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Southern New Hampshire University

Academic Support Services Harry A. B. and Gertrude C. Shapiro Library

The library online gateway can be accessed from the University Web pages at

The Harry A.B. and Gertrude C. Shapiro Library serves as the primary information resource center for students, faculty and staff at Southern New Hampshire University. Its mission is to support the curricula and the comprehensive intellectual climate at Southern New Hampshire University.

Audio Visual Center

The library collections are developed to support the university’s business, liberal arts, education, and community economic development curricula at all levels. The constantly expanding collection contains more than 103,000 paper and electronic books, 623 paper periodical subscriptions, access to the contents of 41,349 online journals, and 12,000 company financial and annual reports. Members of the community have access to more than 98 information databases provided by proprietary information providers. The library also serves as a depository for Federal documents. The librarians constantly strive to expand the depth of the library’s offerings and improve the ability of students and faculty to access its total complement of resources regardless of their geographic locations. Off-Campus Library Services (OCLS) links the research needs of continuing education, cohort programs, and SNHU Online students with the resources and services of the library. OCLS can be reached at the main campus by email, phone and fax, and can be found on the Web at the library’s home page. A strong, dynamic bibliographic instruction/information literacy program provides orientation and training for students, faculty and staff. Librarians design appropriate library instruction sessions, electronic information tools and online tutorials. Emphasis is placed on research strategies, database searching and engaging online resources. Classes are held in the library training facility and at other locations on campus and may be introductory or tailored to specific subjects and disciplines. The Shapiro Library features: • Twenty-one networked computer workstations • Wireless Internet access • A computerized training room with 28 networked computers, an instructor’s computer, overhead projection, video, television and satellite downlink • Conference rooms for individual and group study • Resource support for courses • An enclosed quiet study area • Networked study carrels • Printers, copiers, and scanning machines • Eighteen laptops with wireless network capability available for loan within the library 26

• The Pantano Art Gallery spotlighting New England artists

The Audio Visual Center includes a listening room where its library of compact discs, cassettes and video programs can be reviewed by students and faculty. A variety of A/V equipment is circulated from the center for classroom instruction. Computer-generated transparencies are produced by students and faculty with assistance from audio-visual personnel.

Academic Support Offices Success in academic matters stems from participation between students and faculty members. Students who are willing to learn will find our academic support services a valuable part of that teaching-learning partnership. Academic support services at Southern New Hampshire University is comprised of four distinct offices: the Academic Advising Office, the Dorothy S. Rogers Career Development Center, the Office of Disability Services and The Learning Center. These four offices provide coordinated assistance to students as they become independent learners and successful both academically and in their chosen fields. Academic support services are available at no additional cost to all SNHU students. Students who want to achieve better academic and career results are welcome to discuss their needs with their academic advisors, instructors or a staff member in one of the academic support offices.

Undergraduate Day Academic Advising Office Advising is a service that is provided to all day students enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University. All first year students are assigned a first-year advisor to help them with the transition to university life and to address the situations that first-year students encounter. All first-year students are required to enroll in the university’s first year seminar course SNHU 101 First Year Seminar: Scholarship for Success, which is taught by their advisors. In addition, all first-year students are also assigned to a Peer Advising Leader (PAL). PALS are upper class students trained and supervised by the Academic Advising Office and provide peer advising and support to firstyear students. The PALS are “linked” to the first-year student’s SNHU 101 course. After the first year, students are assigned to faculty advisors in the department of their respective majors. Students still exploring their major options are assigned an advisor in the Academic Advising Office. The services of the Academic Advising Office are available to all students. Services include academic advising, educational planning, and workshops designed to help students with decision-making, goal-setting and planning related to their personal, education and career goals.

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  
SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog