Winter Break Library Hours

 

We can’t believe Winter Break is already here! Remember, if you need to do some research this weekend we have thousands of electronic journals and books you can peruse from the comfort of your home or dorm!

Friday February 8 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday February 9 closed
Sunday February 10 closed
Monday Februrary 11 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday February 12 8 am – midnight

Library closing 3pm Tuesday through 8 am Thursday

Along with the college, the Library is closing today, Tuesday January 29 at 3:00 pm. We will reopen on Thursday morning at 8:00 am. Please stay warm and safe! We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Don’t forget: we have thousands of items available online! Searching HopePrimo is a good place to start!

Christmas Break Library Hours

Merry Christmas to all students, staff, faculty and friends from Van Wylen Library! Our post-exam week hours are as follows:

Monday, December 17 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, December 18 8 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, December 19 8 am – 5 pm
Thursday, December 20 8 am – 5 pm
Friday, December 21 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday, December 22-Tuesday, January 1 closed
Wednesday, January 2 8 am – 5 pm
Thursday, January 3 8 am – 5 pm
Friday, January 4 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday, January 5 closed
Sunday, January 6 noon – 5 pm
Monday, January 7 8 am – midnight (resume normal hours)

Senior Library Student Worker Purchases for the Collection 2018

In appreciation for all they do for the Library, every spring, graduating senior student workers are able to choose an item (book, CD, or DVD) to add to our collection. That item might be in the student’s discipline of study or from a different area of interest.

The Class of 2018’s choices:

technical services
Jacob Sandy
Joey Williams
Kylie DeKryger

 

 

Lauren Sweers

 

Media Desk
Linnea Hjelm
Matison Landman
Sydney Dippel
Tech Lab
Joanie Davis
Amber Carnahan
Lakna Jayasinghe
Billy Yancey
Circulation
Sarah Seckler
Molly Ireland
Naomi Scott
Chan Hwang
Research Help Desk
Ismael Byers
Collin Wassilak
Laure Bouret
Benjamin Pederson
Clarisa Chavez
Peter Timperman

 

 

Gabrielle Werner
Leigh Wynveen
Interlibrary Loan
Russell Houpt
Ivy Peterson

Exam Week Activity Schedule!

You’re almost done – here are some activities and treats to help keep you going!

SUNDAY 4/29 10 AM COFFEE AND DONUTS VAN WYLEN LIBRARY
8 PM ROPE OF HOPE DIMNENT CHAPEL
9 PM STUDY SNACK VAN WYLEN LIBRARY
MONDAY 4/30 11A-1P CAPS BUBBLE WRAP STOMP (WEATHER PERMITTING) OUTSIDE BULTMAN STUDENT CENTER
TUESDAY 5/1 11:30AM 30 MINUTE MEDITATION CAPS GROUP ROOM (2ND FLOOR BSC)
12-2 PM THERAPY DOGS DEWITT LOBBY & BSC  LIVING ROOM
9 PM STUDY SNACK VAN WYLEN LIBRARY
WEDNESDAY 5/2 12-1 PM STRESS BALL HANDOUT FROM CAPS (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST) BSC LIVING ROOM
THURSDAY 5/3 4:30 PM 30 MINUTE MEDITIATION CAPS GROUP ROOM (2ND FLOOR BSC)

Exam Week Hours for the Library

Friday, April 27 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, April 28 10 am – midnight
Sunday, April 29 10 am – 2 am
Monday, April 30 8 am – 2 am
Tuesday, May 1 8 am – 2 am
Wednesday, May 2 8 am – 2 am
Thursday, May 3 8 am – midnight
Friday, May 4 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday, May 5 closed
Sunday, May 6 closed

Laptops, Cameras and Calculators, Oh My!

What equipment can you borrow from the library? Are you wondering if there is a Macbook, Chromebook, or GoPro camera available right now? Did you know we lend graphing calculators as well as headphones?

The NEW Equipment Lending LibGuide shows exactly what equipment we have at the Media Deskon the second floor and also what is currently available or checked out.  The platform views well on any mobile device or computer!

 

Senior Library Student Worker Purchases for the Collection

Every spring, graduating senior library student workers can pick an item (book, CD, DVD) to add to the collection in their honor.  They can choose an item within their major or an item of general interest.  Here’s what this year’s seniors chose:

Research Help

Colton Clark
Laurel Post
Reinie Thomas

Circulation

Spencer Boer
Sydney Khouri
Sehyun Park
Sarah Peterson

Media Desk

Cassidy Kessel
Janna Kollen
Regina Tan
Sydney VanHuile
Qian Wang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tech Lab

Michelle Brandle
Mikayla Freyling
Sierra Schultz
Emily Simmons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interlibrary Loan

Christopher Browne
Heather Sadogierski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Services

Elizabeth Gerdes

3 Great Library Research Tools You Need to Add to your Toolbox

Doing great library research is a journey, with many wrong turns and some truly great eureka moments. Following are 3 great library research tools that can make your research journey less tedious, quicker, easier to track, and maybe even a little fun:


Zotero
An open-source citation management system, this is a tool to never leave home without. It allows you to save citations, PDFs, and websites with the click of a button. Citations can then be formatted in thousands of formats and integrated into both Google Docs and Microsoft Word. Zotero also supports group research and sharing.

LibX
A mighty toolbar for both Firefox and Chrome, LibX enables users to search library resources without ever leaving the webpage they are on. As a bonus, LibX will authenticate you if you are off-campus with a simple right-click on your mouse.

BrowZine
Want to know what the top journals are in your discipline? Need to be notified when the latest issue of Cell comes out? Love that your top journals are all available electronically but still want to arrange them on a bookcase? For all these reasons and more, BrowZine is a top choice for browsing/reading the journal literature.

What’s your favorite research tool? Please let us know in the comments or Tweet us @vanwylenlibrary!