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Weekly Announcements from the UMass Amherst Learning Commons.

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    • Learning Commons Announcements
      Week of October 12th
      2009
      “Nobody ever graduated from a library.
      Nobody ever graduated without one.”
    • DISCOVER
      EXPLORE
      SUCCEED
      3RD ANNUAL
      UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
      Info on pursuing research in:
      OCTOBER 15, 2009
      ISB ATRIUM
      4:00-6:00pm
      Refreshments will be served
      *BIOLOGY
      *BIOCHEMISTRY
      *CHEMISTRY
      *PSIS
      *PSYCHOLOGY/NEUROSCIENCE
      *VET AND ANIMAL SCIENCE
      And others
      Sponsored by:
      Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
      Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Science Program
    • Are you exploring career options?
      come to the
      Library Career Reception
      Wednesday, October 21, 2009
      6:00pm - 8:00pm
      Floor 26, Du Bois Library
      Come hear about the work of today’s librarians, learn about graduate programs, and ask questions. Open to anyone interested in a career in library or information science.
      Space is limited, RSVP to libadm@library.umass.edu
      by Monday, October 19, 2009.
    • Help us make the web site better for you
      The Libraries are gathering input for the upcoming redesign of our website.
       
      Take a brief survey on our home page, let us know what new features you’d like to see, and have a chance to win a USB drive.
       
       
      Go to: www.library.umass.edu and click on
      Help us improve our website
    • Study Abroad Advising
      at
      The Link
      Mondays: 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m., 2:00-6:00 p.m.
      Tuesdays: 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 3:00-7:00 p.m.
      Wednesdays: 1:30-4:00 p.m., 4:30-6:00 p.m.
      Thursdays: 2:30-5:00 p.m.; 5:30-7:00 p.m.
      Brought to you by the International Programs Office, 545-2710, www.ipo.umass.edu, abroad@ipo.umass.edu
    • The Academic Advising Link
      is a walk-in advising service providing declared and undeclared undergraduates with answers to quick advising questions.
      Experienced Peer Advisors are on hand to assist you with:
      Finding General Education courses
      Interpreting your Degree Progress Report
      Navigating Spire
      and much more!
      Stop by Sunday-Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and make your connection!
    • Phone
      Can’t get to the Library? You can still get help from your friendly UMass librarians!
      Instant
      message
      Email
      • Phone
      • Email
      • IM
    • Please Excuse Our Appearance!
      The Du Bois Improvement Project
      Renovations are underway in the Du Bois Library to replace the building’s HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) system and expand the Learning Commons on the Lower Level.
      The project will take approximately two years and will add 5,000 square feet to the Learning Commons.
    • THIS IS BIG.
      POSTER PRINTING NOW AVAILABLEAT THE LEARNING COMMONS
    • THIS IS BIG.
      Print posters up to 42” wide
      Premium satin-finish photo paper
      Great for presentations
      Printing by appointment only
      Learn more:
      http://www.umass.edu/learningcommons/posters/
    • During a FIRE ALARM
      what do I do with a LIBRARY LAPTOP?
      IF YOU CANNOT CARRY IT:
      Leave the laptop where it is.
      Once you are safe, call (413)545-2358
      IF YOU CAN CARRY IT:
      Bring the laptop with you.
      Return it within 4 hours of the Library reopening.
      If you cannot return it within 4 hours:
      Contact the Reserve Office at (413) 545-2358 or appealsrmm@library.umass.edu
      If you follow these instructions, late fees will be waived.
      YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY
      Leave as quickly as possible
    • The UMass Amherst wireless network is now available on
      every floor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.
      To access the network:
      Connect to the ‘UMASS’ wireless network.
      Open a browser.
      Log in with your NetID (OIT Account user name) and password.
      For more information, see:
      www.oit.umass.edu/network/wireless
      Coverage may vary depending upon location. Some areas on each floor (e.g., in the stacks) may have limited or no coverage.
    • Remember to::
      Save your
      Work!!!
       
      Save to an external source such as a USB drive or UDrive
      to avoid data loss if the computer is shut down!!!
    • Too many databases? Not sure where to start?
      Don’t be overwhelmed—use a Research Guide!
      A team of 18 librarians has created over 80 new subject research guides for various topics. These are designed to be convenient and relevant to students and faculty doing research, and can be embedded in SPARK. You can find them at http://www.library.umass.edu/subject or just use the link on the homepage.
    • 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!
    • Workstations in the LC
      Public Terminals
      • 58 computers
      • Open to everyone (incl. public)
      • No login
      • Windows XP
      • Web browsers, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Student
      • Print to public printers (along brick columns between staircases)
      = public printers
      = you are here
    • Workstations in the LC
      OIT Terminals
      • 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
      = OIT printers
      = you are here
    • 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.
    • Services: Reserve, Media & Microforms Department
      Reserve, Media & Microforms Department
      3rd floor, Du Bois Library
      • 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
    • Remember to::
      Save your
      Work!!!
       
      Save to an external source such as a USB drive or UDrive
      to avoid data loss if the computer is shut down!!!
    • Services: LC & Technical Support Desk
      Learning Commons & Technical Support Desk
      Get help with…
      Hardware & software questions
      Accounts, passwords, connections
      Navigating the library and Learning Commons
      Stop by, call, or instant message us
      Open every hour the Library is!!!!
    • Services: Reference & Research Assistance
      Reference & Research Assistance
      Find the perfect sources for your papers and other research—work with a librarian!
      • 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.
      http://www.library.umass.edu/ask
    • Services: Writing Center
      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!
    • Services: Academic Advising Link
      Academic Advising Link
      Academic advisors can connect you with the right academic programs and opportunities and support your journey to academic success.
      • Advising resources
      • Campus-wide academic support
      • General Education Requirements
      • Registration rules & regulations
      • Special Learning Opportunities
      • Degree Progress Audit
      • SPIRE
    • The Academic Advising Link
      is a walk-in advising service providing declared and undeclared undergraduates with answers to quick advising questions.
      Experienced Peer Advisors are on hand to assist you with:
      Finding General Education courses
      Interpreting your Degree Progress Report
      Navigating Spire
      and much more!
      Stop by Sunday-Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and make your connection!
    • Services: Learning Resource Center
      Learning Resource Center
      (10th floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library)
      • Tutoring and supplemental instruction for many difficult first and second year courses.
      • Drop-in help and weekly sessions
      • Students helping students!
      • Opening Monday, September 21, 2009
      • Sunday 5 -10 P.M.
      • Monday - Thursday 1 - 10 P.M.
    • Looking for quiet?
      • Quiet study areas on 2nd and 3rd floors provide comfortable seating, electrical outlets, and wireless Internet access
      • Drop-in carrels on 7th and 10th 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
      • A federal jury today ordered a Boston University graduate student to pay four record labels $675,000 in damages for illegally downloading 30 songs and sharing them online. Boston.com 7/31/09
      • That is the equivalent of 115 years of in-state tuition at UMass
      Visit oit.umass.edu/copyright/index.html for information.
    • 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
    • www.twitter.com/umassLC
    • Did a slide go by too quickly?
      View these announcements on the Web!
      Visit the Learning Commons website:
      http://www.umass.edu/learningcommons
      and click Weekly Announcements(under News)