Lianne Pang

To check a student’s printing account to see information like their printing balance and history, you can use the “Add Printing” module (now called “My Printing Administration”): http://eagle.northwestu.edu/my-printing/admin/students/.

First, log in using the library@northwestu.edu account if you haven’t already.

Type in the student’s ID number (or their name if they can’t remember their number) and then click the Continue button.

You will see the student’s current printing balance on the next page. To view their full printing account and history, click the View Printing History button.

The students in Eric Steinkamp’s Environmental Science class (and possibly his other classes – I’m not sure) are required to use the Data Analysis function in Excel for their homework assignments. This requires the Analysis ToolPak, and the computers that have Excel 2013 installed do not have the Analysis ToolPak activated.

We have requested that IT activate the Analysis ToolPak on all the campus computers that have Excel 2013, but they said there is currently no way to do that.

In the meantime, you can activate the Analysis ToolPak on individual computers by following the instructions on this page: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/use-the-analysis-toolpak-to-perform-complex-data-analysis-HA102748996.aspx.

Follow the steps under “Load and activate the Analysis ToolPak.”

Bike racks are located outside of the Guy/Perks/Crowder Residence Halls as well as Gray-Beatty Residence Hall.

Students are responsible for providing their own locks.

More information can be found in the Student Community Handbook, under Bicycles: http://eagle.northwestu.edu/departments/student-handbook/campus-life/.

Contact Student Development if you can’t find the information you need.

After a student purchases their parking permit, they are supposed to print out a temporary pass to display on their car dashboard until the regular permit is ready. The temporary pass is a webpage, so students who are on their laptops may need help printing.

Here are some solutions based on the browser the student is using:

Safari – Use the “Export to PDF” menu option, then print the PDF document using the Print Kiosk system.

Chrome – Use the “Print” menu option, then change the printer to “Save to PDF.” Print the PDF document using the Print Kiosk system.

Firefox – Use the “Print” menu option, then change the printer to Microsoft XPS Document Writer. Print the XPS document using the Print Kiosk system.

Internet Explorer – Use the “Print” menu option, then change the printer to Microsoft XPS Document Writer. Print the XPS document using the Print Kiosk system.

If, for some reason, the student is unable to save the webpage as a PDF or XPS document, they will have to save the webpage or take a screen capture, then email the file to themselves or save it on a USB drive so they can print it using one of the library computers.

Note: These instructions can also be used to help students print any webpage from their laptop, or if a student is having trouble printing a webpage on a library computer.

Different citation styles have varying recommendations for how to cite an eBook, especially when the text is being read on an e-reader or other device. Below are links with guidance for each of the main citation styles used on campus.

MLA: http://www.mla.org/style/handbook_faq/cite_an_ebook

APA: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2011/06/how-do-you-cite-an-e-book.html

Turabian: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html

Students who have further questions should consult their professor and/or the Writing Center.

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is known as NU Reference when using the main search box on the library website.

When searching NU Reference, make sure to use the Boolean operator AND when looking for multiple concepts in order to get the most relevant search results.

Example topic: Lactose intolerance in children

< lactose intolerance children > – The most useful article for this topic appears at the end of the search results.

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< lactose intolerance AND children > – The most useful article now appears first in the search results.

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Another method is to start broad and then use the “Search within results” function to narrow down the search.

Example topic: Lactose intolerance in children

Initial search: < lactose intolerance >

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Then use the “Search within results” box on the left side of the page to search for < children >. The most useful article appears first in the updated search results.

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If anyone is looking for a notary public on campus, refer them to KiKi Hadden (kiki.hadden@northwestu.edu or 425.889.5215). Her current office location can be found in the Employee & Student Directory on Eagle.

The affiliate borrower application must be submitted in person at the library front desk. Blank copies of the application are available in the file drawer of the front desk and in the User Services folder on the S: drive (S:\User Services\Circulation\Patrons\Affiliate Borrowers\Application\Affiliate Application.docx). Place the completed application form in Emily’s inbox once you are finished creating the patron record.

Information about the different groups of people eligible for affiliate borrower accounts can be found on the Visitors page of the library website, under “Borrowing Privileges at NU”: http://library.northwestu.edu/services/visitors/.

The library account must be in the name of the qualified borrower. Spouses, family members, and other individuals authorized to use the account should be listed as proxy borrowers.

Verifying the Patron’s Credentials

NU Alumni

Pastors and Missionaries

AGTS (Assemblies of God Theological Seminary)

Issuing a Library Card

Every affiliate borrower should be issued an NU Library affiliate borrower card.  These cards have the NU Library logo and numbers in the format: A000001234.  Have the patron print (not sign) their full name on the card.

In the past, other forms of identification could be used (NC Library cards, student ID cards, cards from other institutions, etc.).  Affiliate borrowers with these older forms of identification should be issued an NU Library card the next time they come in to the library.  When you issue the new card you will need to update the patron record in the WMS Admin module and scan the new card number into the Barcode field.

Creating the Patron Record

After verifying that the patron’s application is complete, you may create a new patron account for them in WMS.

From the Circulation module, verify that the patron does not already have an account in WMS (this is especially important for NU Alumni). If an account already exists for the patron, update their patron type, address, telephone, email, and expiration date accordingly.

Once you confirm that there is no existing record, click the Create New Patron button.

Create New Patron

Fill in the patron’s information. Make sure to choose Affiliate for patron type, and select the proper expiration date.

NU Alumni, Pastors, Missionaries – Set the expiration date for the end of the month, two years in the future.

AGTS – Ask the patron when their current term (quarter, semester, or trimester) is over. Set the expiration date for the end of that month.

Community Borrowers – Set the expiration date for the end of the month, one year in the future.

Patron Information

After the patron record has been created, go into the Profile section and add a Staff Note indicating what type of affiliate borrower the patron is. If the patron is a pastor or missionary, specify what institution they are affiliated with.

Staff Note - Affiliate Borrower

Updating Patron Information

Pastors and missionaries receive unlimited account renewals. When one of these patrons contacts the library to renew an expired library account, please verify their church/missions board affiliation and update their account information if necessary.

If the patron no longer has a church or missions board affiliation, see if they qualify for a free library account under another category. If they do not, they will be classified as a Community Borrower and will need to pay the $40/year fee.

Students will often ask for help printing a tri-fold brochure or pamphlet. In order to make sure that the brochures or pamphlets print properly, have the student use the following settings:

From the Print menu, make sure Library Student Copier is selected. Then change the double-sided printing setting to Print on Both Sides – Flip pages on short edge.

Brochure Printing Settings

Then click on Printer Properties to adjust the color settings. In the Quality tab, choose Auto Color under Select Color. Then choose Photo under Color Settings.

Note: Changing the Color Settings to Photo doesn’t seem to always be necessary, but if a student reports that their brochure did not print in color, choosing Photo instead of Document seems to fix the problem.

Color Printing Settings

 

Follow the steps below if someone wants to print on a non-standard size of paper (i.e., something that cannot be auto-detected by the printer). NOTE: You should not need to do this for A3, A4, or other international standard sizes.

  1. Place the paper in the bypass tray.
  2. Log in to the Library Student Copier (it doesn’t matter who you log in as).
  3. Go into the Copy module.
  4. Tap the “Paper” icon.
  5. Select the bypass tray.
  6. Tap the “Change Tray Setting” icon.
  7. Choose the “Custom Size” option. (Note: this option cannot be selected unless the paper is in the bypass tray.)
  8. Place the paper on the glass and take its measurements, then put the paper back in the bypass tray.
  9. Enter the measurements. (Make sure you know which side is X and which side is Y.)
  10. Tap OK to save the measurements, then close all of the open windows.
  11. Log off.

Before sending the document to the printer, ensure that the paper size set on the computer matches the measurements entered for the bypass tray.

The paper tray does not need to be selected in Printer Properties. Library Student Copier will automatically detect that the bypass tray needs to be used for the custom-sized document.