Jacksonville State University - Houston Cole Library

Jacksonville State University - Houston Cole Library Welcome to the official page of the Houston Cole Library at Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama.
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Welcome to Jacksonville State University's Houston Cole Library! Named for President Emeritus Dr. Houston Cole, the Houston Cole Library was built in 1972. The facility is a thirteen-story building divided into eight micro-libraries. Floors two through seven and nine through ten are divided into public subject areas and are managed by subject specialist librarians. Each public service librarian is responsible for collection maintenance and development, supervision of student employees, liaison activities, and instruction. The Library is staffed with 15 professional and 18 para-professional employees. We are here to assist you with your research and information needs. You can contact our librarians via virtual chat, phone, email, text, and/or in person. Just click on Ask Us to connect with our librarians or submit a question. We hope you find our services useful. We invite you to visit the library often (in both its physical and virtual locations) and to enjoy the wealth of resources and information available through our services.

Mission: The mission of Houston Cole Library is to provide information services and resources to support the scholarly and informational needs of the University community. In doing so, the library strives to reflect the curriculum first, with secondary emphasis on faculty research and statewide resource sharing. The Library's collection consists of more than 600,000 titles. Our online card catalog will allow you to search the collections held at our Library. Additionally, the catalogs of other major Alabama academic libraries are available for online searching. The numerous databases we subscribe to will allow you online access to magazines, newspapers and journal citations and articles. In addition to numerous public computer workstations, students have access to a group study room and a computer lab. Other services within the Library are inter-library loan, self-service photocopying, conference rooms, and AV services.

Happy 4th to all of our Jacksonville State University Gamecocks!!!
07/04/2020

Happy 4th to all of our Jacksonville State University Gamecocks!!!

ProQuest has made your research easier! You can now begin your search at https://search.proquest.com/ and it will route ...
06/25/2020

ProQuest has made your research easier! You can now begin your search at https://search.proquest.com/ and it will route you through our login process. #EasierAccessMakesResearchEasier

Remember this post last week? For those who guessed in our #GuessTheLibraryDeansFavoriteArtistBand and are waiting for t...
06/05/2020

Remember this post last week? For those who guessed in our #GuessTheLibraryDeansFavoriteArtistBand and are waiting for the answers, here you go...

1. Tied for the most Chris Isaak and Iron Maiden
2. Tied for second Old 97s, Paul Simon and Dream Theater

Hey Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, meet Your Dean of Library Services, John-Bauer Graham. Dean Graham is the one that keeps the lights on at the Library, but there is more to the man than work. He loves music of all kinds. Want to know more? Take a guess which two artists/bands he has seen the most by adding your comment below with the hash tag #GuessTheLibraryDeansFavoriteArtistBand and we will let you know next week. ##MeetYourLibraryDean #WeAreHereToHelpYou

06/05/2020

Good news! We have received word that the water leak has been repaired thanks to the City of Jacksonville, Alabama. We should be open regular hours this weekend, but you may want call our Circulation Desk (256.782.5758) before you head over just to be sure.

Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, the Library will be closing at 11:00AM today (Friday, June 5) due to a water ou...
06/05/2020

Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, the Library will be closing at 11:00AM today (Friday, June 5) due to a water outage. Please call us at 256.782.5758 about the weekend.

Hey Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, meet Your Dean of Library Services, John-Bauer Graham. Dean Graham is the o...
05/30/2020

Hey Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, meet Your Dean of Library Services, John-Bauer Graham. Dean Graham is the one that keeps the lights on at the Library, but there is more to the man than work. He loves music of all kinds. Want to know more? Take a guess which two artists/bands he has seen the most by adding your comment below with the hash tag #GuessTheLibraryDeansFavoriteArtistBand and we will let you know next week. ##MeetYourLibraryDean #WeAreHereToHelpYou

With more openings across the state and country and with our re-opening on June 1, we thought you might find our  #CCOVI...
05/28/2020

With more openings across the state and country and with our re-opening on June 1, we thought you might find our #CCOVID19 Resources short video at https://digitalcommons.jsu.edu/lib_tutorial/6/ helpful. #KnowTheFacts #UseGoodResources

‪We are grateful for all of the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedom. On this #Memorial...
05/25/2020

‪We are grateful for all of the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedom. On this #MemorialDay, and every day, we honor you, #OurHeroes #RememberOurHeroes ❤️🤍💙🇺🇸‬

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05/23/2020

Jacksonville State University - School of Education Jacksonville State University Department of Kinesiology Jacksonville State University Sport Management and Recreation Program Meet Your Librarian Laurie Heathcock. Contact her if you need help using your Library’s resources or services. Find Laurie’s contact information in our subject specialist listing at https://libguides.jsu.edu/subjectlibrarians or at http://libguides.jsu.edu/laurieheathcock. . #MeetYourLibrarian #WeAreHereToHelpYou #Education #Kinesiology

Jacksonville State University Professors... Need library instruction for your course? We have you covered! You can eithe...
05/21/2020
Adding a Librarian to Your Teams Session for Virtual Librarian Instruction

Jacksonville State University Professors... Need library instruction for your course? We have you covered! You can either add your librarian to your Teams Session (see our video on how to do this at (https://digitalcommons.jsu.edu/lib_tutorial/5/) or we can schedule it using our own Team. If you need more information, please contact your subject specialist librarian. Let us know how we can help your students with using the Library! #VirtualLibrarians #LibraryInstructionTeamsStyle

This quick video tutorial will help you set up virtual library instruction with your librarian in Microsoft Teams!

Who us? Yep. We are #pandemicready! If you need help, we are here for you -- both physically (6 ft apart for #socialdist...
05/19/2020

Who us? Yep. We are #pandemicready! If you need help, we are here for you -- both physically (6 ft apart for #socialdistancing of course) and virtually.

Library Re-Opening
05/18/2020
Library News and Events - LibGuides at Jacksonville State University

Library Re-Opening

The Library is open ONLY to JSU faculty, staff, and students with a JSU ID. We are still available for virtual assistance as well. For assistance accessing/using our resources or with your research please use the Need Help? option at the bottom of our pages to chat with a librarian or email us at a...

Good morning Jacksonville State University Gamecocks! What a wonderful sight to see – the Library without scaffolding. T...
05/18/2020

Good morning Jacksonville State University Gamecocks! What a wonderful sight to see – the Library without scaffolding. Though there is still some scaffolding as work continues, it has been over 2 years since we have seen the parking lot entrance without the obstruction of the scaffolding and what a sight to behold. And, just in time for our re-opening after the COVID-19 closure. We are pandemic ready and open for business for JSU faculty, staff, and students, with proper JSU ID) only. Our hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:30am – 7:00pm, Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm, and Sunday 2:00pm – 6:00pm. See complete hours at http://libguides.jsu.edu/hours.

We are still offering curbside deliveries of print materials if you do not feel comfortable coming into the building. Just complete the form at http://www.jsu.edu/library/forms/printmaterialsrequestform.html to request the item.

#pandemicready #openforbusiness #scaffoldingbegone

Good morning and welcome to summer 2020 Jacksonville State University Gamecocks!!! We are here for you if you need help.
05/13/2020

Good morning and welcome to summer 2020 Jacksonville State University Gamecocks!!! We are here for you if you need help.

Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, the Library is seeking materials related to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on J...
05/12/2020

Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, the Library is seeking materials related to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on Jacksonville State University, its employees and students. Of particular interest are materials (documents, images, video) that highlight the student and faculty experience. If you would like to share your stories with us or if you would like more information about the project, please contact us at [email protected] or 256.782.8195.

Jacksonville State University Gamecocks: A quick reminder: We know that you have had a variety of situations, so we are ...
05/12/2020

Jacksonville State University Gamecocks: A quick reminder: We know that you have had a variety of situations, so we are waiving overdue fines/fees until we re-open. You can either hold on to the book and bring it back when we re-open, or you can return it to one of the Library's drop boxes. If you have any questions, please contact us at 256.782.5872 or [email protected],libanswers.com.

Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, do you need help managing your citations? Join our librarians, Kimberly Westbro...
04/23/2020

Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, do you need help managing your citations? Join our librarians, Kimberly Westbrooks, Karlie Johnson, and Paula Barnett-Ellis, for a second live training session: Citations Made Easy!!! The session will be hosted on Zoom on April 28 @2PM. Register at https://jsu.libwizard.com/f/citationstraining and you will receive an invitation to the live event Tuesday morning. #CitationsMadeEasy #RefWorks #LiveTraining #HCLLIbrarians

Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, do you need help managing your citations? Join our librarians, Kimberly Westbro...
04/14/2020

Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, do you need help managing your citations? Join our librarians, Kimberly Westbrooks and Karlie Johnson, for a live training session: Citations Made Easy!!! The session will be hosted on Microsoft Teams on April 22 @2PM. Register here (https://jsu.libwizard.com/f/refworkstraining) and you will receive a confirmation with the link to the live event.

To Jacksonville State University Faculty, Staff and Students, I am writing to wish you well from all of us at the Housto...
04/03/2020

To Jacksonville State University Faculty, Staff and Students,

I am writing to wish you well from all of us at the Houston Cole Library. While the JSU Library is currently closed, we are still here if you need us.

You can browse our Digital Collections at http://www.jsu.edu/library/collections/index.html, receive help from our librarians through virtual chat at http://libanswers.jsu.edu/, or schedule a curbside pickup of print materials/iPads by completing the request form at http://www.jsu.edu/library/forms/printmaterialsrequestform.html.

Library personnel are available to assist you with your teaching, learning, or research needs. Check our Continuity of Library Services guide (http://libguides.jsu.edu/continuity) for details about Library operations during this closure.

We are here for you. We are all in this together. Please feel free to reach out at any time. We hope that you and your family stay well and healthy.

Sincerely,
John-Bauer Graham, Professor and Dean
Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University

The Library is closed until further notice. Only essential JSU and Library personnel will be allowed in the building. Pl...
04/02/2020

The Library is closed until further notice. Only essential JSU and Library personnel will be allowed in the building. Please see our Continuity of Service guide at http://libguides.jsu.edu/continuity for more information.

‪We will continue to offer curbside pickup between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. To request a physical item or iPad, c...
04/02/2020

‪We will continue to offer curbside pickup between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. To request a physical item or iPad, complete the form at http://www.jsu.edu/library/forms/printmaterialsrequestform.html and we will schedule your pickup.‬

To protect the health and safety of faculty, staff and students, the university will close most academic and administrative buildings, including athletic facilities, effective immediately. Staff will continue to work remotely during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., until further notice. ⁠

University residence halls and apartments will close on Tuesday, April 7th. Students with extenuating circumstances may apply for an exemption if unable to vacate at this time. Students will receive an email from Housing Operations and Residence Life this evening with further instructions, including details on scheduling a move-out appointment. Residents will receive a pro-rated credit and will be released from summer housing leases⁠

Looking ahead to the summer, the administration has decided that all classes will be held online for Summer 2020. Decisions about campus operations, including housing, will be announced as soon as possible. Several options are under consideration for Gamecock Orientation (GO!) this summer and a decision will be announced by May 4th.⁠

For today's full update and a list of frequently asked questions, please visit www.jsu.edu/coronavirus.

Thank you for your continued patience as we respond to this ever-evolving situation.

03/19/2020

The Library, along with the University, is closed for spring break. Our virtual chat is available today (Thursday, March 19) and tomorrow (Friday, March 20). We are scheduled to re-open on Monday, March 30. The situation is still fluid, so please check our website and social media for the most up-to-date information.

Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, just a reminder... Our virtual chat is available if you need any help! Simply c...
03/17/2020

Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, just a reminder... Our virtual chat is available if you need any help! Simply click the Need Help? button on any of our pages to connect with a librarians. During the COVID-19 closure, you can chat with us Tuesday - Wednesday (March 17 - 18): 9:00 am - 9:00 pm and Thursday - Friday (March 19 - 20): 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. Chat will be closed during spring break. #OnlineLibraryServices #ChatWithUs

Need help with the Library? You can chat or make an appointment with one of Your Librarians simply by clicking on the Help button at the bottom of all of our pages. Chat hours are the same as our Reference Desk hours. See our schedule at http://libguides.jsu.edu/hours for complete details. #ChatWithUs

If you need print materials during the COVID-19 closure, simply fill out our request form at https://bit.ly/2Uk4t2W. We ...
03/17/2020
JSU | Houston Cole Library | Print Materials Request Form

If you need print materials during the COVID-19 closure, simply fill out our request form at https://bit.ly/2Uk4t2W. We will process it and schedule a time when you can come pick up your item. Note: this service will NOT be available during spring break. #OnlineLibraryServices #FlattenTheCurve #JSUStrong

During the closure due to COVID-19, if you need Library materials that are only available in a physical format in the building, simply complete this form and we will get the items for you. Please note: it will be a one-day turn around, except on weekends. We will process your request and then contac...

We have created a guide that will help you with your Library needs (contacting us, conducting research, finding instruct...
03/16/2020
LibGuides: Continuity of Library Services: Welcome

We have created a guide that will help you with your Library needs (contacting us, conducting research, finding instructional support, asking for help) while the University is conducting classes online during COVID-19. It is available at https://libguides.jsu.edu/continuity. If you need help, please contact us. We are here for you Jacksonville State University Gamecocks! #OnlineLibraryServices #JSUStrong #FlattenTheCurve

LibGuides: Continuity of Library Services: Welcome

Since it remains a fluid situation, this can change. Please check our website and our social media platforms for the mos...
03/14/2020

Since it remains a fluid situation, this can change. Please check our website and our social media platforms for the most current/up-to-date information. Our hours will be posted on the doors, the website, and social media. Thanks!

We will be open to JSU Faculty, Staff, and Students during these hours:

Saturday, March 14: 9-1
Sunday, March 15: 3-8
Monday - Friday, March 16-20, 7:30-4:30

For complete hours, go to http://libguides.jsu.edu/hours.

If you need assistance, you can contact us through email or our virtual chat.

As we continue to practice COVID-19 social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC, we have decided to temporarily close Houston Cole Library to the general public beginning Friday, March 13. However, JSU faculty, staff and students - with JSU ID - will be allowed into the building to access computers, WiFi and other resources necessary to complete assignments and work related tasks.

A limited number of iPads are available for students needing them for coursework. These may be checked out at the circulation desk in the lobby. We apologize to our neighbors for limiting access to the library, but feel it is necessary to keep our community safe.

#FlattentheCurve #JSUStrong #JacksonvilleStrong

Our own Laurie Heathcock, Education Librarian, made the front page of The Anniston Star! Way to go Laurie!
03/02/2020
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Our own Laurie Heathcock, Education Librarian, made the front page of The Anniston Star! Way to go Laurie!

Today Skip Delano is a teacher in the New York City public school system, instructing kids in sociology and history, and he’s an activist against the privatization of the Department

Carley Knight found Dr. Mary Springer's Survey of Art II class engaging their studies in the #JSULibrary #HCL. How will ...
02/27/2020

Carley Knight found Dr. Mary Springer's Survey of Art II class engaging their studies in the #JSULibrary #HCL. How will you use the Library this semester? #LoveYourLibrary #ItIsNotJustForReading #EngageYourStudiesInTheLibrary

Need help with the Library? You can chat or make an appointment with one of Your Librarians simply by clicking on the He...
02/13/2020

Need help with the Library? You can chat or make an appointment with one of Your Librarians simply by clicking on the Help button at the bottom of all of our pages. Chat hours are the same as our Reference Desk hours. See our schedule at http://libguides.jsu.edu/hours for complete details. #ChatWithUs

‪Our Fine Arts Librarian, Ms. Carley Knight, doing her thing at Faculty Commons at Jacksonville State University!! Go Ca...
02/06/2020

‪Our Fine Arts Librarian, Ms. Carley Knight, doing her thing at Faculty Commons at Jacksonville State University!! Go Carley! #RelationalTeaching #FranceLibraries #LibrariesAreLibraries‬

12/10/2019

Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, did you misplace something this semester? Could you have mistakenly left it in the Library after a class or after studying? Before you leave for the break, let us know what you are missing and we will check out lost and found.

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700 Pelham Rd N
Jacksonville, AL
36265

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Monday 07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 19:00
Thursday 07:30 - 19:00
Friday 07:30 - 19:00
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Sunday 14:00 - 18:00

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A spontaneous gathering tonight at Houston Cole library in solidarity of PRIDE month and JSU proudly displaying our colors. Happy Pride Equality Calhoun! 🌈