Greenawalt Library

April 2017 Edition

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Table of Contents


Finals and Break Hours

Library Notes and Things

History of Chiropractic Education in MN

What are the most recent publications in your favorite journals?

Ed Tech Corner: Teaching Naked

Good luck to everyone on their finals and I hope you have exciting plans for break. The library is open over break, if we fit into your "exciting" plans, but we will have reduced hours. Check them out below.

Stress levels are rising so we ask that you be aware of your volume levels, especially during exams.

We have some new items at the information desk for students to play with so please check them out.

Also of interest is the latest project from Monica Howell on the research she and Dr. John Wolfe have been doing on Chiropractic Education in Minnesota. Please check out the linked website for a timeline of its history.

Finally, if you're interested in following the journals you read more closely, there are directions below on how to get updated notifications of what is being published. And if you are a faculty member wondering if flipped classrooms are right for you, the library has both of the Teaching Naked books available in the faculty collection for checkout. (Items in the faculty collection are available for anyone to check out--just ask.)

Good luck on your exams!



April 3rd - April 14th*

Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Friday April 7th: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday April 8th: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday April 9th: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

*Friday April 14th: 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Break Hours

April 15th - April 30th

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Weekends: CLOSED


Monday May 1st: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday May 2nd: Regular Hours Resume


Everyone knows libraries should be quiet work spaces. We also know that there is no objective opinion about what "quiet" really is.

While we welcome group work in the library, we do ask students to be extra careful about their volume during finals. This is especially true in our library as the acoustics amplify sound rather than mute it.

To help mitigate the noise, we do have quiet study rooms that can be checked out, although they aren't sound proof. We have noise cancelling headphones you can check out. We also have ear plugs available at the information desk.

Let's all work together to create a space conducive to studying.

Muscle Man

There is now a muscle anatomy model available for checkout at the information desk. You can play Operation with its insides. However, if you do pull out his organs, please don't forget to put them back before returning the model.

Thank you!

White Boards

Thanks to a faculty suggestion, we now have larger hand-held white boards you can check out from the information desk. Just ask for them.

In addition, a large white board has been installed in Room 9. We'd like to thank maintenance for putting that up for us!

History of Chiropractic Education in MN

Monica Howell, Serials Librarian, and Dr. John Wolfe have been researching the history of chiropractic education in Minnesota.

Monica has created a website compiling their findings. Check out the timeline and interactive map.

Journal Table of Contents

Do you have a journal you like and would like to know what is published in each issue? Many journal sites these days allow you to sign up for a free account to get information about the journals, such as table of contents (a.k.a TOC, ETOC or Alerts), e-mailed directly to you.

You can see if we subscribe to the journal using our e-journal finder. Or you can choose a journal we don't subscribe to and use our interlibrary loan service to access articles of interest.

Contact the library if you have any questions.

Ovid Today App

Journals we get from Ovid can now be downloaded directly to the device of your choice using Ovid Today.

List of NWHSU's Ovid Journals

Academic Medicine

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma

Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

Quality Management in Health Care


Please use this fact sheet to learn how to download the Ovid Today app, create an account and accessing your journals.

Teaching Naked Series

The library has both books in the "Teaching Naked" series by Jose Antonio Bowen, including the latest.

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your Classroom Will Improve Student Learning (Faculty Collection #371.334 B78t)

Jose Antonio Bowen is a flipped classroom advocate and uses his original book to explain the benefits of moving aspects of teaching to technology which can be used outside of a classroom while using face-to-face time in more valuable ways.

Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes (Faculty Collection #371.102 B78t)

This recently published follow-up offers step-by-step guides on how to build a flipped classroom. Each chapter includes a step-by-step guide, examples, key concepts, further resources and references. Topics covered are:

  1. Transparency and Clearer Targets (Learning Outcomes, Rubrics, Checklists, Advance Organizers and Common Language)
  2. Finding Online Content for First Exposure
  3. Creating Your Own Digital Content
  4. Instructions and Entry Point
  5. Online Exams to Improve Student Preparation for Class
  6. Preclass Assignments
  7. Massively Better Classrooms and the Classroom Surprise
  8. Critical Thinking, Metacognition, and Cognitive Wrappers
  9. Grading and Feedback
  10. E-Communication
  11. Integrated Courses and Sequence
  12. Integrative Learning and Integrated Experiences
  13. Being a Superhero: Pedagogy as Human Relationships

Greenawalt Library

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.