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WELCOME BACK!

As you adjust to the new academic year, we just wanted to let you know about a couple of changes at the library, and remind you of a couple of services we have.

FLIPSTER

Access is now available to many of your favorite digital magazines using Flipster from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library.

We have twenty-two popular titles such as Wired, The Atlantic, Time, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, Business Week, Popular Science, Consumer Reports, and People. You can browse all the titles from the library’s home page. The magazines can be read through a web browser on campus or downloaded to Android™ phones and tablets, Apple® phones and tablets, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere.

In each issue, the table of contents contains links for quick access to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines, that open in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability..

Don’t forget, there are thousands of other newspapers, magazines, and journals available through the library research databases as well—just not through the Flipster platform. For questions about the service, contact one of our librarians. To learn more about Flipster, visit http://libguides.snow.edu/Flipster.

NY TIMES ONLINE

You asked and we listened! We now have access to the New York Times Online. Follow the link on our homepage and get started today! You will be asked to create a log in but you will not have to pay to have access. In addition, you now have access to the New York Times in Education. This service of the New York Times provides faculty driven strategies to promote student achievement across disciplines. You will need to create a log in for this as well, but again you will not have to pay for access.

INFORMATION LITERACY

Did you know the Snow College Librarians can help you fulfill your Information Literacy Essential Learning Outcome requirements?  The Snow College Librarians are your resident information literacy experts and want to help you and your students!  Only twenty-three percent of first-year students at community colleges are prepared to conduct college-level research. Luckily, your Snow College librarians are trained, prepared and ready to help your students become information literate!  We conduct labs, workshops, one-to-one and classroom instruction that can help your students through the information quagmire!  In Ephraim, contact Laura Faatz at x 7361, and in Richfield, contact Carol Kunzler at x 2238.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

“Come Write In” and join us for our second annual celebration of National Novel Writing Month. We begin with our series of Creative Writing Workshops beginning September 13.  Check out our Facebook page for a list of all upcoming events for NaNoWriMo.