Oesterle Library News

Archive for February 2010

New Acquisitions (January 2010)

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Below are some highlights of recently acquired items in our collection; stop by to check them out!

Inquiry Circles in Elementary Classrooms

Improving the Odds: Developing Powerful Teaching Practice and a Culture of Learning in Urban High Schools

Yeast: Molecular and Cell Biology

Water and Autonomy (DVD)

Zapata’s Garden (DVD)

Physics of Solids

Discovering Nutrition

Kids Have Rights Too!

Bully Blockers: Standing up for Classmates with Autism

Being a Peacekeeper

Can They Do That?: Rethinking our Fundamental Rights in the Workplace

Food, Inc. (DVD)

King Corn (DVD)

Animalcules : The activities, Impacts, and Investigators of Microbes

Very Brief History of Eternity

Subject to Change: Creating Great Products and Services for an Uncertain World

Electrical Properties of Materials

Jia

Silent Winds

Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL Test

If You Lived when Women Won their Rights

Art Exhibit features Mixed Media

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

The “Natural Order” exhibit by artist Cheryl Holz is scheduled to open on Sunday, Feb. 21st in the Oesterle Library Gallery. The artwork is inspired by a fascination with nature and is influenced by the connection between nature’s patterns and those patterns found in our daily lives.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on display from February 21st through April 1st. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. During the reception the artist will be available to meet with the public to discuss her work.

The Gallery is open during normal Library hours. Visit www.cherylholz.com to read more about the artist and her works.

SmartBoard/Clickers in the 97 Lab

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

SmartBoard technology is now available in the Class of 1997 Library Instruction Computer Lab at the Oesterle Library. All the computers in the lab have the SmartNotebook software necessary to use the SmartBoard. SmartBoard is a large interactive whiteboard. Users can touch the screen surface to select menus and icons, and special markers can be used to write notes or highlight lessons. The easy-to-use technology can be used for creating, delivering and managing interactive lessons.

An audience response system set (clickers) is also available for use in the Class of 1997 Library Instruction Computer Lab and the software to create clicker presentations, TurningPoint 2008, is installed on all lab computers. The set of clickers can be checked out at the Information Services Desk.

For more information on using either of these technologies check out the library’s guide to using educational technology or stop by the Information Services Desk.