Timely Topics: Turkey, Syria, and the Attack on the Kurds

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 10/16/19 11:01 AM

Following an abrupt change of mission in Syria from U.S. president Donald Trump, Turkey has invaded northern Syria to wage war against the Kurdish forces in the area. Many fear this attack on one of America’s key allies will quickly escalate into an ethnic cleansing. 

Credo in Action: Success Stories from Libraries Who Enriched Research Instruction with Credo

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 10/7/19 2:24 PM

 

CredoInInstruction_Square_250x250_v1 (1)We reached out to subscribers and asked them to share stories about how Credo impacted their library instruction efforts. We were impressed by the innovation and creativity these librarians demonstrated in designing FYE programming, workshops, activities, and for-credit courses to help their students build the IL skills that will be essential to their academic and personal success. 

Credo in Action

Teaching Categories and Types of Sources with Credo Reference

Posted by Beth Black on 10/2/19 12:15 PM

 

 

studentsoncomputerTypes of sources often confuse students. They are told to find academic or scholarly articles but many students, particularly first-year students, haven’t used these before and aren’t sure how to determine if a source is scholarly. This is a difficult task for beginning college students, as sources that came into being for different purposes and through different processes often look the same on the computer screen through a novice’s eye. Credo Reference can help you teach the differences between sources because it pulls several types together in search results and on Topic Pages.

First Year Experience, Second Year Transition

Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/26/19 2:19 PM

 

Looking to up your library's social media game? One of the best ways to engage followers to is to provide a consistent stream of fun/useful content. Understanding that libraries don't always have the time to generate all of the content they'd like, we're here to help! 

Customer Success, Social Media for Libraries

Paradoxes in Instruction: Practical Ideas from “The Courage to Teach”

Posted by Beth Black on 9/19/19 10:27 AM

 

sophIn my last post I wrote about teaching from the microcosm, one of my favorite chapters from Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach. Now I’d like to delve into another concept I’ve adapted from this classic text to include in my own work: paradoxes in instruction. 

First Year Experience, Second Year Transition

Teaching From the Microcosm: Practical Ideas from "The Courage to Teach"

Posted by Beth Black on 9/9/19 12:47 PM

 

couragetoteachI came across the classic book, The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life by Parker J. Palmer, thanks to its inclusion on the reading list for our campus Teaching Support Program. It is a powerful book and I am immensely grateful to Parker Palmer for writing it—according to the forward, it took 10 years to complete. Despite its age, originally published in 1998 and reissued at the 10th anniversary in 2007, it speaks to today’s teaching landscape well. Of particular interest to my work was Parker’s practical teaching idea: Teaching from the Microcosm (Palmer, 2007, pp. 123 - 135).

First Year Experience, Second Year Transition

News From the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/29/19 1:00 PM

 

news_typewriterThis blog series provides easy, free access to open web resources and content that support affordable learning opportunities. A wide variety of resources published by government entities, think tanks, and more are curated to demonstrate what may be relatively unknown or ‘buried’ in the internet. Resources reflect issues happening today for the use of librarians, students, and all audiences.

Affordable Learning Solutions

Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/27/19 2:36 PM

 

Looking to up your library's social media game? One of the best ways to engage followers to is to provide a consistent stream of fun/useful content. Understanding that libraries don't always have the time to generate all of the content they'd like, we're here to help! 

Customer Success, Social Media for Libraries

Setting Students Up for a Smooth College Transition, Part III: Collaborating with Faculty

Posted by Bryant Moore on 8/21/19 9:00 AM

This blog series has focused on librarians establishing connections and engaging with first-year students. This post switches gears and focuses on collaborating with professors to reduce library anxiety and engage students during library instruction.

First Year Experience

Student Employment and Leadership, Part II

Posted by Beth Black on 8/20/19 9:07 AM

By Beth Black and Amy Pajewski

In the second installment of our two-part interview (read Part I here), student success librarian Amy Pajewski and I discuss the challenges that went into designing and launching her student leadership program—and how she and her institution have overcome these hurdles.

First Year Experience, Second Year Transition

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