May 2010 Archives

Summer Hours

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(Image from Margarida_Sardo via Flickr. CC.)

Here are the summer hours from now until August 6

May and Summer Sessions (May 24-Aug. 6)
M-Th 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
F 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
Sa 11:00 am- 6:00 pm
Su 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm


5/31 (M) CLOSED
7/5 (M) CLOSED

Note the library will be closed on Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day.

June Workshops: Digital Disarray

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The Science and Engineering Library will be offering a variety of workshops in June to help you organize any "Digital Disarray" you may be feeling in your research.

Here's a list of the workshops we'll be offering:

Introduction to Citation Managers
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Walter 310
Register Here

Introduction to Data Management for Scientists and Engineers
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
11:00am - 12:00pm
Walter 310
Register Here

RefWorks: Basics
Thursday, June 10, 2010
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Walter 310
Register Here

EndNote: Basics
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Walter 310
Register Here

Zotero: Basics
Wednesday, June 16,2010
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Walter 310
Register Here

Formatting Your Dissertation or Thesis in *Word 2007*
Thursday, June 17, 2010
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Walter 310
Register Here

If you can't make it, we'll be offering more workshops in August before Fall classes start...or you can take many of our workshop through our online tutorials.

Any questions...let me know!

Summer Hours Starting Saturday

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(Image from Chad_Johnson via Flickr. CC.)

Starting on Saturday, May 15 the Science and Engineering Library will move to May Term Hours.

Here's how they break down.

Saturday, May 15: 8:00 am- 6:00 pm (6:00 p.m. will mark the end of the 24/7 Study Hall in the Great Hall).

Sunday, May 16: 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Then from Monday, May 17 - Sunday, May 23 the hours will be:
M-F 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
Sa, Su 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

The reference desk will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Good luck with the end of finals! Enjoy your break!

NSF to Require Data Management Plans

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News from Science Magazine Insider...

NSF to Ask Every Grant Applicant for Data Management Plan

 on May 5, 2010 2:09 PM 

"Scientists seeking funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will soon need to spell out how they plan to manage the data they hope to collect. It's part of a broader move by NSF and other federal agencies to emphasize the importance of community access to data."

 Read full article Very interesting! A data management plan with each grant would help researchers share their data more easily and also help combat loss of potentially irreplaceable digital data. What do you think about this?

Luckily, the libraries are here to help! We have put together this page to gather tools and other resources to help researchers manage and share their data: Managing Your Data - Library Guide

Also, this summer we will be offering our workshop "Data Management for Scientists and Engineers". Look here to register.

Full article on NSF data plan:

*From Lisa Johnston's Physics and Astronomy Library News

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Starting on Sunday, May 9 the Great Hall of Walter Library will be open 24 hours for your studying convenience.

The 24 hour study hall will last until Saturday, May 15 @ 6:00 p.m.

You'll have to bring your own coffee--the coffee shop will only be open standard hours :)

Good luck with finals!

If you are studying late (or even if it's not late!) don't forget about the Campus Escorts Service. On campus you can call 4-WALK (4-9255).


On Wednesday, May 12, the University Libraries will be sponsoring "Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Values: Choosing our Future" a presentation by Jason Baird Jackson of Indiana University.

The event will be held in Walter Library, Room 402 from 1:30-3:30

Professor Jackson is also the editor of the open-access scholarly journal Museum Anthropology Review, that the Indiana University Libraries publish as part of the IUScholarWorks Journals project.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local faculty members.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

You can learn more by visiting the event website.

Registration is required and as of Thursday, May 6 only 13 seats remained. You can also view via UMConnect.

Cram Slam This Weekend at Appleby and Walter Library

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The SMART Learning Commons will be offering their regular Finals Event this weekend, the Cram Slam.

The event is Saturday, May 8.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at 140 Appleby (MCAE Instructional Center)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Walter Library, Room 101

There will be free food, tutors, and consultants!

If you have students who might interested please spread the word.

Tutors/Consultants will be available for Chem • Bio • Math • Econ • Physics • Stats • Writing • Foreign Language.

SCImagine! 2010: Collaborating Across Continents

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SCImagine!--the annual event that emphasizes the Science & Engineering Library's role as an intellectual gathering place on campus--showcasing University teaching, learning and research in the physical sciences and engineering, offering fascinating presentations and lively discussions--will occur this Friday, May 7 @ 3:30-5:00 in Walter Library Room 101.

This year's format is a poster show highlighting the different research conducted by students in Civil Engineering 5180 in which they partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology to compete for a chance to design and implement a real-world solution to a global health issue.

At 4:00 p.m. their professor, Julian Marshall, will give some brief remarks.

To learn more about the project you can visit our SCImagine website or watch this video outlining the challenge:

Light refreshments will be served.

Any questions....let us know!