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Announcements from the UMass Amherst Learning Commons for the week of 9/17-9/23/2007.

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  1. 1. Learning Commons Weekly Calendar September 17-23, 2007
  2. 2. <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>Open 24 hours! </li></ul><ul><li>Stop by, call, or instant message us </li></ul>Learning Commons & Technical Support Desk Services: LC & Technical Support Desk
  3. 3. Did you like “Rent”? Did you fall head over heels for “Moulin Rouge”? Sunday, September 23 , at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:00PM Come experience the provocative opera that has inspired some of our favorite modern love stories. It’s absolutely free. Doors will open at 1:00pm. For more information:
  4. 4. <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, instant messenger, or 24/7 web chat reference </li></ul>
  5. 5. RefWorks Workshops FALL 2007 Save time! Organize your citations and create quick bibliographies. For one paper or a whole career’s worth of research. Tues 9/18 11-12 Wed 10/10 11-12 Thurs 11/1 4-5 Tues 11/20 2:30-3:3 All workshops held in the Calipari Room (ground floor of the Du Bois Library) To register: [email_address] For questions: Madeleine Charney 577-0784 / [email_address]
  6. 6. <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 one of 24 tablet PCs or a digital projector to use in the library
  7. 7. 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 . 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:// . 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
  8. 8. Writing Center Services: Writing Center Stop in with your writing project and get assistance from trained experts. All levels and disciplines welcome! Writing Center Fall 2007 hours begin Sunday, September 23
  9. 9. Career Services Services: Career Services <ul><li>Career Services helps students and alumni identify and pursue satisfying careers through a variety of programs and services. </li></ul><ul><li>Career advice and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Resume review </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>More! </li></ul>
  10. 10. 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>
  11. 11. 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)
  12. 12. 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 floors 7 and 10 offer individual study space; day-use lockers also located on these floors. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>