The Commoner, Volume 2, Issue 3.2 - March 17, 2015
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Turning Out for Turnitin

Ann Buchmann, Nathaniel Gallegos, Marc Daszewitz, and Bob Knight will discuss their experiences with Turnitin at a Lunch & Learn Panel Discussion this Friday (March 20, 12-1 pm, in LLC 111). Find out how your colleagues are using the application to save time and to improve student learning. [Read more.]
The Undercover Economist Strikes Back!

Technical Services Librarian Pam Newberg whips up a jambalaya of a tale with the LLC's newest book titles. See what happens at the World Agriculture conference when a group of people charged with Defending Childhood burst into a room led by The Undercover Economist! Learn more about this year's newest acquisitions--585 titles to date, and more in the offing.... Get the skinny on our donations and have a look at what some of CSC's academic departments are purchasing. [Read more.] PS: If you like what you read, don't forget to tweet about it (#bookholding), or send us your selfie and we'll handle the tweeting for you!  
Piecing Together the Blips and Bloops - Database Assessment at CSC

Take the red pill...and follow Electronic Resources Librarian Matthew Perrie down the rabbit hole--to learn more about the LLC's online periodical databases. He can't free your mind, but he can point you in the right direction. To find out more about our database costs and their utilization, you need only read on. Go ahead. Spend a little time in Wonderland. [Read more.]
A Hole Lot of Fun! Miniature Golf at the Library Learning Commons

On March 27th, the LLC converts its main floor into a 9-hole miniature golf course. It's as much a celebration of spring as it a diversion for high school students during Scholastic Day. CSC faculty and staff are invited to play, as well. There will be cardboard ramps, table obstructions, and book shelf traps. Golfers tee off near the Circulation Desk. [Read more.]
A New Service For CSC Faculty

The LLC offers ALT TXT searches! Faculty interested in reducing educational costs with alternative textbooks--OERs, free texts, or LLC subscriptions--simply complete the Alternative Textbook Search Request form, and friendly librarians will come to your aid!

Noteworthy NE Psychologists

Learn about Nebraska's famous psychologists. Plan to attend Bill Roweton's Graves lecture, "True or False: No Internationally Acknowledged Scientific Psychologist Came from Nebraska," on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 pm in the Library Learning Commons, Room 111. [Read more.]
Need some fresh air? Join Sunday Afternoons in the Park, and get your hike on.
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