The CLIC Librarians' Newsletter
February 9, 2012 Volume 5, No. 21
TOPIC: Emotional Intelligence: Sense and Nonsense
WHEN: Friday February 17, 2:00-3:00pm
WHERE: CLIC (3rd floor Ruffner)
WHO: Moshe Zeidner, Ph.D.
WHAT: In his talk, Dr. Zeidner, Professor of Educational Psychology and Human Development at the
University of Haifa, Israel, will survey some recent research conducted in his lab with regard to Emotional Intelligence (EI). This research done in collaboration with colleagues in the U.S. (Richard Roberts, Gerald Matthews) is designed to tease out the sense from the nonsense and to distill what’s what in theory, measurement, and applications. In particular, he will present a number of general principles for developing educational intervention programs and for training teachers to be sensitive to the emotional abilities of students in the classroom.
LEARN TO MAKE THOSE OUTLOOK TOOLS WORK BETTER!
TOPIC: Outlook/Exchange Best Practices Event
WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
WHERE: Newcomb Hall, 3rd floor
OVERVIEW: If you are using Outlook or working in the Exchange environment, you don't want to miss the opportunity to learn about the new Exchange Best Practices. This free event will offer sessions on Best Practices for e-mail, calendaring, and mobile devices, as well as a keynote address by Virginia Evans about the Exchange Betterment Process. You'll also have the opportunity to win some fun prizes and enjoy Valentine's Day-themed refreshments. Feel free to drop in as your work schedule permits and learn lots of good information about how to have your Exchange e-mail and calendaring systems perform smoothly. Click here for more details and to register. Registration is recommended but not required.
The Macworld App Gems Awards recognize excellence in apps released or updated between November 1, 2010 and November 1, 2011. Here are the 2011 Macworld's favorite iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps..
The CLIC librarians were please to note that our favorite reading app, "The Flying Books of Morris Lessmore," was one of three apps selected for the Top Reading App Gems Award. Also, the short animated film that preceded the app book is nominated for an Oscar. Yeah! We love books in all media types!
You may also want to look at the Top Education App Gem Awards.
The CLIC librarians offer research consultations Monday-Friday in the Curry Library Innovation Commons, Ruffner Hall, 3rd floor. They can even arrange to meet with you in your space. Drop by or contact them to schedule a consult for your research needs.
Carole Lohman email@example.com 434.924.7040
Kay Buchanan firstname.lastname@example.org 434.982.2664
TOPIC : Social Explorer
WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sessions will be repeated on Thursday, February 16 from 4:00pm-5:00pm
WHERE: Brown Library Electronic Classroom
WHAT: Social Explorer is a web site that allows users to quickly find, interact, analyze, and visualize historic census and other data. Workshop attendees will take a look at how to create nice maps using UVa's premium subscription.
TOPIC: Dick and Jane Learn to Find, Read, and Understand Research
WHEN: Monday February 13th 5:00-6:00pm
WHERE: CLIC (3rd floor Ruffner)
WHO: Dr. Michael Kennedy
WHAT: Geared toward Curry students who will be teachers or already are teachers, this workshop is designed to help you learn how to find effective classroom practices, understand and evaluate best practices, and discover ways to incorporate research into your classroom.
No RSVP needed and pizza will be provided. Sponsored by ED Council.
NBES PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA
The National Board for Education Sciences (NBES) will meet on Friday, February 24, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public. Topics on the agenda include: recent developments at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES); how to reach practitioners and policy-makers with research results; other federal agencies’ experiences in scaling up promising models; a review of IES’s funded research grants; and a legislative update.
FLIP CAMERAS FOR CHECKOUT
The CLIC has a single Flip camera that is available for check out and it is often checked out. Don't despair if the CLIC's camera is not available. There is another source. Flip cameras are now available for checkout from the fourth floor circulation desk at Clemons Library.
MAPS IN VIRGO RECORDS
Do you feel lost when you are searching for a book in Alderman Library? To help you avoid that lost feeling, the Library is very pleased to announce that maps showing the call number locations on each level of the Alderman and Law Library stacks are now available in a book's VIRGO record. Search for a book (for example, Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name-alphabetic Spellers by Curry authors Francine R. Johnston, Marcia Invernizzi, Donald R. Bear, and Shane R. Templeton) and click on View Locations and Availability. You will see an icon linking you to a map showing the floor on which the book is held.
Click here to read the current and previous issues of the Education Services newsletter produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman to support digital scholarship and research.