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Library Renovates for New Year

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The Hedberg Library is home to many helpful resources for students and staff. Recently, there have been some renovations and updates that make these resources more abundant and accessible.

“LIS has been busy over the summer integrating new offices for the Writing Center, Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction, Student Accessibility Services, and the Teaching and Learning Commons into the building and creating relationships with those departments. For the students, this will mean a single place to access all the aforementioned services, as well as the services that LIS provides,” said Sarah Mueller, User Support Librarian.

Elizabeth Lang, Outreach Services Librarian, is just as excited about the new spaces and resources that will be available to students this year.

“There is always something changing at the Library. We will get more resources to help students, faculty and staff effectively learn and work, like our new streaming video database, Kanopy. The space will also continue to evolve. We are looking at each section of the Library and organizing it around a central purpose. Like the quiet study space where the Center for Children’s Collection used to be. Hopefully within the next couple of years, we will focus on the Fess Learning Commons, where all of the new offices were built. Our goal is to make that a space fully devoted to collaboration,” Lang said.

The library added new study tables and charging stations over the summer, as well as introducing a new printing system. Photos by Maddie McCullough
The library added new study tables and charging stations over the summer, as well as introducing a new printing system.
Photos by Maddie McCullough

Among these updates is the installation of a new printing system, Papercut. “There have been some kinks to work out at the beginning of the semester, but in the end, it will provide more printing options, have a client that is easier to install on student computers, and be more reliable,” Mueller said.

If you have had trouble printing lately, try emailing attached documents to printing@carthage.edu or logging-in to upload documents at webprint.carthage.edu.

On top of all this, students might also notice the new study areas, charging stations, more wireless internet access points and of course the mural completed by Paul Salsieder, ’18.

With all of these changes the staff would like to thank the Carthage community for its patience. Remember, whatever your problem or question might be, the library is there to answer your questions, so never leave the library without finding an answer or a solution. Stay tuned to see what else is happening at the library for a school-year full of valuable resources and fun programs.

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