We’re in full Thanksgiving mode at the library this week. You can fill out a thankfulness turkey for the front desk, checkout some holiday cookbooks for omnivores and herbivores, and pick up an autumn book or two for the Thanksgiving break. We will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, and will reopen at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27.
The Brenau Trustee Library staff members have received several awards and will make prestigious presentations to help represent Brenau in the community.
Brenau librarians Linda Kern and Kimberly Boyd will present at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy on Sept. 15-16 in Savannah. Their presentation, “Building Relationships: Mapping the Journey from One-Shots to a Strategic Program of Information Literacy Instruction” will focus on developing a strategic instruction program across university curricula and within individual majors.
Kimberly Boyd is one of the recipients of the Georgia Library Association Team Award for her work with GLA’s Carterette Webinar Series, which develops and hosts free professional development webinars for librarians across the globe.
In November, Amanda Roper will present at the Library Marketing and Communications Conference in Dallas, Texas. Her presentation, “But I Want to Do It All! Social Media Strategies for the Small Academic Library” will discuss creating an effective social media management program.
Roper is also the winner of the Georgia Library Association’s Hubbard Scholarship for students pursing a Master’s in Library and Information Science. Amanda is currently pursuing her MLIS at Valdosta State University where she is focusing on information literacy instruction and library communications.
Beginning next Wednesday, Sept. 6, you may discover some strange, undead activity in the library.
This fall, First Year Experience students will learn to use information literacy skills by playing a zombies-versus-humans game. The game was developed by librarian Kimberly Boyd and library specialist Amanda Roper after researching other university libraries that employ gamification to teach information literacy.
Learning objectives for the game include searching the library catalog for books, evaluating resources, finding a research guide and using our Ask-A-Librarian service. The added fun involves three teams, six Nerf guns and plenty of brains.
The game runs at the library every Monday and Wednesday from 12:30-1:50 p.m. and will end just before Halloween. If you’d like to follow along with the fun on social media, use the tag #bringyourbrains2017. We’ll be documenting the battle between humans and zombies on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Trustee Library will be open a total of 324 hours in September to meet the research needs of students. In addition, our Ask-A-Librarian service ensures that students get assistance within 24-hours of asking a question. Ask-A-Librarian is available from our homepage and our research guide page. As always, video tutorials and research guides are available 24/7 to help students with research.
Remember, we’re here to help!
The Trustee Library is hosting a pop-up library at the Brenau Downtown Center from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22. We will have an assortment of new fiction and non-fiction books.
Back by popular demand, the prize spin wheel will also be there. Hope to see you there!
Amanda Roper, Brenau Interlibrary Loan and Reserves Specialist, and Sam Roper, of Aramark Custodial Services, welcomed a new little girl into their family last week. Persephone Jane Roper was born on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:11pm weighing 9 pounds, 12 ounces. Persy Jane joins big brother Atticus, 2, and big sister Hope, 13.