Learning Commons Announcements Week of July 7, 2008 “ Nobody ever graduated from a library. Nobody ever graduated without one.”
The W.E.B. Dubois Library welcomes the Class of 2012 !!!
Summer Hours Monday –Thursday: 8:00A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Saturday: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sunday: Closed Summer Hours in Effect until Saturday Aug. 30 th
Give 10 minutes. Help improve SPIRE. Get free ice cream!
Look for the SPIRE Support Team in the Learning Commons on the following dates:
Tuesday, 7/15/08, 11 am – 1 pm
Thursday, 7/17/08, 11 am – 1 pm
Tuesday, 7/22/08, 11 am – 1 pm
Thursday, 7/24/08, 11 am – 1 pm
Associate Professor of Biology Jeff Podos’ exhibit of neotropical birds will be on display from May 5 to August 29, 2008 in the Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library , Graduate Research Center Lowrise at UMass Amherst. The exhibit includes twelve 16" x 20" color photos or photo montages of birds from the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest and the Galápagos Islands. The birds were photographed in their natural environments. UMASS AMHERST LIBRARIES HOSTS “ Images: Neotropical Birds” ~ An exhibit of photographs by Jeff Podos ~
UMASS AMHERST LIBRARIES HOSTS The UMass Press: 45 Years of Publishing History Main Floor of the Learning Commons May 12 th –August 31st For more information visit www.umass.edu/umpress Award-Winning Titles Culture Politics & The Cold War Environmental Science Regional & Local Titles Creative Writing Faculty Authors and More East Experiment Station: Home of UMass Press
Heavy Duty Headphones
TI-83 Graphing Calculators
USB Floppy Drives
Now Circulating from the LC Desk: Available for use on 2 hour loan with a UCard
Check out the Staple Station!!
Standard and Heavy Duty Staplers
Directly across from the LC Help Desk!!!
CAREER SERVICES General Info : Workshops Career Advising Career Fairs Resume Critiques Internships & Co-ops Job Searching & more! 511 Goodell Bldg. www.umass.edu/careers Visit us at The Learning Commons!
Check the availability of OIT computer stations in the Learning Commons and the Computer Classrooms: http://classrooms-av.oit.umass.edu/view.php Be sure to check the classroom hours and scheduled classes at the site before going to a classroom!
Park in the Campus Garage nearby:
The first hour of Garage parking is FREE when your ticket is validated at the Learning Commons and Technical Support Desk
Parking overnight is cheap (just $3 total ) in the Garage between 5 p.m. - 5 a.m.
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Workstations in the LC
Open to everyone (incl. public)
Web browsers, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Student
Print to public printers (along brick columns between staircases)
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Workstations in the LC
Around 125 computers located around edges of LC
Open to UMass faculty, staff, students (log in with NetID)
Windows XP AND Mac OSX
Lots and lots of software! (Office, Photoshop, Acrobat…)
Print to OIT printers
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OIT’s Remote Printing Service is here!
Install a small plug-in on your own computer
Send print jobs from your dorm room or the campus wireless network to Learning Commons printers
You have 8 hours to come pick up your print job.
Want to learn more?
Ask at the Learning Commons & Technical Support Desk, or
Visit the OIT website at http://www.oit.umass.edu/classrooms/printing/remote.html
Printing files from SPARK? Avoid problems! Before you print, SAVE YOUR FILE TO THE DESKTOP THEN, open it and print.
3 rd floor, Du Bois Library
Reserve, Media & Microforms Department Services: Reserve, Media & Microforms Department
Get readings that your professors have assigned for class
Borrow or view DVDs, audio recordings, and other media
Explore the retrofuturistic world of Microforms
Borrow a laptop, projector, or video camera to use in the library
Get help with…
Hardware & software questions
Accounts, passwords, connections
Navigating the library and Learning Commons
Stop by, call, or instant message us
Learning Commons & Technical Support Desk Services: LC & Technical Support Desk
Find the perfect sources for your papers and other research—work with a librarian!
Reference & Research Assistance Services: Reference & Research Assistance
Stop by the Reference & Research Assistance Desk anytime it is open…
Make an appointment to work with a subject specialist librarian…
Or, ask a question via phone, email, or IM.
Writing Center Services: Writing Center Stop in or make an appointment to get 30 minutes of assistance on your writing project from trained experts. All levels and disciplines are welcome!
Writing Center Summer Hours: Services: Writing Center Tuesday & Wednesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Academic Advising Link Services: Academic Advising Link Academic advisors can connect you with the right academic programs and opportunities and support your journey to academic success.
Campus-wide academic support
General Education Requirements
Registration rules & regulations
Special Learning Opportunities
Degree Progress Audit
Career Services Services: Career Services
Career Services helps students and alumni identify and pursue satisfying careers through a variety of programs and services.
Career advice and workshops
Learning Resource Center Services: Learning Resource Center
Tutoring and supplemental instruction for many difficult first and second year courses.
Drop-in help and weekly sessions
Students helping students!
(10th floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library)
Looking for quiet?
Quiet study areas on 2 nd and 3 rd floors provide comfortable seating, electrical outlets, and wireless Internet access
Drop-in carrels on 7 th and 10 th floors offer individual study space; day-use lockers also located on these floors.
To report noise in quiet areas in the Library, call 1-2272 from a phone in any elevator lobby, or go to the Building Operations Desk on the entrance level.
Sample question from OIT Copyright Quiz What is the minimum the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) can make you pay for infringing copyright on just one song ?(Choose one)
a. $0.99 per song
b. $75.00 per song
c. $100.00 per song
d. $500.00 per song
e. $750.00 per song
Sample question from OIT Copyright Quiz What is the minimum the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) can make you pay for infringing copyright on just one song ?(Choose one) Inform yourself. Protect yourself. Take the OIT Copyright Quiz: http://www.oit.umass.edu/copyright/quiz.html
Can’t get all your research materials at the UMass Amherst Libraries? We can get them for you! Order books and articles through our FAST and FREE Interlibrary Loan service!
If you need a BOOK… First try the Five Colleges Libraries , use the Request Item feature within the 5 College catalog. Delivery is within 2 – 3 days. For Books not held in the 5 Colleges or for loans of other types of materials go to the Library’s Interlibrary Loan page http://www.library.umass.edu/services/ill/index.html . Log in and fill out the ‘Request a Loan' form and the Interlibrary Loan staff will do the rest. Delivery is in 7 - 10 days
If you need an ARTICLE… Go to the Library’s Interlibrary Loan page http://www.library.umass.edu/services/ill/index.html . Log in and fill out the ‘ Request a Copy' form and the Interlibrary Loan staff will do the rest. Electronic delivery is in 1-3 days.
Figured out the new research databases page?
Pick a subject related to your topic:
Hint : Start with the Best Bets Best Bets are recommended databases selected by a librarian with subject expertise
You may also find:
Subtopics to narrow your subject
Subject librarians to contact for help
Guides to research in your subject
Know the name of the database you want?
Know the name of the database you want? Select the first letter of the name to get an alphabetical list.
Know the name of the database you want? Or get your search on.
Find audio, images, e-books , and more…
Any questions ? Get more tips for finding good databases , or help with connection issues.
http://www.library.umass.edu 30,000 online journals 300+ research databases Connect instantly to millions of dollars’ worth of quality, scholarly resources! Start your academic research with the Libraries: One-click access to FREE Interlibrary Loan & help
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