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Archive for February, 2012

Meet Our New Research Librarian

Posted by Carter on February 28, 2012

Kimbrough Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Friedman as Instruction and Research Services Librarian.

In her position, Jennifer will partner with academic departments and collaborate with other faculty librarians in the development and delivery of instruction in research methods and library resources use.  She will initiate and assist with implementing technologically innovative services, web-based content and other digital resources.  She comes highly recommended for her work with faculty, staff, and students and for her tech savvy.

Jennifer comes to Ringling College from Harvard University Graduate School of Design where she was Librarian for Collection Resources and Access at the Frances Loeb Library.  Her responsibilities there included instruction and reference, collection building and document delivery, targeted communications to communities within the graduate school, and copyright education, to name a few.  She also served as the expert for the Art, Design and the Public Domain program.  Prior to Harvard, Jennifer was Collections Manager and Public Services Librarian at MIT’s Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning.  At MIT she served as the libraries’ expert on the research and learning culture and practices of the Architectural Design and Visual Arts communities and collaborated with the Program for Art, Culture, and Technology (ACT) to manage the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) Archive.  Jennifer also held positions at Clemson University and Ohio Wesleyan University.

Jennifer holds the Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University and the B.A. in Art History from Trinity College.  She is active in the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), currently serving on the Development Committee and the Document Advisory Committee.

When not on the job fulfilling your information needs, Jennifer enjoys anime, researching stage magic and entertainment architecture, and continues to pursue the techniques to make the perfect béchamel sauce.  An enthusiastic gamer, she relishes Rock Band, the return of couch co-op games, discovering new board & card games and debating the fine points of old-school RPGs.

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Downloading Killer Tracks production music—set up your individual account and password

Posted by Carter on February 20, 2012

Using production music in your project and don’t have a Killer Tracks account and password yet?  You will need to set up an individual account and password with Killer Tracks to be able to download the music tracks.  Don’t worry, there’s no cost to you. That’s already covered by Kimbrough Library.

Set up your account and password now while you have plenty of time.  It can take 24 hours on a weekday for Killer Tracks to confirm your account and they do not process password requests on weekends.

To set up your individual account and request a password:

1.  Go to the Library’s website where we list our music and sound effects databases on the “Find Sounds” page:

2.  Click on Killer Tracks, accept the terms of use, and login to the proxy server using your Ringling ID and password.

3.  Follow the instructions on the subsequent page.  Remember to use your Ringling email address, as well as the Client Account # 15227.

Call Kimbrough Library at 359-7587 if you need assistance.

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Cintiq Stations Available in the Library

Posted by Carter on February 11, 2012

The library has two Cintiq stations available.  These computers are closest to our front doors.  Didn’t bring your Wacom pen with you?  That’s ok, just ask at the front desk if you’d like to borrow one to use with      the Cintiq. There are no time limits on these machines.  We still have four quick print & scan stations, as well as one quick print stations.


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Handmade Book Artist Bea Nettles Visits Ringling College

Posted by Carter on February 3, 2012

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