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Book it to the Tredway Library!

Literary Madness, brown bag lunches, and more!

by MarĂ­a Emerson on 2021-03-04T16:15:19-06:00 | Comments

In this issue, learn about upcoming library events, tips for requesting materials through I-Share, and, of course, Literary Madness! 



Brown bag lunch: Social Explorer

Join librarian Lauryn Lehman on March 23rd at noon to learn more about Social Explorer! At this brown bag lunch, we will be discussing Social Explorer, one of the library's tools for visualizing and interacting with data and maps. With Social Explorer, you can explore hundreds of thousands of built-in data indicators related to factors such as demography, economy, health, politics, environment, and much more. This session will help to introduce some of the ways in which faculty can (and are) using Social Explorer in the classroom at Augustana!
Faculty, do you use Social Explorer in your classroom? We want to hear from you! Please email Lauryn at 

Free trials ending March 31st

The following database trials end later this month:

Academic Video Online

Proquest Historical Newspaper: Black Newspaper

                               Newspaper Archive

                               Women's Magazine Archive

If you have used any of these databases and would like to have a discussion about possibly subscribing to it, please contact your liaison librarian

March book display: Women in STEM

Our next book display is "Women in STEM!" We have a great collection of books about this topic, so make sure to stop by and see what's available. Can't come to the library? Look at our virtual book display guide. We're including ebooks on the guide, which you can check out without physically coming into the library. 

Curious about the next book display for April? Our next display is called "We're Still Here: Indigenous Experiences." This display will feature Native voices, topics, and experiences, and highlight how Native communities are a vibrant and active part of society.  

Literary Madness

COVID can't stop us from our tradition of Literary Madness! Starting Monday, 3/8, keep an eye on email and social media for your first chance to enter your votes for our bracket. This year's categories are the following: Horror, Wanderlust, Celebrity Authors, and Entitled! After week 1, voting forms will only be available via social media, so make sure to follow us on the Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts!

  • Twitter: @thomastredway
  • Instagram:@thomastredwaylibrary
  • Facebook: facebook/ThomasTredwayLibrary

Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research

It's that time again! FYI/FYH instructors, please encourage any students you have who you believe is writing, (or has written) an outstanding researching paper to submit to the library by May 28th. First year students, learn more about the research prize and application process here. You have a chance of winning $400 and have your paper uploaded in Digital Commons!

Achieving better results when requesting library materials

Last summer, the library switched to new behind-the-scenes library software. We have seen some fantastic benefits to that, including single-serve log on and the ability to save searches and favorites. However, consortially, we have had problems with some requests for I-Share materials not processing correctly.

As the software manufacturer works to resolve this issue, here's the easiest work around:

    1. Make sure you are signed in.
    2. When you wish to request something, conduct your search using "ALL I-SHARE Libraries" instead of "Tredway Library Resources" or "Everything". This will only reveal items that are available for requesting.

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