Family & Alumni Weekend: The 125th Anniversary
Library Open House: the 125th year of IC
Room 319, Gannett Center
Saturday, November 4th, 2-3 pm
Experience the library's innovative collaboration classroom, which promotes active learning and instruction with multiple display screens, wall-mounted cameras, an interactive whiteboard, collaboration pods, and portable whiteboards.
WELCOME TO THE ITHACA COLLEGE LIBRARY!
Let us know of your interests such as:
- Librarians, teaching, and information literacy
- Library services in the 21st century
- Archives and College History -- & Rod Serling
- Library collections: print and digital
- Ask any questions about library services
Table of Contents
Ithaca College History: Our Archives
- NEW! Digital Commons @ IC Cayugan yearbooks, The Ithacan, Theses, and scholarship
- The Ithacan: Historical Issues in a Digital Version
- Rod Serling Archives
- C. Hadley Smith Photograph Collection
- Wharton Studio Photographs
Benjamin Alexander: IC Stories project
Flexible &Diverse Services & Resources
- Ask a Librarian is our reference service page. Students can contact us via email, phone, or text message us.
- Talkback is where you can ask a question or make a suggestion about library services.
- Facebook Students can receive alerts about jobs and other library news.
- Twitter This account is linked to the library news posted to facebook.
- Vimeo There are a variety of informational videos about the library, how to research, and on campus history.
- Subject Guides General guides that align with disciplines on campus.
- Course Guides Guides designed to fit the needs of a specific course (typically as part of a visit from a librarian).
- We're open more than 148 hours per week Extended hours during exam periods.
- Multimedia Our library circulates a robust collection of cinema classics, current feature films, television shows and documentaries.
- Music We began as a Music School and our music collection is like a special collection within the library.
- Interlibrary Loan If we don't have an article or book, we can try and borrow them from other libraries.
- IC Faculty, Staff, and Students have 24/7 access to online resources.
- Library Resources for Users with Accessibility Needs Our services strive to be inclusive.
- Digital Media Lab. The Digital Media Lab, a generous gift from the Class of 2011, contains four iMacs loaded with audio, video, and design software
- Hardware and Software. There are circulating iPads and laptops in the collection. Students can check out dry erase markers and use the white boards on the floor of the library.
- Digital Bulletin Board This electronic board hangs above the interior entry of the library. We're currently featuring photographs from our archives (the C. Hadley Smith collection of Ithaca College). Take a look before you leave!
Accessing Library Collections: then and now
- Then: use the print Encyclopedia Britannica; Now: the Encyclopedia Britannica is online
- Then: use a card catalog; Now: the catalog is online - the subject United States History 1919-1933 can be linked to in a second!
- Then: books were print only; Now: Ebook Central: we have access to over 70,000 online books available 24/7. Here is United States History 1919-1933 in Ebook Central.
- Then: journals were found using paper indexes; Now: the library subscribes to numerous databases that have fulltext online access. Here is a search on Prohibition and History with our database Academic Search Premier combined with our history database America: History and Life. Here is what the library holds for the New Yorker magazine. Students may find themselves looking at micro, print or online depending on the publication date.
- Then: older newspapers and journals were either bound or on microfilm; Now: although we still use microfilm readers, more historical sources are available online. Here is the Historic New York Times. Try a search for: ("rudolph valentino") AND (prettiest) before 1930.
- Then: you would have to visit a research library to see certain older books; Now: Google Books has digitized books outside of copyright. They've recently added LIFE magazine. Here is a search result for full text materials with the keyword jazz in the interwar years.
Teaching Information Literacy
- Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
- Information Creation as a Process
- Information Has Value
- Research as Inquiry
- Scholarship as Conversation
- Searching as Strategic Exploration
What is Participatory Culture?
- Affiliations: Facebook, LinkedIn
- Expressions: videos, zines, mash-ups
- Collaborative problem solving: Wikipedia
- Circulations: flow of media: podcasts & blogs
Dr. David Lankes (Syracuse University, School of Information Studies) discusses old and new models of librarianship. An article in the publication Information Today by Kathy Dempsey describes his advice, "So, Lankes concluded, the new promise...was participation. If librarians change their model from hoarding and safeguarding information to proactively helping citizens chase their dreams, then they’ll continue to be relevant and useful, even sought after, as the world turns."