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Feb. 2010: Writing/Communication

Updated on: Feb 1, 2010 @ 12:25:00 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 2, No. 2 | February 2010

Opening Lines...

"Every writer I know has trouble writing."
-- Joseph Heller

News & Notes...

University Writing Center @ Rosen:

As we have mentioned in separate email communication, we are pleased to announce that we are now hosting University Writing Center consultants in the library, as part of a pilot project for the Spring semester.

The writing consultants will be on campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:45a-2:45p, in a Rosen Library study room. The consultants are trained to help anyone with writing, on any subject. Please note that students are encouraged to make an appointment with the Writing Center by phone at 407-823-2197 or online at http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu. Walk-ins will also be accommodated, if availability allows.

Please help us publicize this important new service to students! You can publicize through the flyer that was sent to all faculty (contact us if you did not receive it), through word-of-mouth, or through referring students to our Rosen Library Blog post.

Springer eBook Collection:

The UCF Libraries, thanks to an award from the UCF Technology Fee Committee, recently purchased a major new Springer eBook Collection. This collection includes approximately 16,000 books published by Springer between 2005-2010. The collection includes a number of relevant hospitality and business titles, such as:

  • Competitiveness in the Tourism Sector
  • Crisis Management in the Food and Drinks Industry: A Practical Approach
  • Cruise Sector Growth
  • Essays in Brewing Science
  • Evolution of the US Airline Industry
  • Managing Corporate Brands
  • Space Tourism
  • Trends and Issues in Global Tourism 2008

Best of all, Springer ebooks are in PDF format, which means students can print, email, and download entire chapters and books to read off-line on a cell phone, ebook reader (such as Kindle), laptop, or computer. In addition, there is no limit on the number of people who can simultaneously open a Springer ebook, and any fair use of the content for educational purposes is allowed, including embedding the content in Webcourses.

You can go directly to the Springer eBooks database, or the ebooks can be discovered through normal search mechanisms, such as in the UCF catalog, on the library website, or even in Google Scholar. Please let us know if you have questions about, or need assistance with using, this important new collection.

Personnel Change

Sr. LTA staff member Sandra Varry left the Rosen Library in December. She has taken a position in Special Collections at the main campus library. The new position is essentially a promotion for Sandra, in that it pays more and is more in line with her long-term career aspirations. We thank Sandra for her good work over the last two years and wish her the best of luck!

We hope to hire a replacement soon. In the meantime, we are operating with a very small crew. We are doing our best to maintain the same level of service you've come to expect, but please be patient should any small service delays or problems pop up during this period of transition. Thanks for your understanding!

From the Stacks...

In celebration of the University Writing Center offering consultations on the Rosen campus, highlighted below are some recent Rosen Library acquisitions related to writing and communication. Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

New materials in the Rosen Library:

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

Closing Lines...

Check out the new feedback features at the bottom of this posting -- you can "Like" (or "Dislike") this post, and/or you can leave a comment for everyone to see.

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 Comment link below), to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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