Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TWU Librarians at TechNet 2009

Several TWU Librarians recently attended TechNet 2009: The Second Annual North Texas Conference on Library Technology which took place Thursday, May 7, 2009, at the Lockheed Martin Recreation Area in Fort Worth, Texas.

At TechNet 2009 librarians attended sessions covering topics on E-Government, IM Reference; New Tools and Gadgets; Web 2.0, 3.0 and More; Universal Access, Adaptive Technology and Alternative Formats; Digitization; North Texas ILS Consortium; Adobe Photoshop; and Open Source.

TWU Librarian Greg Hardin, was a presenter for the session, The Social Web: Why It Matters to Librarians with Lilly Ramin, University of North Texas Librarian and Virtual Reference Coordinator, and Shaun Seibel, Library Specialist & web designer for the UNT Discovery Park Library.

Friday, May 8, 2009

May is Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month — a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The following web site provides some helpful links and additional information on APA Heritage Month: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/asianintro1.html

The APA Selected Bibliography, created by Jimmie Lyn Harris, includes books from 2006 - 2009 (with summary and pictures when available) and a journal list.

--Jimmie Lyn Harris, Connie Maxwell

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Waste for a week!

As part of Earth Day 2009, the Reference Department and the TWU library kicked off its Green Campaign with "Our Waste for a Week". In an effort to make students aware of how much paper was being wasted, paper that was normally taken to be recycled was saved for a week. The Reference Department saved paper from April 15th-22nd, and collected 5 full boxes of computer print-outs that were left in the information area.


The Circulation lab collected paper from April 23-30th and collected 4.5 boxes full of paper. Most of the print-outs were duplicates of research papers, web documents, emails and Power Point presentations. The program was effective in making students aware of how much unnecessary printing was being done. The library will continue to promote ways to do effective research, and help the environment.

The following is a sampling of websites to help us celebrate, preserve, and enjoy a greener earth:


--Andy Tucker, Connie Maxwell

Monday, May 4, 2009

Faculty Recognition Day

Faculty Recognition Day Honors Faculty Publications and Creative Works

Texas Woman's University Libraries and Friends of the TWU Library honored faculty authorship, editorship, and artistic works for 2008 on Faculty Recognition Day, held in the Blagg-Huey Library on Monday, April 20, 2009. Sherilyn Bird (pictured below, left), Director of TWU Libraries, welcomed attendees to the exhibit and reception and noted the popularity of the program since its inception in 2007. She then turned the program over to Dr. Kay Clayton (pictured below, right), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.


Dr. Clayton noted the following faculty achievements for 2008:

*Eighty-three faculty members submitted 113 publications that included books, book chapters, encyclopedia articles, and journal articles.

*The program includes citations for 207 presentations delivered at conferences and before scholarly bodies in 31 states and 12 countries.

*Creative works are represented by one compact disc and one performance program

*Faculty research focuses on diverse issues, many impacting women, such as domestic abuse, community health and nursing in the Middle East, literacy improvement in the bilingual classroom, globally distributed decision making, game theory, and online teaching and learning.

Kimberley Johnson of the Woman's Collection spoke for other library personnel who assisted with the program when she wrote, "It has been a delight to work on this exhibit. To be honest, I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work on an exhibit that features the scholarship and hard work of our dedicated faculty."

--Carolyn Poole