Monday, September 18, 2017

Library Champions


Our Library Champion this week is Dr. Linda Hyde. Hyde enjoys going to the Dorothy W. Hightower Collaborative Learning Center and Library about two times a semester. Hyde also uses GALILEO databases more frequently for classroom specific or general biology questions. Hyde has her classes visit the library. Her students are given a Biology specific introduction to the library and its resources. Worksheets are distributed and database searches are conducted so the students learn the correct format for research. Hyde hopes “the students learn more about biology through their research, even if it is just an interesting topic they decide to pursue on their own.” Hyde prefers using the JSTOR database because of its numerous full-text articles. Hyde would recommend her colleagues check out the rooms with computers, as it is “a quick way to get students into the databases.” Also, Hyde suggests putting books on reserve as supplemental texts for classes. Hyde’s favorite things about the library are the librarians, the interesting renovations, and watching students study in the available study rooms.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Library Champions



Dr. Lynn Rumfelt visits the Dorothy W. Hightower Collaboration Center & Library about once a month. Rumfelt also uses the online resources about 1-2 times a week for research. Rumfelt’s students are “encouraged to use their personal librarian, Professor Brenda Rutherford to provide a brief overview of Library Services and reserve training session with their Personal Librarian on the Library premises later in the semester.” She also has used her Personal Librarian to conduct tours of the library for her students. While Rumfelt has not incorporated LibGuides into her classes, she intends to do so this academic year. Rumfelt encourages her students to use GALILEO. Rumfelt recommends colleagues take advantage of the training sessions offered by personal librarians. “They make research much easier for the students.” “Group study rooms with white boards and speech practice rooms” are things that Dr. Rumfelt likes most about the library.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Library Champions



Dr. Caesar Perkowski visits the Dorothy W. Hightower Collaborative Learning Center & Library about two to three times a week. He picks up books from our collection or those he has ordered through GIL Express. Perkowski incorporates the library into his classroom by requiring his 1101 students to “attend a general library orientation session to learn about the resources available through the library, on site and online.” Perkowski also requires students who are working on a group project to go to the library to talk to the librarians about researching their topics. Perkowski uses LibGuides in his classrooms. Perkowski feels the librarians put care and effort into creating the LIbGuides so he encourages his students to use them. Perkowski recommends the Academic Search Complete database because he feels it “serves as a starting point in anyone’s research.” Academic Search Complete leads people easily to other databases that might prove useful in their research. He recommends GALILEO to his colleagues because it is “a fantastic repository of materials and databases.” Perkowski loves the feel of the library since it has been renovated. He feels it has a more modern feel and look, and the space and lighting “make it a pleasant place to study and socialize.”