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  • 1. Learning Commons Announcements “ Nobody ever graduated from a library. Nobody ever graduated without one.” November 1 st 2010
  • 2. Check out the new and expanded Circulation/Reserves Service Desk!
    • Check books in/out
    • Find Materials on Reserve
    • Borrow a Laptop
    • Pickup Inter-Library Loan Materials
    • Library Account Services
    • Study Carrel Questions
    THIS WAY TO CIRC/RESERVES
  • 3. Study Abroad Advising at The Link Monday – Thursday 4:00-8:00 p.m. Brought to you by the International Programs Office, 545-2710, www.ipo.umass.edu , abroad@ipo.umass.edu
  • 4. Streaming Video Collections are Here!!! More then 6,400 Programs. Unlimited access .
    • Humanities & Social Sciences
    • Business & Economics
    • Science & Mathematics
    • Health & Medicine
    • Archival Films & Newsreels
    Look for “Films on Demand” in the list of Databases at www.library.umass.edu
  • 5. Exhibit: “ Glimpses of the Pre-Quabbin Swift River Valley and the Quabbin Reservoir of Today ” Science and Engineering Library Lederle Lowrise Floor 2 Through January 6, 2010
  • 6. The Learning Commons welcomes the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) as the newest service provider in the Lower Level OURS will be staffing the Advising Link to answer questions about research and scholarship opportunities, as well as application support for these opportunities. For more info, visit www.umass.edu/OURS
  • 7. www.twitter.com/umassLC
  • 8. Umass Amherst Libraries On Facebook! http://on.fb.me/d2746E
  • 9. Leave something behind in the library? Check the Library’s Lost and Found at the new Circulation/Reserves Desk on this level .
  • 10. 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! The Academic Advising Link
  • 11. Can’t get to the Library? You can still get help from your friendly UMass librarians!
    • Phone
    • Email
    • IM
    • Text
  • 12. THIS IS BIG. POSTER PRINTING NOW AVAILABLE AT THE LEARNING COMMONS
  • 13.
    • 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/
    THIS IS BIG.
  • 14. If you cannot return it within 4 hours: Contact the Reserve Office at (413) 545-2358 or [email_address] If you follow these instructions, late fees will be waived. 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. During a FIRE ALARM what do I do with a LIBRARY LAPTOP? YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY Leave as quickly as possible
  • 15.
    • 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
    The UMass Amherst wireless network is now available on every floor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library . Coverage may vary depending upon location. Some areas on each floor (e.g., in the stacks) may have limited or no coverage.
  • 16.  
  • 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. 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:// guides.library.umass.edu/subjectguides or just use the link on the homepage.
  • 19. 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
    • Google “UMass Remote Printing”
  • 20. Printing files from SPARK? Avoid problems! Before you print, SAVE YOUR FILE TO THE DESKTOP THEN, open it and print.
  • 21.   Remember to: : Save to an external source such as a USB drive or UDrive to avoid data loss if the computer is shut down!!!
  • 22.
    • 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 Open every hour the Library is!!!!
  • 23.
    • 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, IM or text message…
    http://www.library.umass.edu/services/ask-a-librarian
  • 24. 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! Check out umass.edu/writingcenter for details and appointments
  • 25. 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.
    • Advising resources
    • Campus-wide academic support
    • General Education Requirements
    • Registration rules & regulations
    • Special Learning Opportunities
    • Degree Progress Audit
    • SPIRE
  • 26. 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! The Academic Advising Link
  • 27. 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) Check umass.edu/LRC for details… OPENS ON 9/26
  • 28. 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.
  • 29. 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
  • 30.
    • 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.
  • 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) Inform yourself. Protect yourself. Take the OIT Copyright Quiz: http://www.oit.umass.edu/copyright/quiz.html
  • 32. www.twitter.com/umassLC
  • 33. Check out the Umass Amherst Libraries on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/d2746E
  • 34. Did a slide go by too quickly? Visit the Learning Commons website: http://www.umass.edu/learningcommons and click Weekly Announcements (under News) View these announcements on the Web!