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.
Besides advanced search capabilities, the New OneSearch integrates many internal Library functions such as the Library Catalog, Circulation, Acquisitions, Cataloging, PASCAL Delivers, and more. You can also jump out of it into Ask-A-Librarian, Research Guides, Journal Search, and A-Z Databases.
Annie Francis Blackman passed away in April.
She served as Anderson College's library director from 1969 until 1988. Prior to that she was chief librarian for Anderson County.
She was also an Anderson College alumni.
FYI - The Thrift Library does not wish to provide "physical" Course Reserves this Fall. Instead:
We strongly recommend that you avoid "traditional' reserves this year if at all possible. Better to switch to a reliable, easy to access source.
To assist you have have compiled a list of course reserves from last year that can be posted to Canvas. Use the Course Reserves 2019-20 with hyperlinks spreadsheet posted below to find digital content. Or simply search OneSearch.
Contact your library liaison ASAP to discuss ways to prepare for the Fall Semester.
The library has acquired 139 eTextbooks for the Fall Semester, the largest number ever. Want to save our student's $173,000? Post the provided links in Canvas and let your students know they have free textbooks at their disposal.
No coffee (unless someone invents a way to drink it through their mask.)
Three day quarantine - All library materials will be quarantined for three days upon return. Student workers will check them in and shelve them using gloves.
Open Stacks - Users will be able to browse the stacks and select materials.
Touchless Checkout - The library's two check out stations at the Front Desk will have sneeze shields installed with bar code readers placed facing the front. Patrons hold their AU IDs under the reader, then scan the barcodes on their books. Reciepts are emailed.
Digital Course Reserves - Faculty are asked to switch from physical reserves to digital reserves. To successfully accomplish this, please contact your library liaison ASAP so that we can identify, purchase, and provide links for use in Canvas.
Ask-A-Librarian - This service tripled in 2019-20.. We will continue to promote its use 7 days a week as the preferred method of assistance.
Online Library Instruction - Although we can visit your class, we would prefer to do it online via zoom, LibGuides, canned videos, etc.
Mail Out / Scan and Deliver- For students unable to come to the library we have several delivery systems. More...
Taking advantage of the New OneSearch and its integration of multiple library functions, the library has simplified its Home Page.