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Balloons for National Library Week

Celebrating National Library Week

In honor of National Library Week we just went live with a timeline history of the Kirkwood Community College Library Services. Take a look!

What changes has the library had while you’ve been at Kirkwood? Check back for updates!

2015  – Started Twitter Account and blog based newsletter

  • Library starts annual faculty survey
  • Library adds Kanopy (a video streaming database) and the literature module of the JSTOR database

2016 – Library provides access to four ebook databases – (EBSCOhost ebooks, Gale Virtual Reference, Encyclopedia Britannica, DSM-5)

  • The library develops a unit on plagiarism to drop in Talon
  • Library starts offering a Print From Your Own Device printing station
  • Library adds Films on Demand as a second video streaming database
  • The Cedar Rapids library is open 84 hours a week
  • The library hold 44,185 volumes

2017 – After a change with the State Library contract, the library adds the Gale suite of databases.

2018 – The library purchases Credo information literacy lessons to work with Talon.

  • Library spearheads a second student feedback survey
  • Cedar Rapids library gets a stuffed baby eagle to become the library mascot

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