Check your departmental budget allocations, spending, and balance.
Review databases charged to your department.
Check the status of all your book, eBook and media orders - date ordered, date received, list, cost, call number assigned, etc.
Contact your liaison to order new materials.
Contact Head of Acquisitions to inquire about unfilled orders.
Lifelong Learning recently held an event in the library promoting several local authors. Autographed copies are available for purchase at the Front Desk, some for as low as $1.00.
RIley Adams is the bestselling cozy mystery author of the Southern Quilting mysteries, Memphis Barbeque mysteries, and the Myrtle Clover series. She is also the daughter of former AU faculty Henry Spann.
Kathryn Smith, longtime writer for the Anderson Independent, has written both nonfiction and mysteries.
Lawrence Webb, Faculty Emeritus, brings the past alive and inspires his readers.
Every two years the Thrift Library surveys faculty about its Resources, Services, Staff, and Facilities. The results are then shared and used to to improve the library.
If you haven't already answered the survey, you may use the link at the bottom.
SCALE is provided by PASCAL, South Carolina's 57 academic libraries. This year it has joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), an alliance of hundreds of colleges, universities, and consortia partners working together to advance the effective use of open educational resources in higher education. The membership will include training and tools to support sustainable open textbook programs.
OTN manages the Open Textbook Library, a comprehensive catalog of open textbooks with over 3,000 faculty reviews. The textbooks are freely available to faculty who wish to adopt them and are licensed under Creative Commons. With the consortial membership, faculty at PASCAL member institutions will be able to contribute reviews to the Open Textbook Library that will be available to a global audience.
As part of the membership, OTN will provide two statewide, in-person workshops for faculty, administrators, librarians, and other stakeholders at PASCAL institutions. Experienced OTN trainers will introduce attendees to open textbooks and the benefits they can provide on campus. The workshops will be scheduled later this year.