Monday, December 10, 2007

Better World Books Book Drive

This news comes from a recent e-mail from UM Habitat for Humanity coordinator Kathy King:
The UM chapter of Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring a Better World Books book drive during finals and book buy-back week. We are asking students and teachers to donate used and sample textbooks and old editions by dropping them in collection boxes around campus. Boxes are located in Morgan computer lab, Harmon lobby, Carmichael Library, and the Student Union Building.

Better World Books collects millions of books and dollars for literacy programs around the world. You can read the whole story at Some facts:
  • Books collected are either sold online to fund operations (including shipping and printing local language books), donated directly to literacy partners, or recycled.
  • 100% of profits go to literacy partners. Room to Read is our chosen literacy partner. Room to Read was founded by John Wood, a former Microsoft executive, after he hiked through Nepal and saw the schools there. The school he visited had 30 books, and they were kept locked in a cabinet because they were too valuable. Since then, Room to Read has built libraries, computer labs, schools, as well as printing local language books.
  • No book ever goes in a landfill.
If you need help hauling books, contact Kathy King at 6431 or via email.
Please help us support this worthy cause by dropping your new or used books by the library lobby!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

New Entries in the Faculty Bibliography

New editions to the faculty bibliography (titled Montevallo Authors) include citations from Michael Patton, Alexander Bruce, and Linda Murdock. Want to see your favorite professor's recent publications? If so, click here.

Monday, December 03, 2007

The Teaching Professor

The library now has a site license to the online version of the journal The Teaching Professor, a great source for information on teaching at the university level. The latest issue includes articles on using media in the classroom, student learning in the major, undergraduate views of education. Faculty may register to receive the table of contents when each new issue is available.