Learning Commons Announcements Week of August 18, 2008 “ Nobody ever graduated from a library. Nobody ever graduated without one.” Just 2 Weeks until the Opening of the Fall Semester!
The W.E.B. Dubois Library cordially welcomes Dr. Robert C. Holub as the new chancellor of this great University.
Interested in working in the Learning Commons? Are you tech savvy?? Do you possess strong customer service skills?? Ask for info at the LC Desk and fill out an application on the 4 th Floor today !! Preference given to candidates with Work Study! Hurry up: Only a few overnight shifts still available!!
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 are in Effect until Friday Aug. 29th
First Week Hours Saturday & Sunday August 30 - 31 Closed Monday Sept.1 st Labor Day 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Tuesday thru Thursday Sept. 2 – 4 8:00 A.M. – 12 Midnight Friday September 5 th 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. Saturday September 6 th 9:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. Normal Hours of Operation Resume at 11:00 A.M. on Sunday Sept 7 th
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
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!
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.
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