The CLIC librarians have created four 1 or 2 minute VIRGO videos to help acquaint you with the new interface for VIRGO. Now, we added links to them on our previous newsletter. Let us know if they help you!
This is an example of a course research guide we created for Dr. Hampton's class. Dr. Hampton and his students came to the CLIC for a workshop and following the workshop, which included demonstrations of database searching and RefWorks software, the librarians created this web page to support the needs of the students. The page includes links to two videos which the students asked the librarians to create. The 1-minute videos document how to create an annotated bibliography in RefWorks.
Please contact the CLIC librarians if you would like to have them create a course research guide for your class.
TITLE: Theories of Mathematics Education
LOCATION: Handbook Area
CALL NUMBER: QA11.2.T48 2010
Table of Contents look for the pdf icon
NEW ONLINE HANDBOOK
Handbook of Language and Speech Disorders (ONLINE) Table of Contents with page numbers.
Principal Follow-up Survey
Of the 117,000 school principals who were principals during the 2007-08 school year, 80 percent remained at the same school during the following school year, 6 percent moved to a different school, and 12 percent left the principalship. The Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS) is part of the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), and was administered in the 2008-09 school year to provide attrition rates for principals in K-12 public, private, and Bureau of Indian Education schools.
• In public schools, a higher percentage of female principals – 81 percent – stayed in the same school compared to male principals, at 78 percent.
• Of public school principals who left the principalship in 2008-09, the highest percentage left because of retirement. Of those who left, 45 percent of public school principals retired, compared to 22 percent for private school principals.
These and other results from the Principal Follow-up Survey, a one-year follow-up to the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey, can be found at http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2010337
IVY STACKS EXPANSION
The University has funded a major project for the Ivy Stacks off-site shelving facility: a $4.9 million renovation that will double the building’s capacity and make it possible to review and re-shelve the 800,000 items contained there. It also makes room for growth.
The project begins immediately and will include emptying the building, reviewing and re-boxing all items, then installing high-density, movable shelving. The end result will be more space, enhanced stewardship, more complete catalog records, and progress toward the Library’s preservation goals.
This project means that the Ivy Stacks collections will be closed until completion in early 2012. In this interim period, you can access what you need from Ivy Stacks through Interlibrary Loan. You can use the same form as before when requesting these materials, but the circulation period will be shorter since the items are being borrowed from another library. Visitors who are not from U.Va. can request Ivy Stacks materials through their public library’s interlibrary loan service.
The Library has developed a new reserve request form. Use the link below to submit requests for books, journal articles, etc. that you want to put on Reserve either on your class Collab site or on Reserve in the CLIC or any other library.
Benefits of the new form are:
- New form is behind NetBadge, which pre-populates most of the instructor information fields
- A single request form can be used for multiple formats (books, videos, CDs, etc.), multiple libraries, and allows up to 25 items per form
- The new form has a “Check Virgo” button that will automatically perform a Virgo search based on title and/or author info, making it easier for faculty to see if the Library already owns an item and what its call number is
As stated on the reserve request form, the current reserves policy is, “Reserve requests are processed in the order in which they are received. During the beginning of the semester allow 14 days to process requests; afterwards, requests will usually be processed within 3 business days. If the library needs to recall or purchase the material, requests may take longer to fill. You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your reserve request has been received.”
NOTE: Items faculty want to put on Reserve in the CLIC usually take 2-3 days to process unless the item has to be recalled or purchased. Questions? Contact Carole Lohman 434-924-7040.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT HUB
The University of Virginia offers an abundance of resources for faculty development, but until this week, it might have taken some searching to track them down. A new website, the U.Va. Faculty Development Hub, provides one-stop shopping for a wide array of resources. The site features a range of developmental resources for academic faculty. Across Grounds there are a variety of units that individually and/or in partnership offer assistance and support to faculty, from technological tools to teaching support and fellowship opportunities. For more information we encourage you to go to each organization's website to learn more.
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