Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Questions you can ask


Actually, you can ask any question you want, and if we can't help, we'll try to refer you to someone who can. Here are just a few random examples of recent questions:

How do I log on to the wifi with my laptop?

What time is the last RTS bus back to Rochester?

How does it work with the printing quota we get?

Do you have this book? (Note: we don't have all the textbooks for all the classes.)

Can you help me find a nursing article I need in CINAHL?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

No mouse, no pictures...

The roll out of the new library web page prompted this blogger to recall the days before we had a web page, before there even was a "world wide web." In the early '90s, before the development of the web as we know it happened, the Internet was text only. We had a small group of PCs, that ran various CD ROM databases, small things by today's standards, and the PCs were all keyboard command, no mouse. It was pioneering stuff, but we managed, as shown in this photo!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Friends of Drake Library Photo Event

The recent Friends event was a big success. We had over 50 people attending, including our new president and her husband. People enjoyed the photo displays and learning about the college's history, and they were able to identify a number of previously unidentified photos.

Monday, August 03, 2015

What journals do we have?

We have access to many thousands of journals, magazines and newspapers. You can check this list to see exactly what we have. Anything we don't have? We can likely get for you through inter-library loan.

By the way, while the picture at left is of a traditional "bound journals" section, most of what we have is online and easily downloadable.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thinking about libraries

We often think about libraries, what they are, what they mean, and what they shall become, but then, we're librarians! Lots of other people have thought about libraries too, and you can find some intriguing and thought provoking quotes about libraries from all sorts of people at Library Quotes.

One example is this, from industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who financed the many "Carnegie" libraries built across the country in the early 20th century.

"There is not such a cradle of democracy on earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration."

Monday, July 27, 2015

Borrowing books

We often are asked questions about borrowing the books and other materials we have in the library. While we're happy to help, if interested the policies are online. For example, if you're an alumnus of the school, or a community resident, click on the link for "Courtesy Cards."

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New carpet!

The library recently had new carpeting installed in the main entry area and it looks quite nice, if we do say so ourselves. Originally this area in the library was not carpeted, as you can see in the photo here from the mid-1970s, but today it is, and it does make it so much more comfortable.