In this inaugural edition of From the TRC, the Teaching Resources Center would like to refresh the minds of the College of Education’s faculty, students and staff of our mission because it will also serve as the driving force behind this new weekly column: The mission of the Teaching Resources Center is to facilitate teaching and learning initiatives by providing resources and services to educators at all levels.” [emphasis added] It is my job to reach out to the College of Education and advertise the fact that the TRC’s collection and services does support educators at all levels.
With this in mind, it can be easy to forget about the needs of distance education students because they don’t physically walk through our doors on a regular basis, if ever. They may never even know the same resources and services we offer on-campus students are available to them. I earned my Master of Library and Information Science degree online, and experienced this exact scenario. Maybe it was because I was studying to become an academic librarian that the University felt I should already know these things or I would pick them up as I progressed through the program, but I never knew about document delivery, research consultations or even the research guides on the library’s website.
Here is a list of services and resources I hope all distance education students take advantage of:
Research Consultations: Something new! Students can contact me via FaceTime or Skype for a one-on-one session to help them with their specific research needs. Email Dan Zuberbier, to schedule an appointment.
Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery: Need a book we don’t have? We can get it for you! Log into ILL with your PirateID and password to request a book. The same site will let you request document delivery where we will provide articles from our print and microform collections via email and will ship books and other media materials to you via UPS.
Cooperative Borrowing Agreements: As a DE student, you also have borrowing privileges at any UNC System library, plus a few others. Establish an account with Joyner Library to gain these privileges.
Online Writing Lab: The Writing Center also provides assistance to DE students. Through consultations with a trained writing center consultant students can ask specific questions about their writing in any stage, from brainstorming to the final draft.
Using the Past to Address the Present”
Saturday, February 21, 2015
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Joyner East, Room 201
The TRC is sponsoring a public presentation featuring award-winning children’s author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh (toh-nah-tyou) as he discusses how ancient art of the Americas influences his artwork. In addition, Mr. Tonatiuh will share how he looks at the past to address issues that affect children today, especially Latino children. Immigration and segregation are two crucial issues addressed in his works.
Born in Mexico City and raised in San Miguel de Allende, Duncan Tonatiuh graduated from Parsons The New School for Design and Eugene Lang College in New York City. His children’s books have won Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Awards and Pura Belpré Awards.
Mr. Tonatiuh’s books will be available for purchase in the lobby of Joyner Library from 10:00am to 4:30pm, and he will be autographing books in the same location from 10:30am–1:00pm and 3:30pm – 4:30pm.
His latest work, Separate is Never Equal, was named an Honor Book by the Pura Belpré Illustrator Awards and received the same award from the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal. This book, along with his other works, are available in the TRC.