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
February 23, 2010
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.
Publishing Your Science Research ArticleDate:
- Kate Peterson, University Libraries
- Kristen Mastel, University Libraries
March 2, 2010Time:
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.
Friday Graduate Student CommonsLocation: N-119 Elliott Hall, East bank
- Kris Fowler, University Libraries
- Jody Kempf, University Libraries
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.)