November is Native American Heritage Month and pays tribute to the ancestry and traditions of the people indigenous to what is now the continental United States. Visit our Native American Heritage Month guide to discover eBooks, streaming videos, and streaming music available to UP faculty, students, and staff through the library from anywhere at any time. For more information or to suggest other resources, contact Heidi Senior.
With some extended breaks coming up in the next two months, faculty may have more time to do professional reading than the usual academic schedule allows. There’s a boatload of scholarship on effective teaching strategies for college teachers of every discipline, with more on the way all the time. One of UP’s rock star librarians, Heidi Senior, compiled this very helpful list of extended resources, helpfully clustered by type of medium: website, news service, book, and table of content subscription service. Click here for a list that manages to be both succinct and comprehensive. Then pour yourself a cup of coffee and do some exploring.
Thanks to everyone who responded to the library survey. Data analysis is underway and preliminary results will be shared by the end of spring semester. There was a 50 percent response rate from faculty and the top five units with the highest response will receive pastries and coffee: nursing, communication studies, physics, performing and fine arts, and chemistry. Library staff really appreciate everyone’s participation and input.
For more information contact Heidi Senior at 8037 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss your chance to provide much-needed (and much appreciated) staff or faculty perspectives to the Clark Library. Please take 15 minutes and take the Clark Library survey online. The library surveys the campus community every three years to understand the needs of all groups. The data are used to inform the library’s planning process, and the more people that respond, the better they can do with meeting the campus community’s needs.
For more information contact Heidi Senior at x8037 or email@example.com.
Academic technology services will offer new professional development opportunities this fall, according to Maria Erb, information services. A faculty speaker series, “Managing Technology in the Classroom,” will debut on Tuesday, October 28, from 3 to 4 p.m., in the Clark Library classroom with guest speaker Eric Anctil, education. His talk, “When Technology Invades the College Classroom and Threatens Everything,” will address the challenges of teaching with technology, not as a pedagogical tool, but as a tool for distraction and transportation to a new social environment. All are invited to attend.
Academic technology services will also present a curation workshop, in collaboration with the Clark Library, on Wednesday, November 5, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Clark Library classroom. Heidi Senior, library, will share best practices around finding pictures and music licensed for reuse or in the public domain to support the creation of multimedia projects. Participants are invited to bring their lunches. Snacks and beverages will be provided.