Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Textbook donations greatly appreciated

With the beginning of the fall 2010 semester fast approaching, the Stevens Library Committee would like to remind you of the library’s textbook collection and of how you can help make it useful to our students. This collection was started in spring 2009 with the goal of having at least one copy of each course textbook available in the library for students to use in-house. Currently, a number of professors supply copies of their course textbooks to this collection, and we are requesting that you donate extra copies of current textbooks or acceptable earlier editions of your course texts to this collection.

In recognition of your support of this effort, you will be given a receipt of the donation, and the library copy will be stamped as having been donated by you. If you would like more information about this initiative, or have any comments or concerns please contact Ourida Oubraham, the library director, at Ourida.Oubraham@stevens.edu or (201) 215-5411. She will also be happy to coordinate the collection of your books.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. The success of this program depends greatly on your contribution.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Looking for On-Campus employment?

Stevens now has a central portal for student employment. In order to check for on-campus jobs (including jobs in the library), visit: www.stevens.edu/sit/studentemployment

The Student Employment Office (SEO) works with faculty, the community, and all University departments to create Part-Time Federal Work Study/Community Service and Regular On-Campus Employment. The purpose of the On-Campus Student Employment Program is to promote Part-Time Employment of Undergraduate, Graduate or Professional Students who are in need of earnings to pursue courses of study at Stevens Institute of Technology.

The SEO Wesbite is a resource for job-seeking students. This website will walk Students and Supervisors from the recruitment process all the way through their employment journey.

SEO requires Departments to post job opportunities for students through the Virtual Edge Database by filling out a Requisition. Students may then apply by requesting a password by using their pipeline login.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A New Tool to Support Your Work in Optics and Photonics

The library has recently acquired access to SPIE eBooks on the SPIE Digital Library. SPIE eBooks includes 120 significant titles from SPIE Press, including Field Guides, monographs and reference books, and Tutorial Texts in the field of optics and photonics, an area which encompasses multiple disciplines.

SPIE is one of the world’s foremost non-profit societies in the field of light research, publishing more than 17,000 new articles and conference proceedings each year as well as 15 to 20 books.
The areas covered in the SPIE Digital Library and SPIE eBooks include:
  • Astronomy & Astronomical Optics
  • Biomedical Optics and Imaging
  • Communication and Information Technologies
  • Defense and Industrial Sensing
  • Electronic Imaging and Processing
  • Micro- and Nano- Technologies
  • Optics and Electro-Optics
We hope you find SPIE eBooks becomes an essential tool in your work; the library and SPIE would value your feedback. (You can always contact us at: library [at] stevens [dot] edu.)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New green alternative to photocopying at the library

In an effort to further Stevens' efforts towards being a green campus, the library has a new, easy-to-use scanning station. Instead of photocopying, you can now scan book pages or documents, and then either save them to your usb drive or e-mail them directly from the console.

The simple touchscreen interface allows you to scan in color, black and white or greyscale, and save your files in various formats, including pdf and jpg. You can also use the station to edit and adjust your documents after scanning.

The scanning station is free to use, and located on the first floor of the library, on the north wall (at the beginning of the row of public computers.)