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Date archive for: April 2012

Christine Drew is the 2012 Recipient of the Denise Nicoletti Trustees’ Award for Service to Community!

Posted in Staff Highlights

Congratulations to Christine Drew, Gordon Library’s Associate Director of Research & Instruction Services, for receiving the 2012 Denise Nicoletti Trustees’ Award for Service to Community.  Christine was cited for her many successful efforts to build community at WPI, defend the environment, and promote reading and learning.  The library staff joins with the WPI community to congratulate her and thank her for her dedication and for sharing her amazing spirit with all of us!

Congratulations to all those honored at this year’s Convocation:

Library RefWorks Workshops this Week!

Posted in In and Around the Library

 RefWorks 101

Hands-on: Learn how to get started with RefWorks: a bibliographic database & citation management tool. Create a personal database of your references then output them into many formats (MLA, APA, plus 100s more). Integrates with MS Word to create in-text references too. Please sign up for an account before the session.

 Choose one of three convenient times to learn more about RefWorks. Save yourself valuable time as you organize, format, and track your references for all your projects and research papers:

RefWorks 101

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Library Lab A, Instructor: Joanne L. Beller
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RefWorks 101

Saturday, March 24, 2012 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Library Lab A, Instructor: Robin Benoit
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RefWorks 101

Sunday, March 25, 2012 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Library Lab A, Instructor: Lynn Loftus
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You Belong @ Your Library: Celebrate with Us National Library Week 2012

Posted in In and Around the Library

you belong @ your library - national library week April 8-14, 2012Video: Brad Meltzer: Value of Libraries

Whether you are looking for resources to land a new job, searching for that final research to complete your MQP, or just browsing for your next favorite book, you belong @ your library.

Today’s libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people.  Libraries provide cultural heritage and genealogical collections, materials in print and electronic formats, job seeking resources, English as second language and citizenship classes and many other creative and resourceful programs. A university library is also a special place, the heart of the campus. At WPI, we strive to make the George C. Gordon Library the best spot on campus for study, research, or just catching up with friends or colleagues and grabbing a cup of coffee at the Class of 1970 Cafe.

Libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge. The strength of libraries has always been the diversity of their collections and commitment to serving all people. This National Library Week, join our nation’s libraries and librarians by celebrating the place where we all belong.

The WPI Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting a book sale Tues. April 10 from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the Gordon Conference Room (303). Buy a book, get a coupon for buy one get one free coffee in the Library Cafe. As well, we are participating in the city-wide book drive for kids to help promote summer reading and get books into the hands of children. 

Thanks for celebrating with us and let us know how we can be the best library for you by leaving your comments below.