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Presentation on Library Services for International Students at Texas A&M University, January 5, 2011 adapted from presentation by LaVerne Gray, Texas A&M University Libraries

Presentation on Library Services for International Students at Texas A&M University, January 5, 2011 adapted from presentation by LaVerne Gray, Texas A&M University Libraries

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TAMU Libraries International Students Presentation Transcript

  • 1. What the library can do for you! Lea Susan Engle Learning and Outreach Librarian Texas A&M University Libraries New International Student Conference January 5, 2010
  • 2.
    • Our Libraries, staff, and faculty are here to help you; please feel free to ask us questions.
    Howdy! Welcome to Texas A&M!
  • 3.
    • Five Libraries on campus
    • Over 4.5 million books
    • Over 900,000 electronic books
    • 1,200 databases
    • Plus – DVDs, CDs, digital cameras, iPods, and much more!
    We have:
  • 4. Our Libraries:
  • 5. Evans Library and Annex (Main Library)
    • Humanities, Social Science, Science
    • Two Buildings, 9 floors
    • Computers, Books, Journals, Media, Coffee Shop, and more!
  • 6. Libraries Servicing West Campus
    • Medical Science Library
    • West Campus Library
    • Med, Ag, Vet resources
    • Has own online catalog
      • Chiron
    • Business, Marketing, Accounting
  • 7. Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
    • Rare and historic materials
      • not available for check out
  • 8. Policy and Economics Library
    • Nonprofit Management
    • International Affairs
    • Public Administration
    • Political Science
    • Economics
    • Homeland Security
  • 9. Digital Libraries
  • 10. To use the library you will need:
    • Student ID
    • Student Account
  • 11. Loan Policies
    • 4 month check out for undergrad and grad students
      • There are some exceptions like: best sellers, journals, course reserves, media, laptops
      • Recalled books
    • Undergrads can check out up to 100 items, grad students have flexible limit
      • DOES NOT INCLUDE DVDs and CDs
  • 12. Fines
    • You will be fined for late, damaged, or lost materials
    • Fines range from $.03 to $150 for late items and study rooms
    • Lost books will be fined at full replacement cost plus processing fees
  • 13. How we can help you:
    • Study space
    • Research help
    • Support for instructors
  • 14. Need a place to study?
    • We have
      • 95 group study rooms
      • 339 individual study rooms
      • 589 computers
      • 182 laptops
  • 15. Need research help? There’s a librarian for that.
    • Librarian for every subject
    • Specialized Consultation Services
    • List of Librarians
      • http ://library.tamu.edu/subjectlibrarians
  • 16. Help Services-Ask Now
    • Real Time Chat with Librarian
    • Call on the Telephone
      • 979.845.5741
    • E-Mail Assistance (1 Business Day)
    • Visit the Libraries’ Ask Us Desks
  • 17. Are You Teaching a Class?
    • Schedule a Library Instruction Session
    • Schedule a tour of the library
      • https://library.tamu.edu/tour-request
    • Request an Online Class Guide
      • [email_address]
    • Place material on Course Reserve
      • https://library.tamu.edu/services/course-reserves/
  • 18.  
  • 19. Now you’re ready to get started!
    • Remember, if you have questions, ask us!
  • 20. Thanks!
    • Any Questions?
    • Lea Susan Engle
    • Learning and Outreach Librarian
    • [email_address]
    • 979.845.5193