Pet Therapy at the Library

Pet Therapy Fall 2017 Pet therapy, provided by Pet Partners of Central New York, will be offered at the library during the following dates and times. Stop by the library and unwind with a pet!

Monday, September 18th 6 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, September 26th 3 – 4:30 pm
Monday, October 16th 6 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 24th 3 – 4:30 pm
Monday, November 13th 6 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 28th 3 – 4:30 pm
Monday, December 11th 6 – 7:30 pm

Phase I of Library Renovation Complete

The Noreen Reale Falcone Library was renovated this summer. Here’s a summary of the exciting changes that were made:

  • Beautiful new space in the front of the library for Quantitative Reasoning Center (QRC), the Student Success Center, and the Writing Center.
  • The first floor restrooms were re-located to just inside the newly renovated QRC space.
  • The Library Director’s office, and the Assistant to the Library Director’s office, are now in the front left of the library (in the space next to the Library Services Desk).
  • Wilson Art Gallery will be relocated in the newly renovated space.
  • The Bernat Special Activities room will not be available this academic year.
  • The library’s book collection has been consolidated on the second floor. As part of consolidation, the order and location of books has changed so please consult our new floor plans and the labels on the stacks. Our video/DVD and reference collections remain on the first floor.
  • New, open and collaborative space for group work and quiet projects was created in the back of second floor.

Also, for your information, here’s a summary of the major components that have stayed the same:

  • Academic Technology is now located at the back of the library on the first floor near Disabilities Support Services.
  • Disability Support Services remains in the back of the library on first floor.
  • IT Help Desk remains in the center of first floor of the library.
  • Le Moyne College Archives remains in its position on second floor.
  • Librarians’ offices (though renovated) remain in their same position on first floor.
  • The Muserlian Library Lab remains in the same location.

For more detailed information, see the renovation project page and the Library floor plans page.

Retirement Celebration for Bob Johnston

Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Stop by Noreen Reale Falcone Library and wish Bob Johnston well as he retires from Le Moyne after serving as library director director for the past 10 years. His last day at Le Moyne will be Friday, Sept. 8.

You can also check out renovations to the first floor of the library that have been made over the summer.

Library Adds Scopus: The Largest Database of Peer-reviewed Literature

Elsevier logo Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including journal articles, books, patents and conference proceedings. This database provides comprehensive coverage of research output in the areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and arts and humanities. Scopus is also incredibly current – it’s the only leading database that is updated daily, rather than just weekly.

In addition, Scopus is a citation index, linking the references that articles and book chapters have cited with the source works, allowing users to search, discover and analyze patterns in how research is conducted. In particular, Scopus features bibliometrics tools to track citations over time for a set of authors or documents. Users can also view h-index (publication impact) for specific authors, assess trends in search results, analyze an author’s publishing output, and gain insight into a journal’s performance.

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Bring Library Content Directly Into Your Canvas Courses

On August 7, an upgrade to the Le Moyne Library website brought a new opportunity for instruction. A technology standard known as LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) connects Canvas to third-party web applications, such as Turnitin, YouTube, and now the Library website, so that faculty can identify and embed that content directly into their Canvas learning modules. Give it a try. An overview and some examples can be found as part of the Faculty Support section of the Library website at http://resources.library.lemoyne.edu/faculty-support/canvas.

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Tom Keays <keaysht@lemoyne.edu>.

Le Moyne Book Club: September 13

Come join the Le Moyne College Book Club on Wednesday, September 13 as we discuss Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo. We will be meeting in the librarians’ office area in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library from 7-8:30 pm. Refreshments will be served!

Please contact Kari Zhe-Heimerman (zheheikm@lemoyne.edu) with any questions.

New Library Website

The Falcone Library unveiled a new website design on August 7. One of the new features is that the website is “responsive” — that is, it adapts to what ever device you use to browse the web and accommodates screen sizes ranging from smartphones to large desktop displays. There is also an updated A-Z Databases interface that can be searched, browsed alphabetically, by subject, and by database type.

Let us know what you think. For more information, contact Tom Keays <keaysht@lemoyne.edu>

Library Website Update on August 7

Service OutageThe Library website will be upgraded and a new design unveiled on Monday, August 7. The site may not be available, beginning around 12 pm and continuing for up to 2 hours, while server infrastructure changes are put into place. Other Library services, including the Library catalog, Connect NY, Journal Finder, FAQ, and room booking, will be unaffected. The A-Z Database list will be unavailable, so we prepared a quick and dirty listing of library databases to use during the outage.

Questions? Contact Tom Keays <htkeays@lemoyne.edu>