What's new at melick?
Melick Library Acquires JSTOR ArTS & Sciences I
Melick Library is pleased to announce the addition of the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I Collection as of Spring 2011. This new collection contains 118 journals in the Social Science disciplines of Economics, History, Political Science, Education and Sociology, as well as titles in Ecology, Mathematics, Philosophy, and Literature.
JSTOR is a digital archive of scholarly journals presented in pdf format which is both searchable and browseable. Each title is held from volume 1, issue 1 and contains the entire content up through the title's "moving wall" date, which is on average 3-5 years in the past from the current publication year. This new collection joins our existing Arts & Sciences III collection, which specializes in the Humanities and Fine Arts, and the Health & General Sciences collection, which features important historical scientific titles like Science and British Medical Journal. With this new addition, there are now 300 titles in Eureka College's JSTOR collection available for our patrons' research needs.
Some titles of note in JSTOR A&S I are:
American Historical Review
American Journal of Mathematics
American Political Science Review
American Journal of Sociology
Journal of American History
Journal of Economic History
Journal of Higher Education
Journal of Philosophy
Political Science Quarterly
Public Opinion Quarterly
Social Psychology Quarterly
William and Mary Quarterly
For a full title list, including coverage years, please see the following link: http://www.jstor.org/action/collectionInfoPage?selectCollection=as-backfile-collection
JSTOR is accessible from Melick's Online Databases Page: http://www.eureka.edu/melick/databases.htm. For more information about this new addition, please contact a librarian.
LIbrarians Present at Conferences
Public Services Librarian Kelly Fisher presented a breakout session titled "What Do They Really Know?: Surveying Patron Information Literacy Skills" at Illinois State University's Information Literacy Summit on April 20, 2010.
Technical Services Librarian Kati Donaghy presented at the Northwest Missouri Brick and Click Symposium on November 5, 2010. Her presentation, "Copyright 0 to 60 in One Year," will also be published in the symposium papers.
Eureka College’s Melick Library hosts consortium open house
Staff at Eureka College’s Melick Library hosted one of a series of open houses sponsored by the Public Services Working Group of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois March 11.
Attendees included representatives from 17 CARLI institutions, including Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University, Principia College and Columbia College. The event was the best-attended downstate open house since the program began in 2009, according to Melick Library Director Anthony Glass.
Kelly Fisher, who is Melick Library Public Services Librarian, is a member of PSWG and began coordinating the event with the group and library staff last fall.
The event consisted of two morning programs, lunch sponsored by CARLI and three half-hour breakout sessions in the afternoon. The morning programs gave visitors an overview of college history and its effect on library services and also included a presentation on the “hot topic” of copyright policy development and its impact on course reserves, according to Glass.
The afternoon sessions were roundtables on a number of library topics, including follow-up discussions on the subject of copyright, collection issues, archives, reference services and instruction. Optional tours of the library and the Reagan Museum followed.
The open houses are designed to give consortia partners an opportunity to see how others work and deal with the day-to-day realities of librarianship in the 21st century. While the focus is on public services issues, other topics include archives, collection development and other library activities that impact working relationships with patrons and constituents.
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