CumberlandUniversity's Vise Library has been implementing a plan to create a consistent brand to better reach their patrons and in turn serve them more effectively. Branding efforts include creating a library logo, offering the university community opportunities for lifelong learning, developing promotional materials, and redesigning the library website.
Submitted by Claire Walker and Amber Woodard, Vise Library ,Cumberland University
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning Online
MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.MERLOT's vision is to be a premiere online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share their learning materials and pedagogy.
MERLOT's strategic goal is to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning by increasing the quantity and quality of peer reviewed online learning materials that can be easily incorporated into faculty designed courses.
Recognizing that creating and updating Tutorials for each online resource is a daunting task for any library to undertake on its own, librarians in COPPUL (Council of Priarie and Pacific University Libraries) got together to find a way to share in their development. This project is an outgrowth of that initiative and our goal is to create a critical mass of Open Source Tutorials for online resources used by libraries everywhere.