Archive for January, 2010

Help with our database decisions

You have probably noticed that we often offer trials to different databases.  Here’s a reminder to take advantage of these trials and to offer your feedback. You know best whether or not these resources would be useful to you: please let us know.  Perhaps your input will remind us to […]

By January 27, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy

Useful tools in handy packages

If you or your students need background information on a topic, here’s a friendly reminder that the libraries have a variety of specialized reference sources–many of them online.  Many of these online sources come in convenient packages. For example Oxford Reference Online brings together respected subject dictionaries and other tools […]

By January 22, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy

Pecha Kucha Nights revisited

In April 2009 I (Maureen Perry) had blogged about the idea of the Pecha Kucha Night (PKN), where each presenter has 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide.  Recently I attended Lewiston-Auburn’s first PKN.  I saw firsthand the phenomenon’s classroom potential. What do concise presentations have to do with information […]

By January 15, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy

Best of Both Worlds (library style)

You know that we librarians will gladly visit your classes in person.  You know that we’ll gladly work with your students online.  With the new year comes this new reminder that the two services are not mutually exclusive. In fact a combination of a visit and a course guide may […]

By January 5, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy