Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Work-Study Job Opening Questions

Students may ask about work-study opportunities. For details and policies, students should be directed to the Financial Aid office or work-study section of the Financial Aid website:

This is a link to the postings currently being listed:
On-Campus Jobs
Off-Campus Jobs

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


It's the time of year for filling out the FAFSA. Students will need this!

 FAFSA school code

2016-2017 GSU enrollment catalogs

Here is a link to the GSU enrollment catalog for associate level, undergraduate and graduate levels.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring Semester Final Exam Schedule

Spring break isn't even over yet, but a student just popped in to ask about finals.

Here is a link to the Exam Schedule for Spring 2016 semester:

For those looking for a address that's easier to jot down for students:

Remember that addresses ARE case-sensitive! 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Benton's ENGL 1102 Class

Professor Benton has asked that materials be pulled for in-library use by his students. These items are located on a marked cart outside the Workroom door. The cart will be available to students until the end of March. His students are examining the following 5 issues within The Glass Menagerie, Ordinary People and/or Death of a Salesman:

  • suicide
  • cult of personality (specifically those that think they are above the law or rules. "Hero Worship" is an alternate term he is giving students)
  • American Dream
  • dysfunctional families
  • codependency

Yes, we own literary criticism titles that draw these connections for students, but the instructor would like the students to make these connections on their own after looking through titles on these issues. Do not direct students to search on these topics in the For Students series or similar lit-based resources. They are expected to look at anthropological, sociological and psychological works and draw their own conclusions.

Students are also welcome to use high-quality, scholarly digital resources in GALILEO, so we may see some requests for help at the Ref Desk in the next couple of weeks. Try to locate broad items on the topics, so that the students are allowed the opportunity to think critically when linking the issue to the literature.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

GALILEO Access from Campus Computers

The problem is intermittent and unpredictable.

You've received mail from Sonya. You've experienced it first hand. Users are asked for authentication to get into databases from on campus. It's a freaky, flukey thing. The solution is simply to use procedures for off-campus access, ie. use the password for this semester or first log into iCollege.

We'll try to let you know when it's fixed.

Simson HIST 1111 Assignment

There are a few students requesting help finding primary documents for Dr. Simson's World History to 1500 class. This assignment is similar to the one for Modern World History in that students will be required to interview their families to learn where the family roots are. Then students will look for primary sources related to that area of the world from before 1500. It's harder for such early time periods, especially since Dr. Simson wants the sources to be writing (in any language) or maps.

Dr. Simson explained the assignment in class. The project proposal is due next week. The following snips from a rubric evaluating the project will give some idea of the research required.

Please remember that you can get some help from the HIST111 LibGuide.  I've also had some luck doing pre-research in Discover GALILEO on "indigenous people" (country name) history, then using the names of tribes or individuals I discovered to search in other databases or repositories.  Dr. Simson wants the students to experience the challenges and rewards of historical research!