Author Archives: Jon Ritterbush

About Jon Ritterbush

Associate Librarian

Library website has a new address

Regent University Library is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at a new address – http://www.regent.edu/lib

The new Library website utilizes the design elements of the Regent University website and provides enhanced access to information about library resources and services. The new website also includes an improved navigation bar, an RSS feed from the Library Link newsletter, and links to print, email or share library webpages.

The former library website will remain accessible through the Spring 2009 semester. Please update your bookmarks, webpages, and Blackboard courses to point to the new Library website at the address listed above. In May 2009, the former library website will be taken offline.

Please note that these changes do not affect other library web services, such as the Library catalog, electronic reserves, the Journal Finder, or ILLiad for InterLibrary Loan.

If you have any questions, please contact the Library Reference Desk at 757.352.4159 or 888.249.1822, or email reference@regent.edu.

Web 2.0 in the Classroom

Written by Jon Ritterbush, Associate Librarian

Looking for ways to foster greater interaction and collaboration in your classes? Web 2.0 technologies such as social bookmarking, blogs and wikis have introduced new venues for online instruction. Educators now have their own social networking websites from which they can exchange materials and methodologies.

Classroom20.com is a social network of over 14,000 educators. Participants can exchange bookmarks, read and post software or website reviews, and participate in a myriad of online forums by subject discipline or technology. Although many of the participants at Classroom20.com are K-12 educators, college-level instructors can discover new methods for using Web 2.0 in their own classes.  A similar, though smaller social network of college and university instructors has been started at college2.ning.com.

Video of Refworks & Zotero class now online

Looking for a better way to track your research sources and build that bibliography?  Consider RefWorks or Zotero!

The video of the Library’s Nov. 6 library instruction class on RefWorks and Zotero is now available online (Flash player required):
http://www.regent.edu/admin/media/fms/vod/lib/instruction/

The accompanying Powerpoint slides from this class are available in PDF format at: http://mindsources.notlong.com

For additional help and online tutorials, please see the following websites:

RefWorks tutorials: http://www.refworks.com/tutorial
Zotero tutorials: http://www.zotero.org/documentation

As always, assistance is available through the Regent University Library Reference Desk…

757.352.4159
888.249.1822 (toll-free)
reference@regent.edu

Regent Telephone Numbers Changing

Beginning on Friday, November 7, Regent University’s campus telephone system will have a new prefix—352. Four-digit extensions remain the same, including the following Library numbers:

Reference Desk 757.352.4159
Circulation Desk 757.352.4150
Library Administration 757.352.4185

The toll-free Reference Desk number remains the same: 888.249.1822.

More information about the Regent University telephone switchover is available on the main university website.