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Regent University Employee of the Month is Christine Payne!

The Library faculty and staff are very happy to congratulate one of their own. Access Services Supervisor Christine Payne has been chosen as Regent’s Employee of the Month for May. Her commendation, compiled from comments by coworkers who nominated her, reads as follows:

“Known throughout the Library as a woman of exemplary dependability and dedication, Christine is able to share her love of the Lord and be a reflection of his character in all that she does. Her high level of integrity is bolstered by her good cheer and tirelessness in creating a consistent atmosphere of maximum efficiency and professionalism, especially in her other role as Night Supervisor for the Library Access Services.

Verifiably an excellent Jill-of-all-trades, Christine works tirelessly to train, mentor, and nurture student workers as they learn the many intricacies of the Resource Service Desk. In this position, her workers’ interactions with other library users have received multiple positive reviews thanks to her tutelage. Her attitude when tasked with a job to do shows that she will exceed anyone’s expectations through perseverance and hard work.

Away from the Circulation Desk, Christine has played an innovating role in creating and maintaining several social media campaigns, revamping the library registration forms for online use, and introducing the beloved library mascot, Robbie! Her clever thinking really shone through after she created a video of library staff and services available for distance learning, making sure no student was without their resources during this trying time. With our current environment as challenging as it is now, Christine has improvised, adapted, and overcome the adversity and effortlessly proved why she is deserving of such recognition.”

Christine, thank you for all you do to make the Library, both on-campus and online, a friendly, efficient, and innovative place for the Regent community.

Expanded Journal, E-book, and Video Content

Just a few of the scholarly publishers offering free content this semester

With hundreds of universities around the world now providing all instruction and services online, many scholarly publishers and database providers are offering free emergency access to thousands of online journals, monographs, textbooks, and streaming video.

Some of the publishers offering this temporary access include JSTOR, ProjectMuse, ProQuest, SAGE, Kanopy, and CENGAGE. The dates of free access vary with each vendor from the end of May to the end of June.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of these valuable trials, located on the Library’s campus closure support guide. Please note that this emergency content is not discoverable in Summon. While some vendors, such as JSTOR, are adding the additional content to our existing subscriptions, the best place to know what’s available and access it is through our guide.

While we cannot make any commitments regarding new subscriptions, the librarians will consider seriously all student and faculty opinions of these resources in our purchasing decisions. Please email your comments to librarians@regent.edu.

Important Trial: Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers 68,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. This resource has more than twice the number of any other academic video database. Just a few of the providers represented include CNN, BBC, PBS, Sony Pictures Classics, and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Now through March 3, The Library has a trial subscription to Academic Video Online. This is truly a premium-quality product that would offer significant educational benefits to the Regent community. Please try out a video or two by clicking here and logging in with your Regent username and password. Also consider letting us know what you think of the resource by adding a comment here.

Safari Books now O’Reilly for Higher Education

Safari Books Online has been re-branded as O’Reilly for Higher Education.

O’Reilly Media, the owner of Safari, has created a new platform to provide users with enhanced content and a more functional interface This premium management and technology resource offers more than 35K ebook titles, 30K hours of video, learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, and audio books from 250 of the world’s leading publishers.

To use the new platform, users must set up a personal account with their Regent email address. To get started, simply go to O’Reilly for Higher Education on the Library database page. After clicking on the database link, use the drop down menu to select “Not listed? Click here.” This will take you to the login page where you will enter your Regent email address and click “Let’s Go.” You will then be logged in and have access to the O’Reilly platform.

A welcome email will be sent to you with a confirmation link to choose a password. Setting a password is optional and you can continue accessing the site following the instructions above without a password.

Comments about O’Reilly? Please email us your opinion at librarians@regent.edu.