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Announcements from the UMass Amherst Learning Commons, week of 1/28/08.

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  1. 1. Learning Commons Announcements Week of January 28, 2008
  2. 2. New this semester! To enter Du Bois use UMass Amherst UCard between 12 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. (Monday - Friday)
  3. 3. = 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 2003, Microsoft Student </li></ul><ul><li>Print to public printers (along brick columns between staircases) </li></ul>= public printers
  4. 4. = 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
  5. 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. 6. 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 Learning Commons website at http://www.umass.edu/learningcommons </li></ul>
  7. 7. <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
  8. 8. Printing files from SPARK? Avoid problems! Before you print, SAVE YOUR FILE TO THE DESKTOP THEN, open it and print.
  9. 9. <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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Figured out the new research databases page?
  12. 12. Pick a subject related to your topic:
  13. 13. Hint : Start with the Best Bets Best Bets are recommended databases selected by a librarian with subject expertise
  14. 14. You may also find: <ul><li>Subtopics to narrow your subject </li></ul><ul><li>Subject librarians to contact for help </li></ul><ul><li>Guides to research in your subject </li></ul>
  15. 15. Know the name of the database you want?
  16. 16. Know the name of the database you want? Select the first letter of the name to get an alphabetical list.
  17. 17. Know the name of the database you want? Or get your search on.
  18. 18. Find audio, images, e-books , and more…
  19. 19. Any questions ? Get more tips for finding good databases , or help with connection issues.
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. <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>http://www.library.umass.edu/ask
  22. 22. Writing Center Services: Writing Center Stop in with your writing project and get assistance from trained experts. All levels and disciplines welcome!
  23. 23. 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>
  24. 24. 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>Spring hours begin Sunday, January 27
  25. 25. 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) Spring hours begin Monday, February 11
  26. 26. 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>
  27. 27. 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!

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