Monday, October 24, 2005

10,000 Books on Your Computer!
It's 3 a.m. and you can't sleep. You could do some work, but you didn't get to the Library to check out books on your subject.

If you have a computer with Internet, you have access to more than 10,000 books. Free!

Diane Gustafson is presenting a one-hour, hands-on introduction to electronic books on Friday, October 28, 2-3 p.m., in L244. Flex, hurdle, and educational incentive credit are available for faculty and staff.

Students are welcome, too! (Ask your instructor if you can get extra credit for this.)

But you must let Staff Development know you are coming! (If no one registered, the class might be cancelled and you would be disappointed.) Call ext. 5678.

Winners of copies of Kite Runner
The following have won copies of the College Book for spring semester, Kite Runner. All who voted for any of the four finalist books were entered into a drawing.

The winners are students Alejandra Carbajal, Clarissa Salinas, Armida Noriega, Deborah Fita, and Janette Marangan and faculty/staff members Irene Plummer, Anna Banda, Fredric Ball, JoAnn Forbes, and Laura Arana.

The College Book Committee thanks Staff Development for providing the prize copies.

Monday, October 17, 2005

The College Book is Kite Runner!
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini has been chosen as the College Book for spring semester. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote. Those who did will be entered into a drawing for ten copies of Kite Runner (and it doesn't matter which book you voted for). The names of the winners will be announced soon.

Coming soon will be suggested classroom activities for faculty and a list of events in conjunction with the book, including film showings and an essay contest sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Help for instructors of online, hybrid, and web-enhanced classes

Faculty, invest just one hour and discover a wealth of resources for you and your students! Karen Smith will show you e-books, databases and Internet subject guides -- all available from off-campus. You'll learn how to create a web page or electronic link (and post it or e-mail to it), links to Library pages, linking to actual books or articles, etc. Both you and your students will benefit!

Class # 106.3 will be offered on Wednesday, October 19, 2-3 p.m. in L-244. Register by calling ext. 5678. Flex, hurdle, and educational incentive credit is available.