“Homage to Adrienne Fontainas” Published

Book coverCongratulations to Jane Block, Head Librarian of Ricker Library of Architecture and Art, for the publication of Homage to Adrienne Fontainas: Passionate Pilgrim for the Arts this November. Homage to Adrienne Fontainas is an interdisciplinary festschrift for Belgian bibliophile and art historian, Adrienne Fontainas. Jane co-edited the book with Claude Sorgeloos, Chief curator of the Rare Book Room of the Bibliothèque Royale de BelgiqueThe volume contains twenty-two essays contributed by Belgian, French, and American scholars to honor the memory and work of Adrienne Fontainas (1929-2010). Continue reading

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Mestre Publishes “Designing Effective Library Tutorials”

Book coverThis October, Lori Mestre, Head of the Undergraduate Library, published her book, Designing Effective Library Tutorials: A Guide for Accommodating Multiple Learning Styles. According to the publisher, Chandos Publishing,

“Designing Effective Library Tutorials provides examples of, and steps for, how to create tutorials that match learning styles, based on usability studies of students from various cultural groups and styles of learning. The book presents studies, practical suggestions, and examples to assist librarians and faculty as they develop online programs for students from diverse learning styles. Research on learning style preferences in the online environment emphasizes the need to provide a variety of methods that include text, aural, visual, and kinesthetic examples. Geared for the practitioner working in online learning, the book summarizes current literature, and presents best practices for designing effective online tools for diverse learners, including suggestions for assessment of learning objects.” Continue reading

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