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Tour transcript (audio-tour)
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Clark Library* Tape Tour A-Z
(Note: This is a transcript of the self-guided Clark Library tape tour. The tapedtour is available for checkout at the Clark Library Circulation desk on the firstfloor.)
Welcome to San Jose State University Clark Library. The tour will giveyou a basic orientation to the Library and what it has to offer you.The tour will last about 10-15 minutes. You can pace yourself byturning the tape player on and off at your leisure. We hope that youwill find that the Library is a useful resource to you during yourcourse of study at the University.Begin the tour by standing near the Information Desk and facetowards the entrance of the library.On your left under the stairs you will find a change machine, copymachine, a copy card generator and a vending machine thatdispenses diskettes and pencils. Several copiers are along the wall of the first floor, and many more on the third floor. There is also acopier available on the 2nd, 4th and 5th floors as well. Payphones arelocated just next to the stairs also.Restrooms are located on your left, all the way down at the end of the room. Restrooms are located on each floor in this same area.The elevators are also to your left, and a stairwell that reaches allfloors is located just past the elevators.Now, turn around and face the interior of the building. You should seethe Information Desk next to you. The assistant sitting there will beable to direct you to library or campus locations, and answer generalquestions about the library and University. They can also providegeneral assistance with the library’s online catalog and databases.The library on line catalog is one database you will find on the 40computer stations to your left. Here is where your library researchwill begin. The Catalog contains information about the entire librarycollection, from books to periodicals, maps, videos, sound recordingsand so on. It also includes films and videotapes that are housed inthe Instructional Resource Center. Don’t let the on line catalogfrighten you. It is fairly simple to use, and is a key to making yourresearch in the library more productive. You might want to take a fewmoments after the tour to sit down and familiarize yourself with thecatalog. The student sitting at the Information Desk will be happy togive you a brief introduction, and the Reference Librarians will gladlyhelp with more detailed research. There are more on line catalogstations to the right of the Information Desk, and on each floor of thelibrary.
Excerpted from San José State University Library, San José, CA website, July 2002http://www.library.sjsu.edu/dialaboo/tapetour.htm
You can print some of the information you find in our on line catalog,and often times you can print entire magazine and newspaper articlesyou find through the databases. All of the computers on the first floorprint to the Print Station, located near the center of the floor. Thereis a sign hanging from the ceiling above the stations.Now look over towards the center of the room. The large desk in themiddle is the Reference Desk. Here the librarians can help you withyour research and answer more detailed questions. Walk over to thedesk and you will see a number of handouts. These handouts alsoprovide information about the library that you will find very useful.Especially helpful are the bright yellow “New Student Guide,” the “How To Find It” brochures, the Library map, the “Guide,” the “SJSULocation Chart,” and the blue “SJSU Library Special Collections andStorage” flyer. You may want to take a copy of the “Dial A Book” guide, which gives information about accessing the library catalogand other resources from outside the library. Please help your selvesto copies of these.If you look along the back wall of the library and to your left you willsee Room 108, the High Tech Center of the Disabled. SJSU studentswith disabilities can receive training in the use of adaptive equipmentfor completing assignments and accessing library print and electronicresources. The room is available for registered users when ever thelibrary is open, unless the center has been reserved for trainingsessions or test taking. Contact the SJS Disability Resource Centerfor information about registering to use these services.Now, walk back near the Circulation/Reserves Desk, where youborrowed this tape tour.If you wish to borrow library materials, this is the place you will go tocheck them out. The staff here can also assist you with questionsabout your library account, assist in locating books you cannot find inthe library, and will also hold books for you from other libraries. Atthe end of their counter is a tray where you can pick up their highlyinformative green sheet, which explains loan periods, renewal policiesand so on. Many of the services they provide can also be donethrough the on line catalog.This is also the desk where you will go to obtain material placed onReserve by your professors. Across from the Circulation desk are twoterminals dedicated to assist students in locating reserve material.Most reserve items are checked out for a limited amount of time,sometimes for only a few hours.So now lets go to the second floor. You can take the elevator or thestairs. Whatever choice you make, find your way to the top of themain staircase on the second floor, and stand facing the room. Go
Excerpted from San José State University Library, San José, CA website, July 2002http://www.library.sjsu.edu/dialaboo/tapetour.htm
ahead and shut the tape player off, and turn it on when you getupstairs.The second floor contains a wide variety of material that can bechecked out, including CD’s, music scores, audio tapes, juvenilebooks, educational materials for teaching, government publications,and so on.Walk along the railing to your left and you will come to the audiocorner. Here you will find the library CD collection. All of the CD’s arein the on line catalog and can be checked out at the Circulation deskon the first floor.Just around the corner from the CD collection are music listeningrooms and stations, which can be used by students. Contact theCirculation Desk for access to these rooms and equipment. Along thewall you will see audio cassettes that may be checked out. These arealso in the library on line catalog.Continue on towards to the right you will see the site of theComputer Lab, the newest addition to Clark Library. In the openaccess lab you will be able to check email, surf the Internet, andwrite and print your papers for class. The lab will be open the samehours as Clark Library.Now continue to your right and you will see the Microfilm/Microficheareas. The amount of old newspapers and magazines available onmicrofilm is astounding. The machines located here are combinationreader/printers. If you have some time between classes one day,come find a newspaper from your birthday and see what washappening in the world when you were born.Walk along the book stacks, and you will see the various collectionsof material housed here. The Learning resources material comes first,followed by sound recordings…records and music scores. Thesestacks contain the historical juvenile collection, current state textsand curriculum materials.Once you pass the last row of stacks you will find an open area withlow standing cabinets. These contain maps and atlases, which are allcited in the library catalog, and can be checked out.The rows of taller book stacks that line the east end of the secondfloor contain Government Publications. Most of the material is listedin the on line catalog. This is a self-help area; however, if you needassistance there is a telephone that connects directly with theReference desk, or you can ask for assistance at the Reference deskon the first floor.
Excerpted from San José State University Library, San José, CA website, July 2002http://www.library.sjsu.edu/dialaboo/tapetour.htm

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