Library Happenings: April 2020

All campus buildings may be closed but the Library continues to serve the UW Tacoma community.  Over the past month and more, Library staff have rapidly adjusted library services to help faculty and students transition to fully remote learning. We’ve done this while learning ourselves how to better use digital tools for telework. I am Read More…

Library Happenings: March 2020

This week the Library is recognizing and celebrating both Open Education Week and UW Libraries Student Employee Appreciation Week.  I’m not sure if these two honorary weeks have occurred in the same week in years past, but for me, the coincidence seems apt. Thanks to these “two weeks in one,” I have an excuse to Read More…

Check-out Calculators

Need a calculator for your test? Thanks to the STFC, the library has a healthy stock of TI-83 graphing calculators and TI-36 scientific calculators. You can check them out for one day, or for four weeks. Stop by the Service Desk in the Snoqualmie Building to check one out. For more information on checking out Read More…

Critical digital pedagogy: A conversation with Sean Michael Morris

What does critical digital pedagogy look like in practice? There’s no one answer, but conversations on the topic lead to some interesting places. Earlier this month, the Emerging Practices Reading Circle hosted An Urgency of Teachers co-author Sean Michael Morris for a conversation about critical digital pedagogy, renegotiating classroom power structures, and taking time to Read More…

How we work together: Tools for collaboration

The UW Tacoma Library staff have a long history of openness to new ways of working if it means serving our students, faculty, staff, and community better. Over the past few years we have been experimenting with tools to enable better collaboration and communication. Several have been particularly beneficial for us, and we thought that Read More…