Wayne College Library Expands Curbside Service

The library is now offering appointments for curbside library pickup and dropoff during these hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

All curbside service appointments will be scheduled by prior arrangement. Please follow these instructions for requesting materials for curbside pickup:

  1. Using the UA Libraries catalog, place holds on the materials you would like and select the location “Wayne College Curbside” from the pickup location drop-box.
  2. When the items are available for pickup you will be contacted via your UA email address to arrange an appointment for curbside service.
  3. Arrive and park at the main entrance in the semi-circle drive at your designated appointment time. Call the library (330-684-8789) or send us a text (330-551-5275) to announce your arrival.
  4. A library staff member will bring your items out to your car.

Please follow these instructions for curbside returns:

  1. Email the library and request an appointment for curbside returns.
  2. A library staff member will contact you and make an appointment.
  3. Arrive and park at the main entrance in the semi-circle drive at your designated appointment time. Call the library (330-684-8789) or send us a text (330-551-5275) to announce your arrival.
  4. The library staff member will come to your car to retrieve your returns.
  5. Items returned will immediately be quarantined for the required 7 days upon return. These items will remain on your library account until they are checked in after quarantine. Do not be alarmed that your items remain on your account: the materials will be “back-dated” upon being discharged from your record.

Curbside pickup and dropoff will now take place in front of the main classroom building in the semi-circle drive.

Please note:

  • It now takes longer to exchange materials between libraries due to the need to quarantine items. All items received from other libraries will be quarantined for 7 days before being circulated to our patrons. This is for your safety and the safety of our library staff. Please plan ahead when requesting materials.
  • Returned items will remain on a patron’s card during the 7-day quarantine. Items will be “back-dated” when checked in so that no fines will be accrued during the quarantine.
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Got Library Materials to Return?

Our next library materials drop-off day is Wednesday, June 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Here’s what to do:

  • Park in the Boyer Gym parking lot (behind the gym, using the entrance near the YMCA) and come to the handicap-accessible door.
  • Call or text Maureen: 330-806-8433
  • Maureen will meet you at the door

You will not be able to enter the building, which is still closed. We will only be accepting materials checked out on your library account. We are NOT accepting any bookstore rental returns.

If you cannot return your materials during this timeslot, don’t worry: Continue to hold on to your materials until the next drop off time, to be determined. Your due dates will continue to be extended while the College is closed and you will not be responsible for any fines accrued during this time.

Questions? Contact Maureen Lerch via email: mlerch@uakron.edu

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Library Hours – Summer 2020

Library staff are available to assist patrons this summer via email, text, chat, or web conferencing during our hours of operation posted below. With library facilities and print collections unavailable, we look forward to your virtual visit!

Summer Hours (May 10 – August 23, 2020)

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

The Library will be closed the following holidays:

Memorial Day: Monday, May 25, 2020
Independence Day Observed: Friday, July 3, 2020

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Play Remote Library Help Bingo!

Moving learning and support online this semester will pose a challenge for most of us, but why not make a game of it? Play our Remote Library Help Bingo and learn how to connect with the library staff so we’re here when and where you need us. We are dedicated to connecting you with the resources you need to be successful in this new online adventure!

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New Book Series for Nursing Students

The new 4-year degree programs at Wayne College in nursing, business, communication and education mean more library resources in support of these fields. This post focuses on the book series, Transforming Nursing Practice by SAGE Publishing, for students pursuing this profession. The aim of these books is to guide students through their training and into their careers by applying theory to practice. Students and faculty are invited to stop in the library and examine these resources to see how they might be used to complement current lessons. Below is a list of the new titles.

Be watching for upcoming blogposts on new materials in other degree programs!

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How did he do it?

How did he do it?

2019 was a memorable year for Jeopardy fans. Contestant James Holzhauer stole the show by winning 32 games in a row and setting many records. Most notably, Holzhauer won more money in a single game than any other contestant and won more than 2 million dollars in total earnings.

During one of the episodes, the host of Jeopardy, Alex Trebek, asked Holzhauer how he prepared for the show. He replied that one way was by reading children’s nonfiction books because they are short and they cover the most important points on a subject.

Viewers could sense that this answer (heard ’round the world) brought librarians, teachers and authors to their feet to cheer on Holzhauer. His promotion of this genre of literature and his endorsement of the genre as an invaluable educational resource – for children and adults alike – meant more feathers in the caps of these advocates.

The Children’s Collection in the Wayne College Library has a wide selection of nonfiction books, the newest of which are highlighted in the list below. To learn more of their details, determine availability, and to place a hold on an item (if it is currently checked out to another patron) follow the hyperlinks to the library catalog. Or, simply stop in and browse the collection. Remember, these books are for the young and the young at heart!

Note: The official site for the game show Jeopardy is:

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New E-book with Faculty Focus

Follow this link to locate the title in the library catalog.

Steve Jobs had a powerful vision for education: employing technology to make an enormous impact on the lives of millions of students. To realize this vision, Jobs tapped John D. Couch, a trusted engineer and executive with a passion for education. Couch believed the real purpose of education was to help children discover their unique potential and empower them to reach beyond their perceived limitations.

In this new e-book, Rewiring Education, Couch shares expertise gained from 50-plus years in education and technology. He takes listeners behind Apple’s major research studies, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT) and ACOT2, highlighting the powerful effects of the Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) framework. Rewiring Education presents a bold vision for the future of education, looking at promising emerging technologies and how we—as parents, teachers, and voters—can ensure children are provided with opportunities and access to the relevant, creative, collaborative, and challenging learning environments they need to succeed.

Note: Description statement provided by Amazon.

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Oh, the places we can go!

Travel, geography and culture take center stage in our new country guides. Titles cover the nations of Namibia, Greece, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland – plus, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden in Scandinavia. To learn more details, determine availability, and place a hold on an item (if it is currently checked out to another patron) follow the hyperlinks to the library catalog.

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Library Fine Forgiveness

Beginning November 18th, the library will be offering fine amnesty to Wayne College students, faculty, and staff. In lieu of money owed on fines we are asking that library patrons bring in boxes of facial tissues (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.) that will be donated to our Wooster Hope Food Pantry at Wayne College. Bring in one full-sized box of tissues (no travel sizes, please!) and we will waive your fines.

You heard that right:

If you bring in a box of tissues we will waive your fines.

The amnesty event will end on Saturday, December 14th, so don’t wait to take advantage of this opportunity to clear up any library fines.

Here’s the catch:

  • We cannot offer any refunds on previously paid library fines
  • Lost or damaged items are excluded (but see the library staff for ideas on how to replace these items in the most inexpensive way!)
  • Materials checked out after November18th are not eligible
  • You must stop in the library to participate in this fine amnesty

Even if you do not have any library fines, please consider contributing to this worthy cause.  We are really hoping to get the Pantry all stocked up for next year!

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