Learning Commons Announcements<br />   October 13th2010<br />Welcome Back Alumni!!!<br />“Nobody ever graduated from a lib...
The Special Collections & University Archives introduces a  caption contest:<br />“What’s so Special?”  Each week we’ll up...
Check out the new and expanded Circulation/Reserves Service Desk!  <br /><ul><li>Check books in/out
Find Materials on Reserve
Borrow a Laptop
Pickup Inter-Library Loan Materials
Library Account Services
Study Carrel Questions</li></ul>THIS WAY TO CIRC/RESERVES<br />
Study Abroad Advising <br />at <br />The Link<br />Monday – Thursday <br />4:00-8:00 p.m.<br />Brought to you by the Inter...
Streaming Video Collections are Here!!!<br />More then 6,400 Programs.  Unlimited access.<br /><ul><li>Humanities & Social...
Business & Economics
Science & Mathematics
Health & Medicine
Archival Films & Newsreels</li></ul>Look for “Films on Demand” in the list of Databases at<br />www.library.umass.edu<br />
Exhibit:<br />“Uncertain Futures: <br />Americans and Science Fiction in the <br />Early Cold War Era”<br />Science fictio...
Exhibit: <br />“Glimpses of the Pre-Quabbin Swift River Valley <br />and the Quabbin Reservoir of Today”<br />Science and ...
The Learning Commons welcomes the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) as the newest service provider i...
www.twitter.com/umassLC<br />
Leave something behind in the library?<br />Check the Library’s Lost and Found at the new Circulation/Reserves Desk on thi...
The Academic Advising Link<br />is a walk-in advising service providing declared and undeclared undergraduates with answer...
Can’t get to the Library? You can still get help from your friendly UMass librarians!<br /><ul><li>Phone
Email
IM
Text</li></li></ul><li>THIS IS BIG.<br />POSTER PRINTING NOW AVAILABLEAT THE LEARNING COMMONS<br />
THIS IS BIG.<br />Print posters up to 42” wide<br />Premium satin-finish photo paper<br />Great for presentations<br />Pri...
During a FIRE ALARM<br />what do I do with a LIBRARY LAPTOP?<br />IF YOU CANNOT CARRY IT:<br />Leave the laptop where it i...
The UMass Amherst wireless network is now available on<br />every floor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. <br />To access the...
Remember to::<br />Save your<br />     Work!!!<br /> <br />Save to an external source such as a USB drive or UDrive<br />t...
Too many databases? Not sure where to start? <br />Don’t be overwhelmed—use a Research Guide! <br />A team of 18 librarian...
OIT’s Remote Printing Service is here!<br /><ul><li> 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.</li></ul>Want to learn more?<br /><ul><li>Ask at the Learning Commons & ...
Google “UMass Remote Printing”</li></li></ul><li>Printing files from SPARK?<br />Avoid problems! Before you print, <br />S...
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2010 october 13

  1. 1. Learning Commons Announcements<br /> October 13th2010<br />Welcome Back Alumni!!!<br />“Nobody ever graduated from a library.<br /> Nobody ever graduated without one.”<br />
  2. 2. The Special Collections & University Archives introduces a caption contest:<br />“What’s so Special?” Each week we’ll upload a new image from our collections <br />and you’ll supply the clever caption. Submissions for this photo due Sunday (Oct.<br />17th) by midnight. Email them to: askanarc@library.umass.edu. <br />
  3. 3. Check out the new and expanded Circulation/Reserves Service Desk! <br /><ul><li>Check books in/out
  4. 4. Find Materials on Reserve
  5. 5. Borrow a Laptop
  6. 6. Pickup Inter-Library Loan Materials
  7. 7. Library Account Services
  8. 8. Study Carrel Questions</li></ul>THIS WAY TO CIRC/RESERVES<br />
  9. 9. Study Abroad Advising <br />at <br />The Link<br />Monday – Thursday <br />4:00-8:00 p.m.<br />Brought to you by the International Programs Office, 545-2710, www.ipo.umass.edu, abroad@ipo.umass.edu<br />
  10. 10. Streaming Video Collections are Here!!!<br />More then 6,400 Programs. Unlimited access.<br /><ul><li>Humanities & Social Sciences
  11. 11. Business & Economics
  12. 12. Science & Mathematics
  13. 13. Health & Medicine
  14. 14. Archival Films & Newsreels</li></ul>Look for “Films on Demand” in the list of Databases at<br />www.library.umass.edu<br />
  15. 15. Exhibit:<br />“Uncertain Futures: <br />Americans and Science Fiction in the <br />Early Cold War Era”<br />Science fiction magazines from 1945-1965<br />Documents and photographs of prominent cold war-era science fiction authors, editors, and fans. <br />Sept. 22 through October 31<br />Floor 25<br />Special Collections Reading Room<br />Du Bois Library<br />
  16. 16. Exhibit: <br />“Glimpses of the Pre-Quabbin Swift River Valley <br />and the Quabbin Reservoir of Today”<br />Science and Engineering Library<br />Lederle Lowrise<br />Floor 2<br />Through January 6, 2010<br />
  17. 17. The Learning Commons welcomes the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) as the newest service provider in the Lower Level<br />OURS will be staffing the Advising Link to answer questions about research and scholarship opportunities, as well as application support for these opportunities.<br />For more info, visit www.umass.edu/OURS<br />
  18. 18. www.twitter.com/umassLC<br />
  19. 19. Leave something behind in the library?<br />Check the Library’s Lost and Found at the new Circulation/Reserves Desk on this level.<br />
  20. 20. The Academic Advising Link<br />is a walk-in advising service providing declared and undeclared undergraduates with answers to quick advising questions.<br />Experienced Peer Advisors are on hand to assist you with:<br />Finding General Education courses<br />Interpreting your Degree Progress Report<br />Navigating Spire<br />and much more!<br />
  21. 21. Can’t get to the Library? You can still get help from your friendly UMass librarians!<br /><ul><li>Phone
  22. 22. Email
  23. 23. IM
  24. 24. Text</li></li></ul><li>THIS IS BIG.<br />POSTER PRINTING NOW AVAILABLEAT THE LEARNING COMMONS<br />
  25. 25. THIS IS BIG.<br />Print posters up to 42” wide<br />Premium satin-finish photo paper<br />Great for presentations<br />Printing by appointment only<br />Learn more:<br />http://www.umass.edu/learningcommons/posters/<br />
  26. 26. During a FIRE ALARM<br />what do I do with a LIBRARY LAPTOP?<br />IF YOU CANNOT CARRY IT:<br />Leave the laptop where it is.<br />Once you are safe, call (413)545-2358<br />IF YOU CAN CARRY IT: <br />Bring the laptop with you.<br />Return it within 4 hours of the Library reopening.<br />If you cannot return it within 4 hours:<br />Contact the Reserve Office at (413) 545-2358 or appealsrmm@library.umass.edu<br />If you follow these instructions, late fees will be waived.<br />YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY <br />Leave as quickly as possible<br />
  27. 27. The UMass Amherst wireless network is now available on<br />every floor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. <br />To access the network: <br />Connect to the ‘UMASS’ wireless network.<br />Open a browser.<br />Log in with your NetID (OIT Account user name) and password.<br />For more information, see: <br />www.oit.umass.edu/network/wireless<br />Coverage may vary depending upon location. Some areas on each floor (e.g., in the stacks) may have limited or no coverage. <br />
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  29. 29. Remember to::<br />Save your<br /> Work!!!<br /> <br />Save to an external source such as a USB drive or UDrive<br />to avoid data loss if the computer is shut down!!!<br />
  30. 30. Too many databases? Not sure where to start? <br />Don’t be overwhelmed—use a Research Guide! <br />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. <br />
  31. 31. OIT’s Remote Printing Service is here!<br /><ul><li> Install a small plug-in on your own computer
  32. 32. Send print jobs from your dorm room or the campus wireless network to Learning Commons printers
  33. 33. You have 8 hours to come pick up your print job.</li></ul>Want to learn more?<br /><ul><li>Ask at the Learning Commons & Technical Support Desk, or
  34. 34. Google “UMass Remote Printing”</li></li></ul><li>Printing files from SPARK?<br />Avoid problems! Before you print, <br />SAVE YOUR FILE TO THE DESKTOP<br />THEN, open it and print.<br />
  35. 35. Remember to::<br />Save your<br /> Work!!!<br /> <br />Save to an external source such as a USB drive or UDrive<br />to avoid data loss if the computer is shut down!!!<br />
  36. 36. Services: LC & Technical Support Desk<br />Learning Commons & Technical Support Desk<br />Get help with…<br />Hardware & software questions<br />Accounts, passwords, connections <br />Navigating the library and Learning Commons<br />Stop by, call, or instant message us<br />Open every hour the Library is!!!!<br />
  37. 37. Services: Reference & Research Assistance<br />Reference & Research Assistance<br />Find the perfect sources for your papers and other research—work with a librarian!<br /><ul><li>Stop by the Reference & Research Assistance Desk anytime it is open…
  38. 38. Make an appointment to work with a subject specialist librarian…
  39. 39. Or, ask a question via phone, email, IM or text message…</li></ul>http://www.library.umass.edu/services/ask-a-librarian <br />
  40. 40. Writing Center<br />Services: Writing Center<br />Stop in or make an appointment to get 30 minutes of assistance on your writing project from trained experts. <br />All levels and disciplines are welcome!<br />Check out umass.edu/writingcenter for details and appointments<br />
  41. 41. Services: Academic Advising Link<br />Academic Advising Link<br />Academic advisors can connect you with the right academic programs and opportunities and support your journey to academic success.<br /><ul><li>Advising resources
  42. 42. Campus-wide academic support
  43. 43. General Education Requirements
  44. 44. Registration rules & regulations
  45. 45. Special Learning Opportunities
  46. 46. Degree Progress Audit
  47. 47. SPIRE </li></li></ul><li>The Academic Advising Link<br />is a walk-in advising service providing declared and undeclared undergraduates with answers to quick advising questions.<br />Experienced Peer Advisors are on hand to assist you with:<br />Finding General Education courses<br />Interpreting your Degree Progress Report<br />Navigating Spire<br />and much more!<br />
  48. 48. Services: Learning Resource Center<br />Learning Resource Center<br />(10th floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library)<br /><ul><li> Tutoring and supplemental instruction for many difficult first and second year courses.
  49. 49. Drop-in help and weekly sessions
  50. 50. Students helping students!</li></ul>Check umass.edu/LRC for details…<br />OPENS ON 9/26<br />
  51. 51. Looking for quiet?<br /><ul><li>Quiet study areas on 2nd and 3rd floors provide comfortable seating, electrical outlets, and wireless Internet access
  52. 52. Drop-in carrels on 7th and 10th floors offer individual study space; day-use lockers also located on these floors.
  53. 53. 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.</li></li></ul><li>Sample question from OIT Copyright Quiz<br />What is the minimum the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) can make you pay for infringing copyright on just one song?(Choose one)<br /><ul><li> a. $0.99 per song
  54. 54. b. $75.00 per song
  55. 55. c. $100.00 per song
  56. 56. d. $500.00 per song
  57. 57. e. $750.00 per song</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>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
  58. 58. That is the equivalent of 115 years of in-state tuition at UMass</li></ul>Visit oit.umass.edu/copyright/index.html for information.<br />
  59. 59. Sample question from OIT Copyright Quiz<br />What is the minimum the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) can make you pay for infringing copyright on just one song?(Choose one)<br />Inform yourself. Protect yourself.<br />Take the OIT Copyright Quiz:<br />http://www.oit.umass.edu/copyright/quiz.html<br />
  60. 60. www.twitter.com/umassLC<br />
  61. 61. Did a slide go by too quickly?<br />View these announcements on the Web!<br />Visit the Learning Commons website:<br />http://www.umass.edu/learningcommons<br />and click Weekly Announcements(under News)<br />
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