In this very special episode of the Library Minute, Anali addresses the important issue of security for all of your mobile devices. In order to guard against theft, tampering and other devious activities of your personal information, it is imperative to employ the 3 Ps of mobile security: use PINs, Passwords, or Patterns to secure your device. Yes, it can be a pain to use a password every time you want to use your phone, but as Anali says, it’s better to be annoyed than have someone steal all your stuff!
For more information about information security, please visit ASU’s official security site atgetprotected.asu.edu.
Our Interlibrary Loan and Documentary Delivery service provides access to all of ASU Libraries’ holdings and beyond. Articles that are only in print can be scanned and sent to your email. A book at Fletcher Library at the West campus can be sent to Hayden for pick up so you don’t have to drive there. If ASU Libraries doesn’t own the item, we will get it for you through another source. Let us do the work of finding it for you! Did we mention that we can also ship items directly to on-line students? Of course this is all free for students, faculty and staff. And it’s FAST!
At the ASU Libraries you’ll find all kinds of spaces, just for you:
Our libraries have lots of different study spaces where you can focus and get your work done. We can provide a coffee shop atmosphere or a traditional library setting. We have comfy chairs, mobile white boards, private study carrels and rooms, free Wi-Fi, cafes, and laptop mediascapes. And don’t forget our helpful librarians to help you with all your research needs!
Need some culture or a slice of history? Want to take a study break? Visit an exhibit at one of our library locations.
In this Library Minute Anali gives you the scoop on our exhibits covering everything from art, photography, theater, history, archeology, TV and movie memorabilia. We bring in special traveling exhibits and feature works and artifacts from departments throughout ASU. No discipline is left behind! We even display rare items from private faculty collections. It’s like having a gallery in the library and it’s free!
We’re a library after all and we’ve got lots of great stuff!
Get some culture, see something new… go see a library exhibit!
Just click on the exhibits tag and stay up to date on our latest exhibitions.
You can do more with than libraries than just research and study. You can have fun too! Check out the variety of fun and relaxing things you can do at the libraries like grabbing a snack, playing games, watching movies, catching an exhibit. And starting July 1, 2011 you can check out a Culture Pass and get access to the Phoenix Zoo, Desert Botanical Garden, museums and much, much more. Take a break and simmer down in the libraries!
We at the ASU Libraries want to keep you up-to-date on all our new services and resources, but communications go both ways. We want to know what YOU want from your library. Take a library minute and let Anali show you all the ways you can connect with us.
Have a paper to write but don’t know where to start? Try Library One Search! Using one simple search box, you can look for most library resources including millions of books, journals, full text articles, sound recordings, videos and maps – all owned by the ASU Libraries.
In this Library Minute, Anali introduces how Library One Search enables you to search for topics spanning multiple disciplines, instead of hunting through specific research databases. This gives you more time to work on your assignment!
Join Anali Perry and learn about the musical databases that will stream music right to your computer to help you get through your studying crunch. You can explore your favorites but also discover new musical traditions from folk to jazz and classical music. You can also create playlists and download tracks not available from your everyday internet radio station.
However, we’re not the only ones inspired to make videos about Open Access. The Anita Greene Student Working Group of Boston University Libraries made this great video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTvyzp-RwzY
One of the great things about Open Access is that it encourages and supports creativity. It’s not just about access to research, but also about reusing, remixing and mashing material into something new. The Sparky Awards Video Contest is a great way to flex your creative muscles and promote open access at the same time! This contest is for student-created videos that explain why open access to research is important to students. Entries can be submitted solo, or as part of a team, and are due May 26, 2011. There are several award categories, so there’s more than one way to win!
Do you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Blackberry or other mobile device? You can now use them to access the ASU Libraries wherever you go. In the latest the Library Minute we learn about the new mobile version of the ASU Libraries web site. Reserve a book, check computer availability, or get directions to one of our locations no matter where you are, all from http://m.lib.asu.edu.