Learning Commons Announcements

                      Week of
                    April 5th 2010
                       1 ...
What: The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the
Constitution to take place every ...
UMass Amherst students will be available at the following
locations to answer questions about the importance of filling
ou...
Welcome Back to the New,
Expanded Learning Commons!
              Over wintersession, extensive renovations
              ...
HAITI
In response to the earthquake in Haiti, librarians have compiled a list of
resources for the campus community and th...
Study Abroad Advising
                        at
                     The Link
Mondays:         11:00 a.m-2:00 p.m., 4:00-...
WRITING THE LANDSCAPE

  Books from the Library of
 American Landscape History




                              February ...
www.twitter.com/umassLC
Leave something behind in the library?




Check the Library’s Lost and Found at the
Circulation Desk on the Entrance Leve...
The Academic Advising Link
   is a walk-in advising service providing declared and
undeclared undergraduates with answers ...
Phone

        Email   Instant
                message
Please Excuse Our Appearance!
       The Du Bois Improvement Project
Renovations are underway in the
Du Bois Library to re...
THIS IS BIG.



POSTER PRINTING NOW AVAILABLE
  AT THE LEARNING COMMONS
THIS IS BIG.
•   Print posters up to 42” wide
•   Premium satin-finish photo paper
•   Great for presentations
•   Printin...
During a FIRE ALARM
        what do I do with a LIBRARY LAPTOP?
           IF YOU CAN CARRY IT:                           ...
The UMass Amherst wireless network is now available on
        every floor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.

To access the n...
Remember to:                  :




Save to an external source such as a USB drive or UDrive
    to avoid data loss if the...
Too many databases? Not sure where to start?
     Don’t be overwhelmed—use a Research Guide!

A team of 18 librarians has ...
Check the availability of OIT computer
stations in the Learning Commons
and the Computer Classrooms:

http://classrooms-av...
OIT’s Remote Printing Service is here!
• Install a small plug-in on your own computer

• Send print jobs from your dorm ro...
Printing files from SPARK?


  Avoid problems! Before you print,

SAVE YOUR FILE TO THE DESKTOP

      THEN, open it and p...
Services: Reserve, Media & Microforms Department


  Reserve, Media & Microforms Department
  3rd floor, Du Bois Library
 ...
Remember to:                  :




Save to an external source such as a USB drive or UDrive
    to avoid data loss if the...
Services: LC & Technical Support Desk


Learning Commons & Technical Support Desk
                                     Get...
Services: Reference & Research Assistance


Reference & Research Assistance
 Find the perfect sources for your papers and
...
Services: Writing Center

 Writing Center
  Stop in or make an appointment to get 30 minutes of
  assistance on your writi...
Services: Academic Advising Link


Academic Advising Link
Academic advisors can connect you with the right academic progra...
The Academic Advising Link
   is a walk-in advising service providing declared and
undeclared undergraduates with answers ...
Services: Learning Resource Center


Learning Resource Center
       (10th floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library)

• Tutorin...
Looking for quiet?
•Quiet study areas on 2nd and 3rd floors provide
comfortable seating, electrical outlets, and wireless
...
Sample question from OIT Copyright Quiz


   What is the minimum the RIAA (Recording Industry
   Association of America) c...
• A federal jury today ordered a Boston University
graduate student to pay four record labels $675,000 in
damages for ille...
Sample question from OIT Copyright Quiz


   What is the minimum the RIAA (Recording Industry
   Association of America) c...
www.twitter.com/umassLC
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  1. 1. Learning Commons Announcements Week of April 5th 2010 1 month to go!! “Nobody ever graduated from a library. Nobody ever graduated without one.”
  2. 2. What: The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every ten years. Everyone is required to complete the census: undergraduates, graduate students, U.S. students, and international students, as well as graduating seniors and others who plan to leave the area at the end of the semester. Why: The results determine how federal funds are allocated to states and to communities. The results affect college tuition grant and loan money, research done on campus by faculty and by students, the number of congressional representatives assigned to our state, and many critical services that affect college students. Where: People are counted where they live and sleep most of the year. You will receive a census questionnaire at your UMass address, either on campus or off-campus, not at the address of your parents or home address. How: If you live on campus, you will receive the census in your residence hall. If you live off campus, you will receive it in the mail. When: UMass Amherst Census 2010 runs from March 29 to April 15. For more info visit: http://www.umass.edu/umhome/census2010/
  3. 3. UMass Amherst students will be available at the following locations to answer questions about the importance of filling out the U.S. Census and who is eligible to do so, and to provide bilingual support in Chinese and Korean languages. March 29th – April 1st (Monday – Thursday) Campus Center Concourse 9:30am - 2:30pm The Integrated Sciences and 7:00pm - 9:00pm Engineering Library (ISEL) Lincoln Apartments 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Monday, March 29th ONLY) North Village Apartments 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Tuesday, March 30th ONLY) April 12th – April 15th (Monday – Thursday) Campus Center Concourse 9:30am - 2:30pm The W.E.B. Du Bois Library 2:00pm-4:00pm and from 9:00pm-11:00pm
  4. 4. Welcome Back to the New, Expanded Learning Commons! Over wintersession, extensive renovations were completed. Some of the changes are: • 5,000 additional sq. ft. of space • 8 more study rooms, total = 26 • Seating space for 400, up from 250 • Over 200 computers, including more than 30 Macs • New multimedia computers
  5. 5. HAITI In response to the earthquake in Haiti, librarians have compiled a list of resources for the campus community and the public: http://guides.library.umass.edu/haiti. You can also go to the Library home page and click on Subject Research Guides. Look for Hot Topics on right hand side. The web page includes links to local/international news coverage of this tragedy and organizations that are providing assistance, as well as library resources for background information. This page will be updated frequently in the coming days and will reflect current efforts by the library and community organizations to serve residents affected by this event.
  6. 6. Study Abroad Advising at The Link Mondays: 11:00 a.m-2:00 p.m., 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesdays: 1:15-2:15 p.m., 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesdays: 12:00-7:00 p.m. Thursdays: 4:00-7:00 p.m. Fridays: 12:00-2:00 p.m. Brought to you by the International Programs Office, 545-2710, www.ipo.umass.edu, abroad@ipo.umass.edu
  7. 7. WRITING THE LANDSCAPE Books from the Library of American Landscape History February 1 to May 20 Opening reception Thursday, February 4 4:00-6:00 pm Lower Level Du Bois Library
  8. 8. www.twitter.com/umassLC
  9. 9. Leave something behind in the library? Check the Library’s Lost and Found at the Circulation Desk on the Entrance Level.
  10. 10. 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!
  11. 11. Phone Email Instant message
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. THIS IS BIG. POSTER PRINTING NOW AVAILABLE AT THE LEARNING COMMONS
  14. 14. 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/
  15. 15. During a FIRE ALARM what do I do with a LIBRARY LAPTOP? IF YOU CAN CARRY IT: IF YOU CANNOT CARRY IT: Bring the laptop with you. Leave the laptop where it is. Return it within 4 hours of the Library reopening. Once you are safe, call (413)545-2358 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
  16. 16. The UMass Amherst wireless network is now available on every floor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. To access the network: 1. Connect to the ‘UMASS’ wireless network. 2. Open a browser. 3. 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.
  17. 17. Remember to: : Save to an external source such as a USB drive or UDrive to avoid data loss if the computer is shut down!!!
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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!
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Printing files from SPARK? Avoid problems! Before you print, SAVE YOUR FILE TO THE DESKTOP THEN, open it and print.
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Remember to: : Save to an external source such as a USB drive or UDrive to avoid data loss if the computer is shut down!!!
  24. 24. 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 Open every hour the Library is!!!! message us
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. 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! Check out umass.edu/writingcenter for details and appointments
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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!
  29. 29. 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! •Sunday 5 -10 P.M. •Monday - Thursday 1 - 10 P.M. Check umass.edu/LRC for details…
  30. 30. 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.
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. • 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.
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. www.twitter.com/umassLC
  35. 35. 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)
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