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RMU Library will close at 11 PM on Thursday, April 2nd and re-open on Monday morning, April 6th.

Thanks so much to all who have volunteered to participate in Library Web Site Usability Testing this Spring. The response has been truly overwhelming! We are very grateful and excited to have such a large number of interested students!

If you were one of the first 10 respondents, I will be contacting you by email later today to set up a usability testing time slot. Initial usability testing sessions will be taking place next week.

To those who have responded but were not one of the first 10 to respond, I will be in touch with you as well, as further usability testing will be taking place in the upcoming months.

Thank you!!

We are looking for ten (10) RMU student volunteers to help improve our website by participating in a usability study.
Total time commitment is one hour and you will get SET credit and a $10 Amazon gift card for you assistance.
Do a good deed and get two awesome rewards? It’s a Win-Win-Win situation!

Contact Emily to schedule your session at paladino@rmu.edu.

Web Site Usability Testing Recruitment

Would you like to help us improve the Library’s web site?

*Students can earn 1 hour of S.E.T. Service Credit for each hour of web site testing participation.
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**First ten participants receive $10 Amazon Gift Cards

RMU Library is looking for volunteers to find information using the library web site while thinking aloud.

Additionally, you will be asked several open-ended questions regarding RMU Library web services at the conclusion of the session.

Who?
Any non-librarians, but particularly students

Why?
To help us test our site and use the results to revamp our site over the summer.

When?

Late March – Early April

Time involved:
One hour (or less).

How do I sign up?
Contact Emily Paladino, (412)397-6880 or paladino@rmu.edu, to schedule a time slot.

Where?
RMU Library

RMU-Online students and others interested in participating but not available to come to the Library for testing, there will be another similar opportunity being conducted online later this spring.

RMU Library will be closing at 7 PM this evening (Research Room, Reference & Circulation Services, Textbook Reserve).

Our apologies for any inconvenience.

This month, RMU Library is trialing several different eResources — a nursing database, and two different eReference resources.

UpToDate
https://reddog.rmu.edu/login?url=http://www.uptodate.com/online
UpToDate synthesizes medical information into practical, evidence-based, point-of-care recommendations. Compare it with DynaMed, a similar product and current RMU Library subscription.

Statistical Abstracts Global and Statistical Abstract Historical
This trial provides online access to Statistical Abstracts of the U.S., Statistical Abstracts of the World, and digital historical access to Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. (1970-2012)

Europa World Online
https://reddog.rmu.edu/login?url=http://www.europaworld.com/advanced-search
This is the online version of the Europa World Year Book. It is a classic reference source covering world affairs, providing political and economic information for over 250 countries.

The above-listed database trial links are accessible from on campus or off campus; links to these database trials can be found on the Library’s Databases A-Z page (http://library.rmu.edu/research-assistance/databases-alphabetical).

Additional links to Statistical Abstract and Europa World Online can be found on the Databases – Social Sciences page (http://library.rmu.edu/research-assistance/databases-social-science) and Databases – General & Interdisciplinary page (http://library.rmu.edu/research-assistance/databases-general-interdisciplinary)

An additional link to UpToDate can be found on the Databases – Nursing & Health Sciences page (http://library.rmu.edu/research-assistance/databases-nursing-health-sciences)

We invite RMU students, staff, and faculty to check out these potential library subscriptions and to pass along any feedback you may wish to share (paladino@rmu.edu). Thanks!

Our front desk is sad. It’s been a year and we still don’t know what to call it. It’s where we check out books and provide research assistance. It is important! It deserves a name! Don’t let it continue to suffer this existential crisis.
Tweet us your best name suggestion @RMULIBRARY with #SadDesk by 1/30. All participants will be entered to win one of three $25 Amazon gift cards. Help make our desk happy.
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