Spotlight On “The Chronicle Of Higher Education”


The Chronicle of Higher Education is an online publication that carries articles about college enrollment, teaching tactics in large classrooms, salaries of tenured employees and university presidents, and other news related to higher ed. Many professors and education professionals use this newspaper to keep up with other colleges around the country. While you can see some of The Chronicle’s articles online for free, others require a subscription. That’s where the library comes in.

To access The Chronicle of Higher Education, or any other online magazine that we subscribe to:

  1. Go to the library website.
  2. Type in “The Chronicle of Higher Education” in the search bar.
  3. Click one of the links to view it online. Different databases, like Academic Search Complete, will provide access to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
  4. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to enter in your Union credentials. If there is trouble in accessing the link after that, then try a different link or email Stephen Mount at for help.

Top 5 Faculty Development Books


Professors use books in the Faculty Development section for research, teaching advice, college statistics, personality theory, leadership, and more. This section is located on the library’s second floor. The following 5 books have been checked out the most from the Faculty Development section in the past 2 years.

*Book descriptions are provided by the publishers c/o the library catalog


The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection by Robert Farrar Capon

From a passionate and talented chef who also happens to be an Episcopalian priest comes this surprising and thought-provoking treatise on everything from prayer to poetry to puff pastry. In The Supper of the Lamb, Capon talks about festal and ferial cooking, emerging as an inspirational voice extolling the benefits and wonders of old-fashioned home cooking in a world of fast food and prepackaged cuisine.


The Road Back To You: An Enneagram Journey to Self Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron

Witty and filled with stories, this book allows you to peek inside each of the nine Enneagram types, keeping you turning the pages long after you have read the chapter about your own number. Not only will you learn more about yourself, but you will also start to see the world through other people’s eyes, understanding how and why people think, feel, and act the way they do.


Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott returns to offer us a new gift: a step-by-step guide on how to write and on how to manage the writer’s life.


Writing and Developing Your College Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Textbook Authorship and Higher Education Publishing by Mary Ellen Lepionka

Includes chapters on the college textbook industry, writing to reach your true audience, and more!


The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives by Dallas Willard

Dallas Willard, one of today’s most brilliant Christian thinkers and author of The Divine Conspiracy, presents a way of living that enables ordinary men and women to enjoy the fruit of the Christian life. He reveals how the key to self-transformation resides in the practice of the spiritual disciplines, and how their practice affirms human life to the fullest. The Spirit of the Disciplines is for everyone who strives to be a disciple of Jesus in thought and action as well as intention.



How To Look At Union Yearbooks Online


When you want to look up a family member or certain year in Union’s history, the “Lest We Forget” Union yearbooks can be a helpful resource. An easy way to search through the yearbook collection is by using the library website online. Provided below are instructions for access.

To access the “Lest We Forget” Union yearbooks:

  1. Go to the library website.
  2. Click on Archives and Special Collections under Quick Links.
  3. Click University Archives.
  4. Lest We Forget will come up in the middle of the page. Click the books to access them. You can find them by year and click through them like an online book to find people’s names. (If you just click this link, it will take you straight to them).


For other archival material, take a look at the Online Archives.

How to Use Films on Demand in Moodle Rooms


Are you a Union faculty member trying to embed Films on Demand in your Moodle Rooms page? With our current proxy server setup, you cannot embed titles or segments with the UU proxy authentication. We are in conversations with Films on Demand and Moodle Rooms, and hope that a more transparent, less clunky process will be in place in the next 2-3 weeks; when that happens, we will notify all faculty of the new process.

For now, here are two options for using titles or segments.

  • Option 1: Simply link to the video rather than embedding it.

Step 1: In the Films on Demand page of the video you wish to share, go to the share tab below the video.

The first option is Direct Links.

Step 2: Highlight and copy the URL you need. The Title URL will link to the beginning of the full video. The Segment URL will link to the current segment.

Step 3: Paste that URL in Moodle Rooms and that’s it! If your students are accessing the content off campus, they will be directed through the normal login for library resources where they can use their UU username and password.

  • Option 2: Embed a Films on Demand video or segment without the UU proxy authentication. This will require that your students first create a Films on Demand user account.

Step 1: Use this link to your student login to Films on Demand and create a user account. Under the My Films drop down is an option to create an account.

Step 2: Embedding your video: In the Films on Demand page of the video you wish to share, go to the share tab below the video.

Step 3: The third option on the Share menu is Embed Code. Highlight and copy the Embed Code.

Step 4: In Moodle, you will paste this code in an html content box. First click on the More Buttons icon.

Then click on the html icon.

Paste the Embed Code copied from Films on Demand

Your saved page should show the Films on Demand Login screen and your students can login with their FOD account.

Wi-Fi Information


Curious about using Union’s wi-fi? The UU_Wireless wi-fi is free to use for students, faculty, and guests on campus. The policy is outlined below:

Wireless Access Point Policy

  • No personally-owned wireless access points are to be connected to the University network.
  • Any unapproved access point discovered in operation and connected to the University network is subject to being disabled and/or removed immediately and indefinitely.

For any wi-fi or computer related questions, visit the I.T. Help Desk or the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the library.