Reference Assistant Spotlight: Connor

Although Reed College Library employs the best library staff ever (!), we also depend quite heavily on our awesome student employees. A group I am especially partial to is our Reference Assistants, specially trained juniors and seniors who work on the reference desk nights and weekends helping the Reed community do anything from printing a document to finding primary sources on the history of the american west. To help you all get to know these valued employees, we’ll be posting a profile of a different reference assistant every week.

Connor, friendly & helpful at the atlases!
Connor, friendly & helpful at the atlases!

Name: Connor
Title: Lead Reference Assistant
Year: Senior
Major: American Studies-History

Favorite Library Resource: The A/C (especially in the Lobby and LL1 Southeast Stacks).

Favorite Place to Work in the Library: L2 Southeast Stacks. I enjoy the height.

Reason you wanted to be a reference assistant: I’ve worked in the Library since my first year at Reed, and I wanted to help make the Library feel accessible to all Reedies.

Hardest thing about research: Knowing when to stop.

Favorite thing about Reed: The American Studies Colloquium!

Cool thing you did this summer: Got a  Multnomah County Public Library Card. All Reed students are eligible! Ask the Ref Desk if you want help figuring out the application. [Note From Editor: Connor worked in the library all summer moving books, updating the Zotero Guide & beautifully writing the new blurbs on the main library page, among other things!]

September Zotero and EndNote Workshops

Come learn about the new versions of Zotero and EndNote at our September drop-in workshops.

Intro to EndNote – Monday 9/11/17 4:30-5:00 in Library 17

EndNote & Microsoft Word – Wednesday 9/20/17 10:00-10:30 in Library 17

 

Intro to Zotero – Monday 9/11/17 3:30-4:oo in Library 17

Zotero & Microsoft Word – Monday 9/18/17 3:30-4:00 in Library 221

 

Zotero and EndNote are two citation management software packages available to Reed students. Citation managers allow you to create your own personal research database to easily collect, organize , and format references. Learning to use a citation manager will help you save time when creating bibliographies.

Questions? Ask A Librarian!

Thesis Desk Lottery

 

Random numbers for the Senior thesis desk lottery will be drawn from the official 470 list.  If you are a senior, but are not yet registered for 470, and want to be included in the drawing, please come to the circulation desk and have your name added to the lottery list by Monday, September 11th.  Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Studio Art, and Psychology, majors are not eligible for thesis desks in the Library.

The list of numbers will be posted Tuesday, September 12th along with a map of thesis desk locations so that you can have preferences in mind before the actual selection.

The choosing of desks will begin at noon on Wednesday, September 13th in the library lobby.  You, or your proxy, must be present when your name is called.  Lottery numbers are not transferable.

NOTE:  Some desks, as indicated on the map, will be shared.  In order to help create the most pleasant sharing arrangement possible, the person with the better number may bring in as a partner another senior on the list who has a less desirable number.  Please make those arrangements before the noon time selection and let us know that is your plan when your name is called.

Any questions contact Brian Kelley

Learn the library, get a NEW mug!

New to Reed and want to know more about the library? Just getting back on campus after a summer away and want to know what’s new? Want a new mug? Come to one of our Library Tours! Friendly librarians will point out everything you need to know, including how to find class reserves and how not to get squished in the movable shelving and just where we moved the G’s.

If you live in a residence hall, check with your HA to find out your scheduled time. If you don’t or can’t make your scheduled time, just join one of our drop-in tours:

  • Monday, Aug. 28, 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Aug. 29,  6 pm OR 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Aug. 30, 6:30 pm OR 7:30 pm

All tours meet in the library lobby.

New Data @ Reed Website

Data @ Reed is a collaboration between the LibraryCIS, and the DoJo to help students and faculty with their research data.

This summer, the Data @ Reed team made major changes to the website. We updated our Stata tutorials as well as our recommendations for citing data. We also added tips for students on finding and managing data.

Courtesy of Special Collections, Eric V. Hauser Memorial Library, Reed College.

We also added data-related historic photographs from the College Archives to the homepage.

Questions or feedback can be sent to David Isaak, Data Services Librarian.

Small Gems: Small Books from Reed’s Collection

August 2 – November 1, 2017
Library flat cases

Often good things come in small packages, and the many small books in the library’s special collections testify to the great variety and beauty possible in tiny books. From a facsimile of a 1320’s Book of Hours (at 10cm high) to a foldout artist’s book showing the audio waveforms of ‘noisy words’ (at 43mm tall), these books both inform and entertain.

Changes to ARTstor

This summer ARTstor is preparing a major update to its Digital Library. Below are some key points of note.

The following ARTstor features have been retired.

  • Personal notes / instructor notes
  • Saved searches

The following ARTstor features have been temporarily removed but will reappear as the update progresses.

  • Citation generator
  • Saved citations
  • Date filter for search results

For more details please visit ARTstor Support.

Questions can be emailed to Sarah Bavier, Visual Resources Librarian.

Seniors, add your thesis to the online archive

gargoyle-laurels

Done with your thesis? Help build the digital thesis tower! Submit your thesis to the online archive.

Visit the etheses website and click on the submission button to start the process.

  • Once you’ve turned in your final thesis, you can upload a PDF to the electronic archive.
  • Participation is voluntary and you have control over who can see it online.
  • Consult with your advisor about your interest in submitting to the electronic archive, especially if your thesis contains ongoing research.

Please direct any questions to: etheses@lists.reed.edu.

Photo Credit:A Reed College Library grotesque in laurels. Photo courtesy of Special Collections and Archives, design by Jason Parker.
Help Build the Digital Thesis Tower!

Turning in Your Thesis

Don’t forget, the final copy of your thesis must be approved by the library before you can have it bound. To help you keep track of the process the steps are listed below:

  1. Make all corrections requested by your Orals Board.
  2. Bring a PRINT copy of your thesis to the library (L17) during the hours listed below. A librarian will check this copy for formatting and consistency. This copy will go straight to Printing Services to be copied and bound.
  3. Take approved thesis and signed approval form to Printing Services.
  4. Pick up bound theses and have your adviser sign the approval page of the two copies for the library.
  5. Bring two signed copies of your thesis to the library for final check and turn in by May 12th at noon.
Librarians are available in L17 during the following times to check your thesis and accept your bound thesis:
   May 3 – 5              1 pm – 5 pm
   May 8 – 11            9 am – 7 pm
   May 12                   8 am – noon

 

If you can’t make these hours, email lbm@reed.edu and we can set an appointment!