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New open publication: Open Pedagogy Approaches

This may be of interest to those who are concerned or curious about open education and OER. Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations, edited by Kimberly Davies Hoffman and Alexis Clifton, was published online recently. It is notable as an open resource about teaching and learning with open resources, and for the way it highlights the value of open pedagogy for digital and information literacy.  
The book contains case studies of open pedagogy projects, which are organized into four sections: Introductory Framework, Open Pedagogy as Textbook Replacement, Open Pedagogy as Open Student Projects, and Open Pedagogy and Open Course Design. These examples of what can be done with open materials are good sources of ideas and inspiration.

from the forward by Robin DeRosa:

“…what excited me most about working with openly licensed materials was how it enabled me to rethink the work that my students and I were doing together. What if the project of education was less about encountering knowledge and more about interacting with it? What would it mean for my students, my institution, my community, my world if we thought about education as a collaborative endeavor, and built architectures that encouraged a commons-oriented approach to learning? Surely this would mean making learning materials affordable, but surely it wouldn’t mean only that.”  

As an aside, DeRosa’s group at Plymouth State University has been doing some open planning for the uncertain fall semester. Their models may be of interest as well.

Scholarly Research Tutorials

Need some help getting started with your research?  Try this Research Assistance database that includes 10 easy-to-navigate multimedia learning modules that answer questions such as How do I choose a topic? Where do I find information? and How do I evaluate sources? These modules include 96 instructional videos, 192 assessment questions and four tools designed to walk users through the entire scholarly research process. 

Updates to Library Services and Hours

To limit the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect our community, the library is making temporary changes to library services:

  • The second floor of the Library is closed, and there will be no circulation of Library materials due to the coronavirus.
  • Students and faculty will have access to the main floor of the Library for technology needs. SUNY Broome Security will be monitoring the Library beginning Monday April 6th.  

Library Hours as of Monday April 6th

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed.  
Sunday: Closed. 

Library Help

SUNY Broome Librarians are available to help you during the following hours:

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

A Message from the Library

While most of the college is working at home and working online, they may not think of the library. But we’re still here online and ready to help! From the library website,, you can access live help through text chat or online conferencing, or you can contact librarians by phone voicemail or email.   



SAGE Video and Knowledge Databases Now Available

Two new SAGE products are now available for the remainder of the semester.  SAGE Video contains a wealth of multidisciplinary videos and SAGE Knowledge is a platform that includes books, videos, cases, and more.  Both resources are available on the library's list of databases

Free Resource: Duke University Press

Duke University Press is providing curated content (articles and ebooks) for free until September 2020.  The content is organized into subject categories that can be used to construct or supplement existing syllabi.

Expanded Access To HeinOnline Academic

HeinOnline has provided the library expanded access to its database for the remainder of the semester.  HeinOnline Academic includes more than 100 million pages of multidisciplinary content in more than 100 subject areas, including history, political science, criminal justice, religious studies, international relations, women’s studies, pre-law, and many more. With more historical content than any other database, HeinOnline provides access to 300+ years of information on political development and the complete history of the creation of government and legal systems around the world. Among the many databases included, HeinOnline’s journal collection features nearly 2,800 periodicals relating to a variety of subject areas, with all coverage dating from inception to the most currently published issues in most cases.

Expanded Access To Library Resources

The library is providing both expanded access to existing resources and new access to a growing list of resource providers.  More information will be posted as it becomes available. All resources can be found in the library's database collection. The current list of expanded/new providers is below:

  • Unlimited simultaneous users for our EBSCO ebooks, ProQuest Academic Central Ebooks, and Stat!Ref nursing ebooks.
  • Additional content for EBSCO databases: Academic Search Ultimate, Business Source Ultimate, and Ebsco Ebook Collection.
  • JSTOR content has been upgraded to include all JSTOR collections and ebooks.
  • The R2 Digital Library for nursing & allied health ebooks is now available.

New Video Streaming Platform Available Now!

Academic Video Online is a comprehensive video subscription library that delivers more than 66,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.  All 66,000 videos are available without request. 


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