Tea & Technology
Presentation: October 1, 2009 Noon-1pm in the CLIC, 3rd floor Ruffner Hall
At this week's Tea & Technology session, join Dave Burghardt, Director of the Center for Technological Literacy, as he discusses ways in which Engineering Education can provide real-world connections in math, science, social studies, language arts, and reading.
Through a series of NSF grants, Dr. Burghardt has developed experiences that place engineering and design at the center of learning in these subjects. A recent educational innovation, the personal fabrication system, will be demonstrated. Dave will discuss implications of these inexpensive computer-controlled systems for engineering education across subject areas.
Faculty and students will have the opportunity to apply for CLIC Innovation grants to incorporate personal fabrication systems in their teaching and learning experiences. Come discuss possible uses and applications with Dave. As always, tea and refreshments will be provided.
The 6th edition of the APA Manual
Now, you can find out what are the differences between 5th and 6th editions. By the way, a copy of the 6th edition is available in the Reference area in the CLIC. The call number is BF76.7 .P83 2010
Self Checkout Machine: Our Video
If you want to take out books from the CLIC'S children's book collection, learn how to operate the "self checkout machine" by viewing this short video.
The children's book collection is located in the room behind the brick wall that is straight ahead when you enter the CLIC. The self checkout machine is located in that room. If you would rather just use the book in the CLIC, you can return it to the book drop under the self checkout machine.
In a change from previous years, the University will be collecting fines for overdue materials as soon as they accrue. There will no longer be the practice of not collecting fines until they reach $10. So, be sure to get those book, videos, and other materials in on time and avoid any fines. Fines are now collected by the Bursar's office staff.
The Librarians in Residence will be offering these workshops in October.
Topic: RefWorks: Basic
Location: Curry Library Innovation Commons
Time: October 12 - 16
10:30am until 11:30am
For those who cannot make these sessions, you can schedule an instructional consultation with Carole or Kay. Just call 924-7040 to set up an appointment.
Projections of Education Statistics to 2018
This publication provides projections for key education statistics including statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment and earned degrees conferred expenditures of degree-granting institutions.
What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guides
Practice guides provide practical recommendations for educators to help them address the everyday challenges they face in their classrooms and schools. Developed by a panel of nationally recognized experts, practice guides consist of actionable recommendations, strategies for overcoming potential roadblocks, and an indication of the strength of evidence supporting each recommendation. IES practice guides are subjected to rigorous external peer review. For the current list of practice guides go to http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/publications/practiceguides/.
If the library does not own a book or journal article that you need for your research, all is not lost. Just have the library borrow the item from a library that does own it.
To submit an interlibrary loan request,
1) Go to VIRGO.
2) On the menu at the top of VIRGO, select REQUESTS.
3) Click on the first link, UVA USERS.
4) If you have already registered for an Interlibrary Loan account, you can login and fill in the needed information.
If you have not registered, click on FIRST TIME USER button and provide the required information. Once registered, you can submit a request.