Friday, November 7, 2014

The Awesome box

We would like to introduce our Awesome Box! The idea is pretty simple.  It's kind of like a recommendation box.  Whenever you check out a book, audio book or DVD from the library that you feel is just absolutely awesome, then stick it in this box with a sticky note explaining why you think it's awesome.  That way you can help us share library awesomeness with more people! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Featured Database: Statista

In our last blog post we featured the new database called ImageQuest.

Well, we have one more for you! Statista is a database of statistics and survey results. You can find anything from market dossiers to opinion surveys to government statistics.

To access Statista, go to our database page and click on Business. On the list of Business databases, find the link for Statista down at the bottom.

Remember if you are trying to access our database from off campus or in the dorms, then you will need to log in using your JCC username and password.

Here's a short tutorial that shows some of the features of Statista and how to search for reports.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Featured Database: ImageQuest

The library is please to announce a new subscription database called ImageQuest.

Many students will often use the internet to find images for a project.
Google Image search and Bing are both search engines often used to find images.

But, using the open web to find images can be risky due to various copyright laws. Not many students will consider that when they are using images off the web.

That's where ImageQuest will come in handy.  All the images in ImageQuest have been rights cleared, which means you don't have to worry about copyright or about getting permission before you use an image for an assignment or project.

Below is a quick tutorial presenting ImageQuest and how to use it to search for images.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to a new semester and a new academic year! The campus has been buzzing with activity today as we kick-off for the much anticipated Cannoneer Weekend!

As you get a chance to tour the campus and share in the festivities, stop by for a visit!  You'll find us in Building 5 on the first floor, on the left just as you walk in!

Meet the library staff

The Melvil Dewey Library is here to support the research and learning needs of all our students, staff and faculty! In addition to our thousands of  print books, dvd's and audio books, we also of online resources you can access directly from our website. In addition to all the computer stations available for you to utilize, we also have laptops and iPads available for check-out.  Looking for a space to do some group work?  We have comfy seating on the first floor perfect for that purpose.  Need a really quiet area to do some independent study? We've got that too, right up the stairs on the second floor.


From the left: Connie Holberg (Library Director), John Thomas (Media Center/Local History/Systems Librarian), Carleen Huxley (Coordinator of Library Instruction/Reference Services), Brooke Hartle (Assistant Librarian/Reference Desk).

Library Clerks

From the left: Renee Elliott (Automation Coordinator/Technical Services), Robin Booth (Circulation Coordinator), Rose Hare (Interlibrary Loan Services), Cyndie Sloan (Media Center/Test Proctoring), Kenyon Wells (Library Clerk)

Scanlon Tutoring Staff

The Scanlon Tutoring Center has professional tutors for reading and study skills, writing and English, and math. Students have the option of one-to-one tutoring  by appointment for writing and English and both one-to-one appointments and labs for reading and math. For all other content areas, students may request a peer tutor by filling out a form in the Library or by going to The Scanlon Tutoring Center page on Blackboard. Tutoring times are published on Blackboard and in the Library at the entrance to the tutoring area. Tutoring services are FREE to Jefferson students!!! Call 315-786-2321 for assistance.

From the left: Drew Burgess (Learning Specialist/Math), Sheree Trainham (Learning Specialist/Writing), Nikki Heise (Learning Specialist/Writing), Shawna Spencer (Learning Specialist/Reading), Deborah Balch (Typist)