Reynolds Libraries website is getting an exciting redesign. We invite you to preview the new design at http://library.reynolds.edu/demo/index.html. The redesign started about a year ago and was influenced by our observations from working with students, faculty and staff. Efforts were made to adopt new web design and user experience trends. We hope to officially launch the … Continue reading New Library Website Preview
In the Reynolds Library, we take your ideas seriously... Suggestion: More Quiet Spaces with Electrical Outlets at the Downtown Library! Response: We totally agree with you, which is why we are so thrilled to have the Reynolds Room open behind the reference desk. Did you know that you can use that room anytime the library … Continue reading Your Ideas Matter
Use Reynolds Library services and resources? We want to hear from you! Please fill out the Reynolds Library 2015 Survey. Your input will help us better understand your perception of library services and help us to improve! The survey, which was developed by the Association of Research Libraries, will provide us with comparable assessment information … Continue reading Tell us what you think!
These are perilous times for libraries--or would be, if libraries were stuck being traditional repositories of print materials. People like libraries, but not just as a place to come fetch books anymore. Libraries are changing. Here at Reynolds Libraries, we are constantly looking for ways we can be up-to-date and more useful. What we need … Continue reading Not Your Grandmother’s Library
The library has arranged for a trial subscription to a new database, Nursing Education in Video. From Alexander Street Press: By partnering with Medcom-Trainex, one of the largest providers of nursing education videos worldwide, Nursing Education in Video includes nearly 300 titles with an estimated additional 30 titles to be added per year. All of … Continue reading Nursing Education in Video: let us know what you think!
The study “Library Services in the Digital Age” from the Pew Internet & American Life Project has just been published. The study asked adults (over the age of 16) about their public library use. Top uses of the library: Borrow books Browse print and media Get help Adult's opinion of public library services: 80% of … Continue reading Library Services in the Digital Age from Pew Research Center
Looking to read up on the issues and policies fueling the national health care debate? Then check out Shikha Sharma's Internet Resources guide in the September 2009 issue of ACRL's College & Research Libraries News. "This guide highlights free Web sites with data and information on issues relevant to the national health care debate, including health care … Continue reading National Health Care Debate – Web Resources
According to this recent editorial by Francine Fialkoff, the Editor-in-Chief of Library Journal, The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has provided a positive update to some gloomy reading-related news in their 2004 report, “Reading at Risk”. After decades of a steady reading decline, the latest NEA study, "Reading on the Rise", reports that “literary reading” … Continue reading “A Glimmer of Good News” about Reading!
The Pew Internet & American Life Project and Elon University recently released their lastest study, The Future of the Internet III. From December 28, 2007 through March 3, 2008, some 578 Internet activists, builders, and commentators responded to survey scenarios about the effect of the Internet on social, political, and economic life in the year 2020. … Continue reading The Future of the Internet III
Are young adult Americans still reading for pleasure? A recent report from the CQ Researcher database discusses this question in depth. On the other side of this issue, a recent public library survey describes young adults as the "heaviest users of public libraries". Using the Factiva database, type in "study and young adults and library users" … Continue reading Opposing Viewpoints: Young Americans Reading