Friday, April 11, 2014

Featured Online Resource - On Guard Online.gov


A popular news topic lately has been the latest major company or organization to have been hacked, leaving customers and clients concerned about their personal information being stolen.

OnGuardOnline.gov is a website managed by the Federal Trade Commission who works with many other federal agencies to provide information to help you protect your online accounts and personal information.

You will find advice on:
The video and media includes a great selection of videos and games covering information such as:
  • CyberBullying
  • Phishing Scams
  • Using public wi-fi networks
  • Setting up a password for your wireless router
  • and more!
Play the "Case of the Cyber Criminal" here! (Or click this link for a larger screen.)

Every week, the Ort Library brings you a new and outstanding resource from the Web or from one of the library's databases. To get an archive of all FOR entries, click here. Also, you can suggest a website that provides well-organized access to useful info.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Use Research Tools Like a Librarian! Open Sessions April 14-16



Do you face challenges finding vital research information for your class paper or project, thesis, dissertation, article or book you are writing, or that workplace report you need to submit?  Dr. Seán Henry will host three library guidance sessions to help you with these, whether you are a student, faculty or staff member.

When:

  • Mon., April 14: 3:30 – 5 PM; 
  • Tues., April 15: 6 – 7:30 PM; 
  • Wed., April 16: 3:30 – 5PM

Where:  Ort Library Instruction Classroom (Library 316 – just inside the main entrance to the left) 

Light refreshments will be served!

These three sessions are open to the entire FSU community.  Even if you are a seasoned researcher, you might want to consider stopping by to see what’s new, because some library tools you may have relied on for the last decade -catalogUSMAI and Research Port - will be replaced soon!

The 90-minute open sessions will cover:
  • Using expert tips to develop effective search strategies
  • Finding books, eBooks, articles, and more using the library discovery tool OneSearch
  • Navigating databases in your discipline at Databases A-Z
  • Citing, saving, and managing  the sources you find with personalized database tools
  • Creating links to database articles and journals without login glitches
  • Manipulating Google Scholar to locate full-text research articles
Contact Sean Henry at shenry@frostburg.edu for more information or questions!

April 9 Money Management Workshop in the Library!






Money Smart Week is now in full force!

Stop by the library on Wed. April 9 to take advantage of our Money Management Basics workshop!
                                        
Money Management Basics
Presented by Tamara Lowry of Student Support Services
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
12:00 Noon – 12:50 PM
Library Instruction Center (just inside main entrance to the left)

Receive a variety of tips related to smart money management, and become familiar with CashCourse, FSU’s self-paced online money management workshop.
Brown-bag lunches welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

An online guide and display will be available with resources and tools to help you with your personal finances.

The nationwide Money Smart Week scavenger hunt is underway.  Use your iOS or Android smartphone to participate and enter for a chance to win a $500 Apple gift card.  This link will give you more information.

For additional information, please contact Lisa Hartman at the Ort Library (301-687-4734, lahartman@frostburg.edu).


Friday, April 4, 2014

March Book Madness Champion 2014 is...

Congratulations to Ort Library's 

March Book Madness Champion


The voting for the Champion has ended.

In the end it came down to a contest between: 

Lord of the Rings and To Kill a Mockingbird.

In the end only one book can be crowned Ort Library's March Book Madness Champion for 2014.

The winner of this year's Championship is:  
To Kill a Mockingbird

Picture by: MaryJo Price

You can view the results for the Championship "Game" on the guide created for the March Book Madness:http://libguides.frostburg.edu/book-madness

Thursday, April 3, 2014

March Book Madness Champion Crowned April 4

 Join the Ort Library on Friday April 4 at 11:00 am 
Presentation of Trophy to the March Book Madness Champion. 
After starting with 64 Books, the Championship "Game" pits:
Lord of the Rings  vs. To Kill a Mockingbird 
Join the Library as the Champion of March Book Madness is Crowned.

Light refreshments will be provided. 

http://libguides.frostburg.edu/book-madness 

If you have any questions, please contact Theresa Mastrodonato at tmmastrodonato@frostburg.edu or 301-687-4425.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March Book Madness - Championship!!



Congratulations to the TWO books that have made it to the Championship “Game”!!

After starting with 64 Books, we are now down to our final 2. 

The books moving onto the Championship “Game” are:

  •  Lord of the Rings 
  • To Kill a Mockingbird.

Voting for the Championship “Game” 
 April 1 through April 3.

Again there are three ways to vote:
  • Paper ballots will be available in the library by the March Book Madness display case.
  • A Library Guide has been created so that you can see the brackets and vote online. The guide can be accessed via the following link: http://libguides.frostburg.edu/book-madness
  • On the Library Guide, there is a PDF bracket that you can fill in and e-mail to tmmastrodonato@frostburg.edu
Join the Ort Library on Friday April 4 at 11:00 am for the Presentation of Trophy to the March Book Madness Champion. Light refreshments will be provided. 

If you have any questions, please contact Theresa Mastrodonato at
tmmastrodonato@frostburg.edu or 301-687-4425.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

March Book Madness - FINAL FOUR!!



Congratulations to all the books that made it to the  
Final Four 
during Ort Library’s March Book Madness!!

Voting for the Final Four runs from Saturday March 29 through Monday March 31.

Again there are three ways to vote:
  • Paper ballots will be available in the library by the March Book Madness display case.
  • A Library Guide has been created so that you can see the brackets and vote online. The guide can be accessed via the following link: http://libguides.frostburg.edu/book-madness
  • On the Library Guide, there is a PDF bracket that you can fill in and e-mail to tmmastrodonato@frostburg.edu
Some of the books selected for March Book Madness will be available for your review on the main floor of the library (3rd floor). Just look for the March Book Madness display case. 

Good luck to all the books as voting for the Final Four begins!

If you have any questions, please contact Theresa Mastrodonato at tmmastrodonato@frostburg.edu or 301-687-4425.