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  1. 1. Learning Commons Announcements Week of November 10th “ Nobody ever graduated from a library. Nobody ever graduated without one.”
  2. 2. Are you an undergraduate? Are you great at using primary sources? Enter your work for the Friends of the Library Undergraduate Research Award Your paper or project could win you $750! To find out submission criteria, deadlines, or to apply, visit http://ncane.com/m2m or call Danielle Kovacs at 413-545-2784 or [email_address] Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and The Department of Special Collections and University Archives
  3. 3. For more information, contact Rachel Lewellen, Assessment Librarian at 545-3343 or [email_address] . The UMass Amherst Libraries is conducting a brief survey to assess how electronic resources are used. The survey will run during randomly selected times from now until August 2009. During the survey, users will be required to answer 5 short questions before accessing the electronic resources. This information will help us better understand how our resources support research, teaching, and coursework.
  4. 4. Photo Courtesy of Special Collections and Archives. UMass Football Memories Special Collections and University Archives has mounted an exhibit featuring an array of photographs, brochures, artifacts and other football related materials in the exhibition area of the Learning Commons on the lower level of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. On display from Homecoming through the end of the semester
  5. 5. UMass Amherst Libraries is pleased to announce a new branch The Image Collection Library Dedicated to assisting the campus community (faculty, students, and staff) in the use of images in the classroom and in research The Image Collection Library 225 Bartlett Hall 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 545-3314 Faculty members and teaching assistants are encouraged to contact the Image Collection Library to discuss needs for images in the classroom environment. For more information, contact Brian Shelburne, Head of the Image Collection Library at [email_address] , 545-4061, or Stephen Folsom, Metadata Librarian, [email_address] , 545-4978.
  6. 7. Study Abroad Advising at The Link Mondays, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Tuesdays, 12:30-3:00 p.m. Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Brought to you by the International Programs Office, 545-2710, www.ipo.umass.edu , abroad@ipo.umass.edu
  7. 8. <ul><li>Heavy Duty Headphones </li></ul><ul><li>TI-83 Graphing Calculators </li></ul><ul><li>USB Floppy Drives </li></ul>Now Circulating from the LC Desk: Available for use on 2 hour loan with a UCard
  8. 9. Check the availability of OIT computer stations in the Learning Commons and the Computer Classrooms: http://classrooms-av.oit.umass.edu/view.php Be sure to check the classroom hours and scheduled classes at the site before going to a classroom!
  9. 10. <ul><li>Park in the Campus Garage nearby: </li></ul><ul><li>The first hour of Garage parking is FREE when your ticket is validated at the Learning Commons and Technical Support Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Parking overnight is cheap (just $3 total ) in the Garage between 5 p.m. - 5 a.m. </li></ul>
  10. 11. = you are here <ul><li>Workstations in the LC </li></ul><ul><li>Public Terminals </li></ul><ul><li>58 computers </li></ul><ul><li>Open to everyone (incl. public) </li></ul><ul><li>No login </li></ul><ul><li>Windows XP </li></ul><ul><li>Web browsers, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Student </li></ul><ul><li>Print to public printers (along brick columns between staircases) </li></ul>= public printers
  11. 12. = you are here <ul><li>Workstations in the LC </li></ul><ul><li>OIT Terminals </li></ul><ul><li>Around 125 computers located around edges of LC </li></ul><ul><li>Open to UMass faculty, staff, students (log in with NetID) </li></ul><ul><li>Windows XP AND Mac OSX </li></ul><ul><li>Lots and lots of software! (Office, Photoshop, Acrobat…) </li></ul><ul><li>Print to OIT printers </li></ul>= OIT printers
  12. 13. OIT’s Remote Printing Service is here! <ul><li>Install a small plug-in on your own computer </li></ul><ul><li>Send print jobs from your dorm room or the campus wireless network to Learning Commons printers </li></ul><ul><li>You have 8 hours to come pick up your print job. </li></ul><ul><li>Want to learn more? </li></ul><ul><li>Ask at the Learning Commons & Technical Support Desk, or </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the OIT website at http://www.oit.umass.edu/classrooms/printing/remote.html </li></ul>
  13. 14. Printing files from SPARK? Avoid problems! Before you print, SAVE YOUR FILE TO THE DESKTOP THEN, open it and print.
  14. 15. <ul><li>3 rd floor, Du Bois Library </li></ul>Reserve, Media & Microforms Department Services: Reserve, Media & Microforms Department <ul><li>Get readings that your professors have assigned for class </li></ul><ul><li>Borrow or view DVDs, audio recordings, and other media </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the retrofuturistic world of Microforms </li></ul>Borrow a laptop, projector, or video camera to use in the library
  15. 16. <ul><li>Get help with… </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware & software questions </li></ul><ul><li>Accounts, passwords, connections </li></ul><ul><li>Navigating the library and Learning Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Stop by, call, or instant message us </li></ul>Learning Commons & Technical Support Desk Services: LC & Technical Support Desk
  16. 17. <ul><li>Find the perfect sources for your papers and other research—work with a librarian! </li></ul>Reference & Research Assistance Services: Reference & Research Assistance <ul><li>Stop by the Reference & Research Assistance Desk anytime it is open… </li></ul><ul><li>Make an appointment to work with a subject specialist librarian… </li></ul><ul><li>Or, ask a question via phone, email, or IM. </li></ul>http://www.library.umass.edu/ask
  17. 18. 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!
  18. 19. Wr iting Center Fall Hours: Services: Writing Center Sunday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Monday - Wednesday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  19. 20. 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. <ul><li>Advising resources </li></ul><ul><li>Campus-wide academic support </li></ul><ul><li>General Education Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Registration rules & regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Special Learning Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Degree Progress Audit </li></ul><ul><li>SPIRE </li></ul>
  20. 21. Academic Advising Link Fall Hours Services: Academic Advising Link Sunday 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Wednesday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  21. 22. Learning Resource Center Services: Learning Resource Center <ul><li>Tutoring and supplemental instruction for many difficult first and second year courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-in help and weekly sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Students helping students! </li></ul>(10th floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library)
  22. 23. Learning Resource Center Fall Hours Services: Learning Resource Center (10th floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library) Sunday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fall hours begin on Sunday September 14 th .
  23. 24. Looking for quiet? <ul><li>Quiet study areas on 2 nd and 3 rd floors provide comfortable seating, electrical outlets, and wireless Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-in carrels on 7 th and 10 th floors offer individual study space; day-use lockers also located on these floors. </li></ul><ul><li>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></ul>
  24. 25. 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) <ul><li>a. $0.99 per song </li></ul><ul><li>b. $75.00 per song </li></ul><ul><li>c. $100.00 per song </li></ul><ul><li>d. $500.00 per song </li></ul><ul><li>e. $750.00 per song </li></ul>
  25. 26. 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
  26. 27. Can’t get all your research materials at the UMass Amherst Libraries? We can get them for you! Order books and articles through our FAST and FREE Interlibrary Loan service!
  27. 28. If you need a BOOK… 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
  28. 29. If you need an ARTICLE… 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. Electronic delivery is in 1-3 days.
  29. 30. 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
  30. 31. 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!