How many people really listen to the sounds in Club Belk? We thought we’d have a little fun and see how many of you pay attention to and can recognize the background sounds in our library.
Each Friday during the spring semester, starting February 21, we’ll tweet a different #ClubBelksound. If you think you recognize the sound, reply to the tweet with your guess. Then on the following Friday, we’ll tweet the answer and Name That #ClubBelksound.
Follow @ElonBelk on Twitter to join in and let’s see how many really people know the sounds of Club Belk.
Thanks to Ryan Witt and his student film crew, we’ve got a new video about Belk Library. AND we hope you will help us spread the word and make it go viral.
Tag along with Cody, a college student who believes Elon University Belk Library is his crib. Join the tour as a camera crew follows Cody around the library. We won’t tell you any more — we don’t want to spoil the ending!
|The video shoot, fall semester 2013
Belk Library’s Winter Term book display features books about diversity as it relates to culture, education, family, gender, media, the workplace, and more. Our collection also includes a number of books by Elon’s visiting speakers.
A few of the books are pinned on our Pinterest board. Stop by Belk Library and check out a book today!
Scholarly Journals – now browsable on your tablet!
Discover Scholarly Journals, Stay Current in Your Reading
BrowZine is a new tablet application that let you browse, read and stay current with thousands of our library’s top scholarly journals in a format optimized for your iPad or Android tablet.
With BrowZine, you can:
* Browse and read journals: browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles
* Create your own bookshelf: add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published (push notifications should be available soon)
* Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Papers, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, and more
To start using BrowZine today, visit http://thirdiron.com/download/ and download the free app to your tablet.
When initially launching BrowZine
- Select Elon University from the drop down list.
- If you are connected to Elon’s Wifi, select Continue.
- If you are off campus, login to the VPN service on your tablet.
You are now ready to use BrowZine!
To see a list of supported publishers, visit http://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase/articles/132654-what-publishers-do-you-support-
To learn more, visit http://thirdiron.com/browzine/how-browzine-works/ or watch this video: http://vimeo.com/75971786?autoplay=1
Elon University now has access to the BuildingGreen Suite — the leading, authoritative online resource for reliable content on sustainable design strategies, green building materials, and case studies of high performance buildings.
The mission of BuildingGreen is to
“facilitate transformation of the North American building industry into a force for local, regional and global environmental protection; for preservation and restoration of the natural environment; and for creation of healthy indoor environments—while promoting the well-being of the company and its employees, owners, and associates.”
BuildingGreen contains articles, webcasts, and special reports on a variety of topics, including green building policy, design and construction processes, water and energy efficiency, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.
Users can also find resources on
* LEED credits
* Green products, including a searchable database of green building products
* Case studies, searchable by project name/owner/location, by building type and size, and more
To get started
- On-campus, go directly to http://buildinggreen.com
- Off-campus, login to Elon’s Off-campus access service (https://webvpn.elon.edu/), then go to http://buildinggreen.com
- You can also access BuildingGreen on our Databases by Title page under B
Monday through Thursday, the library is open to the public from 7:30 am until 9:00 pm each day. The library can be accessed by Phoenix card holders each night from 9:00 pm to 7:30 am; please use the card swipe next to the library entrance Monday through Thursday night.
On Friday, the library is open to the public 7:30 am until 5:00 pm; the library can be accessed by Phoenix card holders from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The library closes to Phoenix card holders at 9 pm.
On Saturday, the library is open to the public from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm; the library can be accessed by Phoenix card holders from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The library closes to Phoenix card holders at 9 pm.
On Sunday, the library is open to the public from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm. The library can be accessed by Phoenix card holders Sunday night from 9 pm to 7:30 am.
Librarians Randall Bowman and Jamane Yeager conducted three genealogy workshops this summer for Elon University faculty and staff. The workshops were presented over a course of three weeks; about thirty participants attended and had a chance to ask questions about researching their family history.
Two of the workshops were introductions to genealogical research. Participants learned about what kind of documents to look for, and what sources to use. Participants also had an introduction to Ancestry Library, the institutional version of Ancestry.com. Using Ancestry, some attendees found documents related to their families right away.
The other session focused on more advanced genealogy. Topics included DNA testing services that allow a person to learn about their genetic heritage, as well as to locate people who are related. Other topics included constructing family trees and sources for researching military and immigration records.
Belk Library is busy this summer. Our biggest project is related to the Writing Excellence Initiative. To create room for expanded writing, research and technology collaboration, we are removing print reference books that are duplicated electronically as well as reference items that are no longer relevant to the teaching and scholarship of the University. The view when you walk in the front door will be quite different by the end of the summer. We’re excited about the changes and the new ways we will be able to use the space.
Reference Collection changes in process
The Archives and Special Collections staff is researching and organizing facts about Elon’s history to get ready for the University’s 125th Anniversary celebration. Stay tuned for exhibits, Facebook posts, tweets, and more.
Looking for something to read? Check out the Summer Reading display now through July 6. During the second half of the summer, we’ll highlight our audiobook collection.
Summer Reading display
Belk Library is open all summer, with a short break for the July 4th holiday. Our hours are posted at: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/library/libraryinfo/hours.xhtml.
The Writing Center is also open this summer from June 4-July 2 and July 11-July 31. The Writing Center schedule is at: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/academics/special_programs/writing/.
Monday through Thursday, the library is open 8 am to 11:00 pm each day. The library will close to the public at 9 pm. Phoenix card holders should use the card swipe to enter the library from 9 to 11 pm each night. There will be no 24 hour access for Phoenix card holders during the summer; 24 hour access will return in the fall.
On Friday, the library is open from 8 am to 5:00 pm.
On Saturday, the library is open from 9 am to 5:00 pm.
On Sunday, the library is open in the evening from 6 pm to 11:00 pm. The library will close to the public at 9 pm. Phoenix card holders should use the card swipe to enter the library from 9 to 11 pm.
For the Independence Day holiday, here is the library’s schedule:
Wednesday, July 3: 8 am to 5 pm.
Thursday, July 4th: Closed