September 2011 Archives

Writing Tutors for Students

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http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/prc

The lIbrary's "Peer-Research Consultants" are available for students in drop-in locations at Wilson, Walter or in MCAE in Appleby Hall. *NEW* this year, students can make an appointment.

What are the PRCs?
The Peer Research Consultants provide one-on-one assistance to students to help them develop the research strategies needed for an excellent research paper. They can give students an overview of using the libraries for research, formulating a paper topic and search, helping students to find scholarly articles, books, and more. They are upper-level undergraduates who have gone through 10+ hours of training and using the libraries and helping students to to the same. 

But why do we need both PRCs and Librarians?
We know from the research, that undergraduates and especially first year students can be intimidated by the libraries and librarians. The PRCs work on a peer tutor model that is successful for a variety of disciplines. Often, first year students prefer to work with a fellow student than a librarian, who can be seen as an authority figure. The PRCs often guide students to the subject librarians when needed and make it easier for students to set up that interaction.

What do students have to say about the PRCs?
"She was very helpful when I was looking for specific information on the library website. She explained the website very well and gave excellent tips!"
"He was very helpful in  helping me figure out what I wanted to write my paper on and where I could find the sources. Afterwards I was able to understand my paper."
"Approachable advising that assisted me with furthering my research goals; very useful."

What do instructors have to say about the PRCs?
"...one of my students came in raving about his experience with the peer research consultants....Since then a couple more students have made visits and in their emails to me, I see that their research focus is improving. This is a great service!"

The University of Minnesota Libraries have partnered with the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence and the SMART Learning Commons to provide the PRC Program.

Copyright Workshops (fulfill RCR credit)

Can I Use That? Dealing with Copyright in Everyday Life (Grad students, Staff, others)

Do you remix, re-use, review, quote, criticize, parodize? Copyright presents some big challenges in all of those situations! We'll learn by exploring examples from visual arts, music, and video, as well as academic research and writing. Expect to think hard, discuss a little, and have fun! No direct legal advice will be provided; this workshop is informational in nature. 
Primarily intended for grad students, staff, and interested others. 

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 314 Walter Library

Register: 
http://z.umn.edu/caniuseg

Can I Use That?: Dealing with Copyright in Everyday Life (Faculty, Other Scholarly Researchers)

Quotation, criticism, review, collage, parody - Copyright presents some big challenges in all of those situations! Participants in this workshop will develop an understanding of the complexities of copyright by exploring examples from visual arts, music, and video, as well as academic research and writing. Expect to think hard, discuss a little, and have fun! No direct legal advice will be provided; this workshop is informational in nature.
Primarily intended for faculty, researchers, and graduate students engaged in the scholarly writing & publishing process. Satisfies RCR continuing education awareness/discussion requirements. 

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location: 314 Walter Library

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)

Register: http://z.umn.edu/caniusef

Copyright Essentials for Authors and Creators

How many copyrights do you own? How long will they last? Can you post your paper online? Can someone else quote from your paper in their own? This workshop will provide a solid grounding in some of the elements of copyright law that are essential to scholarship, teaching, and research. Learn more about protections in the law for educators, and about your rights as an author or creator. Discuss and debate with your peers about some of the burning questions in the field, and enjoy exploring some entertaining and thought-provoking examples. No direct legal advice will be provided; this workshop is informational and educational in nature.
Primarily intended for faculty, researchers, and graduate students engaged in the scholarly writing & publishing process. Satisfies RCR continuing education awareness/discussion requirements. 

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: S30A Wilson Library

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 314 Walter Library

Register: http://z.umn.edu/copyrightforauthors

Copyright in the Classroom (and Online)

Can you show a movie in class? Can you distribute copies of a newspaper article? What are you allowed to post on your Moodle site, anyway? What about your students' work, or their online postings? This workshop focuses on copyright issues in the classroom, and in teaching online. Learn how the library can help you with electronic reserves and links to subscription materials. No direct legal advice will be provided; this workshop is informational in nature. 
Primarily intended for individuals currently teaching at the University.
 RCR continuing education credits applied for, pending approval.

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: S30A Wilson Library

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)

Register: http://z.umn.edu/copyrightinclassroom

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