Library Lines - 18 August 2016
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Welcome New and Returning Students!

This is our first newsletter of the 2016-17 academic year. We've spent the summer ordering new books, integrating new technologies, updating our policies, and brightening up the library in preparation for the new year. Here are just a few of the things that are new and improved for 16-17.

New Pricing for Copying and Printing

copy and print fee chartWe've changed our pricing for copying and printing. It may look complicated, but it actually will save you money! Single-sided black and white copies/prints on letter sized paper start at just $0.04! Single-sided color copies/prints on letter sized paper start at $0.10. Prices are higher for double-sided and larger paper sizes.

A PaperCut account is needed to make copies and prints. Inquire at the Circulation Desk to sign up and make a deposit. We accept cash and checks.

Scanning remains a free service. Instructions are posted near the machine for those who would like to scan and do not have a PaperCut account.

For more information about printing, copying, scanning, or any of our other services, please visit our updated Library Policies page.
Schäfchen, our little sheep mascot, is hiding in the stacks again!

Practice your library search skills to find Schäfchen and bring it to the Circulation Desk for a $1 credit to your PaperCut account or to our book sale. 

Follow us on Facebook to stay informed of Schäfchen's latest whereabouts and antics.
Mark Your Calendars! Our Next Semi-Annual Book Sale is Friday, October 28, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Stop by and enjoy our beautiful new plants! Thank you to our indoor gardening volunteers, Lisa Chase and Susan Mull, for helping us "green" the library. 

If you would like to help additional plants and planters, as well as contributions to our "beauty fund," are appreciated.

We welcome your feedback on making the library a more comfortable environment for your research and study needs.

Workshop Series, "Hacks for Seminary and Beyond"

This year the library and writing center staff have collaborated to present a series of 15 workshops throughout the academic year. These workshops will cover topics in the areas of research, writing, and technology and are designed to help seminary students through their course of study and beyond graduation in their places of ministry.

These workshops are being offered during Seminarian Hour on Wednesdays at 1:00. There will be five of these workshops per term. Seminarian Hour will also feature events planned by the Student Community Council and the Diversity & Educational Life Committee.

The "Hacks for Seminary and Beyond" workshops are presented live in the Learning Commons and are simultaneously broadcast via webinar. Those who are unable to attend in person are encouraged to register for the webinar. These webinars are recorded and we will be editing the recordings and adding them to the library's website as we are able.

The first two workshops were well received. Here is the list of workshops scheduled through the end of the academic year:
  • August 24, 2016 - Google Drive
    Google Drive can be a powerful tool for online collaboration and cloud-based computing. Learn a few tips and tricks, along with what it means to use cloud-based applications from Deaconess Myka Kennedy Stephens. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • August 31, 2016 - Note-taking and Note-taking Apps
    Note-taking is an important part of learning as well as organizing your thoughts before you begin writing. Writing coach Frank Gray will take you through the elements of note-taking, followed by the demonstration of some powerful note-taking apps by Deaconess Myka Kennedy Stephens. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • September 7, 2016 - EBSCO Discovery Service
    Have you ever wished you could search the library's catalog and all of our databases at the same time without having to go to multiple sites? With EBSCO Discovery Service you can! Deaconess Myka Kennedy Stephens will demonstrate how to access EBSCO Discovery Service and get the most out of your searches. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • November 2, 2016 - Citation Styles
    Lancaster Seminary has made the switch to Chicago/Turabian style. Learn what the major differences are between this style and MLA and get some tips on how to use the style in your written work. Led by Prof. Frank Gray. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • November 9, 2016 - Zotero
    Zotero is an open-source citation management app that helps you organize your sources (books, articles, websites, and more!) and cite them in your written work. Don't fret about your citations - let Zotero do the heavy lifting for you. Deaconess Myka Kennedy Stephens will lead an in-depth demonstration of this software. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • November 16, 2016 - Using Templates
    Sometimes it is difficult to know how to integrate a source quote or someone else's idea into your written work. Templates can help! Join Prof. Frank Gray for this introduction to using templates in theological writing. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • January 11, 2017 - Project MUSE & Oxford Biblical Studies Online
    Learn more about these two electronic resources and how to access them from off campus. Led by Deaconess Myka Kennedy Stephens. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • January 18, 2017 - Revising a Draft
    Drafting your written work is only part of the process. Revising your draft is just as important. Develop your revision skills in this workshop with Prof. Frank Gray. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • February 22, 2017 - EBSCOhost Databases
    Most of our electronic resources are available on the EBSCOhost platform. Learn more about how to use EBSCOhost in this informative workshop. Led by Deaconess Myka Kennedy Stephens. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • March 1, 2017 - Proposal Writing
    Applying for grants or outlining a project for funding isn't easy. Join Prof. Frank Gray for a discussion on how to write proposals. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • March 8, 2017 - EBSCO eBooks
    The path to borrowing eBooks from Schaff Library may seem complicated, but being able to access good books from any device is well worth the effort. Join Deaconess Myka Kennedy Stephens for this introduction to EBSCO eBooks. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • March 15, 2017 - Cover Letters & Applications
    Applying for job opportunities is a daunting and emotionally draining task. In this workshop, Prof. Frank Gray will help you develop the art of writing a good cover letter and making a good impression in your job applications. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • March 22, 2017 - RSS Feeds
    Many websites broadcast new content through RSS feeds. Learn how to capture, organize, and harvest these feeds to stay informed and streamline your daily reading and work. Led by Deaconess Myka Kennedy Stephens. Click here to register for the webinar.
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