Using WISR’s Library, Access to LIRN Online Library Database, and Other Library Resources
WISR has purchased access to many of the library database features available through the Library Information and Resources Network (LIRN). The purpose of this is to enable students and faculty to have access to online journals which can assist both student in their studies and faculty in their research and development. You can access the LIRN database and begin to use it by going to: www.lirn.net/services and entering WISR’s ID which can be obtained from WISR President John Bilorusky (firstname.lastname@example.org) or WISR’s Librarian, Cynthia Roberson (email@example.com)
By themailto:firstname.lastname@example.org terms of our contract with LIRN, we are not permitted to share our ID# with those who are not currently enrolled students or faculty at WISR. Students or faculty who have questions or who need advice and guidance in using LIRN and other online and brick and mortar libraries, please contact WISR’s librarian, Cynthia Roberson (email@example.com ) for assistance.
Important reminder: All WISR students who are California residents are expected to go to the San Francisco Public Library to get a library card and membership #–this will enable you to access their excellent online library database from anywhere (home, work, while traveling), and their database includes the outstanding EBSCO collection.
Training Session on Use of WISR’s Library, Database, and Other Resources
Latest (March 2017) information on using WISR’s library, LIRN online library database, and other library resources
For those who missed the March 25, 2017 workshop/seminar session at WISR led by WISR librarian, Cynthia Roberson, MLIS, her power point presentation as available below, as a pdf file and as a power point file. The details presented and discussed are not conveyed here, but there is enough information that you will know the content that you missed and you can contact Cynthia Roberson, Librarian, or John Bilorusky, President for more information. At some point the recording of the session may be available.
In this session, Cynthia discusses the basic features and uses of LIRN (Library and Information Resources Network), an online research database WISR recently purchased for student and faculty use.
She also covers other WISR library topics such as the progress of the cataloging of WISR’s books and recent acquisitions by WISR’s library of many books required and recommended for WISR courses, as well as access to UC Berkeley library, and access to SF Public Library. Cynthia received her Master’s in Library and Information Sciences from San Jose State University.
Updates on Cataloging WISR’s Library
In addition, we have been buying a copy of most books that are required or recommended for reading by WISR students, for courses in each degree program. These books are available for students to check out for a couple of weeks at a time, from the reserve section of our library. WISR’s library is estimated to be about 6,000 books, with several hundred periodicals, as well as some reprints, videos and audios of relevance to our students. Our collection is strongest in these areas: higher education and adult education, education and society, qualitative and action-oriented methods of research and evaluation, counseling psychology and general psychology, ethnic studies and multiculturalism, strategies of community leadership and social change, and environmental issues, as well as recent developments in the natural sciences. Smaller collections are in community development and social policy, human services, philosophy, literature, and the arts.