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College of St. Scholastica - Duluth, MN.

College of St. Scholastica - Duluth, MN.

Each issue covers a different topic or event that we hope will be of interest to you and to your users. You'll find recommended websites, new reference publications, and information about training opportunities.

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  • July 2015 Adobe PDF Icon (PDF; 4.4 MB)
    Tips for Preventing Burnout • So Many Devices, So Little Time • Search Straight Talk: A New Infographic for Savvy-Minded Research • LJXPress Highlights Roseville Library • Explora Now Available from EBSCO • Gale Announces Research in Context for Grades 6-8 • Gale Integrates Google Apps for Education Sign-in • Associated Press Videos Coming Soon to EBSCO • New MN Digital Library Website • FinMan and Bud: An Online Course Report • One-Second Poll: Last Book Recommendation
  • June 2015 Adobe PDF Icon (PDF; 4.5 MB)
    Trends Shaping the Internet in 2015 • 6 Best Practices for Launching an Infographic Online • Relationships @ Work – A LinkedIn Study • June Guest Webinar: Duluth Seed Library • From Seed Libraries to Bird Libraries • Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon • LearningExpress Library – Did You Know? • Science Reference Center Adds 250,000 Images • AskMN Chat Widget Usage and Point of Need • Task Force to Clarify IPEDS Survey Definitions • One-Second Poll: More Fictitious Librarians
  • May 2015 Adobe PDF Icon (PDF; 2.4 MB)
    Tips for Making Engaging Videos for Your Library • Learning Communities in Libraries • Opening up with Islandora • Library Aspirations & Challenges • Engaging with Students in Online Courses • Setting the Cornerstone: Creation of an Institutional Repository • ELM Resources for the Gardener in You • LearningExpress Library Updates • Content Updates to Kids InfoBits • Ransom! Reminder • Free LearningExpress Library Flyers: Test Prep • Engaging with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy • Helping Students to Ask the Right Questions • One-Second Poll: Best Fictitious Librarian
  • April 2015 Adobe PDF Icon (PDF; 1.6 MB)
    "In the Library" for National Poetry Month • The Second Machine Age • Can't I just Google it? : Informational Literacy and the Digital Native • Elements of Engaging Design • Teaching and Learning iPad Apps • Offering Technology Help off the Desk • Going Paperless: First Year Students, Selfies, and Information Literacy • Free LearningExpress Library Flyers: Test Prep • Gale Database Redesigns Now Live • Explora from EBSCO Now Available • Legal Questions! • 90-Second Newbery Films from Minnesota Students • Library OnConference • Remember the Card Catalog? • One-Second Poll: ALA Annual
  • March 2015 Adobe PDF Icon (PDF; 1.8 MB)
    #DoingItWrong • Microaggressions: Deux • Tailoring Communications to Different Audiences • Going Mobile? RootMetrics Maps Minnesota by Carrier • 53 Formative Assessment Ideas • 25 GVRL Titles for Minitex Libraries • Celebrate Women's History Month with Content from ELM • Did You Know? • Historic Minneapolis Tribune Update • Updates to Gale Databases Coming Soon • AskMN Has a New Website and a New Participating Library • Mindfulness Webinar Archived! • One-Second Poll: Word Association
  • February 2015 Adobe PDF Icon (PDF; 6.0 MB)
    2015 Book & Media Awards • ELM Information & Learning Commons • Profile of a Reference Notes Reader • Myth of Multitasking • ACT Now Required for All MN Students • The "CRAP" Test • New ELM Webinars • Celebrate Black History Month with Content from ELM • Gale Product Enhancements Coming in April • Did You Know? • Ransom! Database Search Game – What We've Learned So Far • New EBSCO K-12 Interface Coming Soon • Britannica Updates • Virtual Reference Best Practices: Working with Persistent Patrons • Guest Webinar Series: Open Educational Resources • Guest Webinar Series: Spring Renewal and Wellness • National Archives Education • $3 Million Worth of Library Ideas • One-Second Poll: Dewey vs. LC
  • January 2015 Adobe PDF Icon (PDF; 412 KB)
    Empowering Researchers Prepared for Life Ahead • Top 10 Tech Tools for Educators • History Day Research Help! • General Science Collection – Upgraded! • New Resources in LearningExpress Library • AskMN: Best Transcript of 2014 • New in Your Minitex MyLibrary Account: File Manager • MEMO Is Now ITEM • One-Second Poll: Fiction or Nonfiction?

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