Thank you for your interest in the Maki Library!
The library of Finlandia University has existed in some form since Suomi College was founded in 1896. In 1996 the first baccalaureate programs were initiated. Prior to that time the college offered only associate degree programs. On July 1, 2000, Suomi College became Finlandia University. The Library moved into its present quarters in 1966 when the Wargelin classroom building was completed. That library, occupying the ground floor of Wargelin Hall, was a facility of about 5,000 square feet. In 1995 Sulo and Aileen Maki donated one million dollars to the College to enlarge and renovate the library. Upon completion of this project in the late summer of 1997, the library doubled its size and was re-named the Sulo and Aileen Maki Library in honor of its benefactors. It now has a book capacity of approximately 65,000 volumes. Additionally, the renovation and addition have created a warm and inviting space for study, research, and recreational reading.
Maki Library’s environment supports open inquiry, personal growth, and collaboration, as a creative force in developing knowledgeable, educated students. It promotes learning, educates students, faculty, and staff in information literacy skills and concepts, and serves as a cultural enrichment resource for the entire campus and community.
- That the information services provided by Maki Library will be central to the University’s teaching / learning and administrative activities, and that they will be highly valued by the campus community.
- That information literacy instruction, in collaboration with classroom faculty and by librarians, will result in information literate students capable of lifelong learning and who are equipped to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century.
- That the library will integrate appropriate information technologies into its services and operations and will collaborate in campus information technological activities.
Maki Library Work Study Training worksheet
Due: Monday, November 16, 2015
Work though during your shifts, ask questions, and hand in when complete.
- Review Handouts tab in green Work-Study Procedures and Guidelines binder.
- Which database(s) would be a good choice for general background information?
- Review Dewey Decimal Classification information https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X7AAvB_IQ4 (2:29 minutes).
and complete level 8 on http://monarchlibrary.wikispaces.com/OrderInTheLibrary
Print and attach your certificate.
- Can you find all locations within the Maki Library? Fill in locations on attached map, please note, some boxes may need more than one location recorded.
Browsing Oversize (OV)
New Books Japanese Language (JL)
Reserves Children’s Literature (CL)
Ready Reference Curriculum guides (CUR GUIDE)
Periodicals Atlas stands
- Watch “Work Ethic” video (11 minutes) from http://www.mitalent.org/elearning-soft-skills-program/ Scroll to bottom, last on list.
- What does a good work ethic mean to you?
- What things can you do as a Work Study and at future jobs to show your work ethic?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
- Choose another video to watch from the above website, report topic: ______________________ and what you learned/reinforced?
- Watch “What does good Customer Service mean?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUiLvrNn6j0 video (1:14 minutes).
- How do you like to be treated as a customer?________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
- What things can you do as a Work Study to provide good customer service?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
- What is the generic username and password for circulation desk and library computers (doesn’t work in business lab)? ______________________________________________________________________________
- Read At a Glance document, write down at least one thing you didn’t know._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
- Course reserves is there any instance when a reserve item shouldn’t be checked out (headphones, digital recorders, books, articles?)
- Use Maki Library databases to complete–Pick topic: _______________Find journal articles on the above stated topic. Which database did you use and how many articles were found? _______ of those, how many peer reviewed articles were found on your topic? ___________
- Where is the ILL pick up shelf location?
- Where can style guides (Chicago, APA, MLA, etc.) be found? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
- Is there a difference between desensitizer/sensitizer a book and DVD/CD/Video? If so, what is it? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
- What is something you should watch for on screen when charging or discharging materials? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
- I am looking for a peer reviewed journal article, where should I go? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
- Change date stamp to your birthday and STAMP here ______________ and now return to
today’s date and STAMP here________________
- Using WebVoyage, how many books authored by John Green (1977) does the Maki Library
have? __________Of those, how many are available today? __________________
- Where might you find commonly used forms that you can use masters to make copies? ________________________________________________________________________
- Xerox copier, if you haven’t already, watch copying video at http://www.support.xerox.com/pages/ctrain/7200_en/7200.html Under Copying, copy tab (4:14 minutes).
- Do you feel comfortable making copies of single and double sided documents? Yes/No
- Do you feel comfortable making copies of a book? Yes/No
- Scanning to USB? Yes/No
- If you or a student wants to make a color print, how do you accomplish this? ___________________________________________________________________________
- Evaluation of training: Strongly Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
1 2 3 4 5
- I found training helpful and that it covered most areas of my job. 1 2 3 4 5
- I feel like I can ask library staff for help. 1 2 3 4 5
- I know what is expected of me at work. 1 2 3 4 5
- Comments/Ideas for future trainings:
Library use is a privilege. If an individual or group is not adhering to the Library Code of Conduct, other library users may report the code violation to library staff or workers. The library is often the only place on campus where students can have a quiet place to study. The library is for academic uses first and foremost, recreational activities, if disturbing to others, may be taken to other locations on campus. Anyone violating the Library Code Of Conduct, the Computer, Internet and E-mail User Acceptable Use Policy, or state and federal laws can be asked to leave the library and may be refused future access. Security and/or police may be called to enforce these policies.
- Comply with all Library and University policies, including the Computer, Internet and E-mail Acceptable Use policy, Library Code of Conduct
- Leave building at closing time and only use authorized areas, ie, not the library staff office area
- Respond to security gate alarms, emergency alarms and other situations as instructed by the library staff
- Adhere to federal Copyright Law, as posted
Individuals will not engage in illegal or prohibited activities, including but not limited to:
• Children will be supervised
• Drinks must have a lid, snack or bagged lunch food is allowed, no ‘to-go’ or ‘take away’ hot food
• No tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco products such as e-cigarettes or chew
• Front journal and magazine area (area in front of circulation desk) is for quiet conversation
• No phone conversations in the library
• Back area of the library, including the computers, is a QUIET ZONE, only whispering will be allowed. Low volume conversations may be had in the front of the library.
• Academic use of computers has priority over recreational use, students have priority over community members
• Headphone volume must be kept low enough as to not disturb others
• Displays of threatening or intimidating behavior, such as abusive language, threats of violence, harassment.
• Behavior that is potentially unsafe or harmful to others
• Damage to Library materials, including but not limited to defacing books, magazines, removing pictures or security devices.
• Misuse, misappropriate, damage or deface library furniture, buildings or equipment, including computer systems
• No animals other than service animals are allowed in the library
Courtsey Card Agreement
Please stop at the front desk of the library to fill out a Courtsey Card Agreement. First and foremost, community patron’s access to the Sulo & Aileen Maki Library is a privilege, not a right. Finlandia University is a private institution and as such can revoke library access to any community patron for any reason without warning. Concerns, problems or policy violations may be reported to library staff members or front desk worker.
NOTE: Children are welcome to be here, but be aware that there are not filters on the computers and you must monitor your child(ren) at all times.
Patron must meet the following requirements:
- 16 years if age or older
- proper identification (a current Michigan drivers’ license or a Michigan State ID Card).
- live or work in the local area, Houghton or Keweenaw County
- provide contact information, either a phone number or e-mail account
- Sign in and out at the front desk in order to use the computers
- not be banned from the campus of Finlandia University
- agree and adhere to policies laid out in this agreement
- monitor underage children
It is the responsibility of the community patron to adhere to agree to the following policies:
- Community Courtesy Card Agreement
- Finlandia University Computer, Internet and E-mail Acceptable Use Policy
- Library Code of Conduct
- Copying policy, federal copyright rules
Library Services available to community patrons:
- Check out the following materials: books, dvds, cds, audiobooks, headphones, jump drives
- Multi-media projectors with special permission
- Use computers and internet
- Use databases in the library, remote access is NOT permitted
- Print, copy and fax services for a charge
Borrowed Materials Guidelines:
Books may be checked out for 5 weeks
DVDs, Audiobooks, CDs check out for 3 days, Limit of 6 items total
Call, e-mail or stop by BEFORE due date to renew, renewal may be denied if a student has requested the same item
Lost items will incur a $40 replacement fee plus $5 processing fee, you may purchase a similar copy to replace lost items, must be same format (paperback or hardcover, dvd or cd) and condition (new, or in main stacks, used) as original item borrowed
Courtsey patrons are subject to the Computer, Internet and E-mail Acceptable Use Policies, computer and internet access is a privledge extended to community patrons. Student’s also follow this policy and must follow the Student Code of Conduct, as well.
Finlandia University provides network computer access, access to the Internet, and e-mail services as tools to enhance educational opportunities, to foster professional development and to promote business efficiencies for the entire campus community. Any use outside of these parameters is considered unacceptable and users in violation will risk the loss of library courtesy card and all library services.
Finlandia University connects to the Internet via REMC1Net and MichNet (MERIT) and is subject to the acceptable use policies of those providers. The Finlandia University Information Technology staff has the ability to monitor and may monitor any activity on the networks or inspect any files at any time, including e-mail stored on the systems. Privacy is NOT guaranteed.
Examples of inappropriate conduct and use may include, but are not limited to:
- Submission, publishing or display of defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive or illegal material;
- Transmission of material, information or software in violation of any local, state or federal law;
- Malicious attempts to interfere with the use of the network by other users, including intentional misappropriation of files, data or passwords from other users;
- Deliberate creation or dissemination of computer viruses;
- Use creating routing patterns that are inconsistent with effective and shared use of the network, precluding or hampering use by other users (such as peer-to-peer networking programs used to illegally share files)
- Unsolicited advertising or SPAM e-mail;
- Commercial use for personal gain.