Welcome to our revived quarterly newsletter!
In this issue:
Archives Open House Today
From the Dean: What's New in the Library
Our Guide to Evaluating Journals
New Research Guides
Events: Fac Chat & Frankenstein Panel
Staff Spotlight: Kate Wilson
Research Stumper: Finding Cargo and Passenger Data
Archives Open House
October is Archives Month! Join the Academic Resources Dean and College Archivist in celebrating Archives Month with a
Staff and Faculty Open House TODAY (Monday) from 3:30-5:00pm. Beer, wine, and light snacks will be provided.
When it's time to publish an article, how do you decide which journals to submit to? What are some warning signs of "predatory publishers" that collect publishing fees but don't engage in the editorial oversight they claim to? The SMC Library has compiled some guidelines to help you evaluate journals in your field.
Wondering what databases the Library has for your discipline? Want to point your students to research guidance from your program's librarian? Check out the Library's new Research Guides, an update on our old Subject Guides (which will be retired this December).
Learn about TRS assistant professor Joe Drexler-Dreis's research on "Contests Among Freedoms within Global Capitalism" on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in our next Fac Chat, sponsored with the IC.
Details and suggested readings
Want to find something in the College Archives, or contribute materials to it?
Contact Kate! Kate also teaches library sessions for Composition classes and manages the Library's Special Collections and Careers Collection.
Fun fact: Kate, a proud Texan, is an avid powerlifter and will be competing in her first California state competition this Fall.
How much cargo comes into the US by ship? And how many passengers fly between two specific cities each year? When students had questions, librarian Sarah Vital
helped them find the answers.