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SUMMER 2012, Vol. 5, Iss. 2


Famous Librarian
By Rebecca Ganzel

You always knew he was great, and now all Saint Mary’s knows it too!

Our very own Steve Swanson, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator and generally amazing guy, was given a University-wide Employee Recognition Award in early May for his efforts to cut costs, streamline procedures, and deliver fantastic service!

TC Librarians Sparkled
By Carrie Keillor

Fireworks were in the air as Carrie Keillor and Jane Littlefield facilitated a workshop entitled "Engaging Adult Learners with Technology" at the Library Technology Conference at Macalester College in March 2012.

The Twin Cities Librarians used their experience at Saint Mary's University to discuss incorporating technology into teaching and assessing and communicating with non-traditional adult learners. Their conference materials are available here.

Mobile for Memorial Day Weekend
By Rachel McGee

Resources are within reach with Twin Cities Library's NEW mobile website! Access this mobile-friendly site using any smartphone or tablet (e.g. iPad) with Internet access. On this website, you can:

  • Search for articles, ebooks, and more
  • View your checked-out items
  • Renew and request materials
  • Watch video tutorials
  • Get library hours and directions
  • Ask us a question

The website was developed by Twin Cities Librarians, and its features were ordered based on student and faculty preferences as evidenced by our mobile website usability study. For easy access, bookmark the site or use the "mobile website" link at

Try it out, and let us know what you think.

New Format Mapped Out
By Steve Swanson

Saint Mary's University has the privilege of hosting the work of Jonathan McFadden, an emerging artist whose provocative work has been exhibited throughout the United States. McFadden's collection, Adversarial Collaboration, will be shown in this June's Art on Park exhibit and will highlight his use of printmaking media and digital applications to design intricate maps of the global landscape and recent environmental phenomena.

Please join us in the Library to meet the artist at our opening reception on June 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. We changed the format of the Art on Park receptions, so there will not be a formal talk. Simply drop-in for cake and punch anytime that works for you.

Be Patriotic. Buy American Databases.
By Jane Littlefield

Information Technology Management, Pubic Safety Administration, Police Science, and healthcare students rejoice! We have two new databases especially for you: Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies (FAITS) and Security Management Practices (SMP).

FAITS covers information technology infrastructure, wireless communications, security, telecommunications, data networking, convergence, healthcare information technology, and information management topics. SMP covers network security, risk management, intellectual property protection, security best practices, biometric technology, and more.

Buy American, you say? New Jersey is the home to Faulkner, so everybody GTL like those Jersey Shore kids, and then try out these databases over Memorial Day weekend.

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