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Explanation of the ILAC Plan (Information Literacy Across the Curriculum) plus common research-related resources for faculty

The Searching Squirrel, a Library Newsletter: Nov 2022

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1. Welcome Sarah Voels, Library Director and College Librarian

Please give a warm Wartburg welcome and homecoming to Sarah Voels '09 as the new Library Director and College Librarian. She comes to us with experience from the public library and academic library as a former library student worker. 

The hiring of a Information Literacy and Technology Librarian and Information Literacy and Student Success Librarian are in progress. We are looking forward to be fully staffed soon.

When you see her, don't hesitate to stop to say, "hello!"


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2. Adding librarians in Canvas courses 

As we continue the implementation of our new learning management system, Canvas, we wanted to share a new role option: librarian. This allows the librarian certain privileges and access in the course. 

If you are interested adding a librarian to your Canvas course, follow the steps as if inviting a TA or guest speaker but choose the "Librarian" option in the roles list. Visit the Canvas Community Guide for a refresher on adding users to the course.

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3. Dennis Goodyear: Spirit of Ubuntu Award Recipient 

During our Collection Update for Currency Project, we noticed that the “Religion” section of the Dewey Decimal Classification system is extremely Christian-centric. Dennis Goodyear, our Technical Services Supervisor, found a more inclusive arrangement of the 200s. He was nominated for and won the President's Spirit of Ubuntu at the October Presidential Forum.

Congratulations again, Dennis!

Head over to the FAQ page if you have any questions or email Melissa Curtis.

That's all for now, folks. 

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