Fines? Who needs ’em!

June 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Starting this summer semester, the Curriculum Library will try going fine free!

I think we’ll give this a shot for a year, and see how it goes. Here’s how it will work:

Students must have an SAU card in good standing with our library to check out materials. Obviously, if materials are returned during their check-out period, all is well. If an item is overdue, it must  be renewed or returned before a student can check out more books. Students will not incur fines for overdue items when they are returned or renewed. So, as long as materials are returned to the library, all is well – no fines! However, if materials are not returned, you will be charged a fee to replace them.

Happy reading and teaching, everyone!

Important: Remember, this is only for Curriculum Library materials. You will still incur fines from any other library where you check out materials with your St. Ambrose card. Any fines incurred elsewhere must be paid at the charging library.

Technology updates!

June 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

I am happy to announce that last month I was able to purchase a portable SMART board for the Curriculum Library! The board will be available for TEP student and faculty use, both in the Curriculum Library and around campus. If you’d like to use the board, just ask me about availability, and give me some notice so that I can set it up for you (it’s a relatively quick set-up, but a day’s notice would be appreciated).

Remember, both Ambrose 210 and Ambrose 001 are now equipped with wall-mounted SMART boards. We also have SMART Response “clickers” for use in class and during presentations, and a SMART Slate, so you can control the board from anywhere in the room!

All TEP students can download the SMART Notebook software onto their personal computers. Contact me to find out how! You don’t need to use a SMART board to use the Notebook software. It’s basically like PowerPoint on steroids – lots of built-in features. If you’d like a demonstration of how to use Notebook or the SMART boards, let me know that, too. I’m more than happy to get you started!

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