The end of the term presents a good opportunity to update Northeastern’s faculty, scholars and researchers on some of the library services and resources that support teaching and research. Faculty who have used these services tell us they make a difference. We’ll be happy to hear from you about other services and resources that would work for you, or indeed to receive feedback on anything library-related that will help us improve; email me at w [dot] wakeling [at] neu [dot] edu.
A note I received last week reminds me that we can never be complacent about communicating the range of library resources. I was asked about the value of the special offer by the Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE), which would allow its print subscribers to receive a daily email version. The good news for everyone at Northeastern is that for some years now the library has been purchasing a site license to the digital version of the CHE. You can read it without a personal subscription anywhere you have web access, and view issues back to 1989.
The same exchange turned up the fact that two high-profile (and controversial) books we were talking about, The Innovation University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education From the Inside Out, by Clayton M. Christensen and Henry J. Eyring (Jossey-Bass, 2011), and Richard Arum’s Academically Adrift: Limited learning on college campuses (University of Chicago Press, 2011), are also both available in the library, the first as an easily online accessible e-book. You might be surprised at the range of higher-education materials we have available: Check out the full range of resources at the Education Subject Guide.
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