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The Commoner, Volume 3, Issue 2 - February 18, 2016
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The Commoner: An LLC Monthly
The Commoner is the Library Learning Commons' monthly newsletter. It's delivered to in-boxes across the Chadron State College community and is designed to connect our patrons to LLC activities and events as well as recommend useful academic resources and research strategies through a variety of social media.
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Librarians Crossing the Line 

Technical Services Librarian Pam Newberg is back with another update on the LLC’s revitalization of its print collection. This time she focuses on the cross-disciplinary nature of certain book purchases, explaining  how books purchased by one department may also support the curriculum of another department. To be clear, librarians will cross the line, when books defy a single category. [Read more]. 
New and Improved Journal Search

EBSCO recently unveiled Full Text Finder, a new tool for searching the LLC's journal subscriptions. This means the library's "Search Journal Titles" page has a new look and some improved search functions. In addition to searching by journal title and ISSN, library researchers can now browse by subject. As Electronic Resources Librarian notes, this can be a great way to find journals in a specific discipline. [Read More]. 
Transitional Studies

Outreach Librarian Shawn Hartman spotlights another LLC neighbor this month. Transitional Studies helps under-prepared students make the transition from high school to CSC. Read all about the services offered by Transitional Studies and its Director, Cheryl Butler. [Read more].
SharePoint Searching Tips

Kristol Cummings, Project Coordinator for Teaching and Learning Technologies, has been working diligently this semester to set up SharePoint sites for Academic Affairs. One of the advantages of moving documents to SharePoint is increased search functionality. According to Public Services Librarian Christine Fullerton, many of the same search tricks used in library databases and search engines can be used when searching in SharePoint. [Read more].
Graves Lectures

The Graves Lecture series has a special theme this spring. All of the lecturers were recruited from the New Faculty Orientation program. Come hear about your new colleagues' research interests! Graves Lecture information can be found on the LLC Blog Activities & Events page
LLC Stats

Curious about the LLC's utilization? You're in luck! We collect a wide range of information as part of a continuous improvement strategy. View our stats on the LLC Blog Reports & Statistics page
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