Van Wylen Library https://blogs.hope.edu/library Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:42:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 61793797 Exam Week Activities and Extended Library Hours https://blogs.hope.edu/library/library-highlights/exam-week-activities-and-extended-library-hours/ https://blogs.hope.edu/library/library-highlights/exam-week-activities-and-extended-library-hours/#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:42:35 +0000 https://blogs.hope.edu/library/?p=2790 Continue reading Exam Week Activities and Extended Library Hours]]>

Extended exam week hours at the Library

Friday December 7 8am – 6 pm
Saturday December 8 10 am – midnight
Sunday December 9 10 am – 2 am
Monday December 10 8 am – 2 am
Tuesday December 11 8 am – 2 am
Wednesday December 12 8 am – 2 am
Thursday December 13 8 am – midnight
Friday December 14 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday December 15 closed
Sunday December 16 closed
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Community Action House donation drive at the Library https://blogs.hope.edu/library/community-action-house/community-action-house-donation-drive-at-the-library/ https://blogs.hope.edu/library/community-action-house/community-action-house-donation-drive-at-the-library/#respond Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:59:33 +0000 https://blogs.hope.edu/library/?p=2785 Continue reading Community Action House donation drive at the Library]]>  

The library is again collecting items for Community Action House through December 14.

In addition to the most-needed items listed below, we would like to encourage monetary donations which can be made directly on the Community Action House website. While canned goods are great donations, bulk food purchases with donated funds can go further.

When choosing items to donate, please consider purchasing high protein, low-sodium and low-sugar items so Community Action House families have healthy products to pick from.  Personal care items are also in high demand.

Personal Care items needed:

  • toilet paper
  • toothpaste
  • laundry detergent
  • body wash
  • dish soap
  • deodorant
  • mouthwash
  • cleaning supplies (such as all-purpose cleaning spray)
  • paper towel
  • kleenex
  • baby shampoo
  • baby wipes

Food pantry items needed:

  • spaghetti sauce
  • diced tomatoes and tomato sauce (low sodium)
  • variety of canned vegetables (low sodium)
  • salsa
  • canned fruit (in 100% juice)
  • refried beans
  • canned meat – tuna, chicken (low sodium and in water not oil preferred)
  • whole grain cereal with no added sugar
  • tortillas
  • brown rice
  • wheat flower
  • 100% whole grain pasta and crackers
  • small bottles of cooking oil
  • baking powder
  • spices
  • condiments
  • low-sodium broths
  • canned soup (low sodium)

Thank you for partnering with us to help our Holland community members have access to these items!

 

 

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Thanksgiving Break Hours https://blogs.hope.edu/library/hours/thanksgiving-break-hours-3/ https://blogs.hope.edu/library/hours/thanksgiving-break-hours-3/#respond Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:47:19 +0000 https://blogs.hope.edu/library/?p=2781

Wednesday 11/21 8 am – 5 pm
Thursday 11/22 closed
Friday 11/23 closed
Saturday 11/24 closed
Sunday 11/25 noon – midnight
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Google Scholar & Library Holdings https://blogs.hope.edu/library/tips/google-scholar-library-holdings/ https://blogs.hope.edu/library/tips/google-scholar-library-holdings/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:19:07 +0000 https://blogs.hope.edu/library/?p=2756 Continue reading Google Scholar & Library Holdings]]> What’s in Your Library ToolKit?
Google Scholar & Van Wylen Library Holdings

We probably don’t need to remind you about Google Scholar, a great supplement to the hundreds of databases that Van Wylen librarians license for the Hope Community.

What you may not know is that we send Google Scholar our journal holdings on a weekly basis so that you can easily jump from Google Scholar back into our licensed content.

These holdings are displayed automatically when you use Google Scholar from on-campus as Google recognizes your IP address.

If we have full text available for a citation, Google Scholar should display a link to our “Full-Text @ Hope College” service:

If we do not already have access to the full text, the Find It! Services Menu will offer a quick way to submit interlibrary loan requests for items to which we do not have access, as well as quick access to an email help form. To find the link, select the “More” () link from below your citation; then choose “Request it @ Hope College”

If you are off-campus, you can still access these library links by updating your Google Scholar settings (select the 3 lines to the left of the Google Scholar search box, then select settings):

From “Settings,” select “Library Links” and search for Hope College:

Happy researching!!

For even greater integration between web resources and Van Wylen resources, please download our library toolbar.

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Van Wylen Library celebrates the launch of new systems, Alma and Hope Primo https://blogs.hope.edu/library/library-highlights/van-wylen-library-celebrates-the-launch-of-new-systems-alma-and-hope-primo/ https://blogs.hope.edu/library/library-highlights/van-wylen-library-celebrates-the-launch-of-new-systems-alma-and-hope-primo/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:25:38 +0000 https://blogs.hope.edu/library/?p=2750 Continue reading Van Wylen Library celebrates the launch of new systems, Alma and Hope Primo]]>

 

Big changes have taken place in the library this summer, as two years of preparation culminate in an almost complete upgrade of library systems from the back end to the front. The library invites the campus to celebrate this transition with us at our launch party Monday, August 20, at 2 pm on the first floor of Van Wylen Library. Join us for refreshments, giveaways, an introduction to the new system, and a chance to check out our new Steelcase furniture.

 

Dean of Libraries Kelly Jacobsma highlights the collaborative efforts of all departments of the library during the transition. “Completing the implementation of Alma and Primo is a huge accomplishment for the library staff. It brings next-generation systems architecture so that the user will have a more seamless experience wherever they start their research.”

 

Hope College has partnered with six other Michigan academic libraries (Western Theological Seminary, Albion, Kalamazoo College, Michigan Technological University, Ferris State University, and Oakland University) through the Michigan Shared System Alliance in order to coordinate negotiations and share knowledge. Alma and Primo are an increasingly popular choice among academic libraries both domestic and international. Brian Yost, Head of Technical Services, shares the impact that the new systems have on both library staff and users: “Our new Alma system will allow us to create more efficient workflows in acquisitions, serials, cataloging, and electronic resource management that will result in providing better service to Van Wylen Library users.” This is a particularly positive upgrade for electronic resources. “In the past, several different systems were needed to manage the life-cycle of electronic resources. With Alma, nearly all of this can be done in one system, from initially purchasing resources to analyzing usage data to determine whether to continue a subscription.”

 

For users doing library-based research, Hope Primo replaces The MightyFind, Library Catalog (HopeCat), and the Journal Finder, and provides a new link resolver within databases. The goal is that this centralized search experience will result in more comfort within library research tools overall. Instead of having to jump between several different interfaces and remember what tool locates each kind of resource, Primo will offer a unified interface for the beginning stages of research and then provide links to specialized databases and additional resources through InterLibrary Loan. Have questions about Hope Primo? Stick around after the launch party for a hands-on workshop on the new system led by librarians Todd Wiebe and Jessica Hronchek at 3 pm in the Granberg Room.

 

In addition to the migration to the new system, the library has been busy updating the first floor of the library. Through a partnership with Steelcase Corp., we are trying out some innovative products that provide learning spaces for both individual and collaborative study. In April, we concluded an 8-month planning process with Ratio Architects to develop a master plan for library renovation. The plan calls for a new learning commons that brings together research, writing, and academic success on the first floor and re-envisioned technology spaces, classrooms and a Center for Teaching and Learning on the second floor. While a larger renovation will require fundraising, the Steelcase project allows us to experiment and demonstrate the difference that effective, active learning spaces can make in the lives of students and faculty.

 

 

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New Library System Now Live! https://blogs.hope.edu/library/student-news/new-library-system-now-live/ https://blogs.hope.edu/library/student-news/new-library-system-now-live/#respond Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:45:32 +0000 https://blogs.hope.edu/library/?p=2745 Continue reading New Library System Now Live!]]>

If you happen to be doing library research today, you will notice a change on the library home page.  Our new search interface, Hope Primo is now up, replacing the MightyFind, Library Catalog, and Journal Finder. Here’s a short video introducing the major features of the tool. We hope that this centralized interface will create a more consistent search experience for all of our users.

As with any system transition, we are working to address any glitches as we discover them and make adjustments based on your feedback. Please let us know if you have questions or come across any problems by contacting us through askalibrarian or the “report a problem” links embedded in Hope Primo.
Look for more opportunities to learn and celebrate our new system as the semester approaches! There will be hands-on workshops on Wednesday, August 15th, and Monday, August 20th at 3:00, and a system launch party, also on Monday, August 20th at 2:00. We look forward to sharing our new system with you!
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Library Systems Transition in July https://blogs.hope.edu/library/library-highlights/library-systems-transition-in-july/ https://blogs.hope.edu/library/library-highlights/library-systems-transition-in-july/#respond Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:36:44 +0000 https://blogs.hope.edu/library/?p=2738 Continue reading Library Systems Transition in July]]> The library is excited to share our new system with you beginning in mid-July! For those of you doing research this summer, here are just a few things we want you to be aware of over the next couple of weeks.

 

  • Beginning July 1st, HopeCat (“Books + Media” search) will be retired, and there is a minor blackout period before the new system, Hope Primo, goes live on July 17th.

  • Almost all library resources are still findable and accessible via The MightyFind and our databases. All of our services will continue, including InterLibrary Loan.

  • The only content with limited discoverability is print and microform holdings for periodicals. Please contact the Research Help Desk (x7904, askalibrarian@hope.edu) if you need assistance in locating materials you think might be in print serials.

  • You will also not have access to your library account during the blackout. Record of your current checkouts will be automatically forwarded to your new account in Hope Primo/Alma. Please contact circulation (circ@hope.edu) if you have questions.

 

Thank you for your flexibility during this transition! Don’t hesitate to ask questions if there is anything else we can clarify. More announcements will be coming about the new system, training opportunities, and our launch party in August!

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Summer Hours at the Library for June and July https://blogs.hope.edu/library/hours/summer-hours-at-the-library-for-june-and-july/ https://blogs.hope.edu/library/hours/summer-hours-at-the-library-for-june-and-july/#respond Wed, 30 May 2018 17:17:44 +0000 https://blogs.hope.edu/library/?p=2730

Monday 8 am – 4 pm
Tuesday 8 am – 4 pm
Wednesday 8 am – 4 pm
Thursday 8 am – 4 pm
Friday 8 am – 4 pm
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

Beginning Wednesday, August 1, the Library will be open 8 am – 5 pm M-F until the academic year begins.

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Senior Library Student Worker Purchases for the Collection 2018 https://blogs.hope.edu/library/uncategorized/senior-library-student-worker-purchases-for-the-collection-2018/ https://blogs.hope.edu/library/uncategorized/senior-library-student-worker-purchases-for-the-collection-2018/#respond Thu, 03 May 2018 00:28:20 +0000 https://blogs.hope.edu/library/?p=2688 Continue reading Senior Library Student Worker Purchases for the Collection 2018]]> In appreciation for all they do for the Library, every spring, graduating senior student workers are able to choose an item (book, CD, or DVD) to add to our collection. That item might be in the student’s discipline of study or from a different area of interest.

The Class of 2018’s choices:

technical services
Jacob Sandy
Joey Williams
Kylie DeKryger

 

 

Lauren Sweers

 

Media Desk
Linnea Hjelm
Matison Landman
Sydney Dippel
Tech Lab
Joanie Davis
Amber Carnahan
Lakna Jayasinghe
Billy Yancey
Circulation
Sarah Seckler
Molly Ireland
Naomi Scott
Chan Hwang
Research Help Desk
Ismael Byers
Collin Wassilak
Laure Bouret
Benjamin Pederson
Clarisa Chavez
Peter Timperman

 

 

Gabrielle Werner
Leigh Wynveen
Interlibrary Loan
Russell Houpt
Ivy Peterson
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Exam Week Activity Schedule! https://blogs.hope.edu/library/uncategorized/exam-week-activity-schedule/ https://blogs.hope.edu/library/uncategorized/exam-week-activity-schedule/#comments Fri, 27 Apr 2018 21:20:21 +0000 https://blogs.hope.edu/library/?p=2690 Continue reading Exam Week Activity Schedule!]]> You’re almost done – here are some activities and treats to help keep you going!

SUNDAY 4/29 10 AM COFFEE AND DONUTS VAN WYLEN LIBRARY
8 PM ROPE OF HOPE DIMNENT CHAPEL
9 PM STUDY SNACK VAN WYLEN LIBRARY
MONDAY 4/30 11A-1P CAPS BUBBLE WRAP STOMP (WEATHER PERMITTING) OUTSIDE BULTMAN STUDENT CENTER
TUESDAY 5/1 11:30AM 30 MINUTE MEDITATION CAPS GROUP ROOM (2ND FLOOR BSC)
12-2 PM THERAPY DOGS DEWITT LOBBY & BSC  LIVING ROOM
9 PM STUDY SNACK VAN WYLEN LIBRARY
WEDNESDAY 5/2 12-1 PM STRESS BALL HANDOUT FROM CAPS (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST) BSC LIVING ROOM
THURSDAY 5/3 4:30 PM 30 MINUTE MEDITIATION CAPS GROUP ROOM (2ND FLOOR BSC)
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