The University of Alabama
McLure Messenger AUG 2012
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McLure Messenger

Faculty Survey:

  • 100% of respondents agree that it is important for their students to learn about the collections and services McLure has to offer. 84% believe library instruction is beneficial to students.

  • 64%  of respondents do NOT believe they are equipped to instruct their students on how to use the library. 
Requests for Instruction Sessions are welcome.   Or, consider online training:  see University Library YouTubes such as:  scroll for pertinent topics.  If you see a need for a topic, ask us!

Library Research guides:  We have general Lib Guides, in all areas of Education.  Let us provide a Course Page Guide, which can feature a subject guide, or a specialized feature for your course!  Place it on your Blackboard Learning website - such as Educational Administration:

Conferences Attended:

American Library Association, Anaheim, CA, June 22-26, 2012. 
  • Jim Blansett, Poster Session:  Invisible Wounds, Invisible Warriors: How Can Libraries Meet the Needs of These Students? (Armed Forces Veterans returning to Universities)        

  • Benita Strnad: Education & Behavioral Sciences, Instruction Committee.

Special Libraries Association:  Chicago, IL, July 15-18, 2012. 
  • Karen Croneis, Education Division Secretary / Treasurer.

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, New York City, July 24-28, 2012.  (Education honorary.)
  • Helga Visscher, Presentation: Information Literacy across the Learning Spectrum.
The University of Alabama  
McLure Education Library  Box 870266, 918 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266  

Contacts: Helga Visscher, Head Librarian

Jim Blansett, Information Services Librarian, Ask a Librarian,

Karen Croneis, Information Services Libraraian

Benita Strnad, CMC Librarian,

Wendy Arrasmith, Library Associate,