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! 

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!!