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Applications Being Accepted for Information Literacy Enhancement Program

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
February 28th, 2011

The initiative between the WVU Libraries and the Provost’s Office will again help up to five faculty members enhance their courses while earning a $3,000 stipend this summer.

The WVU Libraries’ Information Literacy Course Enhancement Program is focused on integrating information literacy into the classroom to enrich student learning. The program began as a response to the 2010 Plan and now addresses “engaging undergraduates in a challenging academic environment,” the first goal of WVU’s 2020 Strategic Plan.

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QR Codes Connect Students with Library Resources

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
February 9th, 2011

The WVU Libraries are using QR codes to help students easily connect with a variety of library resources.

“We’re trying to reach users,” said David Roth, Library Associate at the Evansdale Library. “They’re excited about mobile devices, so QR codes are a great way for them to access resources. Increasingly, information is mobile.”

QR codes look like a square version of the barcode. When scanned by a mobile device’s camera and decoder app, the digital link takes the user to a mobile website. The page can offer a coupon, a video, or information about a product.

Miriam Newman, a graphic design junior, uses her iPhone to reserve a study room at the Evansdale Library.

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