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Learning Commons Announcements
          Opening Week
                     Fall 2010



           “Nobody ever graduated ...
Hours for Opening Week
Saturday 9/4:          10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 9/5:            10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M
Labor ...
Check out the new and expanded
Circulation/Reserves Service Desk!

                  •   Check books in/out
              ...
Interested in a Library
      student job?
  Accepting applications
      ONLINE only
                at
www.library.umass...
Exhibit:
 “10 Years of
Massachusetts
Book Awards”

      Lower Level,
Learning Commons
     Du Bois Library

through Septe...
The Learning Commons welcomes the Office of
Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
(OURS) as the newest service provider i...
www.twitter.com/umassLC
Leave something behind in the library?




Check the Library’s Lost and Found at the
new Circulation/Reserves Desk on this...
The Academic Advising Link
   is a walk-in advising service providing declared and
undeclared undergraduates with answers ...
Can’t get to the
Library? You can still
get help from your
friendly UMass
librarians!
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 ...
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...
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                Opens 9/14
  Stop in or make an appointment to get 30 minutes of
...
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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  http://www....
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  1. 1. Learning Commons Announcements Opening Week Fall 2010 “Nobody ever graduated from a library. Nobody ever graduated without one.”
  2. 2. Hours for Opening Week Saturday 9/4: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sunday 9/5: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M Labor Day 9/6 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M Tues 9/7 –Thurs 9/9: 8:00A.M. to Midnight Friday 9/10: 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Saturday 9/11 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. 24/5 Hours Begin on Sunday 9/12 at 11 A.M.
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Interested in a Library student job? Accepting applications ONLINE only at www.library.umass.edu/student-jobs
  5. 5. Exhibit: “10 Years of Massachusetts Book Awards” Lower Level, Learning Commons Du Bois Library through September 30
  6. 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. 7. www.twitter.com/umassLC
  8. 8. Leave something behind in the library? Check the Library’s Lost and Found at the new Circulation/Reserves Desk on this level.
  9. 9. 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!
  10. 10. Can’t get to the Library? You can still get help from your friendly UMass librarians!
  11. 11. THIS IS BIG. POSTER PRINTING NOW AVAILABLE AT THE LEARNING COMMONS
  12. 12. 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/
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. Remember to: : Save to an external source such as a USB drive or UDrive to avoid data loss if the computer is shut down!!!
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. 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”
  18. 18. Printing files from SPARK? Avoid problems! Before you print, SAVE YOUR FILE TO THE DESKTOP THEN, open it and print.
  19. 19. Remember to: : Save to an external source such as a USB drive or UDrive to avoid data loss if the computer is shut down!!!
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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, IM or text message… http://www.library.umass.edu/services/ask-a-librarian
  22. 22. Services: Writing Center Writing Center Opens 9/14 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
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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!
  25. 25. 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! Check umass.edu/LRC for details… OPENS ON 9/26
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. • 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.
  29. 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) Inform yourself. Protect yourself. Take the OIT Copyright Quiz: http://www.oit.umass.edu/copyright/quiz.html
  30. 30. www.twitter.com/umassLC
  31. 31. 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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