Maag Library To Host Welcome Week Carnival and Barcode Drive
Welcome Week is coming again and
Maag Library has lots of festivities
planned. In years past, you may
have won a number of exciting
prizes from our prize wheel. This
year, we’re retiring our wheel and
rolling out a new carnival game for
you to try — Plinko! We still have
the great prizes you remember, but
now you get to drop the puck to see
what you’ll win.
Make certain you stop by for our
famous nachos and cheese as well.
Everything during Welcome Week
is free and we encourage students to
bring their parents and families to
join in the festivities. Parents of
new students may especially enjoy
seeing where their children will be
studying and taking classes.
As always, our main goal during Welcome Week is having any student without
a barcode come to the library Circulation Desk and get one. The process is
easy: Just hand your student ID to the person at the counter; they will put a
library bar code sticker on the back of the ID. You’ll also be asked to fill out a
short form with your contact information to drop in our raffle box for a chance
to win our big prize, a Sony E-Reader Pocket Edition!
The winner of the Sony E-Reader will be selected by drawing one of the information
forms from those students entered in the raffle box. When you fill out
your information sheet, also be sure to guess the number of candies in the jar at
the counter. The person with the closest guess can win a $20 gift certificate to
the Lemon Grove. Other close guesses will receive items such as a ComDoc
copy card with 25 free copies, a gift certificate to Coyocan, or a Jazzman’s coffee
We’ll be holding the festivities Monday and Tuesday, August 23 and 24, from
10:00 AM until 4:00 PM on the patio outside Maag Library near the Wick Avenue
Bridge. The rain location is inside the Maag Library Lobby. Make sure
you stop by for a Plinko prize and some nacho chips!
New Look for Maag Library
Maag Library has undergone some
major improvements this summer.
Be sure to stop by the library and
check them out during the fall semester!
Two new group study rooms have
been created on the fourth floor.
Special features of these rooms include
multiple presentation viewing for laptops and improved wireless connections.
Newly upholstered couches and chairs are
nestled throughout the library along with
new sun screens in the Reference Room.
More cabinet space has been added for
the media collection in the Multimedia
Center. Electronic message boards located
in the lobby area and by the circulation desk will display Maag Library
activities, services, and classes in the
library along with current news,
weather, and sports.
On the sixth floor, the conference room
will be removed and additional study
and lounge space will be added during
the fall 2010 semester. This setup will
facilitate more space for quiet study.
Course Reserves and Textbooks
In the lobby of Maag Library, behind the circulation desk,
there are shelves of YSU textbooks and other classroom
related materials for students to borrow. Most of these
items are IN -LIBRARY USE only for a 3-hour loan period.
However, there are a small number of items that may
be borrowed for use outside the building for a longer loan
period. To borrow an item: (1) present your YSU ID with
your Maag Library barcode and (2) know the title and author
of the textbook you want to use and/or the name of
the Professor/Instructor of your class.
Knowing exactly what you need is key to learning if Maag
Library owns it. The syllabus or the instructor’s remarks
at the first class meeting will give you the information you
need before you come to the library. You can search the
online library catalog, called MaagNet, for available reserves
(http://jupiter.ysu.edu/search). A binder containing
an alphabetical list of the textbooks we own is available at
the circulation desk as well . Also in this binder is an alphabetical
list of Faculty/Instructors who have materials
required for class assignments on reserve.
Maag Library Reserves also are circulated electronically.
From the Maag website look for Quick Links, then click
Course Reserves. You can search by choosing Instructor
or Course. At present, textbooks are not available
electronically; however, scanned materials which meet
copyright laws have been submitted by faculty members
and uploaded to the Maag Library Course Reserves web
page. From the Reserves page, you can save or print the
materials needed for your course.
Faculty members wishing to place items on the Maag Library
Reserves shelf or on electronic reserve should complete
the online course reserve form and follow the instructions
Online Request Forms available from
Quick Links on the Maag Home Page. Contact Michael
Lisi at 330-941-3684 if you have questions regarding Textbook
and Course Reserves at Maag Library.
From the Director
It’s been a busy summer in
Maag Library. We’ve been
working on some changes
that we hope will be very
visible to faculty and students.
display panels will be going
up in the lobby of Maag
library to help us communicate
library news and information
to our faculty, students
and staff. New groupstudy
rooms will open on
Level 4 of the library with
computer displays that will
enable several users to plug
in and collaborate using
work that is stored on their
laptops. We’ve adjusted the
collection of journals on
Level 6 to make it easier to
find the newest journal articles
and we’ve made it
safer by removing heavy
bound journals from those
over-your-head shelves. We’ll
be testing information delivery
on a few iPads and Kindles.
New digital books, and even
some older classics, are being
added to the OhioLINK catalog
by YSU’s cataloging staff.
And going way out on a limb,
Maag Library is one of the
very first US academic libraries
to initiate an electronic
textbook center, designed to
assist YSU faculty in the development
and use of open
source (free) digital textbooks.
And that’s just what we did
this summer. While all that
was going on, we’ve even prepared
our strategic plan for
the next three years. As you
can see, summer was not our
Kindle and iPad Available for Check Out
Maag Library recently purchased
two Kindle E-Readers
and one Apple iPad
that will be available for
check out starting this fall.
Both the Kindle and iPad
will only be available to
YSU students, faculty, and
staff and will not circulate
To check out either item,
you will be asked to sign the
Maag Library Electronic
Device Agreement form and
to be gentle with either item.
Kindle circulation will include
an instruction manual
as well as many free preloaded
titles. To view other
materials you must use your
existing Amazon.com account
or create an account
for free. This process is outlined
in the instruction manual.
Any materials you purchase will still be active in
your Amazon.com account
after you return the device.
To use the iPad you must
have wireless access to the
Internet. To download materials
you must have an
All items downloaded to either
the Kindle or the iPad
will be deleted when it is returned.
Collections Services Update
Collections Services has been
working toward advancing
access to information, keeping
in mind strategic goals to
consider all OhioLINK library
shaping our own. In addition
we are concerned with making
full use of available information
formats to provide
access to unique resources.
Our projects have been centered
on an increasingly
unique collection, more responsive
to state university
information needs. We continue
to shape our print serials
collection for a stronger
focus on current issues, making
better use of reliable
online resources for access to
retrospective issues. Secondary
copies in our monographs
collection that have purnever
circulated are in the
process of being removed to
make way for current items
to serve YSU and Ohio-
LINK information needs
better. We have provided
access to unique resources by
cataloging local archival
collections and linking to
finding aids in PDF format
stored in D-Space, our local
We also have partnered with
the YSU School of Graduate
Studies and Research and
OhioLINK since 2007 to
provide online access to all
theses and dissertations produced
by the YSU academic
community. The YSU Electronic
Theses and Dissertations
program has been successful
with thousands of
monthly requests world-wide
for YSU ETDs.
- Christine Adams: Assistant Reference Librarian for
Business and Economics— Special Libraries Association
2010 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO in New Orleans,
LA—Presented a poster entitled "Off to a Good
Start! Librarian and Faculty Collaboration on Financial
- Maria Barefoot: Reference and Instruction Librarian for
the Health Sciences—Off Campus Library Education
Conference in Cleveland, OH—Presented a poster entitled
"Online Liaison: Creating a Comprehensive Web Presence
for the Health Sciences."
- Debbie Beronja: CRC Librarian (Curriculum Resource
Center)—Recipient of YSU Distinguished Service
- Cynthia Harrison: Assistant Reference Librarian, Science and Engineering—Inducted into Omicron
Delta Kappa Leadership Society, YSU Circle, and became Faculty Secretary of the Circle; attended the annual
OhioLink Chemistry Librarians’ meeting; served as a Lake-to-River Regional Science Fair Judge; attended the
Academic Library Association of Ohio/Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians' Technical Electronic and Digital
Services Interest Group Resource Description and Access (RDA) Presentation and Meeting; and and attended the Hiram
College Center for Literature, Medicine, and the Health Professions' Summer Symposium: The Role of Narrative in
Science and Medicine: 1990-2010.
- Jim Kapoun: Associate Director and Head of Information
Services—Published article in Journal of Religious
and Theological Information, “Library Instruction, Intervention,
and Immersion: A 5-year Study of Religion and
the Arts,” Volume 8, Number 3-4, 2009.
- Rebecca Roberts: Manager of Information Literacy and Assessment Planning—Attended ALAO Conference
in Wilmington, OH and presented “Redefining the Resource Page: Replacing Static Subject Guides with Dynamic Blogs.”
Attended Fall TurningPoint User Conference in Las Vegas. Attended Spring TurningPoint User Conference at
Northwestern University and presented "One Shot Wonder: Using Web 2.0 and TurningPoint to Engage Students
in One-Shot Library Sessions."
- Jeffrey Trimble : System Librarian—Is the general editor of the DSpace documentation manual for
release 1.6.2; has been appointed the general editor of the release 1.7 manual set for distribution in December 2010.
- Shelly Xiaoli Zhu: Electronic Services Librarian—Presented “Redefining the
Resource Page: Replacing Static Subject Guides with
Dynamic Blogs” at ALAO Conference in Wilmington, OH; presented "Is Content Management System Right for You?"
at Library Technology Conference at Macalester College.
- Christine Adams—Accounting, Economics, Finance,
Marketing, Management—firstname.lastname@example.org x3680
- Robert Ault—History, Political Science—
- Maria Barefoot—Health Professions, Human Performance
and Exercise Science , Nursing, Physical Therapy,
Human Ecology—email@example.com x3681
- Cynthia Harrison—Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Engineering,
- George Heller—Anthropology, Geography, Psychology,
Reading & Study Skills, Social Work, Sociology—
- Alyssa Jordan—Art, Communication, Music—
- Paul Kobulnicky—Physics & Astronomy, Mathematics
& Statistics— firstname.lastname@example.org x3675
- Jim Kapoun—Music, Theater—email@example.com
- John Popadak—Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences—
- Rebecca Roberts—English—firstname.lastname@example.org x1720
- Kevin Whitfield—Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Religion—
- Shelly Xiaoli Zhu—Computer Science, Engineering
Technology, School of Technology—email@example.com
Library Department Contacts
- Access Services (Circulation)—x3678
- Archives and Special Collections—x3487
- Rose Melnick Medical Museum—x4661
- Collections Services—x2922
- Information Services (Reference)—x3686
- Curriculum Resource Center—x1206
- Multimedia Center—x2382
- Technical Services
- System Librarian(Jeff Trimble)—x2483
- Electronic Services Librarian
(Shelly Xiaoli Zhu)—x1723
- Student Services
- Communications—x2052, x2255
- English Language Institute—x4711
- Reading and Study Skills—x3099
- Tech Desk—1595
- Writing Center—3055
- Jazzman’s Café—x2232