Archive for December, 2008

Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

For those of you who are teaching courses in Winter 2009, be sure to contact me to set up a library instruction session for your students.  An instruction session can be a general introduction to library resources, a session on academic integrity, a very targeted lesson on research methods for finding particular types of materials, or a show-and-tell of selected primary source materials.  I try to make all library instruction hands-on, interactive sessions.

For those of you who are taking classes rather than teaching them, why not suggest a library instruction session to your instructor?  You can also request individual or small group sessions with me or any subject specialist relevant to your area of study.  Just contact me or the appropriate librarian from the Humanities and Social Scientists Subject Specialist Page.

Procrastination reading for dead week

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Since this is “dead week,” the time when you get ready to give or take final exams, I thought it would be appropriate to share this September 2008 article from the Telegraph, “50 Greatest Villains in Literature” (many of whom were murderers, hence the connection with dead week, in case that much wasn’t clear).  You will find most, if not all, of these titles at UCLA Library.