Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 9

PD for Free:

Love Your Library
Staying up-to-date with current trends, topics, policies, and
practices is important in student affairs. Luckily, as college
and university staff, we often have borrowing privileges at our
institution’s library, which typically houses some of the best
collections in the world and likely subscribes to relevant scholarly
journals and magazines. This is an incredible – and free –
resource that is worth utilizing. Public libraries also provide you
with access to literary resources at little or no cost. Membership
eligibility varies, so be sure to consult with your local library. You
may have to provide proof of residency or employment in the
town or city where the library is located.
The ACUHO-I library is also a fantastic resource for members.
Emily Glenn, the ACUHO-I librarian, shares what can be found in
the online library. “Most of the annual conference and exposition
and fall conference series presentations since 2007 are in the
library, as are all the Talking Stick and The Journal of College and
University Student Housing articles.” Glenn says that members can
also access “recent ACUHO-I white papers and policy statements
and Executive and Foundation Board meeting minutes.”
If you are not familiar with how to navigate the ACUHO-I
library, Glenn provides these tips: “Start off with a broad search,
and then narrow it if you need to, rather than the other way
around. If you find something you like, and you want more
items like that, look at the subject terms, and search those, or
combinations of them, to find more items like that. To search, use
the box on the upper-left side of the library homepage. To narrow
a search, there’s a box on the upper right of the search results
list. You can use that box to add a subject term to your original
search.” If you cannot find what you are looking for, Glenn notes
that she or the library intern “can also find citations and some fulltext documents for materials that aren’t in the ACUHO-I library,
articles from academic journals other than ours, government
statistics, and other useful resources.”
For more information about how to navigate the ACUHO-I
library or about the resources available, contact Emily Glenn
at emily@acuho-i.org or the ACUHO-I library intern at
libraryintern@acuho-i.org. Members can access the ACUHO-I
library at http://www.acuho-i.org/Resources/LibraryCatalog/tabid/85/
Default.aspx.
Kate McGartland-Kinsella
Student Development Officer, University of Toronto Mississauga
[Ed. Note: PD for Free is a recurring column that explores professional
development opportunities for campus housing professionals at little or
no cost. If you have ideas or success stories to share, please contact the
author at kate.kinsella@utoronto.ca or on Twitter at @KateMcGK.]

Fun Facts
On the Tuesday night of finals at Regis
University in Denver, Colorado, after four
days of silence, the residence halls erupt
with the “All Hall Scream” which kicks
off 10 minutes of screaming, laughing, and
running through the halls.

At Cornell University in Ithaca, New York,
first-year architecture students build a
dragon and, on St. Patrick’s Day, parade it
through campus to the Arts Quad where it
is lit on fire. It is several stories high, and
the tradition is called Dragon Day.

Bubble gum, vinyl, synthetic
rubber, and
the color T.V.
tube were all
invented at
the University
of Washington
in Seattle.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
in Cambridge
has a residence
hall called “the
Space Waffle”
by students.
It was made
of recycled
materials, and
each room is
unique.

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Talking Stick - September/October 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Talking Stick - September/October 2013

Talking Stick - September/October 2013
Contents
New Member Highlight
Vision
Just In
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Res Life
Business Operations
Facilities
Calendar
Becoming an Assessment Storyteller
The Quintessential Professional
Conversations
First Takes
Reporting Out
New Members
Snapshot
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Talking Stick - September/October 2013
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Cover2
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 1
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 2
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Contents
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - New Member Highlight
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 5
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Vision
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 7
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Just In
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 9
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 10
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 11
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 12
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Your ACUHO-I
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Transitions
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 15
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Res Life
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 17
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 18
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 19
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Business Operations
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 21
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 22
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 23
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Facilities
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 25
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 26
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Calendar
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Becoming an Assessment Storyteller
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 29
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 30
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 31
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 32
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 33
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Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 35
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - The Quintessential Professional
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Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 40
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 41
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 42
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 43
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Conversations
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 45
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 46
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - First Takes
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Reporting Out
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Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - New Members
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - 55
Talking Stick - September/October 2013 - Snapshot
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