This summer we welcomed Jerry Waller as a new member of the Belk Library staff. As our Systems Librarian, Jerry will administer the front and back ends of the online catalog system, provide systems and statistical analysis, and generally strive to make the patron experience the best it can be.
Jerry comes to us from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served as Technical Support Analyst in the Media Resources Center. Prior to that position, Jerry’s professional experiences included books specialist for Duke University Press, associate programmer analyst for Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc., user interface design intern at the SAS institute, and a variety of managerial positions with Borders Books, Music & Café. He has a Master of Science in Information Science degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a BA in English from Concord University.
While Jerry never had the opportunity to study abroad, he has always had wanderlust and has been fortunate to travel the country and the world, including a recent three week trip to Seoul, South Korea. He’s already loving Elon, and is very excited to be in an environment that cares as much as he does about global and multicultural experiences.
Belk Library is open continuously for Phoenix card holders from 10 am Sunday until 9 pm Friday and from 9 am until 9 pm Saturday. Please use the card swipe after 9:00 pm weekdays and after 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Visitors are welcome to use Belk Library during the following times:
Sunday from 10:00 am until 9 pm
Monday to Thursday from 7:30 am until 9:00 pm
Friday from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm
Saturday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm
Since Belk Library opened in January 2000, the way our space is used has changed. Elon’s student body has grown from just over 4,000 to 6,300 in 2014. More library resources are available online, which are often accessed on laptops and other types of mobile devices. Students engage in more collaborative and group work.
To reflect how things have changed since we opened in 2000 and to build in greater flexibility for the future, the first floor of Belk Library will undergo significant renovation this summer.
* New study rooms for individual and collaborative work for students, tutors, librarians & writing consultants.
* New computer tables featuring easy-to-access power for portable devices.
* New flexible furniture to support different study and work styles, for both individuals and groups.
* More quiet study seats on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
* New paint, carpet and furnishings to give Belk Library a fresh new look towards the future.
Here are a few renderings of the new space. Click on the image to see details.
New combined desk for both circulation/information services and elite students
Floor layout and color scheme
Belk Library now provides access to the Early English Books Online (EEBO) database.
EEBO contains more than 125,000 titles published in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America from 1473 to 1700. Subject areas include English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science. The collection comprehensively documents the English Renaissance – an era that witnessed the rebirth of classical humanism, the broadening of the known world, and the rapid spread of printing and education.
To use EEBO
- On- and off-campus, go directly to https://ezproxy.elon.edu/login?url=http://eebo.chadwyck.com
- You may also access Early English Books Online on our Databases by Title page under E
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, go to “Settings” and enter your Elon username and password.
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