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McLure Messenger MAR 2012
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Library Instruction Sessions

Rose Towers DisplayThe year of 2012 has had a promising beginning for the McLure Education Library. This past January, the library instruction sessions reached over 200 students! All four of our librarians taught sessions, which covered Curriculum and Instruction, Children's Literature and Kinesiology. In February, 125 students were reached. Benita Strnad taught all the sessions, in C & I, as well as outreach to the Teaching American History Program at Hillcrest Middle School, and a Booktalk (pictured here with Kendal Riley) to Rose Tower RA's on recreational reading available at the Education Library. The McLure Education Library Blog offers similar information.

    The instruction sessions we provide can be for a general overview on library sources, or it can be tailored to teach specific databases for certain subjects. The sessions are modifiable, and can be adapted for other courses, such as leadership, policy and technology studies, research methodology, counseling, special education and multiple abilities, and any other course for which you might want specific instruction.

A general Request Form is available on the Libraries Web Page:   Or contact our Ask-A-Librarian, Jim Blansett.

 Faculty Survey

The University Libraries User Engagement and Assessment Specialist, Kevin Walker and the librarians at McLure, are planning a survey for Faculty in the College of Education.  We want candid answers from teaching faculty regarding  priorities for the library.  It will be a brief online format. Be on the lookout for it via e-mail shortly after Spring Break.   

Refurbishing the School Library in the CMC

school library

Many thanks to Dean Pitschmann and Harriet Deason of the library administration for their support in making changes to improve the School Library.   The area was painted between semesters, and new computer stations have been added.  There are six new computers, two of them Macs, along the south wall, with window seats between them. Soft seating along the corners by the bookshelves enables comfortable reading and study spots.  Come and take a look. 

Spring Break Library Schedule
All libraries will be closed on Saturday & Sunday Mar.10 & 11; open weekdays, Mar.12 - 16 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  For more details see the Library Schedule Spring Break on the Libraries' web site.

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,

Sharita GIlliam, Library Assistant,