Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Proctored Math Exams in the Library

Math Exams from Dr. Zhang will be kept in the white “Proctored Test” folder sitting upright next to the Circulation Supervior's incoming mailbox and when completed, the test can be placed inside the Privacy folder and Circulation Supervior will get it back to Dr. Zhang.

Only library staff can help the test-taker initially get started. A library staff or a library student employees can accept completed tests.

CBC Scholarships Web page

CBC Teaching, Learning & Tutor Center

CBC Common Course Numbering website

Monday, October 6, 2008

Assisting Spanish Speakers

Here is the Spanish for ‘I am sorry, I don’t speak Spanish. One moment while I transfer you to the operator.’

Lo siento, pero no hablo espanol. Un momento mientras que le transfiero al operador.

Explaining to a Spanish speaker that they have been misdirected or are otherwise misinformed after determining that they wish to buy, not borrow, books.

Lo siento mucho, ---- I am very sorry (standard politeness)
pero esta es una biblioteca. ---- but this is a library.
Para comprar libros, ---- to purchase books
usted quiere la libreria, ---- you want the bookstore
que esta en el segundo piso del HUB. ---- which is on the second level of the HUB.
El HUB esta detras de la biblioteca. ---- The HUB is behind the library (gestures)
Tengo un mapa. ---- I have a map (offering it, with further gestures)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Googlized EBSCO

If students would like to try a googlized version of EBSCO, they can

  1. Choose "SmartText Searching" under the green "Search Options". The default is "Boolean/Phrase";
  2. Then they can type in the enlarged search box "as much text for your search as you want - a phrase, a sentence, paragraph, or even whole pages";
  3. The number of results will be huge, but supposedly the first couple pages of the results should be most relevant as ranked by EBSCO's computer algorithm.