Weather information needs

Image courtesy of  http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ With Hurricane Irene in the news, weather reports and disaster preparedness tips are a timely information need.  In addition to your local information, check out these links: Tips to strengthen your emotional well-being before the arrival of a hurricane (American Psychological Association) National Weather Service During a Hurricane (FEMA) I don’t Read More…

Learning about Digital Learning Materials

Image courtesy of  http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ On August 9 instructional design librarian John Shank (Penn State Berks) talked about digital learning materials (DLMs).  At the risk of oversimplification DLMs are web-based, interactive multimedia items designed to meet specific learning objectives.  Examples include games, simulations, and tutorials. They can engage students and reinforce learning.  A quality DLM needs Read More…

Other services

Last week I reminded you about library services.  I also should remind you about other important student services: Division of Student Success Online Orientation TRiO Programs Check the January 27 entry for more information on online student support and the May 11 entry for more information on the TriO programs.  Together we can all make Read More…

A reminder before fall

Image courtesy of  http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ As you prepare for fall classes, don’t forget about the libraries in your plans.  We librarians are always happy to visit your classes, but we can also help you and your students in other ways. We can create course guides to meet specific goals.  They can supplement a librarian visit or Read More…