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New Staff

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CUA Libraries welcomes (from l to r) Jacqueline Getty, Consortium Loan Services Coordinator and Ramona Sampsell, Collection Management Assistant.

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Staff Notes

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Ramona Sampsell (Collection Management Assistant) was inducted into Beta Phi Mu, the library and information studies honor society, on March 1, 2010.

William John Shepherd (Associate Archivist) had an article published about a military engineer named Robert O'Connell which is related to one of the Archive collections: the papers of a WW I Collection.

The article reference is: Shepherd, William John. 'Robert Lincoln O'Connell: A Connecticut Doughboy's View of World War I,' Potomac Catholic Heritage (18), Spring 2010, pp. 19-29.

Kevin Gunn (Coordinator of Religious Studies and Humanities Services) and his wife Andrea are eagerly expecting a baby boy on May 1st. The excited couple thanks everyone for their well wishes!

Anne Marie Hules' (Reference Librarian for Library and Information science) husband, Curtis L Hules, retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves after 20 years of service with the rank of Master Sergeant in March 2010.

Meghan Gates (Stacks Supervisor) entered a Waldo themed book cart in Unshelved's Pimp you Bookcart Contest. Although her entry did not win any awards from the contest judges we think it's a real winner!

Jonathan M. Smith (Electronic Services Librarian) was invited to conduct a workshop titled, "Implementing a Content Management System" for the Long Island Library Resources Council in June.

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Cool Tools

Cool Tools

This is a new feature in the CUA Libraries' Newsletter where we'd like to show off some of the Libraries' new software, widgets, gadgets, and databases.

We have introduced a new system that gives librarians direct access to creating and editing subject and course guides. The platform being used to support the new research guides is a product called "LibGuides". It was developed specifically with libraries in mind, and provides many Web 2.0 and social networking features that students have come to expect from a website. Read the full article here.

Also new to the Library is the bibliography management system "RefWorks". Read about RefWorks and how it will help you streamline the research paper process.

Contributors

The editors would like to thank the following contributors to the Spring 2010 Newsletter: Anne Michelle Bolger, Kim Hoffman, Leslie Knoblauch, Miranda Rodriguez, William John Shepherd, Shanyun Zhang

Content Editor: Anne Marie Hules, Reference Librarian for Library and Information Science

Web Editor: Jonathan M. Smith, Electronic Services Librarian

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