Summer can be a great time to catch up on reading. Here are a few things we’ve been reading that you might find interesting or useful too.
- This summer, Eccles Health Sciences Library decided on a book for an all-staff read: How Stella Saved the Farm. It’s a fable and an easy read about how to make innovation happen.
- The NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Center blog is full of great bite-sized tips for practical evaluation, planning for assessment, and demonstrating library value.
- 60 iPad Productivity Apps for Modern, Mobile Teachers from TeachThought. TeachThought’s posts are often geared to the K-12 teacher, but we are excited to try some of the apps mentioned on this page.
- Recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association: How to read a systematic review and meta-analysis and apply the results to patient care: users’ guides to the medical literature.
- The “Tomorrow’s Professor” mailing list, sponsored by the Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning, discusses many topics relevant to higher education, including active learning, distance learning, e-portfolios, effective teaching techniques, and flipped classrooms. Postings contain references and web links to journal articles and reports. You can receive posts via e-mail by signing up for the listserv, or visit the archives on the web: http://cgi.stanford.edu/~dept-ctl/tomprof/postings.php