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Announcements from the UMass Amherst Learning Commons, week of 12/10/07.

Announcements from the UMass Amherst Learning Commons, week of 12/10/07.

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  • 1. Learning Commons Weekly Calendar December 10-16, 2007
  • 2. The Learning Commons will be open NON-STOP from Sunday, December 9 @ 11:00 am through Friday, December 21 @ 9:00 pm You never sleep. Neither do we.
  • 3. = you are here
    • Workstations in the LC
    • Public Terminals
    • 58 computers
    • Open to everyone (incl. public)
    • No login
    • Windows XP
    • Web browsers, Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Student
    • Print to public printers (along brick columns between staircases)
    = public printers
  • 4. = you are here
    • Workstations in the LC
    • OIT Terminals
    • Around 125 computers located around edges of LC
    • Open to UMass faculty, staff, students (log in with NetID)
    • Windows XP AND Mac OSX
    • Lots and lots of software! (Office, Photoshop, Acrobat…)
    • Print to OIT printers
    = OIT printers
  • 5. Are you waiting in line for a computer so you can print out a document? Did you know that you can print to Learning Commons printers from your dorm room or the campus wireless network?
  • 6. 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 Learning Commons website at http://www.umass.edu/learningcommons
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9.
    • Get help with…
    • Hardware & software questions
    • Accounts, passwords, connections
    • Navigating the library and Learning Commons
    • Open 24 hours!
    • Stop by, call, or instant message us
    Learning Commons & Technical Support Desk Services: LC & Technical Support Desk
  • 10. Printing files from SPARK? Avoid problems! Before you print, SAVE YOUR FILE TO THE DESKTOP THEN, open it and print.
  • 11.
    • 3 rd floor, Du Bois Library
    Reserve, Media & Microforms Department Services: Reserve, Media & Microforms Department
    • 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 one of 24 tablet PCs or a digital projector to use in the library
  • 12. Is the item you need unavailable at the UMass Amherst Libraries? Get it from other collections! Current and retired UMass Amherst faculty, and current students and staff may use a variety of Interlibrary Loan services to borrow or obtain copies of materials from other libraries at no charge . If you need a BOOK or other loan First try the Five Colleges Libraries , use the Request Item feature within the 5 College catalog. Delivery is within 2 – 3 days For Books not held in the 5 Colleges or for loans of other types of materials go to the Library’s Interlibrary Loan page http://www.library.umass.edu/services/ill/index.html . Log in and fill out the ‘Request a Loan' form and the Interlibrary Loan staff will do the rest. Delivery is in 7 - 10 days If you need an ARTICLE or other copy Go to the Library’s Interlibrary Loan page http:// www.library.umass.edu/services/ill/index.html . Log in and fill out the ‘ Request a Copy' form and the Interlibrary Loan staff will do the rest. Delivery is in 1-3 days
  • 13. Figured out the new research databases page?
  • 14. Pick a subject related to your topic:
  • 15. Hint : Start with the Best Bets Best Bets are recommended databases selected by a librarian with subject expertise
  • 16. You may also find:
    • Subtopics to narrow your subject
    • Subject librarians to contact for help
    • Guides to research in your subject
  • 17. Know the name of the database you want?
  • 18. Know the name of the database you want? Select the first letter of the name to get an alphabetical list.
  • 19. Know the name of the database you want? Or get your search on.
  • 20. Find audio, images, e-books , and more…
  • 21. Any questions ? Get more tips for finding good databases , or help with connection issues.
  • 22. http://www.library.umass.edu 30,000 online journals 300+ research databases Connect instantly to millions of dollars’ worth of quality, scholarly resources! Start your academic research with the Libraries: One-click access to FREE Interlibrary Loan & help
  • 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, instant messenger, or 24/7 web chat reference
    http://www.library.umass.edu/ask
  • 24. Writing Center Services: Writing Center Stop in with your writing project and get assistance from trained experts. All levels and disciplines welcome!
  • 25. Career Services Services: Career Services
    • Career Services helps students and alumni identify and pursue satisfying careers through a variety of programs and services.
    • Career advice and workshops
    • Resume review
    • Internships
    • More!
  • 26. 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
  • 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)
  • 28. Learning Resource Center Services: Learning Resource Center
    • Regular LRC hours run through Thursday, December 15.
    • During Final Exam Week, tutoring will be by appointment only! Contact LRC at 545-5334.
    (10th floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library)
  • 29. 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 floors 7 and 10 offer individual study space; day-use lockers also located on these floors.
    • To report problematic or disruptive behavior in the Library, call 1-2272 from a phone in any elevator lobby, or go to the Building Operations Desk on the entrance level.
  • 30. 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!