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Aug. 2011: Preparing for Fall Semester

Posted on: Aug 3, 2011 @ 11:11:02 am

Rosen Faculty Lines

Vol. 3, No. 8 | August 2011

Opening Lines...

As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists.
~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

News & Notes...

Research Tutorials

We are pleased to announce that all of our research Tutorials have been updated in preparation for the new academic year, including the addition of some short video clips and some new quiz questions.

We've made using the Tutorials easy for you, and we hope you will consider adding one to any course with a significant research component. 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 to assign a research Tutorial for your Fall course(s)? Just fill out our Library Instruction Request Form or email us and we'll be in touch shortly! Or just stop by and let us know your plans. Please note that we now require all instruction and tutorial requests to be submitted prior to the start of classes. This allows us time to plan accordingly, and it allows you time to add the information to your syllabus.

Course Reserves

Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to put materials on (print or electronic) reserve for your Fall term courses.

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center (UWC) is committed to offering face-to-face writing consultations on the Rosen campus again this semester. The exact schedule will be dependent upon student worker schedules, which will not be fully known until the start of classes, but they have pledged to offer approximately 8 hours of consultation time at Rosen each week, most likely split between Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They also offer a variety of remote consultation options (phone, chat, Adobe Connect) for those who may need assistance at other times.

I will pass along the exact schedule for Rosen consultations as soon as I receive it from the UWC, but in the meantime please feel free to mention and promote the UWC's services in your syllabi and assignments.

Hours for Break

The Rosen Library's Break Hours have been posted. In brief, we will be open 8a-5p, Monday through Friday, during the semester break.

From the Stacks...

Our popular list of DVD/VHS titles in the Rosen Library has been updated. Now is a good time to preview videos that you may wish to use during the Fall semester.

We are always happy to consider suggestions for addition to the collection, to receive donations, or to otherwise discuss ways to improve our holdings. Visit our faculty Collection Development page for more information.

To discover new titles in your favorite subject areas, search the Library Catalog or ask us for assistance.

Closing Lines...

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