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Power-Up Cline Library Crowdfunding Project : Help us reach our goal

So far 110 people have given $6,256 toward our goal of $10,000. We hope you might consider supporting this student friendly initiative. The last day is Monday, May 2.

Cline Library partnered with the Annual Fund Director for University Advancement to develop a crowdfunding project. The project is designed to help “power-up” the Cline Library by purchasing new power-hubs that will bring power from floor boxes and other difficult wall locations to where the student wants to work.

According to the Pearson Student Mobile Device Survey: College Students (May 16, 2014), college students are typically using a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or hybrid computer on a typical day. 28% of students use two devices at one time and 9% use 3-4 devices at any one time. With all of the available technology, power is at a premium. As many of you know, plugging in laptops or phones to wall outlets or enclosed floor boxes in study areas is challenging because the outlets are located along walls and not always easily accessible. In order to better serve students and provide the charging capabilities and convenience they expect, the library is pursuing the Power Up Cline Library! Project.

What: Purchase standing power hubs and ones that attach to study tables to support the growing number of devices students are using and need to charge. Two recent NAU Alumni lead the highly creative video project with a team of NAU students to help articulate the challenges of finding power in the library. An email from the Dean and University Librarian was sent to donors to NAU for this project.

Crowdfunding Goal: $10,000 for 35 Standing Power Hub and 12 Table Power Hub Boxes.

Website: http://nau.edu/power-up-cline


Louie's Legacy: The South Campus QR Code District



We hope you'll have a chance to explore the South Campus QR Code District, part of the ongoing Louie's Legacy project. The project is a collaborative effort of the Northern Arizona University (NAU) History department, its Public History classes, and Cline Library Special Collections and Archives. Students have researched and identified more than 75 sites on NAU's campus, they are now adding sites from parts of south campus. Users can visit a website via the posted QR codes placed on building across campus and learn more about the history and stories for each site.

To learn more about the project visit: http://library.nau.edu/speccoll/exhibits/louies_legacy/ .

Above image: Aerial View of Central Campus, 1967. Call # NAU.ARC.1967-68.2.2


Cline Library has expanded its hours this spring

In support of the growing research at NAU and the need for greater access to study spaces as well as technology, the Cline Library has expanded its weekend hours; closing at 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. We are now opening at 10am on Saturday and Sundays ( an addition of 8 hours). We hope to see you here!

Our current regular hours for the Spring semester are:

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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The library has a new service desk: the Tech Desk! Located on the second floor across from the Learning Studio, the Tech Desk is your one-stop shop for help with technology in the library.

We can help you with any software used in the library, including (but not limited to) Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro, and ProTools, as well as library hardware like printers, scanners, and checkout equipment. The Tech Desk also replaces the Studios Desk, formerly located in The Studios on the first floor.

Technology help is available anytime the desk is open. You can contact us in several ways:

  • Stop by in person
  • Chat with us. Click the Tech Desk icon on the desktop of any workstation in the library or Chat with us via the web.
  • Call 928-523-6820 or email library.techdesk@nau.edu
  • For in-depth help, schedule a consultation using the link on the Tech Desk page.


A Legacy of Canyon Adventure-The George Billingsley Collection

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If you haven’t ventured below the rim of the Grand Canyon, you’re missing the best part! For those with a more adventuresome personality (and extra leisure time), the panoramic landscape, geology, as well as unique flora and fauna are waiting to be experienced. Regardless of the time of year and trail or site trekked, the interior Canyon experience leaves a permanent mark on the visitor’s psyche. For a select few, it is a passionate love affair and devotion to the Canyon that leads to numerous adventures and experiences with family and friends. Few have loved or experienced the Canyon to the depth and breath as George Billingsley.

Special Collections is proud to announce the opening of the George Billingsley collection. This collection is the latest in a long list of archival collections documenting hiking and recreation in the Grand Canyon, including Harvey Butchart, Josef Muench, Fred and Margaret Eisement, P.T. Reilly, Tad Nichols, and Emery Kolb collections. The Billingsley collection includes the original research and correspondence for his book, Quest for the Pillar of Gold: The Mines and Miners of the Grand Canyon (co-authored with Earle Spamer and Dove Menkes) professional publications; and published Colorado Plateau and Grand Canyon maps. In additional, Billingsley has donated his annotated trip logs and thousands of photographs documenting his hiking and river excursions throughout the Grand Canyon region (1963-2002). The first series of the Billingsley photographs have been digitized and are now online. Stick around, there’s more to come!

Re-posted from the Special Collections and Archives Blog- http://library.nau.edu/speccoll/blog/2015/07/a-legacy-of-canyon-adventure-george-billingsley-collection/

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is now available online at NAU

WSJ.com access is now available to students, staff, and faculty at NAU! WSJ.com is available to assist NAU in achieving program and student learning outcomes through the use of its up-to-date and profound content. WSJ is the industry leader delivering the most original, crucial news of the day, insightful opinion and fair-minded analysis. For most, its 34 Pulitizer Prize Awards have made the WSJ a gold-standard of journalism. News coverage is Regional and International about business, finance, politics, technology and culture from more than 1,800 journalists in 45 countries.

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