TAMU Libraries International Students

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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

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TAMU Libraries International Students

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

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