The Commoner, Volume 1, Issue 11.2 - November 17, 2014
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Weeding and Revitalization


A year ago, the LLC embarked upon a four-year mission to revitalize its aging print collection. Check in with Technical Services Librarian, Pam Newberg, for an update on the Library's progress. Learn about how library collections are analyzed, how outdated and irrelevant materials are removed ("weeded"), and how new materials are selected and purchased ("revitalized").  [Read more.]

Discovering Discovery


Take a journey of discovery with Electronic Resources Librarian, Matthew Perrie, whose three-part blog series on academic research techniques will explain and demonstrate some of the best ways to leverage EBSCO's search engine Discovery. If you're naturally curious, a better understanding of search--why some approaches are superior to others and how "impact factors" affect your findings--might prove useful.   [Read more.]

Earlier this year, Autodesk announced that it would make many of its applications (including AutoCAD and Maya) available to colleges for free. In December, faculty will be able to tinker with these tools in the LLC's podcast studios.
The Graves Lecture Series is looking for a few good lecturers for the 2015 spring semester. If you have an interesting topic in mind, please contact the LLC Outreach Librarian, Shawn Hartman ( 
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