Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kimbel Library Welcomes New and Returning Faculty and Students

Kimbel Library has been busy with many efforts to welcome new and returning students and faculty to campus as well as and to welcome back our returning faculty. The TEAL Center has been assisting the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning with new faculty orientation which includes a teaching workshop and administrative orientation on Thursday and Friday, August 12 and 13 for approximately 45 faculty members.

As Kimbel librarians and staff volunteered to help with Move-In day on Saturday, August 14, the TEAL Center hosted a Technology Move-In Day attended by 23 faculty members. New faculty had the opportunity to “move-in” to their Blackboard courses to get them prepared for the start of classes and to learn about FERPA (Federal Education Right to Privacy Act) and the academic calendar from the Registrar’s Office as well as Kimbel Library resources and campus technology resources.

Kimbel Library has been busy over the summer making changes to the building in anticipation the new semester and launching our new website to better assist students, faculty and staff with access to resources.

As part of Welcome Week, Kimbel Library is promoting our theme for the year, Choose Privacy. Faculty and students may have seen the traveling display called “Fix Your Face.” This campaign encourages students and faculty to think about privacy issues as it relates to Facebook and other social media.

Kimbel Library has many new and exciting this things going on this academic year from the beginning of construction of our new information commons, to Banned Books week and fun events during Family Weekend. Welcome back to campus and we wish everyone a successful start to the new year!

Jennifer Shinaberger

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