Library Resources for Fall Courses

Nancy Herther has created a list of resources that may be helpful for students and instructors this semester. Continue reading for the memo from Nancy.

Message from Nancy Herther:
Hello!

Going through the Fall term class schedules, I see many classes for which students might benefit from library support; and I wanted you to know that I'm here to help!

Often,instructors will tell me that they just refer students on to me for assistance. This is great - unless you are teaching a class with tens of students! In that case, it is more effective and efficient to arrange for an in-class presentation to, at least, cover the basics.

Here are some options:

LIBRARY LECTURE RELATED TO SECONDARY RESEARCH RESOURCES & TOOLS

As you may know, instruction has been a major effort and priority for me. If you'd want, I could come to your classroom or do a session -hands-on or presentation - related to their specific assignments or needs.

Ideas?

Here are some examples of what I can do in these sessions:

*In-class presentations on how the Libraries can support their secondary research.

*Tours of significant collections/services.

*Demos of specific databases to be used by students in their projects.

*Tips on using the Web for research.

*Hands-on workshops on using databases or the Web.

We have both classroom (up to 50 students) and hands-on lab (limit of25) facilities available in Wilson Library for instruction.Otherwise, I am available (with some technological assistance) to come to your classroom to speak with students.

CREATIONOF SPECIAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES OR GUIDES

Foravailable guides, check out these sites:

AmericanStudies @ http://www.lib.umn.edu/libdata/page.phtml?page_id=2090

Anthropology@ http://www.lib.umn.edu/libdata/page.phtml?page_id=1383

AsianAmerican Studies @http://www.lib.umn.edu/libdata/page.phtml?page_id=2088

Sociology@ http://www.lib.umn.edu/libdata/page.phtml?page_id=1157

Each page lists many guides related to the discipline or to special topics and research areas.

I would also be happy to work with you to create specific guides to meet the research needs for your class. You can, then, link to these from your Class Moodle, WebVista, other course pages or syllabi.

OFFER OF PERSONAL ASSISTANCE

Often students need personal assistance with their research - finding information, refining their topics, etc. If you want, please feel free to include my name and contact information for your students on the class syllabus or web page. If students need help, I'm here to do whatever I can to assist them in their research.

The library also has Peer Research Consultants to help students with their writing and research assignments.

MORE SERVICES & RESOURCES RIGHT ON OUR HOME PAGE!

If you wish to create your own links to articles in Moodle, follow these instructions for assistance. There are some creative ways to insert library resources such as the "Library Blocks" as well.

The Instructor Support section of our webpage (https://www.lib.umn.edu/instruction/instructorsupport) provides some additional ideas.

And our page on reserves is also worth checking out as you work on class assignments (https://www.lib.umn.edu/services/reserves).

Give them a quick look!

Questions? Just let me know.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping support your teaching this Session!

OTHER LIBRARY NEWS

Beginning this week, library buildings and services will begin their regular school-year schedules. Hours for all locations are at:http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections
Cafes located in library buildings are also returning to their full schedules. A full listing of locations and hours for the cafes is available on the UDS homepage: http://www.dining.umn.edu/UDSHome.aspx

Thank you.

Nancy
Librarian for American Studies, Anthropology, Asian American Studies & Sociology
Herther@umn.edu
612-624-2020

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