Category Archives: Staff Picks

Includes librarian recommended reading for fun and research

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

The library has access to a really interesting, unique and incredibly useful online resource. It goes by the curious acronym of PEP, but its actual title is more illuminating – Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing. Well, maybe a bit more illuminating. This … Continue reading

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

Collecting GIS Data via Your Mobile Phone

Historically, when Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users collected field data outdoors, they often used paper forms or dragged along a laptop computer and GPS unit to record observations and measurements.  Once back on campus, the data were uploaded into a … 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

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