Textbooks on Reserve at Magrath Library for DHA Classes

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Textbooks are on Reserve at the front desk at Magrath Library for all
DHA classes.

Click here to search Reserves.

Tell Your Students !

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Magrath Library has an Media Viewing Room (room 80) available during our regular open hours for the use of current University students, staff, and faculty. Please fill out the reservation form found here to reserve the space. It is the perfect space for:


  • viewing a movie for class or fun

  • practicing a presentation

  • working on group projects

  • hosting a small group meeting

  • and more!
DASH in the Classroom
Wednesday, January 29 at 3pm
STSS 512B

Our first DASH Inspiration event of 2014 will feature faculty and instructors who use digital tools and methodologies to enhance and transform their pedagogy. They will talk about tools used in classrooms, tools created in classrooms, the challenges in doing so, and what new opportunities these tools and methodologies offered students. We hope that audience members will learn new things to incorporate into their own classes, especially in the Spring 2014 semester, and share their own experiences of working with these types of tools and methods in their courses.

Featuring:

  • Thomas Nelson (Department of Physics) - Zooniverse in the Astronomy classroom
  • Michael Hancher (Department of English) - eMargin and Collaborative Text Annotation
  • Charles Dennis and members of the LT Media Lab (Learning Technologies, CEHD) - Flipgrid
  • Ilene Alexander (Center for Teaching and Learning)

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Joseph Amato to discuss latest book, "Surfaces: A History"
Monday, September 16, 2013
4:30pm-6:00pm
Room 120 Elmer L. Andersen Library
Free and open to the public.

Joseph Amato, Emeritus Professor of History at Southwest Minnesota State University, will discuss his latest book, "Surfaces: A History." In this book, Amato traces the human relationship with surfaces from the deep history of human evolution, which unfolded across millennia, up to the contemporary world.

More information at: http://www.continuum.umn.edu/event/amato-to-discuss-latest-book-surfaces-on-sept-16/

This book is in the Architecture Library:
Amato, Joseph Anthony. :  Surfaces : a history /
     xvii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
     

Location   TC Arch/L.Arch BF353 .A43 2013


Check MnCAT for availability.

Graduate Workshops Coming Up !

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Jump start your semester: Free workshop from Libraries next week
Below is a sample of our upcoming workshops. If these times are inconvenient or you can't get to campus, explore our recorded workshops and tutorials at http://z.umn.edu/ultutorials. Also please contact us (katep@umn.edu) to request a custom session for your department, lab, work group and more. 


There are a variety of new tools that allow you to annotate and organize your collection of PDFs. This workshop will familiarize you with some of the options for doing so and suggest best practices for organizing and maintaining your PDF collection.

Tue, 08/20/201312:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)

Wed, 08/21/20133:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library


This hands-on class will cover how to use the free software Mendeley to better organize and access your electronic article library. Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your PDFs. It includes a fast PDF reader and your library can be synced to the cloud and easily shared with others. It can even create bibliographies in any of hundreds of styles. Come and learn more about this great tool.

Tue, 08/20/20133:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Mon, 09/23/20132:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Grant Funding for Graduate Students
Find out more about funding opportunities available to graduate students. Learn how to use Pivot (from Community of Science), SciVal Funding and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources. Resources for the course are listed under Researcher Support.

Tue, 10/01/201312:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)

iPads for Graduate Students
Use your iPad or tablet for collaboration and research. Learn about apps for taking notes, managing citations, tracking projects, word processing and more. Bring your own device. This workshop is led by an Apple Student Ambassador.

Thu, 08/22/20133:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Science Teaching and Student Services (STSS) 144

Introduction to Citation Managers
Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at three common citation managers: RefWorks, EndNote and Zotero. Their features will be compared so you can decide which citation manager best meets your needs. Note: Recorded workshop available.

Mon, 08/19/20131:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Mon, 09/09/20131:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library


Focus on your research instead of your formatting! Learn how to use Microsoft Word features effectively and efficiently to insert images and charts, get page numbers in the right place, generate tables of contents and figures; and more. This workshop covers the basic formatting you'll need to comply with Graduate School guidelines and uses Office 2007. We will be using a template and not be working with individual dissertations. Class materials can be found on the Moodle page and this class is also available online.

Mon, 08/19/20132:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Wed, 08/21/201312:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)


Zotero is a free Firefox extension that helps you collect citations and website information from within your Firefox browser. We'll show you how to install Zotero and use it to capture citations, organize your research, and format bibliographies and in-text citations. This class is also available online and has handouts in Moodle.

Wed, 09/18/201312:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)

Tue, 09/24/20131:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Showcasing your skills with an online portfolio
This workshop will get you oriented to using eFolio as a platform for showcasing your skills to future employers and collaborators. Get hands on experience for customizing an online portfolio, with practice adding images and files to exhibit the accomplishments you've achieved while at the U of M.

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

RefWorks: Basics
Learn the basics of using RefWorks, the web-based citation manager that is available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff. Learn to add citations to RefWorks and create in-text citations and bibliographies in your Word documents using different citation styles (MLA, APA, etc.). Note: This class is also available online.

Thu, 08/22/201310:00am - 11:00am
Location: 310 Walter Library

Thu, 08/22/20131:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)


Introduction to the U Libraries for Graduate Students
New to the University of Minnesota? Get an overview of the University Libraries and our top research tools. Learn advanced search techniques for organization and increased productivity and tools to organize citations and create bibliographies. Optional: Bring your laptop.

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Nicholson Hall 35


Getting ready to do a poster for your course or at an upcoming conference? Learn pointers about using PowerPoint to create the poster as one giant slide, and send it to a large-scale printer.

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)


Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with EndNoteWeb, a Web-based version of EndNote available for free to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. Note: Access self-paced online version of this course and Handouts in Moodle.

Tue, 08/20/20131:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Thu, 08/22/201311:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)


Coming in October is a *new* Data Management Workshop Series for Graduate Students
The data that we produce in our research can grow dramatically. Without a clear plan on how to manage our data before we begin the collection process, our files, raw data points, documentation logs, and simulations can quickly overwhelm and become a headache. In these five workshops, we will tackle the planning process from storage to metadata to ownership, sharing and preservation. Register at http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/registration.


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Two interesting articles

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Two interesting articles:

    Meggs, Susan Martin, Gustina, Charles F. 2013. On Journal Ranking:
        a Conundrum for Interior Design. Journal of Interior Design, 38:2, 1-14.


Poggenpohl, Sharon. 2013. Reflections on Teaching Research:
     A Conversation with Meredith Davis, Mary Dyson, Judith Gregory.
     Visible Language.47:1, pp.12-37.


Marlys McGuire
Magrath Library
4-3659
m-mcgu@umn.edu
Greetings to all DHA faculty and instructors, the summer is going by so quickly, I thought
I should let everyone know about this new service.

  

Course reserve is available on-site or online.  Both appear in the Library Course Page, making them easy for students to find and access.  The service is free and allows students equal access to materials.  


To submit a request for either on-site reserves or an eReserve sites, simply email your reading list or syllabus to stprsv@umn.edu, or visit any St. Paul Campus Libraries service desk.  


Further information about Course Reserve can be found online (https://www.lib.umn.edu/services/reserves)


All the best to you in your teaching preparations for the new semester.  We hope this service can help you accomplish your teaching and academic goals.


Any questions can be directed to me, Marlys McGuire, or Elisabeth Granquist, gran0523@umn.edu.


NewYork Times article on Moocs.

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Read about the advantages and disadvantages of Moocs!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/opinion/sunday/grading-the-mooc-university.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Marlys McGuire
Magrath Library
612-624-3659
m-mcgu@umn.edu

Lynda.com

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  In case you want to learn a new skill this summer, check out Lynda.com

Included are over 300 design tutorials, including "Illustrator for fashion design: drawing
flats" and,  "Typography for web designers."

Maybe next time I create an entry, this blog will have had a much needed makeover!

Lynda.com has high-quality, online training videos (1,700 courses+) for all skill levels including software (Adobe, Apple, HTML, SPSS, Photoshop, Excel, PowerPoint), technologies (3D Animation, Audio, Photography), design, and business topics. There is an iPhone/iPad app, too.
http://lynda.umn.edu/


Marlys McGuire
Liaison, Design, Housing and Apparel
Government Publications
Magrath Library
612-624-3659
m-mcgu@umn.edu

Upcoming workshops !

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Free workshops from the Libraries for Spring! 

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.

 

 

ORGANIZE AND FORMAT YOUR RESEARCH

 

Introduction to Citation Managers

Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at three common citation managers: RefWorks, EndNote and Zotero. 

Mon, 1/14/2013- 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Location: Wilson Library S30C

Thurs, 1/31/2013- 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Location: Magrath Library 81

 

Mendeley: Get Organized

This hands-on class will cover how to use the free software Mendeley to better organize and access your electronic article library. Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your PDFs.

Tues, 1/15/2013- 3:00pm - 4:00pm, Location: Walter Library 310

 

Formatting Your Dissertation or Thesis in *Word 2011*

Focus on your research instead of your formatting! Learn how to use Microsoft Word features effectively and efficiently to insert images and charts, get page numbers in the right place, generate tables of contents and figures; and more.

Tues, 1/15/2013- 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Location: Walter Library 310

Wed, 1/16/2013- 10:00am -12:00pm, Location: Magrath Library 81

 

*NEW* Tools for Organizing Your PDFs

There are a variety of new tools that allow you to annotate and organize your collection of PDFs. This workshop will familiarize you with some of the options for doing so and suggest best practices for organizing and maintaining your PDF collection.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am, Location: 310 Walter Library

 

Note: We offer more workshops on RefWorks, Zotero and EndNote!

 

Presenting your Research

 

Showcasing your skills with an online portfolio

This workshop will get you oriented to using eFolio as a platform for showcasing your skills to future employers and collaborators. Get hands on experience for customizing an online portfolio, with practice adding images and files to exhibit the accomplishments you've achieved while at the U of M.

Fri, 1/18/2013- 10:00am-11:00am, Location: Walter Library 310

 

Creating Posters Using PowerPoint

Getting ready to do a poster for your course or at an upcoming conference? Learn pointers about using PowerPoint and tips for large-scale printing.

Wed, 1/16/2013- 1:00pm -2:30pm, Location: Magrath Library 81

 

 

If these times are inconvenient or you can't get to campus, we also have a number of recorded workshops and tutorials at http://z.umn.edu/ultutorials. Please contact us to request a custom session for your department, lab, work group and more.

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