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McLure Messenger NOV 2012
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McLure Messenger

Ordering Books and Materials:

Karen Croneis is now the collection development coordinator for the Education Library. Please contact her for any material you would like for The Libraries to order for the collection. She can be contacted at , or use the library form . Library Contacts: Library Associate Wendy Arrasmith, Librarians: Jim Blansett, ; Benita Strnad, Helga Visscher,

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!

Faculty Book Collection: President Bonner suggested that we honor faculty by having a special exhibit of books published by UA Faculty. The Website is part of the showcase. McLure Library owns many of the titles published by the faculty in the College of Education. Karen Croneis and others are checking for titles by looking at the Complete Faculty Staff listing on the College of Education's website and also checking traditional library resources. Please inform Karen Croneis if you have published a book within the last 5 years. We need to purchase a second copy if we have only one. We would like to complete this project before the holidays. If you have an extra copy, we accept donations.

NOTE: The faculty book collection is a permanent collection.  Materials donated to it will NOT be returned.  These books will not be eligible for checking out.  They will remain in Gorgas Library on permanent exhibit.  There will be copies of the books on exhibit in the library collections that can be checked out but the ones in Dr. Bonner’s collection will NOT be able to be checked out.

FACULTY, While you are thinking of us, please let the Education Library know what items you want to place on reserve for the Spring 2013 term. Both books and online resources can be put on reserve; just use the forms from the UA webpage:

Electronic books are part of the collection now. E-books can be placed on a reserve reading list. Please let the Library know if you plan to do this, so additional access can be acquired. Most e-books allow for one user at a time.

Ebooks allow you to open the item at your computer for immediate viewing. Like ejournals, ebooks are produced by a variety of publishers and vendors, so the platforms vary; rules for downloading and printing may differ from one to the next. Ebooks are added to Scout and the catalog and can be searched and accessed there alongside the print books. They can also be searched on the E-Resources search page, the same location where you search for electronic journals. Databases such as Gale Virtual Reference Library, Oxford Reference Online and Springer Link also offer books in electronic format.
Many of the new books are ebooks which are offered on the ebrary platform.

12-minute video on how to use ebrary

2-page Quick Guide on how to use ebrary

McLure  Education Library Blog:  Benita Strnad  has a new addition to the Blog , in time for holiday reading.

EDUCATION  FACULTY:  Plan for a Library instruction session for your class,  AND a Lib Guide  / Subject Guide to accompany your class.  These can be posted on the  Blackboard Learn  course site.
Examples include: KIN 506 ; SPE 617 ; CEE 370 . Talk to your colleagues for user satisfaction. 

ERIC microfiche are still in demand, due to  problems at  The Education Library has the ERIC on microfiche from 1966 to 2003; From 1966 to 1992, ERIC Docs are in microform only.  1993 to 2003, ED’s are in both microfiche and online; 2004 to present, ED’s are online only. 

Family Weekend Story Time:

Story Time
The traditional Family Weekend Story Time took place Friday afternoon, September 21st  on the main floor Reading room.   SLIS Graduate Assistant  Rebecca Tischler organized the event. Students from SLIS and the College of Education assisted.  The theme of elephants, with stories about Big AL, Babar,  Ella,   elephant games and  a craft project of making your own paper elephant was a hit, for special event.  

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,