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The Latest Library News ~ February 2017


The Latest Library News ~ August 2016

Our main hub will still be in Roscommon, but we are excited about the opportunity to provide services to the Kirtland community in Grayling!  Whether you call our Roscommon number (989-275-5000, Ext.246) or our Grayling number (989-275-5000, Ext. 1246 or Ext. 1247) your call will reach us – wherever we may be!

Our Grayling branch will be known as the Library & Student Resource Center (Room 1401) and will provide library services including a circulating collection of books, audio books, and DVDs and Express Computers for student research. The Student Resource Center will also be the place to go for Drop-In Math and other tutoring services. 

Since materials will be shared between library locations, it will be necessary to plan ahead, especially for equipment needs.  When we know in advance where and when you want to check out an item, we will do our best to fulfill your request.

Library & Student Resource Center hours of operation for both library and tutoring are shown in the box below.

Heidi Sura, our Writing Center tutor, has created a series of 90 second videos to introduce students to the resources available to them through Kirtland Library & Tutoring. Click on the playlist icon in the upper left corner of the video below to see what's available. Please feel free to share these videos with your students, in person or in Canvas.

NoodleTools has a New Look

NoodleTools has undergone a makeover, but your account and projects are intactThe new design:

  • lets users skip the dashboard and go straight from the project page to the sources or notecards page. 
  • guides the user through choosing the right source type when creating a new citation by asking where the resource is located and then displaying a menu of applicable possibilities.
  • offers a bird's-eye view of notecard piles so they'll no longer get lost if they get pushed to the screen edge.

Log in or create your account in NoodleTools to see what's new.  Access NoodleTools from the library's webpage.

Getting ready for Fall Semester – Embedded Librarian

  • The embedded librarian program supports your students as they research by providing library resources and reference help right within your Canvas course. For more information about the embedded librarian program, please see the embedded librarian page of this guide.

Coming soon –  LibraryH3lp

  • LibraryH3lp is a software platform that lets us communicate with you through chat sessions. You will be able to receive chat research guidance from the library's guides and web page and from within Canvas. During chat hours, you will no longer have to stop what you are doing to give us a call or sign into your email. LibraryH3lp isn’t up and running yet, but it's in the works!

Resource Spotlight ~ February 2017


Resource Spotlight ~ August 2016

NoodleTools: the recommended citation maker for Kirtland students

NoodleTools is provided to Kirtland students and employees for free. To access, go to the Library's home page where it will recognize you as "belonging" to Kirtland. You can log-in if you already have an account or create a NoodleTools account. Once an account is created users can:

  • enter source information, and NoodleTools will correctly format a citation in either APA or MLA
  • see suggestions for in-text citations
  • share access to a project and its sources with other students
  • share access to a project and its sources with the instructor
  • create notecards that are linked to the source used
  • easily generate a correctly formatted bibliography

Encourage your students to use NoodleTools for their research projects, and give it a try yourself. 

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