Summon is a Google-like search tool here at UST Libraries, and you can use it just like you’d use Google…Go ahead and search our databases, book catalog, video collection, and more – all at once!
We know your professors ask you to find specific types of resources for assignments. With Summon, you can easily filter for peer-reviewed articles, items published in a particular time range, and more. Even better, it automatically refers you to a relevant UST librarian if you need more help!
Watch the short video below for more great tips and hints about using Summon, and (as always), Happy Searching!
October is a special month. Yes, the leaves are falling, the wind is blowing, and the children look forward to a late-night sugar high come the 31st, but there’s something more…
October is Theological Libraries Month!
Please, come celebrate with us, and bring your friends! Here’s two ways we can suggest:
Need a study break? Why don’t you take some time to play in our stacks making book spine poetry? Spend a few minutes looking for some of our more curious titles and stack them together. Whether silly, serious, romantic, or moody, take a picture of your pile and share on our Facebook page or Twitter with the tag #bookspinepoetry.
Studying outside in the last warm days of 2014, or are you already curled up by the fireside? A theological library is nothing without its patrons, and we’d love to see you and your current read! Take a selfie with your book wherever you like to curl up and share it with #ireadeverywhere.
And, of course, whether you’re reading or writing, a theologian or an entrepreneur, come on in and visit us this October!
Hear ye, hear ye! The ever-popular Therapy Pets will be in the OSF Library rotunda
6-8pm on Wednesday, September 24th!
We’re nearly a month into the semester, and that back-to-school energy is starting to wane. But have no fear: the library is here!
Take a break from your paper to give a friendly dog a pat or watch a few hops from a fluffy (and amazingly talented) agility bunny.*
They are sure to bring to a smile back to your face and bounce back to your own step as you remember a fluffy loved one at home. Bring your friends, roommates, and cameras and be ready for a fun time!
Tweet at #ustlibpets; we can’t wait to see your pics.
As always, remember that library staff are available to assist you find any help or information you need!
*Curious about agility bunnies? These fun rabbits are from a group that is determined to beat out cats in the cute video department. Check this short clip out to see more about the “Rabbit Revolution” – it stars several of “our” bunnies!
You can tell a true book lover by their vacation habits. No longer burdened with assignments, we turn to our reading lists. When given a day off, we naturally consider which novel we’ll finish. Most uniquely, we take advantage of the beautiful weather like everyone else…
…only with books!
This summer, Ireland Library would like to encourage you to enjoy books AND the great outdoors, and we’re strong believers in leading by example. From time to time this summer, we’ll send a few pics of our outdoor adventures.
Care to join us?
Share vacation photos of you and your summer reading outdoors with us on Facebook or Twitter (@USTIRLLIB) and tag them with #outdoorbookpic to spread the love of reading!
From the beach to the trail to a backyard Adirondack, there isn’t a place a good book can’t go!
~ Mason M., Ireland Library graduate student worker
Ireland Library staff is excited to share the date for the Ireland Library Academiclete Games!
Academicletes, mark you calendars for Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 4 p.m.
Tommies are good academic sports. So we challenge your mental toughness, intellectual flex, academic rigor, and scholastic agility! Compete in the Ireland Games and show us your burn to learn in three Academiclete events.
For the daring, play a round of SkeeBook, sending eager journals rocketing down a banister* like greased lightning with the accuracy of Swiss Biathletes!
For the focused, race against time as you bring harmony to a shelf of books faster than anyone before!
For the adventurous, plumb the stacks for hidden volumes and bring them home for all to see!
First, second, and third place finishers in each event will be awarded chocolate for their efforts.
The best all-around winner will be awarded a $25 gift card from the UST Bookstore.
The first 50 participants will receive a commemorative Ireland Library Academiclete button.
The best Academiclete uniform will be awarded a special prize.
From Monday-Friday of this week, stop by the library’s Stress Free Zone, located in the Leather Room (#108), to enjoy a break from your studies. Puzzles, games, coloring, and other stress-reducing activities will be available, along with healthy study and finals stress management tips.
The ever-popular Therapy Pets, both dogs and bunnies, will also be returning to the OSF library rotunda from 6-8pm on Study Monday, 12/16. Check this blog and the UST Libraries Facebook page for more information.
Remember: studies show that taking regular breaks can help concentration and increase productivity, especially if you let yourself relax during the break.
Amidst all of the stress, we hope you get a chance to relax this week, and as always, let any library staff know if there is something we can do to help you finish your work!
Ireland Library is pleased to announce “With Roots and Wings” as the Grand Prize Winner of the Theological Libraries Month Book Spine Poetry Contest! Sean Goossens & Andrea Bettschen teamed together to create the simple and evocative poem. They will receive a box (30 pieces) of the Queen’s Assortment from Regina’s Chocolates.
The 2013 Winners of Ireland Library’s Book Spine Poetry Contest: Andrea Bettschen and Sean Goossens! Congrats!
The staff of Ireland Library thanks the following folks who made Theological Libraries Month special: our Book Spine Poetry contestants, all you who voted for your favorite Book Spine Poetry, all the student staff at Ireland who created sample book spine poetry, and especially Sarah P whose enthusiasm for social media made this contest possible.