Month: January 2010

NEW! Certain textbooks on reserve at the library

Are you taking a class in Chemistry, Economics, Language & Culture Studies, or Psychology and are required to buy a textbook that costs more than $100? Check the Library’s course reserves to see if a copy is available for you in the Library. To see if your textbook is available on reserve: go to the library catalog’s course reserve tab, for Instructor choose Textbook Reserves, for Course choose Any, then click Search.
Alternatively, you can search the catalog by the title of the textbook.

All textbooks purchased for this project will be on reserve as long as they are used for a course. Reserve books can be borrowed for 2 hours at a time.

The project was initiated by the SGA’s Academic Affairs together with the Dean of Faculty’s Office and the Library. Its goal is to provide students with an alternative to buying expensive study material for their classes. During the spring semester, we will evaluate the project and hopefully extend it to all departments in fall of 2010. If you have any comments or questions about it, please send them to

Winter Institute on Teaching and Technology (WITT)

“Developing an Argument in the Digital Age”
Wednesday, January 20, 9:00 – 1:00 pm

WITT2010The Center for Teaching & Learning in collaboration with various other campus units invites you to the Winter Institute on Teaching & Technology (WITT). The topic for this year`s event is “Developing an Argument in the Digital Age”. Fellow faculty members and students will discuss the impact digital technologies can have on how students build academic arguments. Can the growing number of social media, freely accessible data, and online visualization tools, help students harness the power of the Internet to brainstorm ideas, gather relevant evidence, and share insights in order to research, develop, and present arguments? What do these digital tools mean for instruction? These are some of the issues addressed during this year’s Winter Institute.

Guest Speaker: Bryan Alexander, Ph. D. Director for Research NITLE (National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education) (

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 9:00 to 1:00 pm (lunch included) followed by an afternoon workshop on how to integrate these tools into your syllabus.

Venue: Raether Library – 1823 Room

Sponsored by:  Office of the Dean of Faculty, Center for Teaching & Learning, Academic Computing, Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric, Blume Language & Culture Learning Center, Social Science Center, and the Trinity College Library.

Register via the portal at or email