Wednesday, April 27, 2016

New Tab! Faculty Instructional Resources

Look on the library home page and you'll see some NEW tabs!
Today we're going to be focusing on the Faculty Instructional Resources tab

Right on the main page is a tutorial video on how to use the databases. The more faculty know how to utilize the databases, the more instruction they can give to students on how to use them.

If you use the Faculty Syllabus and Library Information button you will see a Master Syllabus as well as information about the various libraries and the librarians who work there. Don't be afraid to reach out with questions, suggestions, or comments!

The QEP and Information Literacy button will take you to information about the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards wiki. This aids you in understanding what the library will do for you and your students in regards to information literacy and may provide you with ideas on how you can incorporate it more in your teaching.

Writing Across the Curriculum is a podcast series provided by Dr. Candace Roberts and can be listened to on Windows Media Player after you click on the Writing Across the Curriculum button.

The Open Educational Resources tab will give you information on just that--all of the freely accessible resources available to you and your students. Check that list out! Share it with your students!

Lastly we have the iTeach on demand library instruction button that is not currently working but I will update this blog when it is!

Do you have any questions about these resources? Any suggestions for what should be added? Let us know! 

--Michelle Joy, Distance Learning Librarian

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Farewell Morning Chat, Hello Ask-A-Librarian

Good morning! Unfortunately, due to lack of use, we have had to stop doing the Morning Chat for the time being. If enough people express an interest in it's return we may try it again.

However, this does not mean you have no chatting functions available to you! Ask-A-Librarian is available almost every single day of the year! Through the link on our library home page, or through you will be put in touch with a librarian and can chat with them for immediate assistance. There is a phone app for both apple and android devices as well as the web capabilities.

What can you do with Ask-A-Librarian? You can email, chat, or text a librarian in the state of Florida that is able to answer questions as if they worked here. These can be research questions or something as simple as when is the library open. If you want to email a librarian that works here at Saint Leo, you can fill in this form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Do you have any questions about Ask-A-Librarian? Feel free to ask them in the comments below, email us, or use Ask-A-Librarian to ask your question!

Do you have something you'd like covered by the blog? Let us know and we'll do our best to meet all requests!

Have a wonderful day!

- Michelle Joy, Distance Learning Librarian

Monday, April 4, 2016

Morning chat may be going away

Back in February we launched a morning chat that allows you to chat with a librarian from 8am-10am Monday-Thursday.
No one has used it at all. Therefore, this will be the last week Morning Chat will be around unless people start using it.

Check it out here:

Save the morning chat!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Come check out the display for National Women's month near the reference desk!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Ask A Librarian!

Do you ever find yourself doing research when the library does not have a librarian available for questions?

There is an AMAZING resource available to you called Ask A Librarian that will connect you with a librarian in the state of Florida, they can answer your questions as if they worked here.

They're available for questions Sunday-Thursday 10am-12am and Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm

To access this resource click HERE or on the text above. 
Use this FREE resource! What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Morning Chat

Starting on February 8th there will be a librarian on the Morning Chat on LibAnswers from 8am-10am. You can ask for help with research, how to find things in the library, or whatever else you might want to ask a librarian. Come on over to or click the photo above!

- Michelle Joy, Distance Learning Librarian

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Introducing New Distance Learning Librarian

Cannon Memorial Library is proud to introduce one new member who is here to help you with all of your information needs.

Meet Michelle Joy, Distance Learning Librarian
(352) 588-8267

Her availability is as follows:
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Michelle is here to help library users, Distance Learning students, and all online users with all of their research and information needs.

Please contact us if you have any questions!

- Michelle Joy, Distance Learning Librarian