Monthly Archives: May 2012
Just a friendly reminder today, Wednesday May 30th, is the last day for students to withdraw from a course in Summer Session I. All Summer Session I courses are online, and more online courses will be offered in Summer Sessions II-IV. Whether you’re taking an online class now or plan to in the future, here are some great tips for being a successful online learner.
Some favorite tips include:
Take the program and yourself seriously!
Make sure you have a private space where you can study (and reliably access your course online).
Log on to your class every day.
Think through your ideas before responding.
Take advantage of your anonymity to participate if you are usually shy (just remember to be polite!).
Embrace the idea that high quality learning can take place without going to a traditional classroom.
And as always, remember that the Library is here to help you. The physical Library is open for the following hours during the Summer Sessions, and the virtual Library is “open” 24 hours a day.
You can use online Library resources like our article databases, research-by-subject guides, and How Do I? guides. You can also browse for ebooks (as well as the traditional kind made out of paper!) in our Library Catalog.
The Library will be closed Saturday May 26, Sunday May 27, and Monday May 28 for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
We will reopen on Tuesday May 29 at 8:00 am.
See Library hours: http://purchase.libguides.com/hours
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
The Library will be open from 1pm-4:30pm on Wednesday, May 23. The Library will be closed in the morning for an all-staff retreat.
The Library will return to regular summer hours on Thursday, May 24.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Library will be have the following hours of operation during the Summer. See full hours.
Summer Session I (May 20 – June 8):
|Sunday, May 20||Closed|
|Monday, May 21||8:00am – 4:30pm|
|Thursday, May 22||8:00am – 4:30pm|
|Wednesday, May 23||1:00pm – 4:30pm
|Thursday, May 24||8:00am – 4:30pm|
|Friday, May 25||8:00am – 4:00pm|
|Saturdays & Sundays||Closed|
|Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day)||Closed|
|Tuesday – Thursday||8:00am – 4:30pm|
|Friday||8:00am – 4:00pm|
Summer Sessions II-IV (June 11 – August 3):
|Mondays – Thursdays||8:00am – 10:00pm|
|Fridays||8:00am – 4:00pm|
|Saturdays||12:00pm – 5:00pm|
Wednesday, May 23: Delayed open. Library will be open 1pm to 4:30pm
Monday, May 28: Closed for Memorial Day.
Wednesday, July 4: Closed for Independence Day.
The Library will be closed on Friday May 18th for Commencement and will reopen on Monday May 21st at 8:00 a.m. Please see our hours page for more info: http://purchase.libguides.com/hours.
If you need help from a librarian when the Library is closed, please use our Ask Us 24/7 Chat service. Chat is staffed 24 hours a day by other librarians from campuses in New York and around the country.
Text Us will not be available when the Library is closed.
Congratulations Seniors! To everyone else, have a great summer!
Just a friendly reminder that Senior Projects are due Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
This year, Senior Project and Capstone submissions must be done online through Moodle.
It’s pretty simple: once you submit a PDF of your project in your Senior Project/Capstone Submission course in Moodle, your faculty readers will approve your project electronically, and a digital copy will be saved in the Library’s secure senior projects digital repository.
That’s right! No need to print out your entire thesis, burn it to a CD, or track down signatures. In fact, you no longer need a signature page at all!
For complete instructions on how to submit your project in Moodle, see the TLTC’s guide to Senior Project Submission or the Library’s Senior Projects FAQ. (Note: If you are submitting a video project, you will still have to submit the media file on a disc to the Library. See the TLTC guide on video projects.)
For questions or troubleshooting, just ask a librarian at the Reference Desk or email TLTC@purchase.edu.
The Senior Projects Procession– in which seniors symbolically give their projects to the Library archives– will take place on Tuesday May 15th. The Procession to the Library begins from Campus Center South (Southside) at 4:15 p.m. Seniors should gather at Southside no later than 4:00 p.m. IN CASE OF RAIN, THE PROCESSION WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HUMANITIES BUILDING LOBBY.
You deserve a break! Have some late night coffee, bagels, and snacks in the Library Wed and Thurs (5/9 & 5/10) around midnight. Coffee and bagels will be near the vending machines on the main floor. And, look for the RAs coming around handing out snacks. Thank you to Res Life for sponsoring this event!
Image courtesy of: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=2280
Take a break from finals and explore historical New York City.
This ever-expanding gallery is your entry point into the vast visual holdings of the New York City Municipal Archives. The Online Gallery provides free and open research access to over 870,000 items digitized from the Municipal Archives’ collections, including photographs, maps, motion-pictures and audio recordings from the 19th and 20th century. The Archives’ collection has over 2.2 million images so check back often as more are added on a regular basis.
The holdings are arranged by collection; or you may search “All Collections” by keyword or any of the advanced search criteria. Their subjects include daily life, construction, crime, city business, aerial photographs, and more.
Image captions, left to right: 1. Brooklyn Bridge painters at work high above the city, on December 3, 1915. 2. Sunlight floods in through windows in the vaulted main room of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, illuminating the main concourse, ticket windows and information kiosk. Photo taken ca. 1935-1941. 3. Manhattan Bridge, under-construction, seen from the roof of Robert Gair Building, showing suspenders and saddles, on February 11, 1909.
Need help with an MLA citation? Can’t find the fulltext of article you just found last week? Unsure what’s the best database to use for your research paper topic?
There’s lots of ways to get help from a librarian, so take your pick!
Ask us at the Reference Desk.
Reference librarians are on duty to help you Monday-Friday and on Saturday & Sunday during Finals period. See Reference hours. Just stop by the big desk next to the blue column on the first floor!
Ask us on the phone.
Call a reference librarian at (914)-251-6410.
During evenings & overnight, call the circulation desk for help at (914) 251-6401.
Ask us by text.
You can text us a question at (914) 873-1711. See Text Us Hours. Text Us is staffed locally by librarians at Purchase College.
Ask us via chat.
Instant Message a librarian with our Ask Us 24/7 Chat service. Ask Us 24/7 is always open, and you’ll always get help from a professional librarian. Ask Us 24/7 Chat is staffed by librarians at Purchase College as well as librarians at universities throughout the U.S
Ask us on our FAQs: Got a quick question? Try searching in our Library FAQs to see if we’ve already answered it!