2014 Spring Newsletter

Kresge Physical Sciences Library
& Cook Mathematics Collection

Quarterly Newsletter: Spring 2014

This is a quarterly electronic newsletter to update you on what’s happening in your Library! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or suggestions!

Looking back on Winter 2014

  • Kresge librarians worked with the following courses:
    • Prof. Torresani’s CS 74/174
    • Prof. Grigoryan’s CS 89/189
    • Prof. Kull’s Chem 7
    • Prof. Kremer’s CoCo 7
    • Prof. Taylor’s Earth Sciences 7
    • Prof. Herbrich’s Math 8
    • Prof. Orellan’s Math 17
    • Prof. Somersille’s Math 50
    • Prof. Prosper’s Math 76
    • Prof. Webb’s Math 124
    • Prof. Wegner’s Physics 7
    • Prof. Gleiser’s Physics 16
    • Prof. Rogers Physics 105
    • Prof. Koch’s Writing 5
  • Library eResources Fair was held in early January; we promoted many science resources and reference managers.
  • We held our first Tuesday Brown Bag Lunch Series and covered a variety of topics.
  • The LaTeX Users Group started from conversations at a Brown Bag.
  • Art Wall exhibit by Lew Watters
  • Lights, Camera, Science! — a student produced exhibit opened in March.
  • SciFinder account rep Rebekah Burr provided a session on advanced reaction search tips for Chem 262
  • Gear Up! –  the information fair showcasing resources, support and services for researchers was held Feb. 28th at DHMC

Spring Term Staffing and Hours

  • This term Kresge will be open Monday-Thursday 8am-1am, Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, and Sunday 11am-1am.
  • The search for a new Physical Sciences Librarian was successful! Lora Leligdon, from the University of New Mexico Library, will start work in June.
  • Shirley Zhao will continue to fill the role of library liaison to the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Tracy Snow and Veneda Gabourel continue to staff Kresge for the time being.

Collections and Resources Update

  • The Library has trial access to Scopus, the major abstract and citation database (especially strong in science, technology, and medicine) through April 30th.  Try it out and provide feedback here.
  • We are continually adding new books to the collection. Please drop by Kresge to peruse our New Books shelf or check the new acquisitions lists.
  • If there’s a new book that you think would make a great addition to the library, please suggest a purchase!

Research/Information Guide Highlights

Select Library-Wide Events

  • LaTeX Minicourse is a 3 part series to get you started using LaTeX.
  • Kresge Library Thesis Writers’ Bootcamp for seniors will take place on Sunday, April 27th.
  • Edible Books Festival is Monday, April 14.
  • Your Future in Science” (a Neukom Institute event) on Saturday, April 26, will feature and highlight some library resources for budding scientists.
  • The annual Wetterhahn Symposium is May 22. The poster preparation session is Thursday, May 8.
  • Check out the Dartmouth Events Calendar for campus-wide events!

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