Falcone Library reorganized its website over the summer with the hope of making it easier for our users to find library research materials. During the forced closure this past spring and summer, many students, working from off-campus, struggled to locate the online materials they needed for their coursework. That became a major point of focus for the Library’s redesign work.
There are two main changes you will see, as well as a number of other smaller details that you might not notice at first. First, we combined the former “Find Books” and “Find Articles” categories in the navigation menus at the top of Library web pages into a single “Search Collections” menu. We saw that library users were not looking for just books and journal articles; they also needed to be able to find non-traditional materials, especially electronic books (ebooks) and streaming videos.
The second change to the site is a reorganization of the tabs on the homepage. In our new approach, we wanted to focus on the different ways that you can search Library collections. Each tab highlights a different material type and provides a search box that is optimized for that material. For example, under “Find Films”, we recognized that some students are looking for streaming videos to watch as a class assignment while others are looking for DVDs to take back to their rooms to watch as entertainment. The new search boxes are designed to make those kinds of distinctions easier.
We recognize that this work was done without the benefit of being able to talk to Library users and we accept that some of the changes might be a little jarring at first if you remember how the site worked before. Please send your feedback to the Library Web Committee.
Come join the Le Moyne College Book Club on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 as we discuss Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout. The Le Moyne Book Club is moving to a virtual format for the duration of the COVID-19 virus emergency. We will meet at the usual 7:00 pm time using the Zoom video conference software. Visit the Le Moyne College Book Club page for meeting details and to see the list of upcoming meetings.
Come join the Le Moyne College Book Club on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 as we discuss There There by Tommy Orange. The Le Moyne Book Club is moving to a virtual format for the duration of the COVID-19 virus emergency. We will meet at the usual 7:00 pm time using the Zoom video conference software. Visit the Le Moyne College Book Club page for meeting details and to see the list of upcoming meetings.
Library has had to discontinue its book scanning service to support courses. This will be re-visited for the summer courses at a later date. E-book and streaming video purchasing continues. Library staff are all working remotely throughout the day doing the essentials to support teaching and researching. — Inga H. Barnello, Director of the Library
In light of the campus announcement regarding the college’s response to COVID-19, the library has created the following guide to assist faculty and students with use of library materials, especially in an online format.
Due to the weather forecasted for this Friday, the library is closed on February 7th. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause but encourage you to use our online resources in the meantime. If you need assistance, our 24/7 chat service is available at – http://resources.library.lemoyne.edu/askus/by-chat
Do you have a unique life experience you would like to share or a unique perspective the community would benefit from hearing? Are you a member of a group often stereotyped, or misunderstood? Would you like to be a part of this incredible chance for an open dialogue? We are looking for faculty, students, and staff to share their stories and experiences about different cultures, identities, and life experiences. We are looking for Living Books, willing to have conversations with others.
During the Living Library event, to be held on March 18th from 3-6 pm in the Library, you can “check out” Living Books for 20-30 minutes at a time for one-on-one conversations during which you can ask questions and learn from their experiences. This is a dialogue from which everyone can benefit. You can check-out any Living Books which you might like to hear from either on the spot during the event or reserve a check-out period in advance!
To apply to be a Living Book please fill out and submit the Google form by February 29th.