Category Archives: Staff Picks

Includes librarian recommended reading for fun and research

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

Hoop Dreams: Struggles and Redemption in Basketball Films

It may still be football season, but basketball is starting to heat up.  There aren’t quite as many movies out there about basketball as there are about football, but the Libraries does have a few to tide you over until … Continue reading

Holiday Treats!

Are you eagerly anticipating traditional holiday foods? Or, perhaps you are interested in baking some cakes and cookies? Celebrate the spirit of the season with some cool recipes from our library and other collections that are available online for free. … Continue reading

Not Just Christmas!

Certainly, Christmas is one of the most well known holidays taking place in December. However, it is by no means the only one! December has been a time for celebration throughout history, as far back as the origins of Buddhism and … Continue reading

Snowflakes keep falling on my head…

While I know those are not quite the lyrics for that song, I can’t help but want to twist the words around slightly this time of year, particularly when the sky is gray and hats, gloves, and wooly socks are … 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

Twine 2.0: Not just for storytelling

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER’s Innovative Instructor. For the past several years, I’ve been interested in storytelling as a means of improving student communication skills in any media. When I talk to students about communication skills, we discuss the importance of … Continue reading

50 Yard Line Picks: Football in Film

“I love football. Football is fun.” – Remember the Titans Football season is in full swing and it’s going to be here for a few more months. Football is televised almost every day of the week, so football fans can … Continue reading

Baffled by Business? Me, too…

Researching market plans? Key business ratios? Mergers and acquisitions? Industry overviews? Don’t know where to begin? Never fear – our Business Research Guide is here! Of course, you may always ask a librarian for help in person, via email, twitter, or even by texting us … Continue reading

It may not be Rocket Science…

… but library research is still an art. In fact, people write books on the subject. Thomas Mann, (a reference librarian at the Library of Congress, not the dead German writer), has written several editions now of The Oxford Guide … Continue reading