September 1, 2012
A number of changes have occurred over the summer months and we are pleased to share the good news.
At Your Service
Jeff Angione has joined the staff as our circulation supervisor, succeeding Walt Reeve who retired from the college in May. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Jeff brings a diverse management background to his new position, including a decade as owner of Tones Music & Art in Johnson and Burlington. An active member of the Morrisville community, Jeff coaches youth baseball and soccer, and is a popular on-air radio personality at WLVB (93.9 FM). As we began the academic year, he was hiring, scheduling and training work-study students who provide coverage for a main service point in the library.
For Your Reference
As many college students have discovered, starting a research project is often the most difficult part of the process. Because librarians have long been aware of this hurdle, we have been creating pathfinders, or subject guides to the literature and recommending essential information sources for beginning a search. With LibGuides, our new web-based system, we have not only been able to tailor guides that highlight our print resources, but also provide direct links to our many digital reference materials. Recently revised or newly developed subject guides include pathfinders for education research, psychology, artists’ biographies, music, political science, history, Vermont resources, electronic books and research strategies among others. Find links to these research aids on the Guides to Our Collection page .
Signs of the Times
JSC librarians have been retiring print encyclopedias, dictionaries, and indexes and directing users to our more up-to-date reference sources mounted on our website. Online titles such as The Oxford English Dictionary, the Education Research Complete database, and hundreds of electronic books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library and Credo Reference Collection are now promoted on the library’s reference shelves with signs displaying QR codes. You may have seen such codes in magazine ads with instructions to scan the image with a camera phone for more information about a product or to link to a page on a website. This is one way our library is experimenting with mobile applications to raise awareness of our extensive online holdings.
Please feel free to contact us with your questions about our resources and services. We always look forward to working with you.
The JSC Willey Library Staff