Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Faculty Refreshers at the Frazar Library: July 24th

The Frazar Library’s 1st Faculty Refresher was held on July 24th, 2008 in Room A of the Frazar Library. Sessions focused on topics ranging from personal interest to library resources that support research and teaching. These workshops had a fun, casual atmosphere. Upon completion of the program, initial format and topics were assessed using an evaluation form. Feedback from participants will be used to improve, and assist in programming for, future Faculty Refreshers. Stay tuned to this blog for future updates. We are already planning for the next Faculty Refresher early in the fall semester. If you have any questions please contact Josh Finnell @ jfinnell@mcneese.edu.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 – 10:45 Gov Docs 2.0: What's new in the McNeese Government Documents Depository?

Rebecca Blakeley will discuss new initiatives and policies in the depository, as well as demonstrate howto navigate the new departmental website and use its various Web 2.0 tools to help you and your students.

11:00 – 11:45 Navigating the Louisiana Digital Library:

Pati Threatt will discuss the history of the LDL, the collections contained therein, and how to search and retrieve digital objects.

1:00 – 1:45 Your Personalized EBSCO Account:

During this session, Jessica Hutchings will show you how to create your personalized account to use in the EBSCO databases. You will learn how to create and manage your custom folders. You will learn how to create search alerts and journal alerts that can be sent to your email or monitored through an RSS feed reader.

2:00 – 2:45 Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Your ILLiad User Account

Paul Drake will show you how you can monitor and manage your interlibrary loan requests. Includes electronic article delivery, renewals, and a history of everything you have ever requested through interlibrary loan - at least since spring 2001.

3:00 – 3:45 Information Literacy: What is it? How Will It Help Your Students?

Here, Rebecca Blakeley and Jessica Hutchings will explain the facets of Information Literacy: defining the information need, locating and retrieving resources, critically evaluating resources, and using information effectively, ethically, and legally. They will also discuss the nationwide trend of integrating information literacy across the higher education curriculum and give professors ideas for promoting information literacy in their classes.

4:00 – 4:45 Simple Book Repairs:

Josh Finnell will give a brief presentation on how to perform simple repairs on damaged books. After attending this session, participants will learn how to mend torn pages, re-attach pages of a book, and tighten loose hinges.

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