Monday, May 2, 2016

Need More Time to Work with a Librarian? Research Consultations are Available

Do you have a research project you are working on that you need help finding sources or other resources for but think that it may take longer than a few minutes to work with a reference librarian at the Reference Desk?
The Ort Library offers Research Consultations where you can make an appointment to meet one-on-one with a librarian for 30 minutes (or longer if needed). The research consultation provides an opportunity to:

  • Get started on a research project (i.e., identifying a topic, developing a search strategy, discovering the appropriate databases and other research tools.
  • Identify research materials inside and outside of the library.
  • Evaluate the relevance and usefulness of selected research materials.
  • Use library services and collections such as Special Collections and Government Documents.
  • Work with equipment such as the microform readers.

You can schedule a time to meet with a librarian by selection the Research Requests link on the library’s home page or clicking on the following link to fill out the Research Consultation form:

Sunday, May 1, 2016

New AskUsNow! Logo - Same Great 24/7 Service

You might have seen a change in the AskUsNow! logo on the library’s website. The logo has changed but the great 24/7 service has remained the same. Once you click on the AskUsNow! icons you can ask your question and be chatting with a librarian in no time.  

The librarians will be able to show you how to find the information you need and perhaps even work with you on what search terms will bring the best results.  

As we move into the end of the semester and finals week, remember that a librarian is available to chat with you 24/7!

No question is too tough!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Gigi O'Baker Retires

Gigi O’Baker (center) retired on Friday, April 29th. Her office neighbors Florence Young (left) and Charlene Vassallo (right) visited her office after the Library Retirement Party to admire one of her gifts, two hanging baskets of geraniums. Gigi, Library Services Supervisor,  had worked in the Media Department on Floor 2 of the Lewis J. Ort Library since 2007. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Money Smart Week is approaching! Save the date for Tips & Tools for Managing Your Money workshop.

The Lewis J. Ort Library is celebrating Money Smart Week® next week, and you’re invited to join us!  


Would you like some ideas to help you create a budget, save money in creative ways, or even learn In recognition of the week, the Library is offering the workshop, Tips & Tools for Managing Your Money. This workshop is open to all, and will provide a variety of tips and ideas for managing your money as well as information on online tools and resources that attendees may wish to explore.  Please join us at either our Tuesday or Wednesday workshop!

Tips & Tools for Managing Your Money
Library Instruction Center, 3rd Floor
Tuesday, April 26 from 3:30-4:30 P.M.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 P.M.

Money Smart Week Guide

A variety of financial literacy and money management resources can be found on the Money Smart Week guide at 


Visit the display on the Library’s 5th floor and pick up brochures about managing your finances, identity theft, and more! 

Scavenger Hunt 2016!

Interested in winning a $1,000 Visa gift card?  If so, learn about the nationwide scavenger hunt sponsored by PNC Bank!

Money Smart Week was created in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  Since then, the Federal Reserve has teamed up with libraries, schools, businesses and other organizations to help consumers manage their personal finances.  This year, it is being observed from April 23-30, 2016.