The library at Waubonsee Community College offers many services that support mobile technologies. The two newest services this year include our “KwikBoost” charging stations and our “Library Text Alerts” service.
KwikBoost charging stations have been placed in locations within the Sugar Grove and Aurora campus libraries. These stations offer reliable, fast charging for mobile devices.
Don’t worry if you don’t have your charging cable with you, our KwikBoost stations are already equipped with connectors that fit a wide variety of phones and tablets. To use a station just plug your device into the appropriate cable, place the device in the caddy on front, then have a seat in one of our comfortable chairs and relax with a book or magazine. You may even want to work on writing that paper you’ve been procrastinating on, but if you don’t we won’t judge.
Have you ever placed a hold on library materials and then found out they were already waiting for you after you got home? Have you ever forgotten about having checked out a book and let it get overdue? Have you ever missed a notification from the library because you forgot about checking your student e-mail address? We all have, don’t worry you’re not the first. The Waubonsee Community College libraries now offer a great new service that lets you opt-in to receive text messages to help you stay current with your library account.
To get started receiving text messages sign in to mywcc and select the library tab at the top of the screen. Next, click the “My Account” button in the “Library Commons” window. From there, choose “Library Text Alerts”. You will be presented with options for adding and removing phone numbers and for indicating the types of notifications you would like to receive. Simply make your selections and sign out of mywcc when you are finished.
Remember, your phone provider may charge you for text messages and you, not Waubonsee Community College, will be responsible for any charges incurred. We will make every effort possible to keep the number of messages sent to a minimum. If you ever want to change what notifications you receive just return to the “Library Commons” and update your preferences.
Did you know that the symbol for power / standby mode used on most electronics today has existed since 1973? At the time, it was included in a standard created by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for use on various electrically powered equipment. Originally this symbol was meant to be used for “Standby” mode. It wasn’t until 2004 that its current more generic “Power” meaning was adopted in a standard released by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The symbol is composed of two superimposed numbers, 1 meaning on, and 0 meaning off.
On Wednesday, January 12, 2011, the SirsiDynix corporation released a case study featuring Waubonsee Community College’s very own Todd Library. SirsiDynix is a leader in the library software industry and provides services to libraries in seventy countries. The case study highlights many of the advances in technology the Todd Library’s Technology Coordinator John Wohlers has pioneered in the past seven years. The study will be used by SirsiDynix to promote the advanced features of their products to its clients world wide.
Read the full case study at the SirsiDynix website by selecting “Academic” from the “Solutions” menu, and then following the link to “Case Studies” or by visiting the url: http://bit.ly/edLqwx .
We have just added 400 new eBooks to our collection. These new titles are all available to you for use both on campus, or off. We love feedback, so leave a comment on our blog or via twitter @wcctoddlibrary to let us know what you think of these new additions!