Posts by Joanna Thielen

Replacing the Traditional Library “One-shot” Session with a Series of Online Videos: What Do Students Prefer?

Image of a computer playing a series of five videos.

Have you ever done a one-shot instruction session and thought, “I’m overwhelmed with the amount of information I talked about and I’m a librarian. I wonder how the students feel?” I felt that after teaching several capstone engineering courses. So I decided to create a series of videos instead. This blog post describes what I learned about students’ library learning preferences.

Theme table at AAEL

Picture of the theme table at the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library

Each month, the theme table (on the second floor of the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library) highlights some amazing books in the library's collection. This month's theme is Asia and the Pacific (in celebration of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month).

Materials Collection

Image of Materials Collection

Did you know that we have a Materials Collections? This collection, located on the second floor of AAEL, is meant to inspire your creativity by letting you see and touch the materials. It is available for use in the library for all faculty, staff and students. This collection currently contains over 550 different materials. Stop by today to see and touch the materials!