A-LIST Students Available to Help with Research

RackMultipart20140313-29124-1ef1afdThe struggle is real. Let us help!

Students in the A-LIST program (Albert S. Cook Library Leadership Institute for Students) are available to help you with your research needs!

To learn more about how they can help, watch this new video!

August 28, 2014 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

In 90 Seconds, Learn All You Need to Know about Cook Library

Al Burt is back and he wants you to learn what he knows about Cook Library!

You can view this new commercial (and all of Al’s previous videos) on Cook Library’s YouTube channel or by clicking on the video below.


August 27, 2014 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

New Number for Text-a-Librarian: 410-774-1398

IMGP2403Research help got a new text number over the summer!

If you have a quick question, you can now text it to 410-774-1398 to get an answer.

There is no more short code to enter. Just text us your question and if it during our research help hours, you will get a quick reply. (If it is after hours, a librarian will get back to you the first thing the next morning). Standard messaging and data rates may apply.


August 26, 2014 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Students, Step Right Up to Cook Library!

Cbutton1We invite all new students and their families to stop by Cook Library and get to know the fantastic services we have to offer.

Games, Giveaways, and Getting to Know the Library
Saturday, August 23rd from 11-4p at Cook Library
Tuesday, August 26th from 10-4p at Cook Library

New students and their families are invited to stop by Cook Library to test their skills for prizes and refreshments or simply to enjoy the cool air conditioning.  Carnival games and giveaways will be held outside the library. Librarians will be on hand to answer student and parent questions as well as give library tours as requested. In the library, students can pose for photos with their new friends and their favorite books.

Students can also play a QR code based “Mobile Mystery” game with a grand prize gift from the University Store.

Even if you can’t stop by on these days, the library has lots of tools to help you get the fall semester off to a good start:

August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Ferguson infoPlaylist

14974784752_c08a246283_mMichael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri (a suburb of St. Louis) on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The firestorm of protests and arrests that followed has led to nation-wide discussions about race, media coverage, policing, and the First Amendment of the Constitution. This infoPlaylist prepared by Librarians Joyce Garczynski and Megan Browndorf contains background information, news and social media coverage, analysis and opinions as well as the official responses related to these events.


Background Information


News and Social Media Coverage


Analysis and Opinions


Official Responses


August 21, 2014 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

Welcome (Back) Faculty!

Library in Spring 0027(2)We are pleased to welcome new and returning faculty to Cook Library. We hope you had a wonderful summer. There are a number of ways that the library can be of help as you prepare for your classes and work on your own research.

As the fall semester begins, we want you to know that the staff and librarians at Cook are available to help you get your course reserves set up and teach information literacy sessions to your students on topics like avoiding plagiarism and how to find, use, and evaluate information sources.

To learn more about these services visit our faculty website.

The library also offers a number academic events and workshops  throughout the year. If you have ideas for events you would like to see the library offer, please do not hesitate to contact Librarian Joyce Garczynski at jgarczynski@towson.edu and share your ideas.

We can also help you locate the resources you need for your own research.  Just contact the library liaison for your department with your questions. The librarians are always happy to help you find the information you need.

If you find a library resource and you can’t make it over to Cook to pick it up, we can deliver it to you through our Cook Delivers program.

In addition, the library is proud to showcase all the great research you do. The library has a faculty publications display that is changed out every few months, so if you have a publication you would like to be added to the display, please contact your library liaison. If you publish a book, we ask that you donate two copies to the library, one to be circulated and one to be preserved in the Archives.

Don’t forget: You can always keep up with new resources and events by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

August 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Fill Your Calendar with the Library’s Fall 2014 Events!

What do disability advocacy, immigration, and Zotero all have in common?

They are all the subjects of Fall 2014 events and workshops at Cook Library!

You can download a pdf of the calendar here or below.

Please contact librarian Joyce Garczynski at jgarczynski@towson.edu or 410-704-5168 if you have any questions.


August 18, 2014 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

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