Dear Journalism Faculty,
I hope that everyone's semester is going well. As always, I would like to remind you all that I am here to help support all of your instruction and research needs. I have already scheduled a couple of instruction sessions for faculty in your department and will be available to conduct sessions upon request for the remainder of the semester. I also want to remind you that there is $2,156.35 remaining in the School of Journalism's book collecting fund for the beginning of the year. This money needs to be spent by March 15, 2012, so please get your book orders in before the deadline.
School of Journalism Liaison
Journalism & Mass Communications Abstracts
Journalism & Mass Communications Abstracts, formerly Journalism Abstracts, includes abstracts of dissertations and theses accepted for graduate degrees. The abstracts were prepared by the student authors and represent research theses. Click here to access the database.
Check out an iPad
Student Government has partnered with Thomas Cooper Library to make 20 iPads available for checkout to students, staff and faculty. For more information about checkout click here.
ILL offers new online feature
Have you ever thought that a book you requested through ILL would make a good addition to our library collection? Now USC faculty who ask to borrow a book or other item from another institution through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) have the option to request that the item be purchased and added to the Libraries' collection. Find out how easy it is to request a purchase.
Are you getting the most out of
All faculty members have access to the library through "My Account". "My Account" allows you to:
1) view and renew checked out materials
2) save "preferred searches" in the catalog and receive alerts when new materials are added that match your search
3) keep a record of the materials you have borrowed (optional).
You can do all of this without coming into the library! "My Account" is linked on the library's homepage and within the library's Catalog. Click here for help topics on using "My Account."
The results are in!
In the last newsletter we asked about your use of ebooks. The results are listed below.
for pleasure reading 31%
for research 0%
for both 23%
not at all 46%
Thanks to everyone who participated in our poll.