Author Archives: Donald Juedes

About Donald Juedes

Librarian for Art History, Classics, Film & Media Studies, and Near Eastern Studies

What’s the Dirt?

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER’s Innovative Instructor. Looking for a tool (preferably free and easy to use) for a scholarly project?  Maybe you need to clean up, model, or interpret data. Perhaps you are looking at ways to visualize information, or … Continue reading

ProQuest E-Book Survey: Tell a Vendor What You Need!

One of our e-book vendors, ProQuest, is administering a Global Student & Researcher E-book Survey. They want to better understand e-book usage and needs among college and university students, faculty, and staff. Follow the link below – it should only take approximately … Continue reading

French Film Festival, April 10-14

Join your fellow Francophiles and film fanatics at this year’s French Film Festival. The theme is “marginality” and will showcase films that address issues facing marginalized groups of people in contemporary French society, most notably addressing questions of gender, race, nationality, … Continue reading

Can We Discourage Violations of Academic Integrity?

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER’s Innovative Instructor. It’s been some time since The Innovative Instructor looked at issues of academic integrity [see Discouraging Cheating in the Classroom, November 13, 2012], but a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, In … Continue reading

Art History Teaching Resources: Not Just for Art Historians

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER’s Innovative Instructor. The first week in February, I attended the annual College Art Association conference in Washington, DC and co-chaired a panel titled Rethinking Online Pedagogies for Art History. In an era where higher education teaching … Continue reading

Materials Science in Paper Conservation, History, and Literature: The Gulistan of Sa’di

Gulistan or Goléstan-e  (The Rose Garden) was written in 1258 CE by a Persian poet whose pen name was Sa’di. The book is comprised of a mixture of poetry and prose and contains a number of intricate paintings.  The text … Continue reading

Adventures in TAPPI

Hello from the basement of the Brody Learning Commons!  This is our first contribution to the blog.  We are the Heritage Science for Conservation Program housed within the Conservation Department.  We research the deterioration and conservation of materials housed within … Continue reading

Student Book-Collecting Contest 2016: Application Extension, Feb 29th!

The Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest has extended its application deadline to Monday, February 29th! The Betty and Edgar Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest recognizes the love of books and the delight in shaping a thoughtful and focused book collection. All … Continue reading

The Value of Gaming in Higher Education

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER’s Innovative Instructor. A recent article in the Educause Review might be of interest to readers thinking about the value of gaming in the curriculum. [See also The Innovative Instructor May 13, 2014 post What is Gamification and Why Use … Continue reading

Scary Movies = Halloween Fun!

The weather outside isn’t exactly frightful (that’s for another holiday), but many films in our library collection are! To get in the Halloween spirit this week, why not check out some DVDs? What type of movie scares you the most? Ghost stories? Horror … Continue reading