News and Notes from the CalSouthern Library

Mar 7, 2016 by Jennifer Hill

Diane-WrenLibrary Services Team Welcomes Diane Wren CalSouthern's library services team continues to grow, with the recent addition of Diane Wren. Diane will assume the role of associate director, library services and university projects. Diane earned a BA in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She earned an additional undergraduate degree—a Bachelor of Fine Arts—from the Maine College of Art.

Before joining library services, Diane worked at CalSouthern in enrollment services and information technology. Prior to her work at CalSouthern, she was at the Joanne Waxman Library at her alma mater the Maine College of Art. In addition, she has also worked for nine years developing and managing distance-based nursing education programs at Kaiser Permanente.

Diane is excited to be part of library services, and is ready to assist learners with their research and inter-library loan requests. Diane's primary focus will be on the CalSouthern’s School of Business and School of Nursing.

Library Webinars Don’t forget that, on the first three Mondays of each month, Jennifer Hill hosts webinars that cover various aspects of the CalSouthern Library, which offers a wide variety of tools and resources to help learners with their research and writing assignments. The first Monday of each month, the webinar will focus on the ProQuest databases. On the second Monday, Jennifer will help attendees understand how to best utilize the EBSCOhost databases. The third Monday of each month, Jennifer will review Google Scholar and the library’s citation tools. Of course, learners are welcome to ask questions at these live sessions. All webinars are at 5:00 p.m. PST.

New Nursing Resources New to the library is the CINAHL library database. This is a scholarly article database for nursing, and already learners are finding it helpful—even students in our Schools of Business and Behavioral Sciences. For more information, click here. The CINAHL database can be found in the library by clicking “Find an Article,” then on the link for “Nursing Article Databases.” We are looking forward to helping our new nursing students as the new department continues to rolls out!

We also wanted to make you aware of another new resource: the nursing websites page. This page contains a list of professional and academic websites, which the library staff has compiled with nursing learners in mind. This new page can be found here on the learner portal, library services site. Or, you can navigate to the library, then click on “Nursing Websites” under the “Services” header. Currently, topics include nursing leadership, nursing research, associations and grants, as well as other, more general topics related to nursing.




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