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Blackboard outage Nov. 5 & 6

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:00 -- Kelly Bradish

Update: IT has announced that Blackboard will be unavailable Thursday night, November 6, from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

From the IT Blog:

Blackboard will be unavailable tonight from 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. in order to perform necessary maintenance. 

Please contact the Teaching & Learning Commons if you have questions or concerns. 

Teaching & Learning Commons

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Collection news: New Films on Demand titles

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:58 -- Kelly Bradish

Watch and learn with new titles from Films on Demand!

More than 200 items were recently added to this streaming video collection. We've listed some of them below.

You can view the entire Films on Demand collection on this page.

You will need to log in with your UCA and password if you are not on campus.

We're happy to help if you have any questions!

Recent Films on Demand additions

  • 3D Printing Saves Babies' Lives
  • Autism Sibling Connection
  • Ebola: The Search for a Cure
  • Electricity Zaps Skin Cancer Tumors
  • Fitness as Young Adult Can Preserve Brain in Middle Age
  • In Google We Trust
  • Ken Burns: The Address
  • Killer Typhoon
  • Liquid Tracers Outsmart Thieves
  • Lyme Disease: The Silent Epidemic
  • Making Drugs Just for Pets
  • One World Trade Center: Super Skyscrapers
  • Preschoolers Outsmart Adults
  • Preventing a Hack Attack on Pacemakers
  • Wild Canada: Ice Edge
  • Alien Planets Revealed
  • Bill Clinton: Commander in Chief
  • Chronobiology: How Our Body Clock Works
  • The Comedies with Joely Richardson: Shakespeare Uncovered
  • Comet Encounter
  • Digital Memory Gatekeepers
  • The Education of Michelle Rhee
  • The Ghost Army
  • Ground Zero Supertower
  • Iceland: Living with Volcanoes
  • Komatsu: Raw to Ready
  • Lincoln @ Gettysburg
  • The Retirement Gamble
  • Richard Nixon: Commander in Chief
  • Rise of the Drones
  • The Seeker: The Life of Muhammad
  • Silicon Valley
  • Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope
  • Tibet: Worlds Together
  • Anne Braden: Southern Patriot
  • Fixing Our Food Habits: Eat, Cook, Love
  • In Search of Dan Cooper
  • Killer Drones And Secret Wars
  • The Lost City of Atlit Yam
  • Marketing to Global Consumer: Global Business
  • Me? Have a Baby? Preconception Health
  • The New Conquistadors
  • The Polar Explorer
  • Hunger in a World of Plenty
  • Message to Health Care Professionals: Teen Pregnancy
  • The Obesity Epidemic
  • The Real Avatar
  • Salt Matters  
  • Big Government Is Stifling the American Spirit: A Debate
  • Chemerical
  • VSI: Vaccination Scene Investigation
  • Franchise Fame and Fortune
  • Mr. Philadelphia: The Story of Albert M. Greenfield
  • Responding to Outbreaks
  • The Salton Sea: A Desert Saga
  • Terra Antarctica - Rediscovering The Seventh Continent: Oceans 8
  • Watershed Revolution
  • A New Era of Preparedness
  • One Man One Cow One Planet
  • Bulgaria's Abandoned Children
  • Crude Awakening: Alberta's Oil Patch
  • Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music
  • Voices from The Islam Center: Islam vs Islamists
  • Me Tarzan, You Jane
  • The Hero (O Heroi)
  • Arlit: Deuxieme Paris
  • The Bilby Brothers
  • Guardians Of Aldabra
  • El Dorado
  • Skin Deep: Race and Ethnicity on Campus
  • Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice

Zinio, IndieFlix downtime Thursday

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:06 -- Kelly Bradish

We have been notified by RBdigital, provider of Zinio and IndieFlix, that access to these services may be interrupted briefly Thursday morning.

Details from RBdigital:

All RBdigital Gateway services may be unavailable for up to one hour while we perform system upgrades on Thursday, November 6.  The service window is scheduled between 6am and 7am EST (US).

You may experience intermittent access to all services for the duration of the service window and we apologize for the inconvenience.

NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:02 -- Kelly Bradish

For everyone who's ever said someday, they might write a book, here's some motivation: November is National Novel Writing Month!

Never heard of the NaNoWriMo challenge? The official site has all the details. Plus, you can follow on Twitter!

The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Fire up the laptop and get the coffee ready!

Are you participating, or have you taken part in the past? Is it easier or tougher than you thought?

Don't forget this weekend's time change!

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:07 -- Kelly Bradish

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM Sunday, Nov. 2, which means it's time to "fall back!"

Be sure to change any clocks that don't automatically reset back one hour Saturday evening!

For more information on why we "fall back" and "spring forward" one hour, read this Credo Reference article. You'll be asked for your UCA and password if you're off-campus.


Info to know: How to renew or request books

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:32 -- Kelly Bradish

Today on social media, we're featuring a common question at this point in the semester: How do I renew or request a book?

It's also a good time to remind everyone that if you have questions about notifications you've received related to library items, you can stop in or call the circulation desk at 304-367-4733. We're happy to help!

For step-by-step instructions on renewing or requesting materials, click here or below.



Schedule your READ photo session!

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:51 -- Kelly Bradish

It's time once again for the Library's READ poster campaign! All Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.  Each participant will receive a stock paper copy of the photo suitable for framing and gift-giving.

This fall's photo shoot will take place during the following times:

Wednesday, Nov. 12 10-11:30 a.m. | 12:30-4 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13 10-11 a.m. | noon-4:30 p.m.

Registration is strongly encouraged for everyone and required for groups of more than four people. Those who do not have an appointment may have longer wait times. The LOCATION for the photo shoot is the second floor TabLab, near the DVDs.

To schedule an appointment, email Kelly Bradish at kelly.bradish@fairmontstate.edu with the following information:

  • preferred time and a second choice
  • the approximate number of people in the photo
  • name of organization, if applicable

Please bring a favorite book, your eReader or tablet for your photo.

Questions? Contact Kelly at kelly.bradish@fairmontstate.edu or 304-333-3643.

If you're on Facebook, browse & tag photos from past Library events, including READ photos, here.

Gallery of recent READ photos


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