Welcome back from Spring Break! We hope you had a nice time off — while you were away, we’ve been busy!
We’re in the process of adopting some new technologies on our end, and this includes a new chat service. Most users will be unaffected, but we wanted to let you know of some of the changes:
- It looks a little different!
Put your name in (if you want) and type your question. Someone will answer your question as soon as possible. If it is after hours and nobody is staffing The Desk, you will be able to search our Knowledge Base to see if anybody has ever asked your question before.
You’ll also see “Ask Us” buttons in our guides and on our website; this will also launch the chat.
You’ll be able to rate your chat experience and email yourself a transcript when you are finished.
- There’s a new text number: (434) 406-4957
You can text us any questions — when we’re available for chat, we will respond.
- We no longer support outside chat clients
So if you’re using AIM, GTalk, Yahoo or any other client, we apologize for the inconvenience. You are always welcome to email us at email@example.com if you do not like using our chat widget.
This new service has a lot of features on our end that will help us provide you with the best service possible. We welcome your feedback!
Several databases will be down for maintenance March 1st and 2nd; users may experience slow connections or be unable to connect at all during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you need help, please feel free to contact us and someone will get back to you in one or two business days.
Join us on Thursday, February 27, from 3-5pm as we celebrate the launch of the Library’s new single service point, which we are calling “The Desk.” Stop by the Atrium for snacks, make a button with our new button maker, and learn more about how you can “ask us” in the Library.
Edit: 1pm February 13:
- Tomorrow (2/14) we will be open from 10am to 5pm.
Edit: 10am February 13:
- The Library will be open 10am to 10pm today. If weather conditions worsen later in the day, we will post an update.
EDIT: As of 6pm on February 12, this is the information we have:
- The Library will remain open until 8pm tonight.
- The Library will be open from 10am tomorrow to 10pm, weather permitting.
- FAB announced that the Campus Main line will suspend operation at 4:30pm today and will not be operating Thursday February 13.
For any announcements regarding the Library closing or shortened hours, please visit our homepage or our facebook. We will update these if anything changes.
The new year brings interface updates to LexisNexis Academic and Literature Online (LION). LexisNexis Academic now features a single, prominent red search box that defaults to a combined search of news, business, and legal content. Advanced search options are now available on the homepage, in addition to the three most popular single search forms from the previous interface — Search the News, Look up a Legal Case, and Get Company Info. For a video introduction to the new interface, click here.
Literature Online (LION) is now on the ProQuest platform. Through the Quick Search box on the homepage, you can find resources related to a particular author, title of a work, or subject. You can also search Authors, Texts, Criticism, and Reference separately. For more guidance on searching LION, check out Proquest’s product guide by clicking here.
In addition, three resources that are available through LION have now been added as individual databases on our Databases A-Z page to help you find them more readily. These include: Bibliography of American Literature, Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare, and the The W.B. Yeats Collection.
Please join us on January 29, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Greenwood Library Atrium for a presentation by Shaykh Abdullah Nooruddeen Durkee, a leader in the Sufi tradition of Islam. Shaykh Nooruddeen is a scholar and translator has written over ninety books, including a prominent transliteration and translation of the Qur’an. Shaykh Nooruddeen also runs the Islamic Study Center in Charlottesville. His talk, entitled “Travels in Muslim Lands,” will describe the important encounters, experiences and studies in America, India, Makkah, Jerusalem and Cairo that led him from teacher to teacher and place to place, as well as his returns to the US, where he has over time established and built four communities, three schools, and several masajid (mosques).
Greenwood Library was recently awarded a Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Grant by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The books, DVDs, and electronic resources provided in the grant are intended to provide our users with trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices as well as the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.