C.O.D. Library ESL/ABE/GED Faculty Newsletter

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C.O.D. Library ESL/ABE/GED Faculty Newsletter

September 2009


Welcome Back!

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Jennifer Kelley, the library liaison for the ESL, ABE and GED programs. I’m your contact person in the Library and also someone to whom you can refer your students. Below, you’ll see a short list of “What Your Librarian Can Do for You”– these are just a few of the things I can help you with!

One of my favorite things to do for my faculty is to share this newsletter with you. Every month, you can count on an update on Library news, lists of new or notable materials (books, videos, software), a recommended electronic resource, and more.

I’ll email you a link to the online newsletter as soon as it’s available, but you can always visit any time you like at https://codlibraryell.wordpress.com. There you can see archived newsletters, the occasional newsflash update and a long list of online resources for you to explore. You can even share your comments and questions right on the website! If you’re more of a traditional print-out paper kind of person, don’t worry! I always attach a PDF of the newsletter to the monthly email, as well.

What Your Librarian Can Do for You

  • Help you to identify and locate ESL and ABE/GED resources for teaching and student use.
  • Support your students’ Library instruction via customized group sessions, library tours, and library card acquisition.
  • Collaborate with instructors on the design and development of student assignments.
  • Find information to answer basic reference questions as well as assist you in locating information for ESL and ABE/GED curriculum related projects.
  • Assist you in finding and securing library materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

Library Tours and Orientations

Each semester, I look forward to meeting and working with the students taking ESL, ABE and GED classes. You can schedule a Library tour or orientation for your students at any time during the school year, but I recommend getting them started early so they can take advantage of our resources immediately.

A library session can be short or the entire length of your class. It can involve a research project or a simple assignment. It can take place here in the Library or in your classroom– even if you’re off campus!

Take a look at our Library Orientation menus for some ideas of the sessions and activities we can offer your students:

If you can’t fit a Library visit or activity into your schedule this semester, don’t worry– your students can still get an introduction to the Library. This fall, we’re offering 50-minute Library Orientation sessions, every Monday through Saturday between August 31 and September 14th.

Orientation logoThese classes will cover all the basics that new students need to get started in the Library– from getting a Library card to using the online catalog to find books, movies and more.

Students can register in-person at the Reference Desk, by phone (630) 942-3364, or online at http://services.codlibrary.org/emailpage/orientation.php

Sessions are geared toward traditional students, but will surely benefit higher-level ESL students as well as ABE and GED students looking to familiarize themselves with Library services.

Resource of the Month

The Internet Public Library takes the guesswork out of the internet. Having trouble finding reliable online resources? Students using junk websites for assignments? IPL collects the best and most trustworthy examples of reference websites and makes them available in an easy-to-use website.

Users can search IPL as they would Google to find related entries or browse through the Subject Collections, Ready Reference, Reading Room and more.

IPL not only provides great online research and study tools, but they also index and provide links to online newspapers from around the world. The site is fun and easy to use.

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