Center of Collaboration and Development

Dishware and strategic searching

Dishware and strategic searching

July 4 brought to mind cookouts, which brought to mind some recent research.  I needed a baseline value for some Royal Winton corn-on-the-cob dishes.  Getting it took some strategic searching (Association of College .& Research Libraries, 2015). A keyword search yielded a similar question on an appraisal site.  Thus I […]

Political information literacy

Political information literacy

Election Day is a great time to think about civic literacy.  Though there is little consensus on what the terms mean (Indiana University Center for Civic Literacy, 2016), some commonly associated behaviors relate to information literacy. Abram (2016, Google and Other Search Engines section, para. 1) notes how we need […]

Welcome Back Fall 2016

Welcome Back Fall 2016

Welcome (back)!  I hope the summer has treated you well. I’ll start with the usual reminders.  We librarians are more than happy to visit your classes or create customized course guides. More importantly we want to listen to your teaching and research needs.  Perhaps a live visit or a guide would […]

Your Subject Liaisons @ the Library!

Your Subject Liaisons @ the Library!

USM Libraries recently updated its liaison program. Each department at USM is supported by a librarian who is available to assist faculty with their research, book selection, research skills instruction to students, location of open-source textbooks and a range of other services. Liaisons also build and maintain each faculty member’s […]

OER Workshop Materials

OER Workshop Materials

Thanks again to all who were able to attend yesterday’s workshop both in-person and from a distance. I have attached the presentation deck here, which contains links to the resources we discussed. We also recorded the session, and you can view the recording here Presentation OER Workshop.4.12.16

Faculty Commons is now “The Center”

Faculty Commons is now “The Center”

 Faculty Commons has had a name change! We are now the Center for Collaboration and Development. I know, it’s a great name, but it’s a mouthful! To shorten it down you can call us either “The Center”, or the “CCD.” I’ll be using “The Center.” Why did we change our name? […]

The Center’s 101 Series

The Center’s 101 Series

Have you ever wondered why a student in your class gets extra time for an exam? What are the best ways to help a student in your class that is struggling with a mental health issue? Did you know that >90% of communication is nonverbal? What goes on in Special Collections […]