Top 5 Faculty Development Books

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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.

 

 

Top 5 Education Databases

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Education majors learn everything from classroom theories to hands-on teaching. If you’re studying education and looking for quality research, the library has several excellent databases that can help you. All of these databases can be found on the library’s website.

1. ERIC (Ebsco)

This database gives you the option of advanced searches on subjects from adult education to teaching students with learning disabilities. ERIC also allows you to export your results to RefWorks and locate full-text options available through other library databases.

 

2. Educator’s Reference Complete

Whether you need to use the Topic Finder option to find new keywords or the Publication Search to find a specific resource, Educator’s Reference Complete has it all. You can even narrow your search down to be as specific as the country of publication.

 

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3. Professional Collection (Gale)

Striving to cover a variety of topics, Professional Collection provides a good balance of education articles. Regardless of which subject you plan to teach, Professional Collection probably has an in-depth study on it.

 

4. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (Global)

When you need to view someone else’s scholarly work, this is the database for you. More than 70,000 dissertations and theses are added every year. Be sure to use the helpful “date range” when searching, if you need articles within a certain time frame.

 

5. General OneFile (Gale)

A “catch-all” database, General OneFile houses research of every kind. General OneFile will link you to articles on diverse classrooms, teaching controversial topics, and more.

 

Check out the Education Research Guide for more help with resources!

Celebrate Your Teachers!

Today is World Teachers’ Day! We’ve got a table set up where you can write thank you notes to your professors. Just come to the library’s first floor, and take some appreciation to your teachers!