no other water leakage in the area.

Nativity set made of wool sustained no damage.
Besides the water leak, approximately three books were found on the floor throughout the library and a few Nativity pieces were laying down. Kyrgyzstan sustained the most significant evidence of the temblor. (Ironically, the remaining international Nativity display was scheduled to be packed away on Monday for next Christmas.)

We will rebuild!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Closed for Spring Break

The Darling Library will be closed for Spring Break beginning at 5:00PM on Friday, March 28th through the following Friday, April 4th.

We will reopen with Extended Hours for the rest of the semester on Saturday, April 5 at 12:00PM.

Extended Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 7:45AM to 12:00AM
Friday, 7:45AM to 5:00PM
Saturday, 12:00PM to 4:00PM
Sunday, 2:00PM to 12:00AM

We will continue to be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM to 10:30AM for Chapel and Spiritual Formation Meetings. 

See a complete calendar of library hours and exceptions.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Systems and Technical Services Librarian transition

Farewell, Lindsey Sinnott, MSLIS
When Lindsey Sinnott left the Systems and Technical Services Librarian position in January, the library felt a deep loss professionally, functionally, and personally. Lindsey had started as Acquisitions Manager in April 2010 and, upon completing her MS in Library and Information Science, joined the full-time faculty. Among her accomplishments in the role of Systems and Technical Services Librarian, she redesigned the library’s website and managed the migration from a traditional library system to a new cloud-based technology. In that time, she formed many meaningful collaborative relationships with fellow librarians, teaching faculty, and staff.

Although a search was launched for her replacement immediately the process of finding the right person for this responsibility takes time. The job vacancy was posted on several sites and a faculty search committee was formed to review viable candidates.

Thank you, Sonya True, MLIS
In the mean time, the Darling Library would have been “up a creek without a paddle” if it hadn’t been for Sonya True, Professor and Digital Initiatives Library Director at Vanguard University. It just so happens that Sonya has an annual nine-month contract with Vanguard, leaving her open to fill in for us temporarily just when we needed her. In her short time with us, she not only held her finger in the dike to keep us from drowning in our time of need, but with dogged determination, she moved us from a near standstill with one long term troublesome project to completion. We owe her a great deal of gratitude!

This position is responsible for managing the library’s catalog/circulation system, discovery tools, and the website. They oversee the library’s electronic resources, digital collections, and technology infrastructure as well as the Information Commons and, above all, they make sure our students have access to the online library resources. And that is only the Systems half of the job description.

Indeed, finding a qualified candidate with the professional library science degree and the right skill set who is a good fit for the University in terms of faith and culture is a serious challenge. Nevertheless, we are pleased to announce that we have concluded our search. Ms. Jennifer Rich will begin working in this position beginning May 1, 2014.

Jennifer received a B.A. degree from The Master’s College and the Masters of Sciences, Library and Information Science: Digital Library Concentration degree from Drexel University. She also holds a California multiple-subject teaching credential and brings seven years of experience teaching computers and information literacy at St. Pius V Catholic School where she also served as their staff technology coordinator.
Welcome, Jennifer Rich, MSLIS!
We are pleased to welcome Jennifer to the team of Darling Librarians!