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McGraw-Page Library: Teaching, Learning and Scholarship

Teaching, Learning & Scholarship

Teaching, Learning & Scholarship

For the Fall 2020, We encourage faculty to consult the Teaching Tool Kit site for using resources and technology tools. We encourage students to consult the Covid Learning site.

The McGraw-Page Library supports the mission of the college by providing quality resources and innovative services that foster lifelong learning through exploration, discovery and creativity.  We support teaching, learning, research and discovery.

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Your Partners at the Library

Nancy Falciani White   Laurie Preston   Lynda Wright   Lily Zhang


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light bulb Teaching Effectiveness

The Library offers resources and services to promote teaching effectiveness. The Librarians provide information sessions and workshops for faculty throughout the semester. The Head of Instructional Technology consults with the faculty on methods for student learning as well as course design and learning outcomes.

Ebooks for Improving Teaching & Learning

cover art - The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion
cover art - Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
cover art - Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning
cover art - How Humans Learn
cover art - Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone
Book cover: Better Feedback for Better Teaching
Book cover: Flipped Learning
Book cover: Teaching at Its Best
Book cover: Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology
Book cover: The Blended Course Design Workbook
Book cover: Geeky pedagogy: A guide for intellectuals, introverts, and nerds who want to be effective teachers
Book cover: Small Teaching Online

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Student Digital & Information Literacy (DIL)


The Library faculty strive to collaborate with course instructors to teach students Digital & Information Literacy (DIL) and research skills. Librarians are prepared to work with instructors to incorporate DIL components into course syllabi and assignments. This often includes instruction sessions, one-on-one and group consultations, or other partnerships. Based on the America Library Association Information Competency Standards and the framework adopted by Bryn Mawr College, we teach students to:

  • find, access, evaluate and use information effectively and critically to accomplish research goals
  • leverage media and technology to create new content and knowledge
  • use appropriate media and technology to communicate findings
  • understand ethical, legal, social and economic issues related to the use of information and technology

Sample DIL student projects:

  • The Yellow Jacket Experience: A multimedia presentation of the student experience at Randolph-Macon from 1868 to 2019 from a contemporary perspective; research and website collaboratively completed by students in HONR 300, taught by Professor Laurie Preston, a library faculty member.
  • Students creating 3D books to present themes found in the fairy tales they studied in FREN 273 “Fairy Tale Beginnings” class, taught by Professor Valentine Balguerie. Details can be found in this library blog Fairy Tale Beginnings in 3D.
  • film strip iconAdaptation of El Abencerraje: Adaptation and performance based on student reflections on text from 16th & 17th century Spain, collaboratively produced and made available by students in SPAN 400, taught by Professor Maria Jose Bordera.
  • Mapping Kerouac​, A Digital Humanities Project @ Randolph-Macon College. The MKP is directed by Professor Robert Volpicelli, a faculty member in the English Department.

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Your library maintains information and resources on research tools, writing academic books and journals, and publishing academic works. The Scholar’s Retreat, an annual event co-sponsored by the Library and the Higgins Academic Center, provides dedicated space and support for faculty to work on a writing or research project. The Faculty Info-to-Go sessions offer opportunities for faculty to share ideas and tips of scholarly publishing. Librarians can also help faculty identify citations and find publication venues.


Research Tools:

Analysis, Annotation, Research Management, and more

Sample books:

Ebooks for Improving Teaching & Learning

Book cover: From Dissertation to Book
Book cover: Revising Your Dissertation
Book cover: Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks
Book cover: What Editors Do
Book cover: Stylish Academic Writing
Book cover: Writing Successful Academic Books