What’s New Wednesdays: Research Guides Now Mobile-Friendly

As of August, our library research guides have received a makeover. The new interface includes a simplified look and feel and a mobile friendly design. Not sure what research guides are? They’re mini-web sites created by librarians to help you get started with research. Research guides are tailored for specific subjects and courses to help connect you to the resources you need.

Research any time on any device

Temple libraries’ research guides still contain all of the great content you need, such as  databases, books, websites, videos, and more, to help you tackle research projects, but now you can access research guides on across a range of devices including desktops, tablets and smartphones.

Arts of the Western World course guide by Art Librarian, Jill Luedke

Arts of the Western World course guide by Art Librarian, Jill Luedke

LibGuide displayed on a mobile phone

Arts of the Western World course guide by Art Librarian, Jill Luedke











Access TU libraries’ Research Guides anytime at guides.temple.edu or by going to the library website and selecting the “Guides” tab.

Welcome Caitlin Shanley

In January, Temple Libraries welcomed new Instruction Librarian and Team Leader, Caitlin Shanley. Caitlin is the Libraries’ primary coordinator for library instruction for the First Year Writing program and library liaison to Women’s Studies, Asian Studies, and American Studies. She will also provide staff development, training and assessment for the Libraries’ overall instruction program.

Caitlin comes to us most recently from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries where she was the Educational Technology Librarian at the Weigle Information Commons. Prior to that she served as the Instructional Design and Technology Librarian at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she led initiatives related to instructional technologies in the library. Of note is her work on UTC’s redesign of first-year English composition instruction, and her role as co-creator of a zombie video game to complement library orientation tours which won the Association of College and Research Libraries President’s Program Innovation Award.

Caitlin is an active member in the Philadelphia community. She volunteers for Girls Rock Philly (GRP), a volunteer-based non-profit organization that empowers girls and young women through music education. Last year Caitlin served as a camp counselor and band manager during GRP’s week-long summer camp where girls ages 9-17 learned to play instruments and to compose and perform an original song. Since joining GRP Caitlin has developed a personal interest in music; she’s currently learning to play the bass guitar.

When she is not learning new songs on the bass or thinking about information literacy, she’s most likely hanging out with her two furry friends Maisie and Miss Mandible.

Caitlin holds a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in Literature and Women’s Studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Welcome, Caitlin!

Caitlin at Joshua Tree National Park

Caitlin at Joshua Tree National Park

Tech issues in the Library? Get help from one of our student Tech Assistants

Student tech assistants staff the reference desk daily to help assist with technology issues related to both computing and library equipment. I recently sat down with Sokieu Mach, student Tech Assistant at Temple University Libraries, to learn about a little more about the great services the student Tech Assistants can provide.

Girl sitting at reference desk behind sign reading: Tech Help, Ask Computer and Technical Questions Here.

Sokieu is a Biology major who enjoys running and hanging out with her friends.

Student Tech Assistants can walk you through using those tricky photocopiers, scanners, printers, our book scanner and more. Having an issue with Microsoft Office? Can’t get online? Tech assistants can help with issues as simple as copying and pasting text in a document or walking you through the process of getting your laptop connected to TU’s wireless. Whether you’re working on your personal laptop or a library computer, the tech assistants are there to troubleshoot a range of needs. Just stop the desk and ask!