A library date occurs when a guy (or girl) wants to take their loved one on a date that is free of charge. The first thing that they need to know is when the Masland Library is open. The library is open on Monday to Thursday from 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM; Friday from 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; and Sunday from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM. For special hours please see our library hours page here. When the library is open, the date will begin when once a couple enters the library. The order of events that will be described does not have to be done chronologically.
library.cairn.edu. Some of those databases may include ARTstor (which is famous for Lit/Arts projects), Business Source Elite (which is very helpful for business research), JSTOR Arts/Sciences Collections, and many more!
After sharing some memorable moments in the computer lab, the couple will go to Juvenile Lab which is located next to the Curriculum Lab on the Mezzanine level. As they browse the various children's books, they will have an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia and will grab their favorite children's books from the shelves and proceed to read to their loved ones. The time in the Juvenile Lab is a great time to pour your childhood feelings into someone else so that they may love you all the more. The books in the Juvenile Lab are also useful for the elementary education majors. When the couple finishes with their stories, they will find one of the small cubicle desks in the library and share it. The cubicle desks are very useful for all students to use when they want to do homework with peace and quiet. So with peace and quiet, the couple can sit together and whisper sweet little nothings to each other. The couple will leave the library very much in love and still without money. Nonetheless, they will treasure those sweet moments together during their library date for the rest of their days.
Some of these ideas are simple ideas for loved ones to invest their time in if they want to have cheap library dates. Enjoy the Masland Library and all of the wonderful dates you may have there. I trust that the student body at Cairn University will also have ideas to contribute to the concept of a cheap library date, and I hope they will treasure those moments.
It has come upon us once again. That time of the year where students pull all-nighters with their noses stuffed into books and coffee in their hands. We all know the stress of finals week, so the library is offering some good news to hard-core study students! The library will be open an extra hour than later, making closing time midnight instead of 11! We also advise you to make use of the study rooms that can be checked out at the front desk, if having people going by will get you distracted. The study rooms help you to focus on your studies and not get distracted by friends who walk by.
And if you need time to de-stress, you can check out a movie to help relax! With May 4th having just passed us, a personal recommendation is one of the Star Wars movies. The movies will come up on a search in the library catalog, and can be checked out at the front desk. And for those of you who listen to music while you study, the library has headphones to check out at the front desk as well!
Hope all of our commodities help with this last week of craziness. Good studying!
Most people are not aware that there are two sets of stairways in the library. The flight of stairs that everybody uses is the main stairway, in the front of the library. What most people don’t know is that there is another flight of stairs in the back of the library.
Maybe I’m biased, but I think the back stairway is the coolest spot in the library, and probably one of the coolest spots on campus.
It stretches from the basement door (behind which is the rare book collection, LP records, and excess shelving), to the second story door (which is of course home to curriculum lab, music reference, computer lab, and stacks). The whole stairway is lined with large windows, looking out on the pond, driveway through campus, and the athletic fields in the distance. With such tall windows, looking out from above provides what has to be one of the best views on campus. Some days while I’m working, I’ll find myself on the stairway to deliver a book upstairs, and the view stops me. The way the light shines, or the vantage point causes me to stop and admire God’s beauty.
The next time you’re in the library and you need a study break, or you’re a photographer with nothing to take pictures of, or you need a spot of reflection, try the back staircase. It provides a unique quiet minute (or two) away from your loud, busy college life.
Just another way you can take advantage of what the library has to offer!
No, don’t worry, we don’t have people’s diaries on display in the library…so what are they? A journal is a collection of articles published by a particular reliable academic source by a specific magazine or group that addresses particular topics.
So for example, when searching for an article published in the TIME magazine several years ago, the way to find that would be to go to the TIME Journals, which are the bound TIME magazines all set in one location for you to use! If you’re interested in the hard copy, you will find all the journals alphabetically organized on the first floor of the Masland library. Not only can you access them in hard copy at the Library, but some journals are also found online.
One way to access the electronic journal is through the databases. If you’ve searched for an article and find that the source is from TIME magazine but don’t like this article you found, you can easily look at other articles that TIME magazine has published.
In this sample picture of an article, you can see the Title, Author, and Source. Clicking on the Blue “TIME” by the Source, the database will take you straight to a page where you can access the journal articles from those in the early 90s up to the most recent ones.
Then select your year, your issue, and scroll through the articles in this particular journal. Or if you’re interested in searching within the entirety of TIME magazine, click “Search within this publication” and find if there are any articles relating to your topic in TIME magazine.
It’s as easy as that! Start with the database; find your magazine, access your journal, search or browse within your publication and viola! You will have found the sources you need in no time. So next time you write a paper, remember that the first floor Journals may have more to help than you think!
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Finding someone who has Netflix or a good selection of movies in their room can be difficult at times, but did you know that the library has movies? You can ask to look at them behind the front desk, or better yet, you can actually look up the whole list online! You can find this list by typing in “feature films” in the search bar at library.cairn.edu.
The list under featured films is most, but not all, of our movies; to find the complete list you can also go to library.cairn.edu/search/e and type in “PN 1997.2 or PN 1997.3”. You can browse through them, see what looks interesting, and the best part is that you don’t have to worry about driving anywhere. Although we may not have the widest selection to choose from there are several good movies. Cast Away, Enchanted, Star Wars Episodes 4-6, and Stranger Than Fiction are just a few of the movies that we have to offer.
Just remember, if you were hoping to watch a movie on Friday or Saturday night try and plan ahead a little because we close at 7pm on Friday and 6pm on Saturday. Have a great weekend!
- Leia Brunette
It’s that time of the semester, SPRING BREAK and soon to be Easter weekend!!
Many of us have planned to go on trips, sleep, spend time with family and friends, or maybe even get a project done. As exciting as our plans may be, we must remember the most important thing over break, to actually give ourselves a break. Often times we go home and actually exhaust ourselves from too much fun, and extra late nights. We must remember that this break is only a little over a week and then the games begin again. Let’s do ourselves a favor and take advantage of the sleep we deserve, but remember that this is also the chance to revive spiritually. As students we tend to put our assignments before our devotions, but praise God for giving us these days of oasis.
For those who have planned to get ahead on some assignments, and may need a book over break, but it can’t be checked out, do not be dismayed. The library has a very helpful tool that may make things a bit easier, the copier. Yes, the copier not only prints out pages for you, but you can also scan pages from a book and email them to yourself. This helps save money and prints on your card. Feel free to come to the library and ask a librarian or student worker to show you how the wonders are done. Enjoy your break, and let it be glorifying to the Lord, full of rest, sleep, and joy.
How many of you watched the Super Bowl this year? Great! Now, how many of you watched the Super Bowl just for the advertisements? Yup, same here. Out of all of the commercials, my favorite would have to be the Oreo Cookie or Cream library fight because no matter what happened during the fight everyone whispered.
Whispering in the library is well known as library etiquette but did you know that there are other rules that go along with library etiquette? Rules such as “Don’t knock the library shelves over” and “Don’t try to climb the architecture in the library” but the biggest one of all is “No food or open drink in the library.” I know all of us at a time or two were thinking “Well I am only going to talk to my friend for a minute so I really don’t have to whisper” or “I am so hungry and I have this twenty page paper to write for my class in a half hour, it won’t be a big deal if I bring my turkey dinner into the library.” Okay so maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration but in all seriousness the library is a place of quiet study.
This semester the library is starting a new campaign and we want YOU to help promote it! It is called the “Shush” campaign and basically we are asking that students help keep the noise level in the library low. Many people come to use the library as a quiet place to study for midterms, write copious amounts of papers, and even sometimes read. If the people in the Oreo commercial can have an all out war and still be quiet I think we at the library can do the same! So just remember keep the noise to a dull roar (or even a little less) and eat your *Oreo’s before you enter. The last question that remains is: Cookie or Cream?
*No Oreo’s were harmed in the making of this blog