Upcoming Library Webinars will be posted to the link above as they are announced.
Skill-Builder Session: T-Tests: Tuesday, July 12, from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern
Skill-Builder Session: Graphs: Saturday, July 23, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Eastern
StatsChat Live! Statistical Data Management in MS Excel: Saturday, July 30, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Eastern
Career Services Overview: Friday, July 8, from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Career Services Overview: Thursday, July 14, from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Career Services Overview: Monday, July 18, from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern
Curriculum Vitae (CV) Café: Monday, July 11, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Eastern
Resume Café: Tuesday, July 12, from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. Eastern
Cover Letter Café: Wednesday, July 20, from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. Eastern
Walden Career Connections Online Networking Events
Walden Social Change Networking Hour: Thursday, July 21, 7:00 p.m. Eastern
Writing and Responding to Discussion Posts: Tuesday, July 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern
Annotated Bibliographies: Thursday, July 21, from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern
Mastering the Mechanics Part 3: Beyond Basics: Thursday, July 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern
The Writing Center in Your Classroom: Thursday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to Noon Eastern
Preparing Students for the Form and Style Review: Thursday, August 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern
Students struggle with skills that are fundamental to academic success: writing, studying, organization, library use, and other basics. The Center for Academic Excellence has a wealth of resources to assist with strengthening those skills, some of which are outlined in this newsletter.
As faculty members, you have great influence over the academic behaviors of your students. Students are more likely to pursue CSS services through your referrals than on their own. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to learn about those services and make those recommendations. To that end, we have videos, classroom announcements you can cut and paste, and a faculty liaison in each center. After you read through the opportunities mentioned in this newsletter, come visit our dedicated CSS page for faculty at http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/css/faculty to learn more about what's available to help you support your students.
Welcome, Heidi Marshall!
Dr. Heidi Marshall is now part-time Core Faculty for the WCSS courses and workshops. Heidi has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfictive Writing and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Adult Learning. Her research areas include online education, developmental education, and multiliteracy development. She has been with Walden since 2007 in various roles in both the Writing Center and the Academic Skills Center.
Walden Social Change Networking Hour
All Walden faculty are cordially invited to our first virtual Social Change Networking Hour for Walden students, alumni, faculty, and staff on Thursday, July 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern. Our virtual networking platform “breaks the ice” with new connections for our attendees! Participants will engage in as many as eight instant messaging chats within an hour. When one instant messaging chat ends, the system matches each person with another attendee to make a new connection.
Below are the social change topics for our virtual networking booths:
Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability
Open Networking (for those with other interests)
To register, please click the link below or paste it into your Firefox or Chrome browser:
Please join us for this exciting event to connect with other Walden University community members over our passions for social change!
The Career Services Center’s Doctoral Resources Page features our new CV Guide. This is a “one-stop” career resource for doctoral students to access essential career resources to leverage their career potential and expand their network. It includes links to the following resources:
Welcome, New Library Staff!
Kim Burton received her MLIS from Clarion University after working as a paralegal for 25 years, covering all aspects of law. She lives in Southern Chester County Pennsylvania with her husband and two teenage daughters, where they spend most of their free time driving their daughters to and from their numerous sporting events and dance recitals. Besides driving, her family also enjoys watching movies together (and old sitcoms on Netflix!), family game nights, and playing with their rescued pets: cats, Brutus and Harmony, and pitbull, Orry T. Main.
Andrea Lemieux has spent much of her career working in public libraries, which has fueled her commitment to customer service. After receiving her graduate degree in information resources, she began her library career with the County of Los Angeles Public Library. After moving to Denver, Colorado in 2010, she discovered her passion helping students with the research and writing process when working as a campus librarian in an academic setting. A bit of a nerd at heart, Andrea can be found practicing a zombie tune on her ukulele, downloading genealogy records, or accompanying two preschoolers to story time at the public library.
Traci Hector received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Nicholls State University and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. She has worked as a reference librarian in a public library system and as a medical librarian in a hospital. She spent 7 years as the Virtual Reference Coordinator for Ask a Librarian, Florida's statewide virtual reference service, and is currently a School Librarian for the Terrebonne Parish School District and the User Services Librarian for ACI Information Group. Occasionally wistful for her now-defunct "For Future Reference" column in Library Journal, she has since delivered well over 100 webinars and has produced almost as many video tutorials.
Change to Instructional Videos
The Writing Center has embedded all of its short instructional videos throughout the website. These videos used to live on the Writing Center’s YouTube channel, but starting July 8, this YouTube channel will transition to hosting just introductory Writing Center information. Search the Writing Center’s website to view the new home for the videos, and feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can’t find one of your favorites! Note: This shift will not impact the Writing Center’s webinar recordings archive.
As you know, the Writing Center generates new resources continuously, and it’s sometimes hard to keep up. In case you missed them, here are a few that we’ve created in the last few months: