Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Name the Kimbel Library Skeleton, Win a $10 Gift Card to Java City!

Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons is the proud new owner of our very own skeleton (yes, you can even check it out)! The skeleton came to us without a name, so we'd like your help in choosing its new moniker.

The skeleton is currently awaiting its new name at the Bryan Information Commons Help Desk, where students can submit their ideas until Tuesday, April 30th at 4pm. A jury of library staff will choose the winning name from all the submissions.

The person selecting the winning name will be notified via e-mail. Winners will receive a $10 to Java City and have the opportunity to take their picture with the skeleton!

The winning name will be announced on the Kimbel Library Facebook page on Wednesday, May 1st:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Take-One Leave-One, Visit Kimbel Library's Book Swap Shelf

Kimbel Library Book Swap is back.  Have books you’ve read? Leave them. See books you want? Take them.

Located between Kimbel Library and the Bryant Information Commons, on the Kimbel Library side, the Kimbel Library Book Swap bookcase is now operating.  Leave your unwanted books and find new treasures. Drop off one book or a boxful. Clean out your shelves and let your books find new homes. The book swap only works if students, faculty, and staff both pickup and drop off books.

Award Winning Books at Kimbel Library


We have award winning books!
In honor of National Library Week, Kimbel Library is highlighting the best of the best: award winners for 2012.
Your library purchases award winning poetry, fiction, science fiction, criticism, biography and autobiography books each year, including the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle and ALA (American Library Association) Notable Book awards.
You’ll find some of these great books on display for National Library Week, including:
Alex Award, 2012: The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
National Book Critics Circle Award, Poetry, 2012: Useless Landscape, or, A Guide for Boys
National Book Critics Circle Award, Fiction 2012: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
National Book Award, Nonfiction, 2012: Behind the Beautiful Forevers
National Book Award, Fiction, 2012: The Round House, Louise Erdrich
Pulitzer Prize, Poetry, 2012: Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
National Book Critics Circle Award, Criticism, 2012: Stranger Magic: Charmed States and The Arabian Nights by Marina Warner
Hugo Award (Science Fiction), 2012: Among Others by Jo Walton

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Create, Play, and Win During National Library Week

From April 14th-20th, Kimbel Library will be celebrating National Library Week. Several events will be hosted, including:

April 15th @ 6pm: Take a Photo with Chauncey and free giveaways

April 17th @ 11am: Edible Book Festival - Create your very own edible book and you could win the grand prize, a Kindle Fire, or several other prizes including gift certificates to local restaurants and attractions

April 18th @ 6pm: Magic the Gathering Tournament - the winner will receive a Dragon's Maze Booster Box.

We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact or

Monday, April 1, 2013

CeTEAL Presents Innovative Instruction Days

Innovative Instruction Days, April 1 - 12

In April, CeTEAL will be hosting Innovative Instruction Days. Two weeks will be devoted to demonstrating different instructional strategies, models and delivery systems. Our sessions will model best practices in teaching and offer suggestions of evidence-based strategies that can be integrated into your classroom. Check back as we are adding more sessions! Some of the topics will include:

·         Enhancing Student Engagement Through Team-Based Learning
·         Back to School: Learning Through the Experience
·         Using Just in Time Teaching to Increase Student Preparedness
·         Want to Try Flipped Classroom? Flip a Lesson First
·         3 in 30: Using Cell Phones and Mobile Devices for Classroom Polling
·         3 in 30: Mindmapping
·         3 in 30: Screen Capture Tools for Providing Feedback & Tutorials
·         Personalizing Your Presentations: Using Narrated PowerPoint
·         Providing Digital Feedback to Students
·         Using Just in Time Teaching to Increase Student Preparedness
·         Introduction to LaTeX

To register for any of these classes, please sign up online

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