Learning Commons Announcements                          September 2012                       Welcome Back!           “Nobo...
Welcome Transfer Students! You’re invited to Get your grade up: Learn library tools for doing well at UMass and beyondMond...
Flights, Camera, Acti                                                                             on!                     ...
Falcons 2012                                      In the 1930s and                                      1940s, there were ...
Falcon Web Camera“We are very happy that this project is coming to fruition after lots of hard workand goodwill,” said Ric...
Each spring, personnel from FacilitiesPlanning and MassWildlife band thechicks after they hatch. Since the nestbox was ins...
Avoid the lines!!!Dell Laptops available for use in the Library!           •Exclusively for UMass students           •Borr...
The Library celebrates the                          halfway mark of the Du                          Bois digitization proj...
Check out the new and expandedCirculation/Reserves Service Desk!                  •   Check books in/out                  ...
Streaming Video Collections are Here!!!    More then 6,400 Programs. Unlimited access.•   Humanities & Social Sciences•   ...
@UMassLibraries
Avoid the lines!!!Dell Laptops available for use in the Library!           •Exclusively for UMass students           •Borr...
Leave something behind in the library?Check the Library’s Lost and Found at thenew Circulation/Reserves Desk on this level.
Can’t get to the Library?You can still get helpfrom your friendlyUMass librarians!
THIS IS BIG.     POSTER PRINTINGAT THE LEARNING COMMONS
THIS IS BIG.•   Print posters up to 42” wide•   Premium satin-finish photo paper•   Great for presentations•   Printing by...
OIT’s Remote Printing Service is here!• Install a small plug-in on your own computer• Send print jobs from your dorm room ...
Printing files from SPARK?  Avoid problems! Before you print,SAVE YOUR FILE TO THE DESKTOP      THEN, open it and print.
Avoid the lines!!!Dell Laptops available for use in the Library!           •Exclusively for UMass students           •Borr...
Remember to:                  :Save to an external source such as a USB drive or UDrive    to avoid data loss if the compu...
Services: LC & Technical Support DeskLearning Commons & Technical Support Desk                                     Get hel...
Services: Reference & Research AssistanceReference & Research Assistance Find the perfect sources for your papers and othe...
Services: Writing Center  Writing Center  Stop in or make an appointment to get 30 minutes of  assistance on your writing ...
Avoid the lines!!!Dell Laptops available for use in the Library!           •Exclusively for UMass students           •Borr...
Services: Learning Resource CenterLearning Resource Center       (10th floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library)• Tutoring and ...
Looking for quiet?•Quiet study areas on 2nd and 3rd floors providecomfortable seating, electrical outlets, and wirelessInt...
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Fall 2012

  1. 1. Learning Commons Announcements September 2012 Welcome Back! “Nobody ever graduated from a library. Nobody ever graduated without one.”
  2. 2. Welcome Transfer Students! You’re invited to Get your grade up: Learn library tools for doing well at UMass and beyondMonday, September 3, 2012Come either 11:15-12 or 1:45-2:30W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Learning Commons, Calipari RoomThe libraries and databases at UMass Amherst may be bigger and more varied than any you have used before.This session will help you relax and get you off to a smooth start with the most important tools. Maximize yourinformation literacy skills for the coming year and into the future. Learn the things seniors say they wish they hadknown early on!
  3. 3. Flights, Camera, Acti on! Click on the link on the library home page.A pair of Peregrine Falcons, which have nested on the roof of the Du Bois Library forthe past ten years, now have a live webcam! Watch images of the falcons broodingtheir eggs and caring for their hatchlings at www.library.umass.edu/falcons. Thank you to the UMass Amherst Facilities Planning Division, the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife), the Libraries Systems and Web Management Department, and the Friends of the Libraries.
  4. 4. Falcons 2012 In the 1930s and 1940s, there were approximately 375 nesting pairs east of the Mississippi River in the United States.Due to the effects of the pesticideDDT, the falcons laid thin-shelledeggs that broke under the weightof the adult birds duringincubation, leaving no young toreplace the adults. By 1966, not asingle nesting pair remained inthe eastern United States.
  5. 5. Falcon Web Camera“We are very happy that this project is coming to fruition after lots of hard workand goodwill,” said Richard Nathhorst, Capital Project Manager, FacilitiesPlanning, at UMass Amherst.
  6. 6. Each spring, personnel from FacilitiesPlanning and MassWildlife band thechicks after they hatch. Since the nestbox was installed in 2003, the federallyendangered Peregrine Falcons havebeen successfully reintroduced intoWestern Massachusetts.
  7. 7. Avoid the lines!!!Dell Laptops available for use in the Library! •Exclusively for UMass students •Borrow for up to 4 Hours - use anywhere in the Library •Quiet study areas available on 2nd and 3rd floor •Available at the Circulation/Reserves Desk
  8. 8. The Library celebrates the halfway mark of the Du Bois digitization project and launches Credo, an online repository containing the digital collections held by the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Credo includes the Du Bois Papers and many other collections, which can be viewed anywhere at any time. credo.library.umass.edu The name for the repository was selected to honor W.E.B. Du Bois, who published Credo in 1904; a powerful statement of his philosophycredo.library.umass.edu for achieving racial equality.
  9. 9. Check out the new and expandedCirculation/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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. @UMassLibraries
  12. 12. Avoid the lines!!!Dell Laptops available for use in the Library! •Exclusively for UMass students •Borrow for up to 4 Hours - use anywhere in the Library •Quiet study areas available on 2nd and 3rd floor •Available at the Circulation/Reserves Desk
  13. 13. Leave something behind in the library?Check the Library’s Lost and Found at thenew Circulation/Reserves Desk on this level.
  14. 14. Can’t get to the Library?You can still get helpfrom your friendlyUMass librarians!
  15. 15. THIS IS BIG. POSTER PRINTINGAT THE LEARNING COMMONS
  16. 16. THIS IS BIG.• Print posters up to 42” wide• Premium satin-finish photo paper• Great for presentations• Printing by appointment only To learn more, click the “Posters” tab www.library.umass.edu/learningcommons
  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 campuswireless 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. Avoid the lines!!!Dell Laptops available for use in the Library! •Exclusively for UMass students •Borrow for up to 4 Hours - use anywhere in the Library •Quiet study areas available on 2nd and 3rd floor •Available at the Circulation/Reserves Desk
  20. 20. Remember to: :Save to an external source such as a USB drive or UDrive to avoid data loss if the computer is shut down!!!
  21. 21. Services: LC & Technical Support DeskLearning Commons & Technical Support Desk Get help with… • Hardware & software questions • Accounts, passwords, con nections • Navigating the library and Learning Commons • Stop by, call, or instantOpen every hour the Library is!!!! message us
  22. 22. Services: Reference & Research AssistanceReference & 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
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. Avoid the lines!!!Dell Laptops available for use in the Library! •Exclusively for UMass students •Borrow for up to 4 Hours - use anywhere in the Library •Quiet study areas available on 2nd and 3rd floor •Available at the Circulation/Reserves Desk
  25. 25. Services: Learning Resource CenterLearning Resource Center (10th floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library)• Tutoring and supplemental instructionfor many difficult first and second yearcourses.• Drop-in help and weekly sessions• Students helping students! Check umass.edu/LRC for details…
  26. 26. Looking for quiet?•Quiet study areas on 2nd and 3rd floors providecomfortable seating, electrical outlets, and wirelessInternet access•Drop-in carrels on 7th and 10th floors offer individualstudy space; day-use lockers also located on these floors.•To report noise in quiet areas in the Library, call 1-2272from a phone in any elevator lobby, or go to the BuildingOperations Desk on the entrance level.
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