Dean's Corner

Jul 21
Overcoming: COVID Ain’t Slowing Us Down

The Library, along with everyone else, found itself in new waters this past March when a pandemic came to our door. Stay at Home orders and a regard for everyone’s safety necessitated moving the classroom—along with all accompanying learning and academic support—online to ensure social distancing. We all hoped that this then new reality would be short-lived, yet it continues to evolve and change at a feverish pace. While going back to a pre-pandemic reality seems a distant...

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By: Dr. Catherine Rudowsky

Category: News @ Your Library Behind the Scenes Services for You Dean's Corner

May 08
We Do Live in “America’s Birdiest City” After All

Before I moved to Corpus Christi a little over 5 years ago, I would say I had an appreciation of birds. Once I arrived in “America’s Birdiest City,” my appreciation grew into a passion, or what my husband would tell you is an obsession. The variety that we are privileged to experience here is not something to be taken for granted. Songbirds, shorebirds, waterbirds, raptors and so much more visit us and grace us with their uniqueness and beauty. How can you not become a bird...

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By: Dr. Catherine Rudowsky

Category: Library Randomness Dean's Corner Things to Do

Jan 28
Welcome Back, Islanders: Reflections and Looking Forward to Spring 2020

Greetings everyone and welcome to a brand-new semester. The momentum and energy of our campus continue to thrive, and each new semester continues to promise new endeavors. Before jumping into what is new, I would like to take a minute to reflect on the Fall 2019 semester. The library is proud of several accomplishments, three of which I would like to highlight as representative of our vision and our future. First, the library has been heavily involved, along with many other campus partners,...

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By: Dr. Catherine Rudowsky

Category: Behind the Scenes Hello, from the Staff Dean's Corner

Aug 27
Bell Library reflects on last year and looks forward to next year…

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to the 2019/20 academic year! The University and the Library have been up to great things, and the excitement is contagious. Bell Library is coming off a year of great change, which included the following projects, among other work. Bell Library opened the I-Create makerspace lab, which we will continue to develop and grow. Be sure to keep an eye out for workshop announcements and opportunities to be involved in collaborative...

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By: Cate Rudowsky

Category: Hello, from the Staff Tech in the Library Services for You Dean's Corner

Mar 29
What's a QEP?

A QEP you say? Information and digital literacy you say? What the what? What’s a QEP? QEP is an acronym for Quality Enhancement Plan and is part of the SACSCOC reaffirmation process. According to SACSCOC, “the Quality Enhancement Plan is an integral component of the reaffirmation of accreditation process and is derived from an institution’s ongoing comprehensive planning and evaluation process. It reflects and affirms a commitment to enhance overall institutional quality and...

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By: Cate Rudowsky

Category: Behind the Scenes Dean's Corner

Jan 15
Welcome to Our Blog!

Greetings! To start, I would like to wish everyone a most happy 2019 and a successful spring semester. I am also excited to announce that the library is launching a blog and that I am honored with writing the first blog post. Being asked to kick-off our blog forced me to reflect on blogs in general. Specifically, I was asking myself what do we hope to accomplish through our blog and what might people find interesting? I believe our primary goal in establishing this blog is to share various...

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By: Cate Rudowsky

Category: Dean's Corner Hello, from the Staff