Sunday, September 22, 2013

National Self Improvement Month: Do, Be and Know What You Want

Ah, September--the beginning of that wonderful season of change. Summer to fall.  Flip flops to boots.  The beach to the classroom.  With the renewed vigor and sense of purpose September inspires, it's no wonder the ninth month of the year has been designated National Self Improvement Month.
  

The change of seasons is the perfect time to think about what you would like to change about YOU.  What have you always wanted to do?  To be? To know? Whatever self improvement project appeals to you--be it 
emotional, physical, inspirational, educational, recreational, occupational, spiritual or otherwise--TWU and TWU Libraries can help you accomplish your goal.

In conjunction with Self Improvement Month, Reference Librarians Jimmie Lyn Harris and Stephany Compton of the TWU Libraries have created a display brimming with materials to educate and inspire you.  Are you an undeclared major?  There are databases geared toward your needs.  Do you need the Nursing School Practice Entrance Text, NCLEX-RN or the TExES PPR?  Got 'em.  Until October 4, 2013, these resources--and a whole lot more--will be featured in the Self Improvement Month display on the first floor of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus (across from the elevators.)  Look for the red tablecloth, see both sides of the table . . . and get the ball rolling to a new and improved you.

The Self Improvement Month display will be featured on the first floor of the Blagg-Huey Library on the
Denton campus (across from the elevators) through October 4, 2013.  Look for the red tablecloth, 

walk around the table--and get the ball rolling to a new and improved you.  Photograph by Jimmie Lyn
Harris.
You can . . . 

Know What's Happening by consulting 
the TWU Calendar of Events for campus goings-on.  For good stuff to know about the TWU Libraries, see our homepage and blog and our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages.  Dallas Pioneers, see the Dallas Center Home and Dallas Center Library pages; for information tailored to TWU Houston, see the ARC website.

Become A More Polished Writer by consulting the 
Write SiteWrite Site @ Night; and OWL pages.

Get Extra Help With Your Classwork at the 
Mathematics and Technology Success Center; the Science Learning Resource Center; or with a variety of other online and on-campus resources.

Learn 
another language; about time management or any other self-improvement subject area; about software such as Excel; or about, well, anything else, by visiting TWUniversal via the TWU Libraries homepage for print and electronic books. Need help searching--or just don't know where to start? Contact the dedicated staff members of the TWU Libraries.  Lynda.com is another amazing, wide-ranging learning tool, free for TWU students and faculty and staff members.

Get a Job with the help of 
Job and Career Accelerator and Vocational & Career Collection.  These databases will guide you through the job search process--from exploring occupations to writing cover letters and resumes.  You can also search for jobs, by zip code or job title.  

Solve a Technology Issue with assistance from TWU's Technology Service Desk, available to current TWU students and faculty and staff members.  Chat online, or give them a call. Need help with Blackboard?  Visit its site here.

Whatever your self-improvement goal, make a plan and assemble the tools and contacts you need to succeed.  Need help locating information?  Information is at the core of what we do, so please contact us with your questions.  We are always happy to help you--whatever it is you want to do, be or know.


~Stephany Compton and Jimmie Lyn Harris

1 comment:

self improvement said...

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