Inspired, Informed, Involved
That is the theme of this year’s National Suicide Prevention Month.
Library resources: (includes Ebooks available with your activated library card)
- Follow @AASuicidology on Twitter
- Contact the ECC Wellness Professionals at 847-214-7390. They have crisis intervention and support groups to assist you.
- 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
- Depression Hotline (630) 482-9696
- Para obtener asistencia en español llame al 1-888-628-9454
–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian
The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips by Judith Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad
Although published in 2010, this useful guide is a great option for anyone looking to set up an online course from scratch, or for an instructor implementing an online curriculum.
Boettcher and Conrad provide a general overview of best teaching practices in Part One, including guidance on creating a supportive community, providing a mix of synchronous and asynchronous activities, asking for feedback, and wrapping up in a meaningful way. Part Two divides the course into various phases of the class, including “course beginning”, “early middle”, “late middle” and “closing weeks” so the reader can easily use the tips and tools that most match the phase he/she is teaching. The authors give thought-provoking questions throughout that the teacher can think about as part of the course, or use in the class to spur on critical thinking and creating community.
Having taught online classes, I can say that the advice, tips, scholarship, and focus are all useful from day one and many of the items that I have used within my classroom have worked well and have added value and to the students’ successes.
—Submitted by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian
The library will be closed for Labor Day Weekend from Saturday, September 2-Monday, September 4. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5 at 7:45 a.m.
Remember that most of the library‘s online resources are accessible 24/7 with a current student ID/library card, so make sure to have your card up to date by calling 847-214-7337 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy the long weekend!
Need to have your information on the go? Access information from home 24/7? Get a head start on your research? Then you need to have your library card!
Bring your Student Picture ID to the library to have the barcode on the back activated. Student IDs can be obtained from the Student Life Office.
Library cards, once activated, expire when your Student ID expires.
Please contact the Circulation Desk at 847-214-7337 or email email@example.com if you have questions or to activate your card remotely.
The library has three new databases to add to its digital collections, just in time for Fall semester.
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
This newspaper collection includes digital images of articles and full pages, including illustrations and advertising.
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
This collection is devoted to understanding slavery from a scholarly, multinational perspective.
The Times Digital Archive
First published in 1785, this London newspaper is considered to be the world’s “newspaper of record” and covers more than 200 years of history.
For other primary resources available to students and faculty, see our Primary Sources Research Guide.
When? August 21
What time? For our area, the eclipse will peak at 1:18:28 pm CDT, when the moon obscures 86.9% of the sun.
What is a solar eclipse?
Check your zip code for when the eclipse will happen in your area and what it will look like.
What do I need to view it? Be safe with this NASA guide!
For more information:
NPR: Here’s What you Need to Know about the Total Solar Eclipse
NASA: Who, What, Where, When, How
Weather.gov : Path of Totality
MIT News: Tips for Viewing the Solar Eclipse Q&A with Richard Binzel
–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference Librarian, with contributions from Stacey Shah, Distance Learning Librarian
The library will be open the following hours during Fall semester, beginning August 21st:
Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
We are also CLOSED for the following holidays:
Labor Day Weekend: September 2-4
Thanksgiving Recess: 5 p.m. November 22-November 26
Holiday Recess: 5 p.m December 21-January 1, 2018