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A minor renovation of the lobby and circulation areas began this summer. Several reference shelf ranges were removed to create more open study space on the first floor, a new reference desk was installed, and a new office for circulation staff is under construction. During the fall semester, a fire alarm system will be installed throughout the library. Work will be scheduled to minimize disruption of public services, but users should expect some noise at times.
Special Collections welcomes students with two small exhibitions: CC dorm rooms, 1899-1992 (right at the top of the north stairs), and Charles Leaming Tutt's statue decorations, 1992-1998 (top of the south stairs).
A library task force has been working for months on a new look and structure for our Web pages. Key contributors to the new banner design and overall look of the pages have been Christine Ashlock, Karl Henson, Mike McEvers, and Krystyna Mrozek. Many library staff made significant contributions to the content and design of all the pages. Please send comments to committee chair, Krystyna Mrozek.
The TIGER catalog now includes more holdings of the Fine Arts Center library. Over 5000 records for FAC materials were loaded into TIGER this summer. CC faculty and students may borrow material from the collection. To read more about the FAC Library, visit their Web page at http://www.csfineartscenter.org/
New Tutt Databases for Psychology, History, Political Science, Education and Chemistry-Find a list of all the Tutt Article and Information Databases and instructions for remote access at: http://www.coloradocollege.edu/Library/Reference/alpha.html
The library changed vendors for PsycINFO from First Search to Ebsco this summer. The Ebsco search interface offers more search options and links to more full text journals. PsycINFO includes summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines. Journal coverage, spanning 1887-present, includes international material selected from more than 1,700 periodicals. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material published from 1987-present. This database is updated weekly on EBSCOhost.
Part of CIS History Universe, Access to Presidential Studies includes speeches, scholarly articles, and reference articles covering all presidents and their administrations. In addition, in-depth material such as manuscript collections are provided for selected presidents, beginning with Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Lyndon Baines Johnson. Numbered executive orders are also included, currently covering the Lincoln through Theodore Roosevelt administrations. Each quarterly update will add detailed information on additional presidents and enrich the store of information for administrations already covered.
The time consuming task of identifying publications of the Congress from 1789 to 1969 is alleviated by this new database, part of the CIS Congressional Universe. The database allows you to search by subject, committee, title, witness, bill number, or document number. You may limit by date, document type and Congress. Tutt owns most of the volumes included in the Serial Set Collection, and some of the committee hearings from 1960-1969. You may order other cited documents through Interlibrary Loan.
Tutt upgraded its general periodical index package from Ebsco to the new Academic Search Premier. This package provides full text for nearly 3,200 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Click here for a complete title list.
K-12 Resources and Professional Development Collection
Part of a collection of resources for educators purchased through a statewide contract.
Resource package developed by EBSCO for elementary and secondary schools containing full text resources including Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, an animal database, and periodical databases aimed at children and young adults (Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, and MAS Ultra - School Edition).
Highly specialized collection of nearly 440 full text journals, designed for professional educators.
SciFinder Scholar is a desktop research tool for CC faculty, staff and students to access Chemical Abstracts and Medline information. It is a client-server product that can be downloaded to your computer. You will need to check out the SciFinder CD-Rom from the library, or see the Reference Librarian for further instructions. The library also offers web based Chem Abstracts Student Addition through First Search, which indexes and abstracts over 200 of the most widely held chemistry journals, as well as over 200,000 dissertations.
Prospector, ILL and library circulation notices are going out via email. If anyone prefers to receive the notices via campus mail or needs to change the email address the library is using for them, email the circulation desk at email@example.com or call x6184.
Please welcome two new staff members:
Gwen Gregory joined the Tutt Library staff as Head of Bibliographic Services in June. She has thirteen years experience in library technical services, including positions at Adams State College Library, the United States Courts Library in Phoenix, and various positions at New Mexico State University Library in Las Cruces, New Mexico, including a term as interim associate dean of the library, and most recently as Head of the Bibliographic Services Dept. At Tutt Library, Gwen directs the acquisitions, cataloging, processing and periodicals departments, and will coordinate collection development projects for the library.
Jessy Randall joined the staff as Curator of Special Collections/College
Archivist in May. She has worked as a rare book cataloger for a book vendor,
and as a reference librarian, curator and cataloger at the Library Company
of Philadelphia. She moved to Colorado Springs last year and before coming
to Tutt Library she worked as a reference librarian and taught a children's
literature course at Pikes Peak Community College. Jessy has published
in the areas of popular culture and language.
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