October 2009 Archives

Student Frustrations in Research

What do students say about frustrations in conducting research in the digital age? The video's content is drawn from the Project Information Literacy Discussion Groups, held on seven U.S. college campuses.

Help your students research their way to an A!

prc_graphic.jpgWe are pleased to announce the availability of the Peer Research Consultants. Please encourage your students to drop in for one-on-one help with their research. Students can get help narrowing a topic, finding articles and books, selecting academic sources, evaluating and more. The PRCs are familiar with the Unravel workshops and will help build on the skills learned in these sessions. The PRCs are focused on teaching students as they help them with their research questions.

For Fall 2009, during our pilot phase, we are concentrating on supporting First Year Writing (all of the PRCs have completed WRIT 1301 with a grade of B or higher), SEAM (Student Excellence in Academics and Multiculturalism) and as part of MCAE's Academic Resources.

Fall 2009 Walk-in Hours:
Monday: 10:30 to 1:30 (Walter Library-SMART Commons)
Tuesday: 1:30 to 4:30 (Wilson Library-SMART Commons)
Wednesday: 1:30 to 3:00 (Walter Library-SMART Commons)
1:30 to 2:30 (MCAE in Appleby Hall)
Thursday: 12:00 to 2:00 (MCAE in Appleby Hall)
Friday: 1:30 to 4:00 (Wilson Library-SMART Commons)
1:30 to 4:30 (Walter Library-SMART Commons)

Students can drop in during walk-in hours without an appointment. If students would like to make an appointment they can be arranged directly with our consultants. For more information and to meet our consultants go to the PRC website: http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/prc or blog: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ceslib/prc/.

If you are interested in print flyers, please let us know (grayjl@umn.edu or katep@umn.edu) and we will send enough for your class through campus mail. The PRCs are also available for short class visits (around 5 minutes) to promote their services--If you are interested, let us know (grayjl@umn.edu or katep@umn.edu) and we can schedule.

This program was developed in partnership with the University Libraries, MCAE: Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence and the SMART Learning Commons.
October 7, 2009 - December 5, 2009
Andersen Atrium Gallery
Elmer L. Andersen Library, 2nd & 3rd floors

Opening Reception
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
4:00-6:00 p.m.
120 Andersen Library
4:30 p.m. program featuring remarks by:

Nancy "Rusty" Barceló
Vice President & Vice Provost, Office for Equity & Diversity

Carolyn (Carrie) Schommer
Retired Dakota Instructor, Department of American Indian Studies

John S. Wright
Morse-Amoco Distinguished Teaching Professor, Departments of African American & African Studies and English

Learn more

Kudos to CES Staff

Here are a couple announcements about some wonderful achievements by CES members that appeared in the last Monday Memo:

ALA's Emerging Leaders
I am delighted to announce that Cody Hanson, Technology Librarian, has been selected to join the American Library Association's (ALA) 2010 Class of Emerging Leaders. Elevating the honor is his sponsorship by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). The Emerging Leaders Program is designed to give early career library workers opportunities to work on a variety of projects and to get on "the fast track to ALA and professional leadership."
Congratulations Cody!

Announcing ARLD's New Chair
Congratulations to Kate Peterson who was just elected Chair-Elect of the Academic and Research Libraries Division (ARLD) of the Minnesota Library Association. This means we can look forward to three years of Kate's leadership in ARLD.
Thanks Kate for taking on this service to our profession and state!



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