The University Libraries are working with the graduate school on a pilot program to offer a "Grad Commons"--basically a space on campus where graduate students can work and meet. The idea for this semester is to offer a workshop early in the week then have a corresponding time on the following Friday for individuals consultations. Here are our offerings:
Tricks of the Trade: Conducting Efficient Library and Web Research
Date: February 23, 2010
Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Location: 101 Walter Library
There are many tools available from the University Libraries and the
web that can increase your effectiveness and efficiency as a
researcher. Learn how to use these to help narrow your topic, research
your literature review, and fill in research gaps. This workshop will
include mini-versions of popular Library workshops including "How do I
know I have found Everything?," "Introduction to Citation Managers,"
"Google for Researchers" and more.
Individual consultation on conducting efficient library and web research is offered through
Friday Grad Commons.
- Kate Peterson, University Libraries
- Kristen Mastel, University Libraries
Publishing Your Science Research Article
Date: March 2, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
workshop, intended for graduate students in the sciences, will help you
identify appropriate journals to which to submit your article and
discuss how to manage your rights when signing a contract with a
publisher. Join your colleagues to share your ideas and discuss the
issues you face as an emerging academic author.
Individual consultation on publishing is offered through
Friday Grad Commons.
- Kris Fowler, University Libraries
- Jody Kempf, University Libraries
Friday Graduate Student Commons
Location: N-119 Elliott Hall, East bank
The "Friday Grad Commons" is a collaboration of multiple units across campus to provide students with a quiet space in which to write/read and to also consult with staff and faculty on a wide range of topics related to the graduate student experience. Each Friday will feature a specific topic and University staff and faculty with expertise on that topic will be available for individual consultations.
10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Quiet space
1:00-4:00 p.m. Individual consultations--Efficient library and web research
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Quiet space
1:00-4:00 p.m. Individual consultations--Getting publishing (quiet space starts at 10:30 a.m.)