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FSCJ Open Campus/Deerwood Center Library Learning Commons

FSCJ Open Campus/Deerwood Center Library Learning Commons



This is a basic introduction to the Florida State College at Jacksonville Open Campus/Deerwood Center Library Learning Commons, how to access and use the catalog, tutoring services available, and ...

This is a basic introduction to the Florida State College at Jacksonville Open Campus/Deerwood Center Library Learning Commons, how to access and use the catalog, tutoring services available, and handy information. A very basic introduction to the library and its services for the entering college student.



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  • Lesson descriptions should be brief.
  • Connections web address: https://connections.fscj.edu/group/student/myhome
  • Use this page to look for materials held in the library.Narrow your search byRestricting the site to a specific campusLimiting the results to books, audio-visual or other materialsNotice your name in the upper right hand cornerClick on any of the links for more information
  • A database article is the preferred tool for doing academic research. With a peer reviewed article (from a Scholarly Journal) being the most respected.
  • Best to use the subject database
  • Using the DATABASE by SUBJECT page, click on the “+” sign next to the GENERAL tab. This expands the list of databases that are considered good for a general search. For this example we will use Academic Search Complete which is an EBSCO database.
  • A scholarly journal is a peer reviewed publication written by a professionals in the field. They are usually written with other professionals in the field in mind and more detailed and scientific in nature.
  • This particular article is available in HTML format which mean that the article will have more Internet functionality than a PDF format.
  • The article can now be read, listened to, downloaded, emailed, shared and cited. One note about Citations.
  • Most databases will offer a citation format. Use these only as a guide, not as an authority. Use only the citation handbook the authority. Database companies offer this as a service but are not citation companies. As such, they are not authorities on citation formats.
  • Online using Connections - Add value online using debit/credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card).On Campus - Add value at any campus business office during office hours on any Florida State College at Jacksonville campus using cash only. Cashiers are available in business offices on each campus and center.
  • You must be a currently enrolled student at FSCJ to have access to materials for check-out
  • The Library learning commons is also home to Math Science Writing, English and Foreign Language tutoring. If you need help, feel free to stop in to the LLC. No appointment is necessary!
  • Bob is the Computer Academic Tutor for the Open Campus/Deerwood Center Library Learning Commons. If one of the student tutors can’t answer your technology question, Bob will do his best to help you.
  • The writing lab now has Reading and writing tutors. They will not help you to write your paper but will review it for errors.
  • Smarthinking offers real-time whiteboard tutoring, online chat sessions, offline questions, and tutoring by appointment. All of the tutors in Smartthinking are

FSCJ Open Campus/Deerwood Center Library Learning Commons FSCJ Open Campus/Deerwood Center Library Learning Commons Presentation Transcript

  • Welcome to the Library Learning Commons (LLC) at FSCJ Presented by Open Campus/Deerwood Center LLC 9911 Old Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 904-997-2562
  • Introduction During this presentation the student will learn about • Basic library services to which students are entitled at FSCJ’s seven campus locations, • What is needed to access those services, • Academic Tutoring support available on-campus and on-line, • How to contact a librarian for help in doing research, plus • Applications for smart devices that are helpful to the new college student Understanding what’s available to support you while you are a college student, and taking advantage of those services = SUCCESS!
  • Where can I find the Library Learning Commons? • There are 7 locations to serve your needs. • http://www.fscj.edu/campus-life/library-learning-commons/ ▫ For general information about the library • • • • Hours of operation vary per semester. Check the website for specific campus Shorter hours during summer Reduced hours during holiday time
  • Open Campus/Deerwood Center Spring 2014 hours
  • Where can I access the Library services online? • • • • • Computer Smartphone Tablet Gaming systems Anywhere you can access the Internet, the Open Campus/Deerwood Center Library is available. • Check out the FSCJ Acceptable Use Policy
  • How do I access the Library Learning Commons? • Always log-in through Connections • Scroll down to the Quick Links section • Click on Library Learning Commons LLC Important tip! When you log-in through connections, and go the Library catalog, you will be automatically logged in to the On-line library databases.
  • The Library Catalog Use this page to look for materials held in the library!
  • Electronic resources include • E-Books
  • Electronic Resources cont.… • E-Video
  • What is a database? • A database is a collection of information that is organized so that its content can easily be accessed, managed, and updated. • There are many Database Companies, for example ProQuest, Gale, NewsBank, EBSCO and many more. • These companies do the evaluative process on the many magazines, journals, and news organizations that provide information for academic research, so you, the student, don’t have to check credentials, motivation, sources, etc. on every article you use in doing research.
  • FSCJ subscribes to over 200 Databases The Database list can be accessed alphabetically, or by subject. Librarians suggest the “Database by Subject” list, unless you have a particular database in mind. subject Alphabetical
  • A Basic Search Example in Academic Search Complete • Click the “+” by “GENERAL” to expand the list, then • Click on “Academic Search Complete” to open that database
  • Search example cont.… Type in your keyword or words here Click here to begin searching • Type your topic key words in the search field • Make sure “full text” is checked • If you need a “scholarly journal,” make sure that is checked as well. • Then click the search button
  • Results of a search • Notice 168, 000 results using “careers” as the keyword. • The format of the article is listed below it. • In the left hand sidebar, the sources of the articles are listed • Let’s find a magazine article on “careers” • Simply click on the link for the magazines.
  • Lesson 3: Wrap-up Click here to get to the article • Summarize important points. Possible • Allow time for questions. keywords Use the tools within each database to print, emai l, save and share
  • Here is the article
  • Citations are how you credit where you obtained your information. •.
  • • Your Essential Card is your library card, print card and copy card You can get one in the Student Success Center and might as well go ahead a load $5 on for printing and copying.
  • We have all of this and more at the Open Campus Deerwood Center Library Learning Commons • 10 books for 2 weeks • DVDs for 1 week • TI-83 calculators for certain classes-90 day and 4 hours • Class Reserve materials- in-house use 2 hour and 4 hour • Ipad3- for digital media students • Audio visual equipment-3day check-out • Dry erase markers and erasers for the study rooms
  • Math and Science learning Lab
  • COMPUTER LAB • 100 COMPUTERS • • • • • • • • 50 on Apple IOS 50 on the Windows OS WI-FI AVAILABILITY- Connections ID and password COMPUTOR TUTORS ON-DUTY TO HELP YOU SCANNERS ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Printers Copier ASK FOR BOB
  • • The writing lab tutors will review any typed written, double-spaced, formatted paper for errors. • Allow at least one hour for review. • The writing lab tutors are available for any paper or project written in the English language. • Any class project. • Not just for English class, but for ANY CLASS • Tutoring is also available PLAN AHEAD! GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME BEFORE YOUR PAPER IS DUE! COME IN EARLY!
  • Foreign Language lab • Tutoring in Spanish and French • American Sign language tutoring • ASL computer lab • ASL materials on Reserve at the information desk
  • English Tutoring in Reading and Writing is also available in the Writing Lab in the library. Mondays 1pm-8pm Tuesdays 1pm-8pm Wednesdays 1pm-8pm Thursdays 10am-4pm
  • How do I access tutoring services online? 1. Log in to Blackboard 2. Click on your course 3. In the left hand navigation sidebar click “Tools” 4. Look for the “Smarthinking Login”
  • • Voila! Smarthinking to the rescue! You have access to these courses
  • What are the hours of Smarthinking tutoring? The most popular courses are available 24 hours per day 7 days per week! About Our Tutors Tutors who know their subjects, and know the needs of their students. Smarthinking’s tutors are seasoned educators - 90% have an advanced degree in their fields and they average over 9 years of teaching or tutoring experience. Drawn from college faculty, graduate students, high school teachers and retired educators, all tutors must complete Smarthinking’s online training program and are regularly evaluated for quality and consistency. Each academic area is led by one of Smarthinking’s subject-area coordinators, all of whom are former college professors and experts in their disciplines. --Taken from the Smarthinking Corporate website
  • Mobile applications
  • What else does the LLC have? • • • • • • 10 study rooms( seating from 4 to 6 people) Study carrels Magazines, Journals, and newspapers Science manipulatives( skeletal bones, microscope, microbiology slides) Chess Staplers, 3 hole puncher, paper cutter, scanners, dvd players, pencil sharpeners
  • • Telephone 904-997-2562 • Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/deerwoodllc • Check out the open Campus Deerwood Center LLC blog http://blogs.fscj.edu/deerwood_llc/ • Librarians Via Email: Bmarkham@fscj.edu; b.white.bing@fscj.edu or sdew@fscj.edu • Plus, you can always ASK-A Librarian http://askalibrarian.org
  • Before you leave, helpful flyers for you For Your Information Workshops available on campus, online and by appointment
  • We do have rules in the LLC Do • • • • • • • • • • • Don’t Check out materials Come in to use the computers Check out materials Do research Complete projects Read Watch video Study group meetings Play chess before class Browse the shelves Come to make copies and/or print • Children under 16 are not allowed in academic areas. The whole library is an academic area. • No food at the computers • Drinks with lids only on the floor • Laptops are not allowed in the computer lab area