Monday, November 20, 2017

Library Champions


This week’s Library Champion is Dr. Edward Whitelock. Dr. Whitelock visits the Dorothy W. Hightower Collaborative Learning Center & Library several times a semester. “I have been using interlibrary loans for years and it has never let me down. Back when David Janssen and I were collaborating on our book project, Apocalypse Jukebox, we were able to complete nearly all of our research on campus through that service.” Whitelock was able to receive hard copies of articles that he could not get through the library’s databases. Whitelock is teaching History of the English language for “our BA majors this semester, and the library’s reference section is among our most important tools.” Whitelock has his class use the Oxford English dictionary, and the Shakespeare and Bible concordances.  Whitelock uses the ProQuest databases and he encourages his students to do likewise. “They are easily searchable and allow students to set exact parameters for what they are researching.” Whitelock recommends the interlibrary loan and the American National Biography, which he has contributed to, located in the library’s reference section. Whitelock likes “the library’s physical book holdings. He feels they “are excellent and exceed what is usually expected for a college of our size. The librarians have consistently worked to bring new and timely materials into the collection. Once or twice a semester, I’ll just wander among the stacks and find a few new and interesting books that I didn’t know we had received

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Library Champions



This week's library champion is Ms. Tonya Moore. Ms. Moore uses the Dorothy W. Hightower Collaborative Learning Center & Library every couple of weeks online and when meeting with students. Moore uses the library for research and references for students. Moore also holds events in the library. Moore’s favorite database to share with students is the Mergent Intellect database. This database provides many resources for students. Moore appreciates the efforts of Jim Rickerson when he “set up a demonstration on research for students.” Moore recommends “the access to computers, the laptops for training, and the smart boards for instruction.” Moore loves the “accessibility of resources for faculty, staff, and students.” Moore enjoys the friendliness of the library staff, and she is “really excited about the technology. “ The library provides a “very professional space for Career Services when we perform our mock interviews with the students. The downstairs computers help the students update their resumes on the spot.”  

Monday, November 6, 2017

Library Champions




This week’s Library Champion is Mrs. Theresa Betkowski. Mrs. Betkowski uses the Dorothy W. Hightower Collaborative Learning Center & Library about once a week. Betkowski attends meetings in the library and encourages students to use the online resources in the library. Betkowski has taken GFYE classes to the library for library orientation with a librarian. Betkowski uses GALILEO and its many databases for research. “My colleagues should use the library staff to talk to students and stress research on campus.” Betkowski feels librarians can help students with issues of plagiarism. “The librarians can have a talk in classrooms or at the library.”  Betkowski loves the new facility with the meeting rooms and open space. “Students can meet and talk in a more collaborative environment.”