Thigpen Library’s spring break operating schedule is as follows:
- March 4, Open 8a-4p
- March 6-10, Open 8a-4:30p
- March 11, Closed
Mobile apps. for your phone/tablet? Check!
Full text for popular magazines? Check!
Introducing the library’s latest digital resource:
Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of Thigpen Library. Flipster is available on a trial basis through July only. Login with your My VolState/eLearn username and password from off-campus. Over 900 full text magazines are available and cover a vast range of topics (for adults and kids, too).
Remember: Flipster is mobile!
*A note about the mobile application in iTunes per iPad testing: when you open a title in Flipster, you’ll see a “cookies must be enabled” message and then an excessive amount of white space. Scroll, scroll, scroll down the white space until you see the menu icon. From the menu, you can open up the magazine in the Flipster app.
Please help us determine if Flipster is beneficial to our patrons so that we can make good purchasing decisions. Try it out!
“Turn and face the strange changes…”
It’s not just a classic pop song by David Bowie:
It’s what VolState Library is bringing to YOU via our LIBRARY WEBSITE (as well as our new Library-branded logo). [See below & thanks, VolState Public-Relations team!]
On Tuesday July 12, the Library will launch a new interface to our website named “PIONEER SEARCH” to honor Vol State’s very own Pioneers. This new online presence is a front-end product called “Primo” by library vendor, Ex Libris, which is necessary in order to connect with the library’s entirely new back-end catalog called “Alma”.
Please BE PATIENT during this transitional period!
And please ASK US if you’re struggling to find what you need – we’re here to help!
LIBRARY WEBSITE CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES
TUESDAY JUNE 28 – FRIDAY JULY 15
FINDING Books & E-Books: continue to use the one-stop search box in the center of the library’s home page; starting on July 8 and through July 13, search eBooks only; the library’s old catalog works but does not reflect current data.
Go to the green box named “Databases” on the library’s home page to locate an A to Z list of all the library’s subscription databases.
TUESDAY JULY 12 WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
Stay tuned as we roll out new instructions for navigating PIONEER SEARCH on Wednesday, July 13!
Thigpen Library will join libraries of all types in a national, unified effort to increase awareness of the changing role of libraries and the ways in which libraries are transforming to meet the digital and print information needs of their users.
Rapid advances in technology are fueling a library renaissance. No longer just places for books, libraries now offer an assortment of free digitally-based programs and services including 3-D printing, eBooks, digital recording studios and technology training. Such tech-based resources are transforming lives through digital literacy and lifelong learning, contributing to education, employment, entrepreneurship, engagement and empowerment. Yet libraries are often overlooked as catalysts for powerful individual and community change.
How has your library helped you to transform? What do you need from Thigpen Library to succeed as a student? Is there anything you wish you had known about the library before you started classes? What would you like new students to know about the library? Share your thoughts and ideas about what Thigpen Library can do to make your academic experience better, then come join in the fun!
For more information on how libraries are transforming their spaces and services for the today’s world, or to pledge your support for libraries in your community, go to www.ilovelibraries.org.
*Light refreshments will be provided by Student Services.