Library Quest winners

Aubrey Coleman-Fenton, Mohamud Jama, Sangho Lee, Kito McKinney and Jean Whiting were the five winners in the Library Quest contest for WCC students.

To familiarize students with library staff, services and resources, the Bailey Library held the Library Quest contest from September 14-20, 2006.

Students entered the contest by answering five questions about the Bailey Library. While the questions were different for each day, the students were encouraged to consult with librarians to seek the right answers.

On September 21, a drawing took place to pick five winners. Coleman-Fenton, Jama, Lee and McKinney each won a gift certificate from the WCC Bookstore. Whiting won the grand prize, an iPod.

Congratulations all!

Information research service for WCC faculty & staff

The Bailey Library has long provided students with research assistance as part of information literacy instruction. We are now expanding our information research service for faculty and staff.

Faculty and staff are welcome to use the “Ask A Librarian” form to send in their information research questions. Our librarians will conduct the appropriate research and respond to the questions in a timely manner.

Other than specialized research requiring resources beyond the library’s scope, our goal is to achieve a 48-hour turnaround timeframe. Our staff are putting the Bailey Library’s resources at your service.

Bailey Library rolls out One Search

The Bailey Library has rolled out One Search, a federated searching engine that allows users to search multiple databases simultaneously, including: the library catalog of books, media items and print journals; e-journal databases; and e-book collections; etc.

With the proliferation of web-based information resources based on disparate metadata schemes and indexing structures, students normally need to use different searching interfaces to search different databases individually. One Search enables them to use a single search interface to cross-search various resources at the same time.

In its first iteration, One Search represents an initial step in simplifying users’ access to different information subsets as a seamless whole.