Wednesday, November 26, 2008

American Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am very thankful for great happenings in the LRC. Thanks to the "Good Samaritans "that put the computer networking back together, students continue to use the LRC's multimedia. Thanks to the faculty members that assigned variety of topics for information research, our students brushed up the Virtual Library's browsing skills. This quarter, the extended appreciation went to the CNS/ISS program, in general, and, particularly, to two instructors - Mr. Vince Sanchez and Eddy Ruiz. They are the champions of the FQ'08 Virtual Library usage!

"American Thanksgiving"

Yellow, red, and crimson
Are the colors of fall.
As usual, we gather
At our Thanksgiving’s tables
For pumpkins and apples.
And then there is more
In celebration
The miracles of fall:
Songs and poems presentations
Beside cookies and pies preparation.
The Mayflower’s history
Tells the pilgrims’ story.
Fall foliage
Is appreciated by person of any age.
A crunchy apple,
And yellow maple
Make autumn awesome!
Yellow, red and crimson…
I cannot stop thinking -
It is time to start giving
Like Johnny Appleseed.
We all can start to proceed.
Do not be afraid
To get aid!
Roll up your sleeves
And lead volunteers
To contribute to activities
In our communities!
There are time and talents
To help others
On Thanksgiving Days
In many different ways;
And then it will be more -
The help will come from every door.

2006 © Ida Tomshinsky

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

2008-2009 Goals and Objectives


1. Providing Information Literacy for General Educational and Professional Academic Programs

by recognizing the value of ongoing assimilation for study and learning process
by preserving the knowledge in the field
by targeting the “literacy challenge” in navigating throughout the assortment of digital resources at the Virtual Library to individuals with limited functional literacy or informational skills
by develop partnership with faculty members in reinforcing the value of information literacy
by using variety of instructional methods and emerging modern technologies for keeping current in the field
by integrating information literacy exercises into classroom time presentations

2. Normalizing the Access Services in the New Remodeled Facility for LRC

by settling in the new remodeled facility
by providing equitable access service to information and library services educational resources in a variety of formats, for students, and for faculty members
by continuing build the Library Collection on campus with emphases to new growing programs and up-dating the established programs
by creating inter-departmental connections and initiatives
by recognizing that value is in return

3. Providing Advocacy for Learning Resource Center (LRC) and the Profession

by variety of cultural and educational outreach programs and activities
by making the library experience always positive and rewarding
by raising the customer service bar
by considering the LRC the “third place” after home and work before the class start
by continuing education for professional development
by better interdepartmental communication

For This Student - It is Multimedia All the Way!


For Oneika Williams, the ITT Technical Institute’s Multimedia Program was a logical and carefully chosen field of study. After graduating a local high school in Miami, she decided to go to another side of the country to Hawaiian University. She was majoring in Computer Programming. She studied basic Japanese and Korean languages.

Oneika always were coming to school more early before the class start and spent a lot of time in the LRC. The peace of mind was also important for Oneika, who is comfortable by fact that “the library provides students with a gathering place that is computerized and supports their interest in gaming and programming.

One day, the Dean, Dr. K., invited Oneika to work for the LRC as a work-study student. As most of young adults’ students, Oneika likes computer games because they include the elements of computer programming. She always has a book with her for reading. She reads historical novels, biographies, nonfiction documentary stories on Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome civilizations. Oneika Williams not only likes to read, she also likes to write. She was writing novels since middle school time. Recently, she participated in the International Novel Contest that is held every year in November.

For her capstone project, she decided to do a project on Anime. She already started the early research by preparing herself for a successful final project. By now, it is her secret, and we will learn about it later on.

For Oneika, the Multimedia and LRC are two for one experience all the way!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Virtual Library Meets Information Literacy

The ITT Technical Institute offers an assortment of digital resources at the Virtual Library (VL) for students and faculty members. To get connected to e-books, databases and other electronic resources take the "literacy challange." All you need to do is pick a category to start your adventure! If you ready to hit the road, do not forget to check with your librarian who can help you navigate your journey.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Third Millennium Library

Third Millennium Library

The 21st century modern library
Is both wordy and worldly
Because of the bookshelves of books
And website Internet
That allows easily and fast outlooks
To connect,
To modern concepts and ideas,
To understand different topics
That helps users to get the extras
From basic fundamentals to classics –
In history and mathematics,
Culture and ethics.
Every moment that spends in the library
Enhances the books’ lovers daily boundary
Of science and business,
News frontiers and economics,
Novels, poems, novellas,
Architectural sketches,
Caricatures and other bellas
We are enjoying,
Let us have a fantastic beginning!
We are rethinking
The daring journey of reading!
In the “De la Libra”
“L” stands for Lea
So, see yah,
At the Libreria!

2008 © Ida Tomshinsky


Welcome to the "LRC Digital Newsletter!"

The mission of this blog is to advertise Learning Resources Center (LRC) resources and services on-site and virtually in the LRC blog to feel connected to the LRC place and focus on human connection with student-faculty body.

I believe that the "LRC Digital Newsletter" will become a librarian voice in social networking environment.

After all, we will focus on usage technology for information literacy in the LRC of the 21st century.

Ida Tomshinsky