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Faculty Library Newsletter

Departmental Budgets and Acquisition

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.

Faculty Library Survey - Including Comments

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.

This survey, which reached the second highest number of faculty ever, 53, resulted in the highest overall score ever - 4.49.

Highest Score - Library Staff are Courteous and Helpful

Lowest Score: Online Journals

Student Library Survey 2017-18

Unlike Faculty, Students are less concerned with collections and more concerned with Facilities - Seating, Study Rooms, and Hours.

Read all about it here.

Oh, and did we mention it? Highest Overall Score EVER!

Highest scoring question? Library facilities are clean and well maintained.

Lowest scoring question? Hours

Exam Hours arrive early this year!

Exam Hours will arrive one week early this Spring.

TWO WEEKS of Early Openings and Late Closings beginning Friday, April 26.


Get those Book Orders In

All book orders are due May 1.

This keeps the library from being overwhelmed by last minute orders and allows plenty of time for titles to arrive and be cataloged.

Unspent money will be redirected to departments who have already spent their money and have developed wish lists.

NOTE: Book money has to be spent on Acquisitions, items which add to the library's volume count. They cannot be spent on equipment or subscriptions.

The Surprising Reading Habits of Millennials

Are Millennials more likely to 

  • Read more or less than their parents?
  • Read from a cell phone or tablet?
  • Prefer print books or digital?
  • Borrow or purchase their books?
  • Read the news or listen/watch the news?

Good Reading

Ever notice the Good Reading Icon at the top of the Library Newsletter's Home Page? This link will lead you to fascinating choices for newly added books, eBooks, DVDs and streaming videos.

This Month's Database Trials


Criminal Justice
Political Science