Thursday, April 26, 2012
Have you missed those (paper-cut inducing) Choice Review cards appearing in your mailbox every month? Please visit Choice Reviews Online! Once there, you can look at the most current reviews, search for specific subjects, create a profile to receive emails about new resources, and email lists to your colleagues and the library! For more information about how to use Choice Online, go HERE!
Collection Management Librarian
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
At the Carmichael Library, the Digital Media Lab is doing its part to foster new kinds of learning that correspond to the new literacies required of learners in the digital age. Students from English composition, social work, communication and science disorders, sociology, and other disciplines are engaged in collaborative video and audio projects of many kinds. Each of these project require students to represent arguments and evidence in multiple media formats, something they will increasingly be asked to do as professionals and citizens.
Students in Laurel Hitchcocks' SWK/SOC 373 Social Policy students have been engaged in a semester-long project of editing and producing a video that informs potential clients on the impact of important social policies in the United States. You can visit the University of Montevallo Social Work program YouTube channel to see all of the videos, but we wanted to share some of the highlights here.
Laura Tracy, Becky Stoltz, Mary Ashley Jayne and Staci Sample came up with this video, which highlights the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
Each of the videos educate an audience on why social policies matter. They are the culmination of many conversations, readings, and questions, and they distill knowledge about American society into a meaningful and compelling form.
In English 104 with Lee Rozelle, students were asked to create a video that reviews or critiques a local establishment, recent film, or general cultural artifact. One of my favorite videos is this review of Joe's Italian in Alabaster, AL.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Carmichael Library will again offer extended hours for our students on the week before finals and during final exam week. The extended hours will begin this coming Monday, April 23.
Week Before Finals
Sunday, April 22
2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Monday, April 23 – Thursday, April 26
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Friday, April 27
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 28
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29
2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Monday, April 30 – Tuesday, May 2
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 2
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 3
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday, May 4
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 5 – Sunday, May 6
Stop by, stay late, and make use of all that we have to offer at the library. Good luck, students!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Carmichael Library Interlibrary Loan Joins Free Resources Sharing Groups!
The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department is proud to announce that we are now a part of two distinctive free resource sharing groups: Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS—pronounced like that hip-shaking, peanut butter & banana eating, heartbreaker Elvis) and LYRA. These groups are committed to the free exchange of information and materials.
What’s the big deal, Jill?
Hey, thanks for asking! Since no library can supply everything, it’s important that we make use of ILL to get the books and articles you need from other libraries. Like everything else, these things cost money and Carmichael is always trying to keep costs down. BTW, some libraries actually charge their faculty and students to use ILL, and some institutions charge other libraries to use their materials. Carmichael doesn’t charge for ILL services and never plans to. Those costs can add up and, well, be down-right annoying, but now we have over 2,000 libraries, worldwide, that we can borrow from—FOR FREE, y’all!!
In other ILL news: There’s a survey out to see what you think about ILLiad. If you haven’t taken it, please do: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X56VLNL
As always, you can contact Jill Deaver for help with ILL and research.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
|Photo designed by JR Burt|
Simulations offer the player the opportunity to engage with a dynamic system from an experientialperspective and a significant amount of this direct involvement is provided by the freedom to interact with, and have control over, the simulated system. Indeed, there is consistent agreement among designers and researchers over the important role of interactivity and control within games as a factor which delineates them from most other media forms.In other words, games create an immersive environment in which participants can encounter and process problems with unique focus, dedication, and collaboration.
Of course, this murder mystery would not be a good game, or a good use of game theory, if it did not promise lavish rewards. There will be prizes, food, and awesome T-shirts available to those who participate.