Libguide: Women’s Studies

For her Mentor-Mentee project, Sue Miller worked with Renee Schlueter to construct a Libguide for class on Women and Work.  Libguides are sets of web pages for research assitance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by librarians.  You can access their Libguide at http://guides.kirkwood.edu/womenstudies. Beyond the Libguide, the project goals were to update the library… [Read the Full Story]

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How can Kirkwood faculty better understand their students?

Library Services published a couple photos of a whiteboard they put up in the Cedar Rapids main campus library, which you can see by clicking on the link below: Kirkwood students say…how their professors can better understand them. One helpful resource comes from the March 2011 issue of Educational Leadership, which says, “Perhaps the most… [Read the Full Story]

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Advanced Web Search Strategies

Kate Hess, Library Coordinator at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City, produced this 5-minute video in which she describes and demonstrates strategies for getting more relevant and reliable resources when searching online. She briefly gives a context for why the results of a Google search might not be as reliable as the use of traditional… [Read the Full Story]

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