Kresge Physical Sciences Library
& Cook Mathematics Collection
Quarterly Newsletter: Spring 2014
This is a quarterly electronic newsletter to update you on what’s happening in your Library! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or suggestions!
Looking back on Winter 2014
- Kresge librarians worked with the following courses:
- Prof. Torresani’s CS 74/174
- Prof. Grigoryan’s CS 89/189
- Prof. Kull’s Chem 7
- Prof. Kremer’s CoCo 7
- Prof. Taylor’s Earth Sciences 7
- Prof. Herbrich’s Math 8
- Prof. Orellan’s Math 17
- Prof. Somersille’s Math 50
- Prof. Prosper’s Math 76
- Prof. Webb’s Math 124
- Prof. Wegner’s Physics 7
- Prof. Gleiser’s Physics 16
- Prof. Rogers Physics 105
- Prof. Koch’s Writing 5
- Library eResources Fair was held in early January; we promoted many science resources and reference managers.
- We held our first Tuesday Brown Bag Lunch Series and covered a variety of topics.
- The LaTeX Users Group started from conversations at a Brown Bag.
- Art Wall exhibit by Lew Watters
- Lights, Camera, Science! — a student produced exhibit opened in March.
- SciFinder account rep Rebekah Burr provided a session on advanced reaction search tips for Chem 262
- Gear Up! – the information fair showcasing resources, support and services for researchers was held Feb. 28th at DHMC
Spring Term Staffing and Hours
- This term Kresge will be open Monday-Thursday 8am-1am, Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, and Sunday 11am-1am.
- The search for a new Physical Sciences Librarian was successful! Lora Leligdon, from the University of New Mexico Library, will start work in June.
- Shirley Zhao will continue to fill the role of library liaison to the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science.
- Tracy Snow and Veneda Gabourel continue to staff Kresge for the time being.
Collections and Resources Update
- The Library has trial access to Scopus, the major abstract and citation database (especially strong in science, technology, and medicine) through April 30th. Try it out and provide feedback here.
- We are continually adding new books to the collection. Please drop by Kresge to peruse our New Books shelf or check the new acquisitions lists.
- If there’s a new book that you think would make a great addition to the library, please suggest a purchase!
Research/Information Guide Highlights
- LaTeX and BibTeX
- Publishing Your Article
- Great Books for Scientists
- Printing a Poster at the Evans Map Room
Select Library-Wide Events
- LaTeX Minicourse is a 3 part series to get you started using LaTeX.
- Kresge Library Thesis Writers’ Bootcamp for seniors will take place on Sunday, April 27th.
- Edible Books Festival is Monday, April 14.
- “Your Future in Science” (a Neukom Institute event) on Saturday, April 26, will feature and highlight some library resources for budding scientists.
- The annual Wetterhahn Symposium is May 22. The poster preparation session is Thursday, May 8.
- Check out the Dartmouth Events Calendar for campus-wide events!