Cannell Library Chimes is an electronic alert of information and ideas to support teaching and learning at Clark College.

Number 3       March 9, 2001

The Oxford English Dictionary is available online from the library's home page. We would appreciate feedback on how you like the OED and how you plan to use it in your classes.

It's Survey time! We invite all library users to complete a Cannell Library Student/User Evaluation of Resources and Services. Evaluation forms are available at the library, or print out your own from the library's Survey page. Thank you!

The ProQuest database now provides full-text access for the most current three years of the New York Times, rather than the three months previously available online. The ProQuest database is available both on and off campus. (The off-campus password is your Cannell Library card number; pin# is the last four digits of your home phone number.)

It's Time to Think About Placing Reserves for Spring Quarter!

The Cannell Library will be closed March 23rd through April 1st, but staff will be available to process your reserves for spring quarter. Reserve items received before March 29th will be ready for student use when classes begin on April 2nd. Items submitted after March 29th may not be available to students until three business days after submission. We also encourage faculty to book videos for spring quarter as early as possible.

For your convenience, the reserve request forms and media booking forms are now available in PDF format (these links are also available from the library's web page, under "About the Library"):

More information about the reserve policies and video booking is available in the March 2, 2001 edition of the Run of the Mill, on the library's web page (Reserves, Video Booking) at the check-out desk in the library, or from Krista (x2553). If you have questions about copyright, Krista can provide handouts of the library's guidelines and sample letters to publishers. For questions about interpreting copyright law, please contact a reference librarian or visit the library's web page for Copyright Resources.

Web Sites Worth a Look: Resources for Educators

The Association of American Colleges and Universities Knowledge Network. Among the eleven categories for links are Teaching and Learning, Pedagogy and Student Learning, Faculty Development and Leadership.

A Brief Summary of the Best Practices in College Teaching, Intended to Challenge the Professional Development of All Teachers, compiled by Tom Drummond North Seattle Community College. This article with linked references won the Education Index Top Site Award and includes an extensive bibliography.

The folks who brought us the one and only ERIC database recently unveiled AskERIC, "Education Information with the Personal Touch." The new site includes a subject directory, searchable archives, and, as the name promises, access to the subject experts at ERIC.

Bibliography: Books for Teaching Excellence

Here's a list of books that have recently been added to Cannell Library's Collection, plus a few faculty favorites.

Addressing the Spiritual Dimensions of Adult Learning: What Educators Can Do, edited by Leona M. English and Marie A. Gillen. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000). Call number: LC 5251 .N48 no. 85
Building Successful Relationships Between Community Colleges and the Media, edited by Clifton Truman Daniel and Janel Henriksen Hastings. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000). Call number: LB 2329 .N5 no. 110
Charting a Course for Continuing Professional Education: Reframing Professional Practice, edited by Vivian W. Mott and Barbara J. Daley. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000). Call number: LC 5251 .N48 no. 86
Classroom Communication: Collected Readings for Effective Discussion and Questioning, by Rose Ann Neff and Maryellen Weimer. (Madison, WI: Magna Publications, 1989). Call number: LB 2331 .C526 1989
The Curriculum Bridge: From Standards to Actual Classroom Practice, by Pearl G. Solomon. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 1998). Call number: LB 2806.15 .S65 1998
Faculty Guide for Moving Teaching and Learning to the Web, by Judith V. Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad. (League for Innovation in the Community College, 1999). Call number: LB 1028.3 .B64 1999
Fifty States Systems of Community Colleges: Mission, Governance, Funding and Accountability, by Terrence A. Tollefson., Rick L. Garrett, and William G. Ingram. (Johnson City, TN: Overmountain Press, 1999). Call number: LB 2328 .F54 1999
First Steps to Excellence in College Teaching, 3rd ed., by Glenn Ross Johnson. (Madison, WI: Atwood Publishing, 1995). Call number: LB 2331 .J565 1995
Generation X Goes to College: An Eyeopening Account of Teaching in Postmodern America, by Peter Sacks. (Chicago: Open Court, 1996). Call number: LB 2331 .S17 1996
How am I Teaching? Forms and Activities for Acquiring Instructional Input, by Maryellen Weimer, Joan L. Parrett, and Mary-Margaret Kerns. (Madison, WI: Magna Publications, 1992). Call number: LB 2333 .W42 1992
Mastering the Techniques of Teaching, by Joseph Lowman (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1991). Call number: LB 2331 .L68 1991
Mentor in a Manual: Climbing the Academic Ladder to Tenure, by A. Clay Schoenfeld and Robert Magnan (Madison, WI: Magna Publications, 1994). Call number: LB 2335.7 .S36 1994
Teaching and Performing: Ideas for Energizing Your Classes, by William M. Timpson et. al. (Madison, WI: Magna Publications, 1997). Call number: LB 2331 .T34 1997
Teaching College: Collected Readings for the New Instructor, edited by Maryellen Weimer and Rose Ann Neff. ( Madison, WI: Atwood Publishing, 1998). Call number: LB 2331 .T361 1998

Next issue: new acquisitions in the art collection!

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