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Faculty Support: Library News

The Latest News from the Kirtland Library

The Latest Library News ~ September 2019

Fall 2019

 

We are open:

Monday & Wednesday 7:30a -4:30p

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8a -4:30p

We have study rooms, a quiet room, tutoring, quiet study knooks and other Library resources.

Kirtland Library & Tutoring - It's where the cool kids go!

 

 

We have all types of writing assistance for Kirtland students. We have our Writing Center, which is a drop in service; we have our Virtual Writing Center, which has drop in hours as well as the ability to schedule appointments - online in a virtual meeting room; we have the OWL, which is an email service that will give you a response within 24-48 hours. We also have multiple online services in our LibGuides and under our Library homepage. See below for hours and links.

Writing Center:

Tuesday 9a-4p

Wednesday 10a-2p

Thursday 9a-4p

Virtual Drop-In:

Mondays 6:30-8:30 at this link: https://kirtland.zoom.us/j/338939602

OWL:

To schedule Virtual Writing Center appointments or submit a paper contact:

owl@kirtland.edu

 

****Please remember that the Writing Center is a tutoring service. It would be unethical for us to edit or proofread papers. We are here to assist you with your writing questions and concerns.

Let your students know...

Math Drop-In

Math help is available on an as-needed basis through the Math Drop-In Lab.  Lab hours can be found on the tutoring page under "How to Contact Us", http://www.kirtland.edu/tutoring

Calculators

The Library has a limited number of TI-83 calculators available for student check out. Currently enrolled math students may borrow a calculator to use for the semester. 

Let us work with you to get it

If you don't see a title you are looking for in the Kirtland Catalog, don't give up - get in touch!  We are happy to work with you to find the resources you need.

Kirtland e-Collections

In addition to the print collection. through the Kirtland Library you also have access to e-books in Ebook Central and OverDrive.  Many of the OverDrive titles will show when you search the Kirtland Catalog, but that is not true of Ebook Central's large academic collection.  You will find links to the Kirtland Catalog, the OverDrive collection, and Ebook Central on the library's webpage.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If we do not have an item, we can often borrow it from another library.  Kirtland Library borrows from and loans to other libraries through WorldCat.  For more information about interlibrary loans, please see the interlibrary loan guide.

Suggest a Title

On the Faculty Support page of this guide, a "Suggest a Purchase" box has been added. The "Suggest a Purchase" opens a form you can use to - as its name says - suggest titles for the Library to purchase.  While we can't guarantee to purchase every suggestion, we do guarantee to consider each suggestion and to work with you to meet your information needs.

The Latest Library News

Let your students know...

If your students need to submit assignments in APA or MLA format, you can let them know that formatting and citing help is available in the Writing Center LibGuide.  There they will find:

  • links to templates - they can replace the sample text with their own for easy formatting.
  • step-by-step instructions for formatting in Word from scratch.
  • links to Purdue OWL's sample papers.
  • information about ethical writing.

The citation tool, NoodleTools, is also available to Kirtland students.  For more information about NoodleTools, please see the August Resource Spotlight box at the bottom of this page.

One-to-one Tutoring:

Tutoring services are available to all Kirtland students and are headquartered in the Library.  The tutor request form is in Canvas.  They can find it by clicking on the resources button at the bottom of the menu along the left side of the Canvas screen.

Drop-in services are another option. Drop-in services are available for math and writing at several locations.  Hours vary by semester and can be found under "How to Contact Us" on the tutoring page, http://www.kirtland.edu/tutoring .

The Math Drop-In Lab and the Writing Center are both located in the Library.

Please see the tutoring page  for more information about the times.  Writing assistance is also available online.  For more information about the Online Writing Lab and Virtual Writing Center see the OWL page. 

Online Tutoring:

We have online tutoring for math and writing. We also have options for online tutoring in other subjects. Please see the tutoring page  for more information.

Resource Spotlight

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. 

New Books (and more)!

Wondering what's new in books, e-books, audio books, and DVDs?  Check out the latest additions to the collection:

Contact Us

Need help?

Contact us .....

1) in person

2) call us at 989-275-5000                                                                                                      

     x246 

3) email us at library@kirtland.edu    

Library Hours

Winter 2020:

Monday - Friday

8am - 4:30pm

Summer & Breaks:

Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Come and See our new space, reserve a study room, study in our new Quiet Room or just find a little nook in which to read! The Kirtland Library is where the cool kids go!

 

**Library photo courtesy of Marj Esch.