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Jun. 2009: MICE

Posted on: Jun 1, 2009 @ 1:22:14 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | No. 6 | June 2009

Opening Lines...

"What is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days."
-- James Russell Lowell

News & Notes...

New Library Instruction Initiative:

Last month I mentioned our work on a set of self-paced, asynchronous Research Tutorials and Quizzes. These Tutorials are being developed in many different subject areas, with the goal of ensuring that Rosen College students gain a firm understanding of basic library research skills.

We plan to complete the Tutorials before the beginning of Fall term, and we hope that many of you will be interested in assigning a Tutorial to one or more of your courses and counting the accompanying Quiz as a graded assignment. We believe that in many cases this new approach, which will require students to practice the skills and demonstrate proficiency, will promote student learning more than the traditional library instruction lecture session.

We actually plan to do some limited "beta" testing of these Tutorials in Summer B term. If you are teaching a Summer B course that requires research and are interested in being a part of the test, please fill out our Instruction Request Form and we will be in touch shortly.

We will provide more details on the full release of the Tutorials as the Fall semester approaches.

Website Facelift:

Coming to a browser near you... Before the start of the Fall semester, the UCF Libraries, including the Rosen Library, will be rolling out a new website. The new design will be more aesthetically pleasing and allow for the incorporation of more current web technologies and standards.

From the Stacks...

Some recent acquisitions in Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Expositions (MICE) are highlighted below. Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title. To discover even more MICE titles, search the Library Catalog.

New MICE materials in the Rosen Library:

For more information about our materials related to MICE, check out our MICE Industry research guide.

Closing Lines...

Have a comment or suggestion? Please don't hesitate to leave your comment below, to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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