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While you might think this post is only for instructors, if you are a student and think lessons on any of these subjects would be helpful, suggest it to your instructor. Students can also stop by the library and come to the Reference Desk for individual help on these topics and others.

Why Bring in a Librarian

Librarian are subject specialists in helping people find information. We also search for information a lot which means we are up on a lot of tips and tricks, which databases work the best for certain subjects, etc. In addition bringing in a guest speaker of any time gives that topic an outside voice and emphasizes its importance to your students.

Subjects Librarians Can Teach a Lesson On

Do you know about the wide range of topics the librarians can help your students with? Not only can we give detailed instruction and help with hands on follow up, but we also serve as an outside voice. Bringing in a guest speaker can emphasize the importance of a topic. An orientation can also avoid student confusion when you assume or they claim to understand the research steps of an assignment when they really have no idea.

So if you’ve only had a “Cook’s Tour” standard library basics orientation with your class, take a look at these other options that you may not realize we’re able to help with.

  • Personalized orientation to a particular assignment or subject – what resources do we have and how can you use them
  • Introduction to the Research Process
  • Brainstorming Research Subjects and Keywords
  • Generating Topic Ideas for Papers or Speeches
  • Google Tips and Tricks
  • Evaluating Resources in General
  • Evaluating Websites
  • Introduction to Research
  • Locating Scholarly Journal Articles in a Specific Discipline or for a Specific Assignment
  • MLA and/or APA Citations
  • Plagiarism and Avoiding It
  • Recommend Reading – Books targeted at interest level or a particular topic

Don’t see what you want? Be sure to ask. You’d be surprised at what we can come up with to do and share.

How to Schedule an Orientation

To schedule an orientation, call the reference desk (Cedar Rapids 398-5697, Iowa City 887-3612) and ask to speak to a librarian. Any librarian can help you schedule an orientation with a few basic pieces of information.

Be aware we may not be able to accommodate every requested time if orientations for other classes are already scheduled or if there are other time related conflicts, but we will do our best and normally people get their first choices for times. Please schedule early to ensure that you do.

Librarians are also available to collaborate before the orientation in order to make sure we cover what you want in the best way possible and tie the lesson into your class objectives.

New Books: Student Life Part 2

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Last spring semester we shared a list of new books addressing the particular interests and issues of students. Today we add some more titles to the list and if you hear of a book or think of a particular topic you think we should add to the collection, please let us know. :)

There are more books on these topics available in the circulating collection at the same call numbers. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Call Number: 155.264 T561d Title: Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type Authors: Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, and Kelly Tieger

Call Number: 155.5 S528a Title: The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens Author: Jennifer Shannon

Call Number: 371.302 W428s Title: The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College Author: Stefanie Weisman

Call Number: 378.1 B799c Title: College Hacks Author: Keith Bradford

Call Number: 378.198 G685c Title: College Survival: A Crash Course for Students by Students (4the ed.) Authors: Greg Gottesman and Friends

Call Number: 507.2 Y46h Title: How To Read and Critique A Scientific Research Article Author: Yeong Foong May

Call Number: 613 A599s Title: Stress and Your Health: From Vulnerability to Resilience Author: Hymie Anisman

Call Number: 616.02 W985f Title: First Aid Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Everyone (5th ed.) Editor: Gina M. Piazza

Call Number: 650.1 C556p Title: Personal Branding for Dummies Author: Susan Chritton

Call Number: 650.1 K894e Title: Entering the Real World: Timeless Ideas Not Learned in School Author: David Kramer

Call Number: 650.11 C666t Title: Time Management Magic: How to Get More Done Every Day More From Surviving to Thriving Author: Lee Cockerell

Call Number: 650.14 B691w 2016 Title: What Color is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers Author: Richard N. Bolles

Call Number: 650.14 E371L Title: LinkedIn for Dummies Author: Joel Elad

Call Number: 650.14 L868p Title: The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success Author: Nicholas Lore

Call Number: 650.14 R288 Title: Real-Resumes for Construction Jobs Author: Anne McKinney NOTE: Find other career specific resume guides at this same call number.

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New Books: Holocaust 2016

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Every year the Thaler Fund donates money for books about the Holocaust to the Kirkwood Community College Library.  This is a local fund managed by the Temple Judah of Cedar Rapids. According to their website the Thaler fund was created and endowed by Dr. David and Joan Thaler: “to keep alive the memory of the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust and to combat the propaganda of those who deny that the Holocaust ever happened by supporting a continuing course of study about the Holocaust at Coe College, Mount Mercy College and Kirkwood Community College.” The fund also brings Yom Hashoah speakers to Cedar Rapids each year.

We’re sharing this today in honor of the January 27th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

A couple of additional titles on similar topics are listed below. Here are this year’s selections:

Call Number: 365.45 A648g Title: Gulag: A History Author: Anne Applebaum

Call Number: 940.53 A477a Title: Architects of Annihilation: Auschwitz and the Logic of Destruction Authors: Gotz Aly and Susanne Heim

Call Number: 940.53 E928t Title: The Third Reich at War Author: Richard J. Evans

Call Number: 940.53 H675k Title: The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1944-1945 Author: Ian Kershaw

Call Number: 940.531 E243m Title: The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, And the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Author: Robert M. Edsel

Call Number: 943.086 H675c Title: Hitler: An Illustrated Life Author: Robin Cross

Call Number: 943.08 H675e Title: The Coming of the Third Reich Author: Richard J. Evans

Call Number: 943.086 O96d 2005 Title: The Dictators: Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia Author: Richard Overy

Call Number: 959.604 U571f Title: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers Author: Loung Ung

On topic, but not from Thaler

Cal Number: 364.15 M715b Title: Balkan Genocides: Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing in the Twentieth Century Author: Paul Mojzes

Call Number: 940.53 A538h Title: The History of the Holocaust in Romania Author: Jean Ancel

Call Number: 940.53 B627i Title: IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance Between Nazi Germany and America’s Most Powerful Corporation (3rd ed.) Author: Edwin Black NOTE: I rarely say this, but this is a MUST read. – SSU

Call Number: 940.53 S699s Title: Shared Sorrows: A Gypsy Family Remembers the Holocaust Author: Toby Sonneman NOTE: Romany people were just one of the many non-Jewish groups that make up roughly 5 million of the people killed during the Holocaust.

Call Number: 943.004 M414d Title: Destined to Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany Author: Hans J. Massaquoi

Call Number: 943.086 M174w Title: A World Elsewhere: An American Woman in Wartime Germany Author: Sigrid MacRae

Call Number: 956.6 B215g Title: Goodbye, Antoura: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide Author: Karnig Panian

Find Lists From Previous Years

The donations started before these lists, but we started doing blog posts of lists in 2011.

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Info to Know Spring 2016

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Here is a collection of information about things on the Kirkwood Community College Campuses that you should know about!

SpringSemesterFind some books to help you find your footing as a student or graduate here:
https://kirkwoodlibrary.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/new-books-student-life-part-2

Add-Drop

Learn more about it here:
http://www.kirkwood.edu/catalog/2014-2015/adds-drops-and-withdrawal-of-registration.htm To add a course, if the class has not met yet students can call One Stop.  For any class that has met, students will need to fill out the form.  For Distance Learning classes, their policies differ so contact them directly. Students may drop classes through eaglenet until the last day set on the academic calendar each semester.

Add-Drop Tuition Swap

Kirkwood no longer gives a full refund to students who both drop a class and add a class in the second week of classes. This is sometimes called the second week “wash” or “tuition swap” – please remember the refund is now 50% for all drops in the second week for 16-week classes. Find Full Refund Policy: http://www.kirkwood.edu/catalog/current/refund-of-tuition_0.htm

Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol is never allowed on campus without special written permission.
http://www.kirkwood.edu/catalog/current/alcohol-and-drug-policy.htm

ATM

There is only one ATM available on the Cedar Rapids campus. It’s located near the cafeteria by Student Life and the US Bank campus branch. On the Iowa City campus there is one available next to the One Stop Office.

Book List

To find your list of textbooks
1. Log into Eaglenet
2. Click on “My Class Schedule” under Academic Profile
3. Select term from Drop Down menu and click on Submit
4. Click on “Click here to access Booklist”
5. A second tab will pop up and ask you to log in with your k-number and password
6. This will generate a list for all your classes. They are very brief entries but will give you an abbreviated title, ISBN, and which class it’s for.

Book Return – Library

You can return books at any of the other center too, but on the Cedar Rapids campus you can return books in the drop at the circulation desk, the slot right outside the library doors, and the outside bookdrop. You can find the outside bookdrop right here:
https://kirkwoodlibrary.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/bookdrop-in-new-location

Bus Passes for Free

The EagleCard Office and Rec Center can attach free bus stickers to the EagleCards that will allow students to ride Cedar Rapids bus routes 7 and 11 for free. You MUST have the sticker attached to your EagleCard each year before you can ride free. The year runs from August to August. The stickers do not cost anything, you must simply be an enrolled Kirkwood student. Students must get an EagleCard from one of the locations listed above for use at the bookstore to verify attendance and k number.

Calendar

Find the calendars with important dates, which days school will be closed, and final exam schedule here:
http://www.kirkwood.edu/calendar

Car Troubles

For some car troubles you can ask security for help, for others they can loan you equipment and give advice. Learn more here:
http://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=21017
Contact security by calling (319)398-5561 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or calling (319)389-1774 after hours and on weekends.

Coloring Printing

Find out about color printing on all campuses in this blog post:
https://kirkwoodlibrary.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/do-you-know-about-color-printing/

Computer Lab in Cedar Rapids— 131 Nielsen Hall

The Allsop Computer lab in 131 Nielsen Hall is the main lab on the Cedar Rapids campus. It houses 106 PCs and 2 iMacs, two copier/printers plus two scanners. All programs needed for classes are offered on these computers, but not every computer has every program, ask at the help desk if you need a specific program so they can direct you to the right computers. No classes or labs are scheduled in the quiet study areas. The walk-in lab is used for student public usage for research and homework. Students may reserve a computer at least one day ahead by calling 398-5606 or coming to the front counter. Students are required to swipe their Eagle card upon entering/exiting the computer labs. No food or drinks are allowed in the computer labs. Computer lab hours are subject to change during inclement weather. Same policies and guidelines apply as in the computer classrooms.

Computer Lab in Iowa City

The Iowa City computer lab is located next to the library in Room 107.

Cost Per Class

The cost per class is actually figured out by credit hour. Find more information:
https://www.kirkwood.edu/tuition

EagleCard

Permanent EagleCard is your official Kirkwood identification. Get it after you register for credit classes. Your Eaglecard is also your LIBRARY CARD. Carry it with you at all times while you are on campus and you’ll avoid a lot of headaches with different departments and you’ll get all of your student benefits. (Library Note: We have some items, such as the laptops, that we only check out if you have your physical card in hand.)

Present a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc) at one of these locations:

  • EagleCard office (Nielsen Hall – Room 131 which is within the Allsop Computer Lab) Phone 319-398-5411, ext. 5680
  • Kirkwood Rec Center (main campus)
  • Iowa City Campus Bookstore
  • Any county center office

The EagleCard Office is open the same hours as the Allsop Computer Lab. EagleCards can also be printed at the Rec Center on the Main Campus and at the Iowa City Bookstore.

EagleCash

EagleCash is money that you put on your Eaglecard that you can use in various places around campus rather than carry cash.

EagleNet

EagleNet is Kirkwood’s student information services portal. Access a variety of info including class schedules, degree audits, and more.

General Student FAQs

Find some questions the college office gets a lot here:
http://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=16753

Internet Guidelines

Taken from The Policy for Responsible Use of Information Technology, Kirkwood Community College

  • Accessing Internet is a privilege granted for the primary purpose of conducting research, completing class assignments, and gaining familiarity with evolving electronic communications.
  • Users shall not send offensive, threatening, abusive, obscene, or other such messages to anyone who may be using the system.
  • Users shall not use Kirkwood’s computing resources to copy, generate, or transmit obscene files publicly accessible.
  • Each user will be financially responsible for any unauthorized commitments made through Internet.
  • Users must follow the guidelines as outlined in the AA/EEO policy on Hostile Environments including the viewing and/or printing of any material considered to be offensive or obscene.
  • Users shall not engage in invasion of privacy, unauthorized access, violation of copyright laws or any other activity prohibited by these guidelines or by law.
  • Access to the Internet may be denied or revoked at any time.

Lactation Room

Kirkwood supports new mothers with designated lactation rooms. The one in Cedar Rapids is in Cedar Hall, room 226. Sign-up sheets are available in the room. Campus Health is to be used as a backup location only. If you have questions, please contact Human Resources.

The lactation room in Iowa City is in the hallway by the One Stop Office.

Late Registration Policy

The last day to register on EagleNet for a class is the day before it starts. Once a class starts, you’ll need faculty and possibly dean signatures to add it. If you have any doubts or questions about your schedule, don’t wait to talk to your advisor – make an appointment today!

Old Class Descriptions

If you need an old class description to show someone whether they would be willing to accept a class or not for some purpose, find it here:
http://www.kirkwood.edu/catalogarchive

Password Reset

Access this self-service web page to establish or https://kirkwoodlibrary.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/kirkwood-passwords/ for your K-number login.

Prayer Room

There will be a prayer room available for the fall semester, it will be on Fridays in Benton Hall 302, from noon-2:00.  You may visit the International Programs office 1154 Linn Hall on the Cedar Rapids Main campus if you have any questions. This service is available to all students.

Print Quota

Registered students will be given a $36 print/copy ration of play money per semester.  This is merely a form to ration and is NOT real money either from the college or from any fee students pay. It could as easily be known as points or coupons, etc. As students print or copy, 5 cents will be deducted for each black and white page, and 10 cents will be deducted for each color page. Access this page to check your current balance.

Student Email

The Kirkwood student email system is the primary tool for official communication from the college. All current Kirkwood students are expected to have a k# (college id) and a student email account. Important information from your department, as well as notifications from advising, enrollment and financial aid, will NOT be sent via postal mail or to a personal e-mail address, but will be sent to your student e-mail. The format of your Kirkwood student email address is: firstname-lastname@student.kirkwood.edu (Example: joe-smith@student.kirkwood.edu) If your first and last name are being used already, a number will be added to your email address to make it unique. Upon graduation or transfer to another institution, student email accounts are deactivated (the following August 31st). Any saved documents and/or emails will not be accessible after that date. Upon registration for at least one credit class, students will be provided a student email account. (Library Note: We’ve discovered that sometimes students have issues with attachments from the various free e-mail sites – Yahoo, G-Mail, Hotmail, etc. – if an attachment absolutely, positively has to get there we recommend using your Kirkwood e-mail to send it.) Find the IT FAQs for Student e-mail: https://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=33981

Student Help Desk (for computer questions)

The Student Help Desk is ready to help you with your login questions. Conveniently located in the Allsop Computer Lab – 131 Nielsen Hall. Call them at 319-398-7624 or 1-800-634-6581. Among the IT services are: Campus Wireless, EagleCash, EagleNet, eLearning/Talon, Passwords, Print Quota, and Student e-mail. Find their FAQ sheet linked here:
https://kirkwoodlibrary.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/student-tech-resources/

Student Print Quota

Registered students will be given a free $36 print/copy ration of play money per semester. NOTE:  This is NOT real money. It is a ration system to help control the amount of printing. This is NOT from any real money fee or any money payment made by the college. NO charge for $36 was added to your tuition bill. NO unused portion will be returned to you. You can NOT spend it anywhere on campus for anything other than copies or prints. It will roll over, so if you don’t spend any of your print ration fall semester, spring semester you will start with $72 and so on. Any accumulated print ration will be wiped out at the start of fall semester when everyone is reset to $36 in play money as a ration again.

As students print or copy, five cents will be deducted for each black and white page, and 10 cents will be deducted for each color page. At the end of each semester any unused play money will roll over until you get to the end of summer semester. At the beginning of fall semester all accounts will be wiped clean and you’ll start the fall with $36 in play money toward printing again. The amount is expressed as dollars and cents because if you run out of ration, you can add real money to your account. Unlike print ration dollars any real money you add to your account will NOT be wiped out in the fall. The amount left in this account is referred to across the system by the correct accounting term of BALANCE. Do NOT panic! This is the balance you HAVE in the account (like a checking account), NOT an amount owed (like a credit card).

When the students print documents, they will see a pop-up that will inform them of the cost of that print job and their remaining balance. At that point they will confirm that they want to print it. If the student sends a job to the printer that is more than 24 pages, they will see an additional dialogue box asking them to confirm that they want to print that much.

When the students use their k# to login to the copier, they will see their name and their current balance on the display pad.

To find out your current balance, add real money to your account (which will never vanish, like the play money ration does), or to dispute a print charge, go to:
https://www.kirkwood.edu/print

Talon

Talon is a suite of online tools that facilitate online classes. Instructors in face-to-face courses often deliver materials and extend your learning with Talon. Most online courses operate fully within Talon or at least use it as a frame or portal to get you to the materials you need and to turn in assignments. (Library Note: Often the first thing we suggest for people having Talon problems is trying a different browser, like Firefox or Chrome. Try that first.)
You can check with the student helpdesk, but you may be directed to the help line through Talon which is available 24/7 at 1-877-478-7074. If you have questions about coursework, contact your instructor.

Vending Machine Issues

If a vending machine takes your money or if you have another vending machine issue, in Cedar Rapids report to Student Life on the 2nd floor of Iowa Hall across from the bank by the cafeteria. In Iowa City report it at the One Stop office. Find out more about the vending machines by the library here and the rest of them on campus by checking with student life.

Veterans

Be sure to check out all the resources on campus including the Veterans Lounge.
http://www.kirkwood.edu/va

Veterans in Iowa City are eligible for all benefits but they do not have a lounge.

Wireless

Free WiFi is available inside of every Kirkwood building.

New Books: Culture Smart

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One of the really useful series we have here at Kirkwood is Culture Smart! Each book in the series covers one country in a compact form. Each one includes: local customs and traditions, history, religion, politics, home life, work, play, food and drink, business practices, communication, and dos and don’ts to fit in to the culture. Even if you don’t plan on traveling to the country, these books are also very useful for researching a foreign country or to help you understand someone from there. We have a large selection of these titles so feel free to check for a particular country or to browse, but we just got in a group of brand new ones from the series which I’ve listed below to give you an idea of the span of countries. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

 

Check out these previously shared titles:
https://kirkwoodlibrary.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/new-books-culture-smart

Call Number: 395.52 B816c 2014 Title: Brazil Author: Sandra Branco

Call Number: 395.52 C593u Title: Uganda Author: Ian Clarke

Call Number: 395.52 F728p 2012 Title: Peru Authors: John Forrest and Julia Porturas

Call Number: 395.52 G369i Title: Israel Authors: Jeffery Geri and Marian Lebor

Call Number: 395.52 H165p Title: Pakistan Author: Safia Haleem

Call Number: 395.52 M172c 2014 Title: Turkey Author: Charlotte McPherson

Call Number: 395.52 M179e Title: Ecuador Author: Russell Maddicks

Call Number: 395.52 N825j 2011 Title: Japan Author: Paul Norby

Call Number: 395.52 R147b Title: Bangladesh Author: Urmi Rahman

Call Number: 395.52 T655g 2015 Title: Germany Author: Barry Tomalin

Call Number: 395.52 Z38e 2013 Title: Egypt Author: Jailan Zayan

Call Number: 941 N825b 2015 Title: Britain Author: Paul Norby

Call Number: 949.9 T999b 2015 Title: Bulgaria Author: Juliana Tzvetkova

Call Number: 959.3 J789t Title: Thailand Author: Roger Jones

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

New Books: Odds and Ends 22

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From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Call Number: 006.3 P275w Title: What Makes You Clever: The Puzzle of Intelligence Author: Derek Partridge

Call Number: 006.8 T974 Title: Twitter and Society Editors: Katrin Weller, Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Merja Mahrt, and Cornelius Puschmann

Call Number: 155.31 G472s Title: Sexual Attraction: The Psychology of Allure Author: James Giles

Call Number: 178 S217f Title: Food Ethics: The Basics Author: Ronald L. Sandler

Call Number: 302.2 Y737o Title: Oral Communication: Skills, Choices, and Consequences Authors: Kathryn Sue Young and Howard Paul Travis

Call Number: 305.3 M476p Title: The Politics of Gender and the Culture of Sexuality: Western, Islamic, and African Perspectives Author: Ali A. Mazrui

Call Number: 302.302 H567s Title: Social Media and the Good Life Do They Connect Author: Mark Y. Herring

Call Number: 331.409 F852u Title: Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over Author: Caroline Frerickson

Call Number: 339.4 E136 Title: The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor Author: William Easterly

Call Number: 352.2 F965o Title: Organizing Locally: How the New Decentralists Improve Education, Health Care, and Trade Author: Bruce Fuller

Call Number: 572 T136m Title: The Magna Guide to Biochemistry Authors: Mashaharu Takemura

Call Number: 595.789 V251b Title: Butterflies: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior Author: Dick Vane-Wright

Call Number: 613.2 D261b Title: Becoming Vegan: The Complete Reference to Plant-Based Nutrition Authors: Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

Call Number: 613.25 L232f Title: Fighting Fat Author: Steven Lamm

Call Number: 614.15 T246f Title: Forensic Psychology: The Basics Author: Sandie Taylor

Call Number: 616.029 V239p Title: Palliative Care: The 400-Year Quest for a Good Death Author: Harold Y. Vanderpool

Call Number: 635.048 H488g 2009 Title: Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture (2nd ed.) Author: Toby Hemenway

Call Number: 782.42 M167b Title: Beatles vs. Stones Author: John McMillian

Call Number: 796.357 A832e Title: Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series Author: Eliot Asinof

Call Number: 813.54 V648b Title: Burr Author: Gore Vidal

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

Do You Know All The Ways To Contact the Reference Desk?

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The circulation desk may be the heart of the library where books and other materials pump in and out, but the librarians at the reference desk are the brain helping to answer questions, troubleshooting and fixing problems, and teaching classes. Need a fact like the latest estimate of the population of white tail deer in Iowa? Ask the reference desk. (Roughly 200,000 according to the Iowa DNR) Having trouble finding information on your topic and need help? Ask the reference desk. Not sure about how to do a citation in MLA or APA? Ask at the reference desk.

Main page chat

Main page chat box

You can contact the reference desk in several different ways.

  1. You can come in and person and talk to the librarians. Any time the library is open, except for 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm in Cedar Rapids, a credentialed reference librarian is available to help. Stopping by in person is especially recommended for people working on citations and is sometimes more helpful for research questions.
  2. Call into the reference desk in Cedar Rapids call 398-5697 directly or 1-866-452-8504 toll free. In Iowa City call 887-3612.

    Proquest Chat Box

    Proquest Chat Box

  3. Chat in to the librarians by clicking on the blue “Questions? Ask a librarian” box on the right side of the library website. Also find it in EBSCO at the bottom of the right hand column on any results page and in ProQuest in a slightly different format in the bottom left hand column of any results page. Please note that sometimes our IM isn’t terribly I if we’re really busy, so please be patient. The chat opens into its own tab and you can navigate away from the page you found it on without disconnecting us if you want to work on something else while you wait.
  4. You can e-mail the library at: Library library@kirkwood.edu
    The account is checked daily.

Do You Know What Librarians Can To Help Your Class?

ALL Kirkwood Passwords were reset!

Special Hours

We’re open Monday – Friday 8am – 5 pm this week. We’re closed this weekend (Jan. 16-17). On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we’ll be open 11am-5pm in Cedar Rapids and 8am-8pm in Iowa City. Then we resume normal hours.

Links to Some of The Books Recently Added to the Collection:

Clothes and Fashion History

Odds and Ends: Number 20

Odds and Ends: Number 21

Zombie Books

What to Read Over Break

Our Special Display This Month

2015 In Review

Our Database of the Month

What does EBSCO stand for?

Event – Exam Cram

Exam Cram – Relax before Finals Week Begins, Look for it in Spring the week before Finals

Research Tips

Check out our Information Literacy posts from October

And remember you contact us at the library any time by phone, e-mail, chat, or stop on by! We’re always glad to see you!

 

New Books: Odds and Ends 21

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From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Call Number: 303.6 E344f Title: First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army Author: Peter Eichstaedt

Call Number: 305.5 M182h Title: Hollowed Out: Why the Economy Doesn’t Work Without a Strong Middle Class Author: David Madland

Call Number: 344.73 L864d Title: Dying With Dignity: A Legal Approach to Assisted Death Author: Giza Lopes

Call Number: 362.109 B966h Title: Health Care in America: A History Author: John C. Burnham

Call Number: 365.608 M131b Title: Breaking Women: Gender, Race, and the New Politics of Imprisonment Author: Jill A. McCorkel

Call Number: 373.126 C697p Title: CBASE: Practice Questions

Call Number: 373.126 C697s Title: CBASE Secrets: Study Guide

Call Number: 612.3 E565g Title: Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ Author: Giulia Enders

Call Number: 614.5 Q16 Title: The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest Author: David Quammen

Call Number: 616.849 K328n Title: Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health Author: Joanna Kempner

Call Number: 616.85 K667n Title: The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed – in Your World Author: Jeffrey Kluger

Call Number: 650.1 G585L Title: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Author: Seth Godin

Call Number: 720 S497 Title: The Seventy Wonders of the Modern Word: 1500 Years of Extraordinary Feats of Engineering and Construction Editor: Neil Parkyn

Call Number: 720.974 C556a Title: Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences Authors: Matthew Christopher and Jon Glez

Call Number: 791.43 E232f Title: Film School Confidential: The Insider’s Guide to Film Schools Authors: Tom Edgar and Karin Kelly

Call Number: 796.089 O942w Title: White Sports/Black Sports: Racial Disparities in Athletic Programs Author: Lori Latrice Martin

Call Number: 945.55 S561t Title: Tilt: A Skewed History of the Tower of Pisa Author: Nicholas Shrady Note: The book is actually designed to tilt itself, you have to see this thing!

Call Number: 947 E571r Title: Russia in World History Authors: Barbara Alpern Engel and Janet Martin

Call Number: 973.3 A439a Title: American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction Author: Robert J. Allison

Call Number: 976.4 J139j Title: Joe: The Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend Authors: Ron J. Jackson, Jr. and Lee Spencer White

Call Number: 977.3 C443 Title: Chicago and the Great Conflagration Author: Everett Chamberlin Note: About the Great Chicago Fire

Call Number: 977.3 S644u Title: Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief: The Great Chicago Fire, The Haymarket Bomb, and the Model Town of Pullman Author: Carl Smith

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

All Kirkwood Passwords Were Expired Jan 1 2016

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Beginning with the new year all Kirkwood passwords were expired. That means before you can log into a Kirkwood computer, Eaglenet, Talon, etc. you’ll have to change your password. To do this you need to be on a computer that doesn’t have a Kirkwood log in. We have two computers available to do that in the Cedar Rapids Kirkwood library. In the Cedar Rapids computer lab and the Iowa City Kirkwood Library ask at the desk for their help in changing the password. You can also change it on your personal laptop or any other non-Kirkwood computer you have access to.

Logo for EaglenetHow to Reset Your Password

To reset or change your password:

Click on this link.

Or if that doesn’t work get there from the Kirkwood homepage

  1. Go to the Kirkwood homepage.
  2. Click on Eaglenet in the top right hand corner of the page.
  3. Click on Eaglenet for Students in the list near the top left hand corner of the page.
  4. Click on Change Password under User Account
  5. This will get you to the same page as the link above.

Be sure to follow the password advice and requirements in setting up a new password.

E-mail Log-In

Also, note that the student e-mail log-in no longer asks for your k-number, but instead wants your kirkwood e-mail address. If you are unsure of your e-mail, normally they follow this pattern:

firstname-lastname@student.kirkwood.edu (Example: joe-smith@student.kirkwood.edu)

If your first and last name are being used already, a number will be added to your email address to make it unique. If the normal pattern doesn’t work for you, ask at any service desk.

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

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