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Humans vs. Zombies

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Aug 28, 2015 09:35 AM

  Polk welcomes humans to try their best in a two hour game of tag within the darkened confines of the library during  a special one night Humans vs. Zombies event that will help kick off the school year Friday, September 11th from 9PM-11PM. If you've played HvZ before expect slightly... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on August 20, 2015

Polk's Electronic Reserves Retires

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jun 08, 2015 11:30 AM

Last summer, Polk Library began a trial period of posting electronic readings directly to faculty Desire2Learn (D2L) course pages.  That trial demonstrated that most faculty prefer the flexibility of being able to manage their own digital readings.  Out of the current faculty and instructional ac... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on June 08, 2015

Camp Polk-A-Bago May 8-15

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified May 08, 2015 08:33 AM

Camp Polkabago is Open!   Polk Library, once again, becomes Camp Polk-A-Bago when it stays open 24-hours-a-day for the next week. Take advantage of our roommate-free study spaces with FREE COFFEE available AFTER 10:00PM nightly. Look for surpri... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on May 05, 2015

Polk Adds Springer Journals

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Feb 09, 2015 04:20 PM

Polk Library is happy to announce it has licensed the “standard collection” of academic journals of the storied Springer Publishing Company.  With over 1600 licensed and 300 open access journals, Springer Journals provide an important addition to Polk’s online arsenal of academic titles.  P... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on February 09, 2015

PBS Streaming

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Dec 19, 2014 03:27 PM

Frontline, American Experience, Nova, and Ken Burns documentaries: you know PBS has some quality and important programming.  Now you can STREAM these programs to your students in or out of class through Polk Library. Polk Library now has streaming access to over 400 PBS videos courtesy of the P... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on December 19, 2014

Is Adobe reading over our shoulders?

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Oct 31, 2014 02:54 PM

After charges made by technology and e-reader bloggers regarding its data collection activities,  Adobe confirmed in statements that its product Adobe Digital Edition 4 does indeed capture use data regarding books and the pages of books a user reads and transmits this information as plain text acr... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on October 31, 2014

Reversal of Georgia State E-Reserves Case

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Oct 20, 2014 09:26 AM

Friday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling in the so called "Georgia State case," an important lawsuit regarding the legality--under copy-right law--of certain electronic reserves.   As instructors are taking a larger role in preparing their own reserves using D2L, it i... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on October 20, 2014

Quick Tips for Better Searching and Citing

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 02, 2014 03:22 PM

Seach@UW is where you get your hits, but there’s always room to improve your game. Created by the deep and velvet voiced instruction librarian, Ted Mulvey,  Quick Tips are short videos that will teach you something new about your favorite library "search everything" tool. Take a second, ki... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 02, 2014

Annual Murder Mystery is Friday

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 02, 2014 01:33 PM

Another year, another MURDER! This Friday, September 5th, Polk Library will host its annual Murder Mystery at 9:15PM.  Bring your friends to help figure out various clues around the building and be the first to solve a murder.  A murder that again, deals with the shadowy EVL corporation.  Space... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 02, 2014

Old Catalog Retires

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 02, 2014 12:20 PM

After almost fifteen years of faithful service, Polk's Old Catalog retired on Wednesday, August 26.  With millions of searches and requests under its belt, the Old Catalog served us well.  But the world of technology and information resources continually marches on and, at Polk, we’re committed... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 02, 2014

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