Archive for July, 2009

CSU-Pueblo Librarian Courtney Bruch Presents at National Conference

ALA Poster
CSU-Pueblo Library Instruction Coordinator, Courtney Bruch, and West Virginia University Director of Instruction and Information Literacy, Carroll Wetzel-Wilkinson, presented a poster refereed by the American College and Research Libraries Immersion Alumni Program Planning Working Group at the annual American Libraries Association Conference in Chicago, IL on July 11th. Bruch and Wetzel-Wilkinson are both graduates of the Institute for Information Literacy Immersion Program, a program whose alumni are recognized as leaders in teaching lifelong learning skills, improving techniques for assessing learning outcomes and in creating environments of discovery. Their poster, entitled “Frontier Life Is Not Easy: Positive Strategies for Surviving/Thriving in Spite of the Realities of Information Literacy Leadership”, identified common obstacles that stifle progress and conclusions that foster library instruction program development and change through authentic communication and “influence without authority”.

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July 20, 2009 at 10:12 am Leave a comment

State Budget Impacts Database Selection

Due to state budgetary constraints this year, a number of Ebsco databases that were previously available via a state-funded database licensing agreement have been dropped as of July 1st. The University Library is financially committed to maintaining the two flagship databases, Academic Search Premier, and Business Source Premier, even though the statewide package offers more limited versions of both. If you have questions, please contact your department’s Liaison (click on Subject Librarians). More information about the statewide agreement is here.
The databases which have been dropped and their suggested substitutes are:
• Agricola
Alternatives: Agricola National Agricultural Library version and BIOSIS

• Automobile Repair Reference Center
No suggested alternative

• Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic
Alternative: BioMed Central and PubMed Central

• Consumer Health Complete
Alternative: Medline Plus

• Corporate ResourceNet
Alternative: Business Source Premier

• Fuente Academica
Alternative: Clase Periódica

• Health Source: Consumer Edition
Alternative: CINAHL Plus with Full Text

• History Reference Center
Alternative: Credo

• Literary Reference Center
Alternatives: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Criticism and Theory, Credo

• MasterFile Premier (changes to MasterFile Elite)

• Military and Government Collection
Alternative: Academic Search Premier

• McClatchy Tribune collection
Alternative: Newspaper Source or LexisNexis Academic

• MedicLatina
Alternative: Clase Periódica

• Novelist and Novelist k-8
No suggested alternative

• Nursing and Allied Health Collection: Basic
Alternative: CINAHL Plus with Full Text

• Points of View Reference Center
Alternative TOPICSearch

• Professional Development
Alternative: ERIC

• Science Reference Center
Alternative: Knovel Library and BIOSIS

July 8, 2009 at 10:19 am Leave a comment


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