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Library Tips #9: PlumX Metrics in the Library’s Discovery System

2017-04-28T13:42:22+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

You may have noticed the PlumX Metrics icons in your search result listings when using the Discovery System (sometimes referred to as that search box on the Library's homepage). Because PlumX Metrics are already integrated into our Discovery System's search results, we thought we'd share a bit about them in hopes of finding out your thoughts and [...]

McKay Journals Donated to Archives; One of Sul Ross’ First Students

2017-08-25T11:24:40+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Journals and coursework notebooks from one of Sul Ross State University’s first students were donated to the Archives of the Big Bend Thursday (April 27). The John Welborn McKay Collection was presented by Sul Ross Distinguished Alumnus, E. Julius Dasch, his wife Pat, and Dr. George Bradley, retired Sul Ross Professor of Communication and [...]

Library Tips #8: Pushing to the Finish Line

2017-04-21T09:11:36+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Remember Spring Break? :* ( via SRSULibrary on Instagram We got a whiteboard (on wheels!) a few months ago as part of an initiative to capture more data about how students experience the Library. Within weeks, an artist emerged and our own Kayla Waggoner began leaving us -- faculty, staff and students -- [...]

Library Tips #7: Research is Messy

2017-04-07T11:32:07+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Now that so much information is accessible online, it's easy to get confused about types of information sources -- what's what and what's useful -- whether or not it's accessed from one of the Library's many subscription databases, through our Discovery System, in our local catalog or from the free internet. Because of different information source formats, different content [...]

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy

2017-08-25T11:29:21+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

In January 2016, the Board of the Association of College and Research Libraries adopted the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. This framework consists of six broad frames representing threshold concepts in information literacy. There are six frames in the framework. These frames are typically presented in alphabetical order because the concepts are meant [...]