Monday, December 7, 2015

Study hacks for Finals Week!

16 tips that might help you get through it all.   Be sure to get plenty of sleep.  Ask for help if you need it.



And stay hydrated.


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Only a few days left before Finals!

Study wisely and smartly.  Don't panic.  Make a schedule.  Get some solid sleep.

We will be posting these and other wise tips in the next several posts to help you out.   And don't forget to ask for help if you need it!   Come to the Library, grab some coffee, and relax in a comfy chair.   Then get back to work!   :-)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

End of semester is near! Study well!

Study hard and do well!


We here at Kinlaw provide lovely spaces, study rooms, computers, comfy chairs, and plenty of tables. COFFEE and SWEET SNACKS at Hiccup Too!    We also provide you guidance on finding those final resources for the end of the semester projects. Let us know if you need help.



Monday, November 30, 2015

Have Stress? Dogs can help.

Studying is Stressful - Come pet a Dog

Therapy Dogs in the Library again!    Come relieve some of your stress and hang out with the dogs.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Late Night Study - coming soon!

Late Night Study Hours - Special hours just for you.   

Check the hours page for more specifics: http://asbury.libguides.com/hours



  • Late Night Study will be held in The Farm Boys Reading Room of the Library (bottom floor, adjacent to the computer lab)
  • Students wishing to participate need to be in the reading room by 11:50 pm. This is not designed to be a come-and-go space. The entirety of the Library will be closed, with only this space dedicated to the extended hours accessible. You are free to exit at any time but participants need to be in the Reading Room by 11:50.
  • You will need to bring your Asbury ID card to participate.
  • If you are a student living in the residence halls, please be sure to sign-out via Community Hour procedures

Friday, November 20, 2015

End of Semester is Near! Save your study space now!

Reserve a study room!

We have a cool online tool for all students.  Something to make your life easier.   You can see what rooms are available, and what times are taken or open.  It is EASY!   Just go to the Library web page and click on the link that says "Room Reservations."    Fill out the form and you can reserve your study space.   We hope you like the option.  Let us know what you think.   You can also reserve the new rooms!

   Try our direct link:  http://asbury.libcal.com/booking/study

 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Feed the Hungry - Take care of your fines at the Library

Do you want to help others at the same time you take care of a debt you owe?  Bring us some cans.

Remember that all Kinlaw Library items are due back to us on the last class day of the semester.  Need an extension?   Just ask at the Circulation Desk!


Monday, October 19, 2015

Celebrate Open Access Week




 Shouldn’t information be open to all?  

When you are surfing the Internet and looking for information, have you ever hit a “paywall,” where you are forced to cough up some money to access the full text of an article that sounds really good?  If this has happened to you, you are not alone.  The good news, if you are a student here at Asbury, is that you have access to many of these articles through the Kinlaw Library’s databases.  However, that access often ends after you graduate, so the even better news is that scholars from around the world have started a movement to make more and more of those important articles freely available to everyone, everywhere, at any time.  Making quality information freely available is also called making it “Open Access,” where paywalls or other publisher restrictions do not prevent individuals from reading or downloading articles.  Thankfully many scientific articles, based on research funded by taxpayers, are now freely available, but there is a push on for even more content to be made open.  The openness of articles rarely impacts the authors of the articles, or even the article reviewers, as it is the publishers who collect revenue on the articles, and authors and reviews are typically not compensated.  However, as you will see in this video describing Open Access (http://www.openaccessweek.org/video/open-access-explained-1), this is not just an “academic” issue, as there can be times when valuable information needed for making life-impacting decisions is locked behind a publisher paywall.  So celebrate International Open Access Week this week by becoming more aware of the need for open access, and by using resources that are already open access.  You can find a whole list of those resources here -- http://asbury.libguides.com/openaccess

Friday, October 9, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Do we ever get new books in the Library? Yes we do!

We have a huge and lovely selection of books on our 
New Book Shelf.
Want to see the list before you come over to browse?  Check it out here.  And see the fun book covers on the Library Home page.


Would you like to suggest titles we could add to our collection?  You can!   Drop a note in the box at the Circulation Desk.  Let us know what you would like to see.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Yes we have full text articles - LOADS of them

Did you know that we have full text from over 50,000 journal titles?

 Yes we do.   And they are all available through our databases.   When you are searching for articles, you should see one of several options:  

1) If you see a PDF icon, there is the article directly.  Click on that icon and there you go.  You can email it, print it, or download the pdf.   We have so many of these, you may never come across the other options.   But keep reading just in case.

2) You might see a link that says "Click to see if this is Full Text in another database".  In that case, click the link and you will jump to another database.  

3)  You might see a link that says "Click to get to full text of article" which might lead you out to a publishers web site where we might have direct access.  

If you don't see any of that, then you will probably need to fill out an InterLibrary Loan form.  The forms are located on our web page.    We can obtain any article that you need for free!

And if none of that is working for you, please ask for help

Friday, September 18, 2015

Ebooks! We have tons of ebooks!




Did you know that we have over 155,000 ebooks in our collection?   And the number is increasing all the time.


They cover every subject.   They are always available.   They are of different kinds (study aids, reference, textbooks, fiction, self-help, scholarly, etc).   They are full text searchable (find exactly what you want).

Here is a short tutorial for you to watch.   



See one of the books:  The Red Badge of Courage.   

Friday, September 4, 2015

Do you need help on writing your papers - Drop-in Workshops!

Tutors from the Writing Center will be available to help you.  Come by and seek their help.  Sep 8 from 10am - noon.


Monday, August 31, 2015

Print vs Electronic?


We think they can both exist harmoniously.  What do you think? 


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

There is magic in the Library?

Well, we think so.   The is where learning and content can come together.  Explore a little.  Browse some.   We have so much content to offer.   You might be surprised by what you find. And you might learn a little something.



Friday, August 14, 2015

School starts soon! Welcome back! We missed you.




We hope that this year is a good year for everyone and that you think deeply and work hard. In class we hope you take in lots of knowledge.  The Kinlaw Library is a place where you can think and ponder in our quiet spaces.  You can also find lots of knowledge from the ages.  We can help you find what you are looking for.  Please ask us if you need anything.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Study Hacks for Finals Week

16 tips that might help you get through it all.   Be sure to get plenty of sleep.


And stay hydrated.


10 Study Hacks that Work - Finals Week help

How do you ace those finals?   Here are some good tips to help you out.

Ace that Final!


Monday, May 4, 2015

Library has Gone to the Dogs

The Dogs came to the Library and were a success!   Everyone got to sit and pet a dog.  It was a stress-free good time.










Mistakes to avoid during Finals Week

Don't do it wrong!   Plan for success instead.  See the excellent post for some good tips.

   And get plenty of sleep.  

Tips for Finals week


Effective study tips - Make Finals Week work for you

Use these tips to help you study more effectively.  Do your very best Finals Week.

Good Ideas for effective study time!


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Only a few days left before Finals!

Study wisely and smartly.  Don't panic.  Make a schedule.  Get some solid sleep.

We will be posting these and other wise tips in the next several posts to help you out.   And don't forget to ask for help if you need it!   Come to the Library, grab some coffee, and relax in a comfy chair.   Then get back to work!   :-)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

End of the Semester is Near! Study well!

Study hard and do well!


We here at Kinlaw provide lovely spaces, study rooms, computers, comfy chairs, and plenty of tables. COFFEE and SWEET SNACKS at Hiccup Too!    We also provide you guidance on finding those final resources for the end of the semester projects. Let us know if you need help.



Monday, April 27, 2015

Studying is Stressful - Come pet a Dog

Therapy Dogs in the Library again!   New Location!    Come relieve some of your stress and hang out with the dogs.


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Do have fines at the Library? Take care of them, and help your neighbor

We will accept Food for Fines again this semester.   Bring your cans to the Circulation Desk and see a desk worker for more information. 


Thursday, April 23, 2015

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

We had several winners of our National Library Week Scavenger Hunt.

The excellent prizes were gift cards to some tasty local eateries - like Canes and Panera.  Yum!

These are the excellent winners.   See if they will take you out to lunch.  :-)



Thomas H
Emily R
Lauren B
Jaina R
Jordan L
McKenzie A
Young K
Courtney D
Joylily B
Lauren B

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FUN Scavenger Hunt at the Library - TODAY

We are having a fun hunt.   Really nice gift cards are the prize.  It is easy to do and fun.  Find out how much you really know about Kinlaw Library!

  Wed 1-5 pm   Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a form
  Thu 1-5 pm    Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a form

Fill it out and turn it in!   Many will win.   But few are chosen. 



Monday, April 13, 2015

Fun activities for Library Week! Schedule

We have lots of fun things going on at the Kinlaw Library this week.  
   Celebrate with us!   And pick up some treats.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Celebrate National Library Week @ Kinlaw Library

Come to the Library - the Circulation Desk - for a list of activities happening next week! 


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Celebrate National Library Week with us!

All kinds of fun events and activities!   Prizes!   Games!   Candy!   Oh my.

Come see us and Celebrate with us!   It all starts next week.


Keep your eye on the blog for more information.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Happy Spring Break!

Think of big things!

We hope you are having fun and relaxing.   We miss you.  Come back soon.






Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ebooks - yes we have TONS of them

We have currently in our collection over 154,000 titles!   That is a large amount.  This is more than we actually have in physical copy in the building.   Amazing!

Here are a few that might spark your interest.
Book Jacket

How College Works

Authors: Chambliss, Daniel F. &   Takacs, Christopher G.
Publication Information:   Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press. 2013
URL: go to this book



Book Jacket

Information Basics for College Students

Authors:  Sobel, Karen
Publication Information:  Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited. 2012
URL: go to this book


Book Jacket


Student Engagement and the Academic Library

Authors:  Snavely, Loanne
Publication Information:  Santa Barbara, Calif : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC. 2012
URL:  go to this book


Book Jacket


Spiritual Formation : A Wesleyan Paradigm

Authors:  Maddix, Mark A. &  Leclerc, Diane
Publication Information:  Kansas City, Mo : Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City. 2011
URL:  go to this book 




Book Jacket
Make It Stick : The Science of Successful Learning

Authors:  Brown, Peter C., McDaniel, Mark A., Roediger, Henry L.
Publication Information: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press. 2014
URL:  go to this book 




Book Jacket
Simply Better : Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success

Authors:  Goodwin, Bryan
Publication Information: Alexandria, VA : ASCD. 2011
URL:  go to this book 



Book Jacket

Reading, Writing, and Reasoning : A Guide for Students

Authors:   Fairbairn, Gavin  & Winch, Christopher
Publication Information:  Maidenhead, England : McGraw-Hill Education. 2011
URL:  go to this book 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

LOADS of New Books in the Library

We have a huge and lovely selection of books on our New Book Shelf.
Want to see the list before you come over to browse?  Check it out here.  And see the fun book covers on the Library Home page.



Monday, February 9, 2015

Cool Origami in the Library

We have some really impressive displays of paper folding prowess.   Math is cool!   Come check it out.

Organic forms. 


 Geometric forms. 


Friday, February 6, 2015

Collaboration Space in the Library

Work on Projects together.  

Mobile furniture, whiteboard, collaboration technology.  Cool.