Month: November 2015

LSAs: Helping Libraries Do More!

Library Student Assistants help library staff reach more patrons, complete projects and extend service hours. You may have noticed our Library Student Assistants wearing black polo shirts as they shelve books, check out holds at the Circulation Desk or answer questions at the Information Desk. The Dunbar Library staff cannot thank them enough for all they do – and free us up to do!

One of the ways our staff thank their Library Student Assistants is by contributing to the Library Student Assistant Award fund via the Campus Scholarship Innovation Campaign each year. Staff pledges are matched by the Friends of the Libraries organization to provide eligible students each fall and spring semester with a $500 award – which can help with textbooks, room and board, and other education expenses.

Congratulations to the Fall 2015 Library Student Assistant Award recipients:

  • Jacob Kosch
  • Justin Overman
  • Adam Randolph
  • Brianna Rigdon
  • Krishel Stout

This semester’s recipients were honored a reception on November 6th. Supervisors shared stories of their Library Student Assistant’s accomplishments and contributions to University Libraries. Students were asked to invite close family and friends to share in the celebration.

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Kanopy: Start Watching Now

University Libraries is excited to announce a new online streaming video resource, Kanopy.

kanopy_owlKanopy is a streaming video service that will provide Wright State faculty and students with access to over 26,000 videos. Videos cover a broad range of subjects in the arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences, education and business and include films from major distributors such as PBS, BBC, Criterion, and the Media Education Foundation. You can browse selections at http://wright.kanopystreaming.com.

Kanopy’s viewing platform makes it easy to watch films at your convenience whether you are on or off campus.  Many films are closed-captioned, and Kanopy is actively working on providing captions for all films on their platform.  Links to films can be embedded in course management systems and shared via social media.  Don’t need to use the entire film? Users can easily create custom clips for use in classes or in presentations.

Interested in showing a film for a club meeting or campus event?  All films on the Kanopy platform include public performance rights.  As long as you’re not charging admission, you can screen the film for your event.

 

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Submitted by:
Karen H. Wilhoit
Associate University Librarian for Collections