We are sorry to report that we are having issues with the database for streaming videos Academic Video Online. We are working on the problem.
If you are experiencing issues such as the links don’t work; the link takes you to the database site and give you the preview only, or tells you that the school does not have access to the video try these tips in the meantime:
If you get a link that looks like this: https://search.alexanderstreet.com/view/work/2439138 and does not work add ezproxy.stthomas.edu, change the periods for dashes and rearrange the order to look like this: https://search-alexanderstreet-com.ezproxy.stthomas.edu/view/work/2439138
Feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Melendez, Media and Music Librarian, email@example.com for help.
Unfortunately, due to reasons out of the Library’s control, we won’t have access to the Database Criterion on Demand. If you were using links for any of the movies from the database, those won’t work anymore. Please if you are a faculty member and you were planning to use one of those titles please contact the Media/Music Librarian, Cindy Badilla-Melendez, so an alternative can be arranged. firstname.lastname@example.org
In the other hand, we will be having access to more than 26,000 documentaries and movies from Kanopy as of April 1.
In May we will have access to 200 movies from Swank Motion Pictures (Digital Campus Collection).
You may have noticed by now that our new Libraries website launched last night. We’ve moved our web content into a template that incorporates the University’s new web styles. The look and feel is quite different, but the structure of the site is largely the same, so most of the features you’re used to seeing are roughly in the same place.
We now move on to “reskinning” many of the associated web applications you’ve likely used in the past: Research & Course Guides, the Get It and Journals A-Z pages, EZ Proxy login, Interlibrary Loan, and some others. This will take a few days, and you may notice some minor hiccups as the systems are changed. If you run into difficulties getting pages to appear or function properly, try the following:
- refresh your browser window
- wait a few minutes and try again
- contact us via Ask A Librarian
Sorry in advance for any inconvenience you may experience during this transition period. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 2-5018 or email@example.com.
Associate Director for Digital Initiatives
Did you make it to Inquiry at UST this year? It always includes such an impressive amount of research, and I can only imagine how you as faculty members must be proud of what your students have accomplished.
We at UST Libraries share your pride, and we are always willing to share the research itself, too!
We have several options to help ensure that students’ work can be shared with the larger UST community for longer than the typical 90-minute presentation window:
- OSF Library Rotunda: We have several easels on which we keep a rotating display of student posters – to catch the interest of everyone who seems to swing by this hub of Tommie activity. We’d be happy to add yours to the list!
- OSF Reference Area: The lower shelving in the OSF reference area is also a great place to display projects – it generates a lot of attention from people at Coffee Bene! We look forward every year to the amazing feats of the Physics 101 roller coasters. Does your class produce anything similar?
- Digital Display Monitors: If a physical poster is not available, monitors at both OSF and Keffer Libraries can display PDF versions.
Sound intriguing? Contact Laura Hansen to arrange a time to get your student’s work its time in the UST Libraries limelight!
Although these pictures were taken near the end of class, today was the day that approximately twenty EDUC 370 (Language Development, Literacy and Literature) students visited Keffer Library this semester for their first exposure to the Hubbs Children’s Literature collection. The Children’s Literature Research Guide is available for any students and visitors to explore the resources of this collection.
On Monday, February 2, youth services librarians and children’s literature enthusiasts will be anxious to hear the announcements of the major award winners for 2014. Among the awards to be announced will be the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, Coretta Scott King awards, Michael L. Printz award, and a number of others. Authors and illustrators will be congratulated; and writers, reviewers, and bloggers will be predicting that the winners will “NEVER go out of print”.
Well, here’s the other side of the story. On January 28, Keffer Library added the last Newbery Medal winner that was missing from our collection. Daniel Boone, the 1940 winner has been out of print for many years. UST library staff have been watching for a used copy to become available, and finally one did! So let’s hear a cheer for the good news, and give a thanks to library acquisition staff for their work to find and acquire this rare book.
Just a brief reminder that if you need to drop off library materials that are due after regular library hours or over holidays, you can use one of our various bookdrop locations:
Outside O’Shaughnessy-Frey: north of the front door at the bottom of the steps
Outside O’Shaughnessy-Frey: south side of the library
Outside Keffer: in skyway near old front entrance & elevator
For more info, see our Returning Books page.
All are invited to join staff members of the UST Libraries in a collection drive for Women’s Advocates, Inc., a local organization that offers hope and help to women and children in crisis. If you are able to help in this effort, please drop off your donations at one of our four libraries: the Ireland library on south campus; Keffer or Law libraries in Minneapolis, or the O’Shaughnessy-Frey on the main campus in St. Paul. We will accept your items until Friday, December 12. All donations will be brought to Women’s Advocates, Inc. during the week of December 15.
These are most needed and requested:
Pajamas for women of all sizes; children all sizes
Disposable Baby Diapers Sizes 5 and 6 in particular at this time, but all diaper sizes are welcome
Socks & Underwear for women all sizes; children all sizes
Thank you very much!
Have you ever found yourself spending countless hours just sitting and staring at a computer screen while trying to complete your school work? Sitting all day is generally a poor idea for your posture and general health. Also with darker winter days around the corner comes a stronger chance of the winter blues. Physical activity helps in the battle against these adversaries of health and well-being. The Keffer Library has recently acquired an adjustable standing desk for use in its public computer lab in effort to improve student health. Standing desks allow you the flexibility to stand and move around while completing your school work. Feel free to stop by, try it out, and let us know what you think!