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Aug. 2010: New DVDs

Updated on: Aug 2, 2010 @ 12:14:00 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 2, No. 8 | August 2010

Opening Lines...

"The first key to wisdom is assiduous and frequent questioning... For by doubting we come to inquiry, and by inquiry we arrive at truth."
--Peter Abelard

News & Notes...

Tutorials and Instruction Requests

Please contact us before the start of Fall classes if you would like to assign a Research Tutorial for your Fall course(s). Published research suggests that online library instruction is equally, if not more, effective than traditional face-to-face library instruction. Accordingly, we hope you will consider utilizing a Rosen Library Research Tutorial and assigning the accompanying Quiz to your students as a graded assignment.

All you need to do is let us know with which course(s) you'd like to use a Tutorial. We can suggest an appropriate Tutorial for each course, and we will simply ask that you decide on a due date and how many points to assign to the Quiz. That's all! We do the rest of the work, including compiling and grading the Quizzes. We can even supply you with suggested wording to add to your syllabus.

Want more details? Check out our Tutorials FAQ.
Ready to make your request(s)? Please fill out our simple Instruction Request form or stop by and chat with us in person.

Course Reserves

Please contact us prior to the start of the semester if you would like to place materials on reserve in the library for your Fall course(s). We can inform you of your options and of any restrictions that may apply.

New Audiovisual Checkout Policy...

We know that some of our DVDs and VHS tapes are in high demand and are therefore difficult to lay your hands on when needed, so you will be happy to know that we are going to align our audiovisual checkout policy with that of the main library: DVDs and VHS tapes will now check out for 1 week. This change will allow more professors to have a fair chance at using the hottest titles in the collection.

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center plans to offer consultation hours in the Rosen Library this Fall semester, as they have done for the past two semesters. This has proven to be a popular and useful service! They have not yet released a schedule, but we will pass on that information as soon as we receive it.

Main Library Knowledge Commons Project

Check out the Knowledge Commons website if you would like to keep abreast of changes taking place at the main library. The 2nd floor of the main library is getting a facelift, including the addition of hundreds more computers and seats, and it promises to be a big hit with students!

From the Stacks...

We know you are always looking for good audiovisuals to use in the classroom. Below are some of our newest DVD arrivals. Also check out our updated DVD & VHS Titles list. It lists just about all of our audiovisuals, roughly categorized for your convenience. (Keep in mind that some titles could logically fit into several categories, so be sure to scan the entire list, in addition to your favorite subject areas.)

New DVDs in the Rosen Library:

Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

To discover even more new titles, search the Library Catalog for your favorite subjects.

Closing Lines...

Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comments link below), to email us at, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.



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