The library welcomes everyone back for the fall 2018 semester. As with every new semester, changes and improvements to our resources have been implemented.
Over the summer the library got a new operating system. The biggest change you may notice is when you search using our “Books & More” tab. The results now contain articles, books, and other types of media. There are limiters on left side of the screen that make it easy for you to limit by format, so if you only wanted to see books available, you could check that box to limit your results to books. Another limiter that is helpful is the library limiter. From the results page you can now easily change your search to include CRC libraries, Wake County Public libraries, or libraries worldwide. You can also use these limiters from the “Advanced Search” page as well. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the librarians.
The library will also be rolling out a new book section on the main floor during the fall semester and will host some events. Stay tuned for our new “Trending Reads” section that will be beside the reference section, straight ahead as you walk in the library. This section is going to start off highlighting our young adult and graphic novel titles. In the future our hope is that the space will house displays and will showcase library student worker and staff picks.
For the three upcoming library events, you will want to make sure to mark your calendars! The first event is “A Taste of Research,” which will feature poster and project presentations from our summer researchers. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the ground floor of the library. The next two events will happen in October. The first event is the Friends of the Library fall dinner. The speakers will be highlighting their World War II research that focuses on women. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Belk Dining Hall, you can visit the Friends of the Library webpage to reserve your tickets. The second event will feature the author Jodi Picoult and she will be discussing her new novel, A Spark of Light. The event will be held on October 4 at 7:30 p.m. and is part of the library’s partnership with Quail Ridge Books. To find out more details, and how to reserve your tickets, visit our Quail Ridge Books Partnership page.
We hope to see you soon either in the library, at one of our events, or around campus!