Library offers special outreach events

By Gaby Galindo

LOGOS STAFF WRITER

If you’re having trouble with a presentation project, a research paper, or just interested in a special film or workshop, J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library is always ready to help.

The library at the University of the Incarnate Word frequently hosts and offers a wide variety of tools and resources to both faculty and students to help them be prepared in their work and education while at UIW.

A special outreach effort is going on this spring.

“Because we have a lot of resources most people aren’t aware of everything we have, and this is a way for us to showcase it,” said Polly McCord, chair of the library’s marketing committee, “We want people to be aware of all the resources that we have available to them and we want to make sure they know how to use them efficiently.”

The outreach events have contributed to the academic success of UIW public for roughly four to five years, and have continued to thrive and improve to meet different needs, McCord said.

The Redbird Research on Call events will have librarians going to other sites on campus to be where the students are, and be able to reach out and help them with their research starting Feb. 19 at AT&T from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The library also has a film series which showcases films available in the library to encourage discussion and participation.

Recently, the Design Help Desk was put in place to assist students prepare and develop projects.

“We’ve started the Design Help Desk this semester,” said McCord. “It helps students with poster and PowerPoint presentations.”

 

LIBRARY OUTREACH EVENTS

Tuesday, Feb. 25: “Market Research and Industry Analysis Tools” workshop, noon-1 p.m., Room 230. Presenter: Dell Davis, head of public services for the library.

   Thursday, Feb. 27: “Getting Started on Your Research Using Primo” workshop, noon-1 p.m., Room 230. Presenter: Dell Davis.

Wednesday, March 12:  “Tough Guise” filming, 2:30-4 p.m., Room 221.

Monday, March 31: Research paper help, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 230. Presenters: Leslie Todd, literacy librarian, and Dr. Amanda Johnston, director of the Writing and Learning Center.

Tuesday, April 1: Research paper help, 1-3 p.m., Room 230. Presenters: Leslie Todd and Dr. Amanda Johnston.

Wednesday, April 2: Research paper help, 2-4 p.m., Room 230. Presenters: Leslie Todd and Dr. Amanda Johnston.

Thursday, April 3: Research paper help, 10 a.m.-noon, Room 230. Presenters: Leslie Todd and Dr. Amanda Johnston.

Wednesday, April 9: Dialogue on Human-Animal Interactions, 7 p.m., Library Auditorium.

Wednesday, April 16: @ “Tough Guise 2” filming, 2:30-4 p.m., Room 221.

@ Dialogue on Human-Animal Interactions, 7 p.m., Library Auditorium.

Wednesday, April 30: Dialogue on Human-Animal Interactions, 7 p.m., Library Auditorium.

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