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Anonymous asked
what are your hours of operation for SLAC today?

I hope I’m not too late in answering this question… If you need a quick response, try Ask a Librarian: http://www.library.txstate.edu/askalibrarian.html

Here are the hours for the SLAC Lab:

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Hours for specific subject labs or Supplemental Instruction can be found here: http://www.txstate.edu/slac/Hours0

fastcompany:

Does your morning look like Margaret Thatcher’s, or Ben Franklin’s? These routines might inspire you to create your own.
Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, we all start our day at some point. And we all seem to start it differently.
Some of us hop online to check social media, others dive in to email, still others eat breakfast, exercise, or pack lunches for the kids. There’re a million different ways a morning could go.
Which morning routine might be best?
While there’s probably not an ideal morning routine that fits everyone, we can learn a lot from the morning routines of successful people as well as from the research and inspiration behind starting a morning on the right foot.
I collected a wide range of opinions on how best to start a day, from the scientific to the successful. Here’s the best of what I found—maybe it’ll help you get a little more productivity, creativity, and enjoyment out of your morning.
Read More>

fastcompany:

Does your morning look like Margaret Thatcher’s, or Ben Franklin’s? These routines might inspire you to create your own.

Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, we all start our day at some point. And we all seem to start it differently.

Some of us hop online to check social media, others dive in to email, still others eat breakfast, exercise, or pack lunches for the kids. There’re a million different ways a morning could go.

Which morning routine might be best?

While there’s probably not an ideal morning routine that fits everyone, we can learn a lot from the morning routines of successful people as well as from the research and inspiration behind starting a morning on the right foot.

I collected a wide range of opinions on how best to start a day, from the scientific to the successful. Here’s the best of what I found—maybe it’ll help you get a little more productivity, creativity, and enjoyment out of your morning.

Read More>

Banned Books Week at Alkek Library

Banned books week is coming! Alkek Library events include:

Film Screening: The Watchmen on September 22nd at 6pm in Alkek 250.

Read-Out: Sign up for a spot to read from your favorite banned book on September 25th from 9.30-4.30 in the Alkek Instant Theater

Virtual Read-Out: Make a short 3 minute video of you reading from your favorite banned book and upload to Youtube.  Send us your link to be included in the Alkek playlist.

For more information and to sign up, click here.

Need a WiFi boost in the library? Park yourself under one of these wireless hubs. They’re attached to the ceilings throughout Alkek.
WiFi coverage on the 2nd floor is best along the windows because there are no hubs in the main lobby—the ceilings are too high.

Need a WiFi boost in the library? Park yourself under one of these wireless hubs. They’re attached to the ceilings throughout Alkek.

WiFi coverage on the 2nd floor is best along the windows because there are no hubs in the main lobby—the ceilings are too high.

How to cite this podcast:

MLA:
Glass, Ira. “504: How I Got Into College.” This American Life. Chicago Public Media, 6 Sept. 2013. Web. 10 Sept. 2014.

APA:
Glass, I. (Producer). (2013, September 6). 504: How I got into college [Audio podcast]. This American Life. Podcast retrieved from http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/504/how-i-got-into-college

Chicago:
Glass, Ira. “504: How I Got Into College.” This American Life. Chicago Public Media, Sept. 6, 2013. http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/504/how-i-got-into-college.

(learn more at Trinity College’s Cite Source or contact the Texas State Writing Center)

New! Reserved Group Study Rooms Now Available

Study rooms 512 and 514 (both are located on the 5th floor) can now be reserved in 2 hour blocks during the hours the library is open.

Reserve a group study room here: http://reservation.library.txstate.edu.  Log in with your NetID. 

Choose the “Group Study- Level 5” tab to reserve either Room 512 or 514.

Group Study Room Reservation
Important Information:

Room 512 can seat up to 6 people; Room 514 can seat up to 10 people. 

Reservations are limited to 1 reservation per day.  Each member of the group can make separate reservations to extend group access to a study room.

If you do not claim your room within 15 minutes of your scheduled reservation time, other groups may use the room.

Report any issues to the Circulation/Reserves desk on the 2nd floor.  You may also call 512.245.3681, or use Ask a Librarian to text or IM if someone is in the room during your reserved time.

gojikas:

Hi! I made this little guide thing because I’ve noticed throughout high school and college that students, including myself, with disabilities often have trouble with teachers that use PowerPoints. Many people do not know how to make an accessible PowerPoint.

Having an accessible PowerPoint benefits everyone! Not to mention, it is a right protected by (Federal and State) law that people with disabilities have accessibility to electronic documents. So please, after reading this little guide, I HIGHLY encourage you to do some research on how to make electronic documents accessible (especially if you are a teacher or college student). Accessible documents do not only apply to PowerPoint, but Word, Excel, and a countless number of other programs.

I want to mention one thing though: I broke a big rule that I didn’t include on my little guide. Try to keep eight or less lines of text per slide. Each line should have less than ten words. I broke this rule because Tumblr allows only 10 photos for photosets, so I couldn’t break the text up anymore. I’m really sorry. :(  Also, this is not a be-all and end-all guide! I seriously encourage you to look into making any and all documents more accessible (go on YouTube, there is a ton of great tutorials).