December 2008 Archives

Amazon: You can download a widget that alerts you if a book in Amazon.com is already in the library (Go to the download page). Of course if it's not... recommend it to me. The link pops up in the Amazon page:


Google Just like your myLibrary tab in MyU, the Libraries search box on the home page can be added to your iGoogle (go to download page).


Take a look at all the latest tools and widgets created by the digital library development lab at http://www.lib.umn.edu/site/widgets.phtml

In Walter Library, the Great Hall on the 2nd floor will be open 24 hours starting Thursday, December 11 and ending at 9:00 pm on Thursday, December 18, 2008.

To kick-off the week, two Finals Week related events will be held in Walter:


  • From 1-6pm on Wednesday (12/10) the SMART Learning Commons will sponsor a Cram Slam event in 204 Walter Library in partnership with the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence. Tutors and consultants will be available in biology, chemistry, physics, math, statistics, economics, writing, language, and more. Free food! http://smart.umn.edu/cramslam.html
  • On Thursday (12/11) at 7:00 pm, the Science & Engineering library will host our annual Study Break with free refreshments, prizes, and a chance for students to stretch their legs and take a break. Meet us in first floor lobby of Walter until the cookies run out!

Also for those on the West bank, Wilson Library will be offering 24 hour study space in the basement area starting on December 11 and ending at 9:00 pm on Thursday, December 18, 2008.

The Get It Book delivery service has broken the 7,000 request mark during the month of October 2008. Only eighth months in service, Get It delivers books, journals, and other library materials directly to your campus office or nearest library for pick-up.

Get it Button Requests Per Month

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Want to learn more about the Get It button, read my earlier post.