Monday, August 29, 2011

Writer's Studio Fall Hours

Dr. Jasna Shannon announced that the Writer's Studio is now open for the Fall semester!

Monday-Thursday 3:00-10:00PM

The Writer's Studio is located on the second floor of the library, overlooking Campus Drive.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

(Scheduled) Internet Outage

There will be an internet outage for approximately 15 minutes sometime between midnight and six a.m. Friday, August 26th.

No need to panic. You should be sleeping when this occurs.

Thanks to the Lincoln, Michigan area school district for the graphical assistance.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Java City Hours

Java City is back open in the library. Updated hours can be found here.

Need coffee to wrap up your Sunday? Java City is open Sunday evenings from 5:00-10:00 PM.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Welcome Rachael!

Hello everyone! Please help the library welcome Rachael Minus as our new Evening and Weekend Library Assistant. Having just graduated from Coker last spring, Rachael is extremely knowledgeable about both the research process and Coker in general. Here is what she has to say about being a Coker student and her future ambitions:

While a student at Coker, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and sense of family that came with being at such a small community. It made really getting to know my professors much easier and I feel that really helped me get more out of my classes. I also enjoyed the chance to help other students through working with the Writer's Studio. The one-on-one sessions not only helped me forge lasting friendships but gave me a chance to encounter people from a different perspective than what is usually experienced when in the classroom.

For new students coming in, I'd advise that they take the time to take a deep breath once in a while and enjoy the campus so that they find a good balance between obligation and free time. I'd also advise taking time to chat with a professor before taking their class. This will give you a chance to find out more about what's expected of you for the semester so you'll not have so much to think about on the first day of class.

Here at the library, I love how welcoming the staff is. After all, they are the first people that you usually come in contact with when entering, so it's wonderful to be greeted by so many pleasant faces. The library's selection of books and databases is a joy as well, because it makes doing academic work so much easier. The open hours helped me out when I was a student - it was great to be able to access so many resources for so many hours during the day.

As for future plans, I'm hoping to pursue either a main career in Archival Studies or Acquisitions within a library, museum or art gallery. I'm considering also either doing a separate or double major track in Museum Law and am currently on the look out for the right Master's program. Due to my interest in literature, I hope to, in the meantime, continue what I do in my free time, which includes writing creatively and working as a freelance Manuscript Reader/Editor and Book Critic.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Picture of the Day: 10 August 2011

Athletes and their families arrive for registration. First year students arrive Saturday, August 13th.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Hours for the Fall - Open 'Til Midnight!

That's right, folks. We'll be open until 12:00 A.M. Sunday through Thursday nights beginning this semester. I'll post complete hours closer to the beginning of the semester, as we're ironing out exact hours. Until then, enjoy this classic version of 'Round Midnight by Ella Fitzgerald:

Or this version by Amy Winehouse: