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Jon Jeffryes

  • Posted February 2014 Skill of the Month: Project Management to Professional Skills Portfolio Program
    Welcome back to campus.  We hope you've had a chance to plan for a successful spring semester.  PSPP's skill of the month is Project Management.  Successfully managing a project requires a variety of skills ranging from technical knowledge, planning and...
  • Posted October 2013 Skill of the Month: Information Seeking to Professional Skills Portfolio Program
    (Image, "Information" from Paul Keller CC-BY 2.0)Have you planned out your semester and added due dates for papers and projects to your calendar?  Finding good, authoritative, academic sources of information can be challenging at times.  Here are some resources in Information...
  • Posted New design launched using Movable Type to Jon Jeffryes
    Our web site is sporting a new look and feel thanks to Movable Type and the Professional Template Set. The Professional Template Set makes it possible for just about anyone to get up and running with a new web...
  • Posted March 2013 Skill of the Month: Technical Writing to Professional Skills Portfolio Program
    This month's Professional Skills Portfolio Program focus is on technical writing.  Being able to clearly communicate ideas to readers is a necessary skill that takes practice and feedback.  Here are some suggestions of campus resources that will help you to...
  • Posted February 2013 Skill of the Month: Project Management to Professional Skills Portfolio Program
    Welcome back to campus!   We hope you had an enjoyable break and are ready for the new semester.   February's Professional Skills Portfolio Program focus is on Project Management. Everyone can benefit from the ability to plan, manage, organize...
  • Posted Resources for Learning More about the HathiTrust Decision to Scholarly Communication in Engineering
    Here are some analyses of the recent HathiTrust Decision:From Matthew Sag, "HathiTrust Wins on Fair Use, and just about everything else"From Scholarly Communications @ Duke "A big win for fair use and libraries"From Copyright Librarian "Author's Guild v Hathi Trust: A Win for...
  • Posted Free Workshops From the Libraries Aug. 20 - Sept. 5 to Civil Engineering Library News
    Below is a sample of workshops we offer. To see the complete list and register go to: http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/registration.Intro for Graduate Students Mini-Workshop SeriesNew grad student? New to campus? Get an overview of the University Libraries in a series of short...
  • Posted Free Workshops From the Libraries Aug. 20 - Sept. 5 to Mechanical Engineering Library News
    Below is a sample of workshops we offer. To see the complete list and register go to: http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/registration.Intro for Graduate Students Mini-Workshop SeriesNew grad student? New to campus? Get an overview of the University Libraries in a series of short...
  • Posted Free Workshops From the Libraries Aug. 20 - Sept. 5 to Biomedical Engineering Library News
    Below is a sample of workshops we offer. To see the complete list and register go to: http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/registration.Intro for Graduate Students Mini-Workshop SeriesNew grad student? New to campus? Get an overview of the University Libraries in a series of short...
  • Posted Voki to Learning in the Libraries
    I'll let this tool speak for itself:Let's see if it works! Has anyone else heard of this tool or used it before?  What did you think?Learn more at voki.com...
  • Posted Scaling Out Post-Instruction Consultations to Learning in the Libraries
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  • Posted Upcoming Data Management Workshops to Civil Engineering Library News
    Like Captain Jean-Luc Picard do you find yourself needing to manage data?  Then this workshop might be for you! Creating a Data Management Plan For Your Grant ApplicationIn January 2011, the National Science Foundation (NSF) began requiring a data management plan for all...
  • Posted Upcoming Data Management Workshops to Mechanical Engineering Library News
    Like Captain Jean-Luc Picard do you find yourself needing to manage data?  Then this workshop might be for you! Creating a Data Management Plan For Your Grant ApplicationIn January 2011, the National Science Foundation (NSF) began requiring a data management plan for all...
  • Posted Upcoming Data Management Workshops to Biomedical Engineering Library News
    Like Captain Jean-Luc Picard do you find yourself needing to manage data?  Then this workshop might be for you! Creating a Data Management Plan For Your Grant ApplicationIn January 2011, the National Science Foundation (NSF) began requiring a data management plan for all...
  • Posted Scopus to Civil Engineering Library News
    The Libraries now have access to Scopus!It indexes more than 19,000 titles and provides citation analysis and h-index calculation.If you have questions, feel free to get in touch!...
  • Posted Scopus to Mechanical Engineering Library News
    The Libraries now have access to Scopus!It indexes more than 19,000 titles and provides citation analysis and h-index calculation.If you have questions, feel free to get in touch!...
  • Posted Scopus to Biomedical Engineering Library News
    The Libraries now have access to Scopus!It indexes more than 19,000 titles and provides citation analysis and h-index calculation.If you have questions, feel free to get in touch!...
  • Posted Spring Copyright Workshops to Civil Engineering Library News
    Our copyright librarian, Nancy Sims, will be offering a variety of copyright workshops in the next few weeks. If you're interested please follow the links below and register.  These classes will satisfy RCR requirements.Copyright Essentials for Authors and CreatorsHow many...
  • Posted Spring Copyright Workshops to Mechanical Engineering Library News
    Our copyright librarian, Nancy Sims, will be offering a variety of copyright workshops in the next few weeks. If you're interested please follow the links below and register.  These classes will satisfy RCR requirements.Copyright Essentials for Authors and CreatorsHow many...
  • Posted Spring Copyright Workshops to Biomedical Engineering Library News
    Our copyright librarian, Nancy Sims, will be offering a variety of copyright workshops in the next few weeks. If you're interested please follow the links below and register.  These classes will satisfy RCR requirements.Copyright Essentials for Authors and CreatorsHow many...
  • Commented on Tutorial: Art of India: Tools for finding the Information you need
    I agree with Jan...very cool! A lot of information in this short tutorial, but it doesn't seem overwhelming because the production is so engaging. Very nice!...
  • Posted Research Works Act Resources to Scholarly Communication in Engineering
    I guess my head has firmly been entrenched in the beginning-of-the-semester sand because the Research Works Act came as a complete shock to me when I read about it in the ACRLog.Then today my colleague @CopyrightLibn shared this link to...
  • Posted Jumpstart Your Research: January 2012 Edition to Civil Engineering Library News
    Walter Library will be offering a series of workshops starting Monday, January 9 to help you get a jump start on your research in 2012.Below are the list of offerings...feel free to register for any that sound interesting...if you have...
  • Posted Jumpstart Your Research: January 2012 Edition to Mechanical Engineering Library News
    Walter Library will be offering a series of workshops starting Monday, January 9 to help you get a jump start on your research in 2012.Below are the list of offerings...feel free to register for any that sound interesting...if you have...
  • Posted Jumpstart Your Research: January 2012 Edition to Biomedical Engineering Library News
    Walter Library will be offering a series of workshops starting Monday, January 9 to help you get a jump start on your research in 2012.Below are the list of offerings...feel free to register for any that sound interesting...if you have...
  • Posted "Citation Psychosis" to Learning in the Libraries
    I just saw this Chronicle article (linked below) and remembered overhearing (or maybe I was actually a part of conversation...sometimes I can't remember) others talking about similar topics last week.The article is "Citation Obsession? Get Over It!" by Kurt SchickIt's authored by...
  • Posted On The Lighter Side of Open Access to Scholarly Communication in Engineering
    If you like to keep up-to-date with Open Access issues via stilted syntax and anger issues you may enjoy this Twitter Feed.https://twitter.com/#!/openaccesshulkHave a great Open Access Week!...
  • Posted Mendeley Videos to Learning in the Libraries
    Have you been wanting to learn more about Mendeley?  In their most recent newsletter they highlighted there new suite of instructional videos. Jonathan Koffel also shared this link on the PIM Blog (Personal Information Management).  If you're like me and...
  • Posted Library Systems Downtime *This Weekend* to Civil Engineering Library News
    Library Systems Downtime: October 1-2, 2011A significant downtime period affecting many library systems and numerous university-wide applications supported by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1st, and conclude with all...
  • Posted Library Systems Downtime *This Weekend* to Mechanical Engineering Library News
    Library Systems Downtime: October 1-2, 2011A significant downtime period affecting many library systems and numerous university-wide applications supported by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1st, and conclude with all...
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