What's new in the library?
Open Educational Resources
This summer the Open Educational Resources team will be working with interested faculty to select OERs for their courses. We will also begin building a website for MU faculty to aggregate OERs.
Look for our podcast at CTL's "Teaching with Technology!"
If you are interested in learning more about OERs visit the library or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. We look forward to working with you!
WRLC Authentication System
We are trying to make things more simple for everyone! As opposed to using the current unique library log in, after June 26th you can use the same log in for your email and Canvas to access your library account and remote resources we have in our library! In other words, your MyLibrary Account will follow the same format as MU Email, Canvas, and Marynet among others.
Reference Desk Hours
During the Summer 2017 sessions, our new reference hours will be:
- Monday-Thursday: 9am - 6pm
- Friday: 9am - 5pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
We will be available via chat from 9-10 each day and all day on Friday. We will be closed from 12-1 during the business week. You are always welcome to stop by the library and also to set up an appointment with your liaison!
LibGuides in Canvas
As you may know when we switched to Canvas in the Fall, the library embedded a research guide into every course. Take a look at your guides and contact me if you'd like to see any changes or additional resources added or if you'd like to develop something unique to meet your course needs!
Faculty Survey Results
Thanks to all who completed our faculty survey in March. We really appreciate your feedback and suggestions! Here are a few highlights from the survey:
- 119 faculty from a variety of disciplines completed the survey (71% were full-time)
- Of the faculty responding that their students had attended a library instruction session within the last year, 97% indicated that they were satisfied or very satisfied that the session(s) met the needs of their students
- 92% indicated that the library collection (print, electronic, media) is meeting the information needs of their students
- 86% indicated that the library collection is meeting their research needs
We also discovered that faculty do not always know about some of the library services available to them, so look for more information on these in the fall! Thank you to all who completed the survey!