September 18th, 2019

Introducing Katherine Furlong

Katherine Furlong joined L&IT as Executive Director, Research Services & Digital Scholarship in July. Her previous professional positions include University Librarian at Susquehanna University and Director for Access & Technical Services at Lafayette College. A native of western Pennsylvania, Katherine holds a BA and MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. Before graduate school, Katherine’s most interesting job was working as a conference planner for the National Academy of Sciences/Smithsonian Institution summer programs. Her least interesting job was working as a temp in the World Bank’s mailroom. Katherine is an associate director of the national MISO Survey out of Bryn Mawr […]

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September 17th, 2019

A librarian for every student

First year students:  did you know that you have been assigned your own personal librarian? The librarians want to help you recognize and use library resources and services to effectively transition to college-level academic work. Find your personal librarian!  Returning students:  librarians are still here to help you too! To find a librarian who can help you with academic projects, visit Research by Subject and find the guide for your subject area. 

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September 17th, 2019

New students have their own personal librarians!

First-year students now have their own personal librarians! The goal of the program is to help new students navigate the library’s resources and services to effectively transition from high school to college-level academic work. Students at all levels can also still seek expert assistance from their subject liaison librarian.  Visit the First-year Personal Librarian program website to see how librarians are assigned to students, or find a liaison librarian to request instruction or to refer your students for help with their research.

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September 17th, 2019

Open for whom….?

Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the internet to unlock the doors that hide knowledge. Encouraging the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, the Open Access movement is gaining ever more momentum around the world as research funders and policy makers put their weight behind it. In 2011, Bucknell faculty promoted equity in open knowledge by approving an Open Access policy. Since that time, they have published thousands of papers on open access platforms, which helps ensure equal access to the knowledge developed at Bucknell. Learn more about Open Access and how to ensure equity in […]

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September 17th, 2019

Open for whom?

Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the internet to unlock doors that hide knowledge. Encouraging the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, the Open Access movement is gaining ever more momentum around the world as research funders and policy makers put their weight behind it. In 2011, Bucknell faculty members promoted equity in open knowledge by approving an Open Access policy. In the ensuing eight years, Bucknell faculty have used the institutional repository, discipline specific repositories, and Open Access publishers to provide access to thousands of open access works.  Learn more about Open Access and how […]

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September 17th, 2019

New, award-winning humanities database: Drama Online!

Thanks to a generous donation, the Bertrand Library was able to purchase perpetual access to the award-winning database Drama Online. Acquired because of the enthusiastic recommendation of several Bucknell professors, Drama Online contains full-text and reader guides from works from the classical period to the present day, as well as criticism, recordings, and staging/performing recommendations. Check out Drama Online today!

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September 17th, 2019

Join us for #BUDSC19!

On October 11-13th, Library & IT will host the sixth annual Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference, “From Wonder to Action: The Journey of Digital Scholarship” (#BUDSC19)! This conference brings together a broad community of practitioners who are engaged in digital scholarship. We hope you can join us to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in scholarly pursuits. Register here: http://bit.ly/BUDSC_Reg by September 30th. Registration is free for Bucknell students, faculty, and staff!

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September 17th, 2019

Make high quality video recordings in the library!

Looking to break out of the traditional model of teaching? Are you interested in utilizing high quality sound and video equipment to create professional materials for your classes?  If so, the 2nd Floor Studio, located in Bertrand Library (on the second level, within the East Reading Room), is a fully featured sound and video space that allows you to record high quality content. This studio isn’t exclusively a faculty resource; it’s great for students to record speeches, presentations, contribute monologues or narrations, and much more! Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship offers class and individual introductions as well as demos to the […]

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September 17th, 2019

Looking for something to do on campus?

Check out the new Bucknell Calendar of Events. Use the links on the right side to narrow down the type of event.  Find something fun and interesting to do today! The new calendar can be found on myBucknell, and the Bucknell mobile app.  If you don’t have the app, get it today! Just search your device’s app store for “Bucknell University.” Questions? Email the Tech Desk at techdesk@bucknell.edu.

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September 17th, 2019

How much classroom technology went into Academic East?

Answer: A lot! There are 33 wireless projection devices, 118 new computers, 12 digital signage players, 27 flat panels, 18 laser projectors, 2 laptop carts with 26 laptops for Biomedical Engineering, and a cart of 30 iPads for the Education classroom.   Add to that AV switches/controllers, touch panels, push button control panels, sound bars, ceiling speakers, blu-ray players, doc cams, microphones, assistive listening devices, and all the AV pieces and parts to make the systems work. Check out the resources in this fine addition to Bucknell’s campus today!

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