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- Volume 3 Issue 8-
November, 2005

Helping Students Learn

Do your students struggle with research papers? Can they locate appropriate materials for assignments? Do they know what to do once they have found the information?
Librarians and faculty working collaboratively can make a tremendous difference in student learning.  Facilitating our interterm workshop on Thursday December 1 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM will be faculty members and librarians from Oberlin College and Miami University of Ohio.  They will share how collaboration on information literacy improves student research skills.  Bring an assignment that you would like to adapt to a more collaborative model.  Lunch will be provided.
Please contact Doris Ebbert, x1314; DEbbert@otterbein.edu by November 29, 2005 to register.

RefWorks Training

Interterm Workshop: RefWorks is a web based bibliographic manager, similar to Pro-Cite and End-Note that will help you organize your sources and cite them properly in over 396 different styles.

On December 1, a hands-on workshop will be offered from 1:00 – 3:00 in Library 201. We will get you started and work one-on-one with you to import citations from databases and then to format them a bibliography.

Please register by calling (Allen Reichert, x1164 or Patti Rothermich, x1366) or e-mail PReichert@otterbein.edu or PRothermich@otterbein.edu.

More information about RefWorks can be found at http://www.refworks.com/factsheet.shtml

Torch & Key book sale

All books, tapes are now one dollar a bag. The Torch & Key Buck-A-Bag sale starts Monday 11/7 and ends on 11/14. Proceeds support Torch and Key scholarships for Otterbein students. Come and enjoy a great deal.

Tests Preparation that Works

Learning Express Library

Sharpen your skills and improve your score with online practice tests  

Easy to use, instant scoring, personalized evaluations and self-paced courses.

Thinking about graduate school? Graduate school entrance exams practice tests in Learning Express Library include: GMAT; GRE Practice Tests; LSAT Practice Test and MCAT Practice Tests.

A complete list of the LearningExpress Library resources is available here.

Ask your librarian how you can practice at the library or at home. Or access it through the library web page under Find Articles and More.

Ohio Learning Network’s E 4 ME Program Receives National Award

OLN recently received the Outstanding Advising Technology Innovation Award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) for E 4 ME: Online Orientation Course for Exploring Learners (www.e4meohio.org).

The E 4 ME program, selected as one of the five recipients of the nationwide award, was created by OLN staff and was nominated by George Steele. OLN and other award winners provide vital communication regarding advising programs at its institutions, web sites, online tutorials, software applications, databases, DVDs, and other web-based and non-web-based innovations. Each nomination was judged based on content, interactivity, clarity, and creativity.

E 4 ME is a service of the Ohio Learning Network (www.oln.org), a consortium promoting and supporting e-learning in the state of Ohio. OLN has 69 member colleges and universities and is a program of the Ohio Board of Regents. OLN helps Ohioans access higher education, helps build partnerships among higher education, schools, businesses and communities, and promotes and supports e-learning in the state of Ohio.

Need more information? Have more questions? Visit the library home page at http://library.otterbein.edu. Chat with a reference librarian at http://olc6.ohiolink.edu/.
E-mail us at Library@otterbein.edu or call us at 823-1984