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The Bear Cave is a great place register for classes.   Don’t get frustrated with spotty internet connections because you can visit the Bear Cave when registration opens.

The Bear Cave features 12 computers and the library is providing laptops and fresh coffee. In addition, a knowledgeable staff member will be available to answer questions about registration.

The Bear Cave is open from noon on Sunday – 11:00 pm Thursday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm Friday, and 8:30 am – 4:30 pm on Saturday.

Bear Cave Registration Poster - registration

EndNote Web Workshop – Get help with citations

Introduction to EndNoteEndNote
Tuesday, October 24th, 5:00-6:00pm
LIB 108

Does the thought of creating bibliographies and in-text citations for your paper make you cringe? Then this workshop could help improve that response! Come learn about the library’s citation management tool, EndNote, that helps you keep track of your research and format bibliographies and in-text citations. You’re encouraged to bring your laptop if you have one – if you don’t, we will have some available.

Upcoming Workshop

Literature Review

Date : October 10th
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Library 108 (Level One)

Learn about the process of writing a literature review! Librarian Marla Beebe and Dr. Laura Hakala will share tips for research — especially those that are helpful for writers of literature reviews — as well as instruction on the all-important synthesis aspect of writing the paper. We hope you will leave more confident about researching for and writing a literature review.

Questions? Contact Marla Beebe.

Weekend of Welcome – Party in the Library

Welcome back students, faculty, and staff. An exciting Weekend of Welcome is almost here.

As part of Weekend of Welcome, Clark Memorial Library, the Writing Center, and ITS invite you to kick off fall semester at the “Party in Library”.  The party will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Sunday, August 20th.

The party will feature good food, a DJ, photo booth, roulette table, a craft table to bling a planner, tie-dye t-shirts, and much more. Activities are scheduled throughout level one and two of the library.

Take a look at some of the door prizes you can win at the party!  You must be present to win.

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Literature Review Workshop

Do you need help writing a literature review?
The Literature Review Workshop is just for you!

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Clark Memorial Library, room LIB 108 (bottom floor near the math lab)

Marla Beebe, Research & Instruction Librarian, and Suzanne Johnson-Varney, Technical Services and Collection Management Librarian, will provide tips for the research and writing aspects of a literature review.

Open to all students – graduate and undergraduate!

Contact Marla Beebe,, or Suzanne Johnson-Varney,, if you have any questions.

Quick Print workstations

Two Quick Print workstations were recently installed on level two.  They are located near the copier/printer/scanner.  Students asked for this service and we are happy to have this in place for when you need to print, but don’t have much time.  The library’s workstations are often full and the Quick Print stations provide an easy way for you to print your papers, research articles, or PowerPoint slides.

We heard you!

Quick Print stations

Quick Print stations

The Bear Cave is opening April 17th at 7:30 am

We are pleased to announce the Bear Cave is opening at 7:30 am on April 17th.  The hours for the study space are:

noon on Sunday – 10:45 pm Thursday
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Saturday

All are invited to an opening reception and ribbon cutting on April 19th at 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

The Bear Cave is in the library’s Rotunda near Flohr Lecture Hall.

Coming soon to the library – the Bear Cave

bear wavingIn early April, the campus 24 hour study space will open.  We will soon announce the opening day. The lab is a hybrid study space complete with 12 computers, a printer, and work tables with power supplies to charge your laptop and cell phone. Comfortable seating will arrive soon.

As we prepare to open the space, I’d like to thank the Student Government Association for their help in bringing this project to life.  This space would not be possible without their advocacy and continued support. It has been delightful to partner with SGA on this project.  We’d also like to thank SSU’s administration  and the Board of Trustees for their support of this project.  The lab is located in a space formerly reserved for board meetings, but board members supported opening the room for student use.

Students spoke and we listened!

The lab will be open during the hours the library is open, plus 24 hours on Sunday – Wednesday.  We’ll add additional hours the week before finals and the week of finals.

We invite you stop at the Service Desk and ask for a “sneak peek” of the Bear Cave!

Sunday – Wednesday: 24 hours

Thursday: Open until 11:45 pm

Friday: Open 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: Open 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Literature Review Workshop

Do you need help writing a literature review?  The Literature Review Workshop is just for you!

Tuesday, February 21st, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Clark Memorial Library, Room LIB 108 (bottom level)

Marla Beebe, Research & Instruction Librarian, and Dr. Laura Hakala, Interim Director of the Writing Center, will provide tips for the research and writing aspects of a literature review.

Open to all students – graduate and undergraduate!

Contact Marla Beebe,, or Dr. Hakala,, if you have any questions.