The CLIC Librarians' Newsletter
February 16, 2012 Volume 5, No. 22
HAVE YOU OVERLOOKED PSYCINFO?
The "secret" is the PsycINFO database covers both psychology AND education journals and book chapters.
You can search and then narrow (facet) your search results in a variety of ways including: methodology, topics, age group, population, test instrument, year, publication type, author, and more. The author restricting is an excellent way to quickly identify prolific authors, and who wouldn't want to restrict by methodology so one retrieve, for example, only longitudinal studies. You will soon wish all databases including Google Scholar offered these facet techniques!
TOPIC: Emotional Intelligence: Sense and Nonsense
WHEN: Friday February 17, 2:00pm-3:30pm
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 recent Emotional Intelligence research conducted in his lab. 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.
Through the 1980s, former U.Va. English professor William Elwood conducted extensive interviews for an oral history project on civil rights. Elwood passed away in 2002, but his work continued on. After nearly a decade in the making, the U.Va. Library has unveiled the William Elwood Civil Rights Lawyers Project.
The William Elwood Civil Rights Lawyers Project tells the legal history of the civil rights struggle. The online interviews, which filled 273 tapes left to the library, are available through the library's Virgo service. This special Virgo link will take you directly to the collection. "It's primary source material that students, scholars and documentarians can use," said Leigh Rocky, a preservation reformatting specialist in the library. "These are firsthand accounts of this important history."
The Library has over 2,700 licensed streaming videos, including almost 500 titles from PBS as week as videos on theatre and dance, math, economics, science, politics, etc., any of which can be viewed by U.Va. affiliates on and off-Grounds. One must use Proxy or VPN to connect if off-Grounds. Faculty can also select specific streaming videos, add them to their class Collab site, and direct students to them. The easiest way to link from Collab is to copy and paste the URL from the Virgo record for any given video into a syllabus, an assignment, the "resources" folder, etc.
STREAM YOUR VIDEOS
Faculty and students interested in creating streaming videos or an digital image collection have many resources and tools available to support them. The Digital Media Lab in Clemons Library has a team of knowledgeable media professionals available for consultation and project planning. These areas include digital imaging, audiovisual production and post-production, physical interactivity, 2D/3D animation, mobile technologies, as well as visualization and delivery of media content.
Click on the image above to view a streamed PBS video. From the drop down menu select "University of Virginia" then, click NEXT to start access.
Contact your CLIC librarians! 434-924-7040 or 434-982-2664 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TITLE: Sage Handbook of Research in Education
LOCATION: The CLIC's handbook section is- located on shelves to the left when you enter the CLIC
CALL NUMBER: LB 1028 .S14 2011
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Scan and digitize chapters from this handbook for free using the Digital Sender machine in the CLIC's computer lab.
Enter the lab and walk straight ahead to the far side of the room. Operating instructions are next to the sender.
BROWNING LOVE LETTERS DIGITIZED
In a collaboration between Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University the letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning have been digitized and made available to the world.
The letters in this collection are browsable and searchable by date, author, and first line of text.
Above: First love letter sent by Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett in January 1845. It begins: 'I love your verses with all my heart, dear Miss Barrett.' It is now available online. Photograph: Steven Senne/AP
CURRY STAFF MEETING
WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 9:00am - 10:30am
WHERE: CLIC (3rd floor Ruffner)
WHO: Guest speaker, Michelle Braden, President of MSBCoach
WHAT: Curry staff continue their commitment to excellent customer service. Last month over 50 staff attended the workshop on how to achieve great customer service when using email and the phone.
TOPIC: Workshop: Author rights, licensing, and more
WHEN: Thursday March 1, 4:00pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Scholar's Lab in Alderman Library
WHO: Madelyn Wessel, Associate General Counsel
WHAT: This workshop will cover author's rights, licensing. and scholarly communications. Doctoral students won't want to miss this opportunity to hear more about writing for publication and to learn about their copyright and intellectual property rights. The question and answer sessions should prove most enlightening!
NEW BOOK COLLECTION IN THE CLIC!
Faculty, students and staff in reading have created and organized a new book collection for students. The Basal Reader/Core readers collection is now located in the Quiet Study Room in the CLIC. The collection features basal readers for a variety of k-12 subject areas. Publishers include Harcourt, PALSs, Voyager, Scott Foresman, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin, etc. To check out an item, use the signup sheet in that room. Please return and shelve the item when you finish using it.
TOPIC: Making Time for Learning: How School Administration Managers Enable Principals to Focus on Instruction Today
WHEN: Tuesday, February 21, 2 to 3 p.m. EST
WHERE: Online - Registration and more info
WHAT: This webinar, Making Time for Learning: How School Administration Managers Enable Principals to Focus on Instruction Today, discusses how being a principal involves far more than managing teachers and students. Principals are also expected to improve teaching and boost student achievement in their buildings. But to do this work, leaders must spend more focused time in the classroom, and less time on managerial tasks that aren’t directly linked to teaching and learning. That’s where school administration managers (SAM) come in.
Can't attend? All Education Week webinars are archived and accessible "on demand" for up to six months after the original live-streaming date.
MOBILE SEARCH WITH THE EBSCOhost APP
The free EBSCOhost app for iPhones and Android devices allows users to search EBSCOhost database content. The app lets users:
- Choose which databases to search
- Limit results to full text or peer reviewed
- Search a library's catalog
- Sort by relevance or date
- Retrieve full text results in HTML and/or PDF formats
- Save results for offline access at a later date
- Email results to self or others
- Automatically save the 25 most recent searches
- Cover flow display of results
Click the link at the bottom of any EBSCOhost page to email yourself the key to the app. The email explains everything you need to get started.
DARDEN'S CAMP LIBRARY RENNOVATED
"The transformed Camp Library at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business challenges the way visitors imagine the library experience. Instead of perusing endless rows of shelves in search of books, library users may access materials electronically or have books delivered quickly. Meanwhile, those hatching ideas have the "mind space" to work quietly and the "open space" to collaborate when they are ready to share their ideas. Thanks to recent renovations, the space adapts to how students, faculty and staff conduct research and work in teams." begins a new announcement in UVa Today. "Times have changed and we responded by tailoring our space for research and technology needs," said Karen King, director of library services at Darden.
Throughout this Spring semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving your research data.
The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the
University of Virginia provides accurate and timely analysis for a wide variety of individuals and organizations. The Demographics & Workforce Group provides products and services that are crucial for the functioning of many government entities with an ever expanding role in key policy decisions within and outside the Commonwealth. We think you will find their resources to be useful for your research, teaching, and learning needs Their specialties include the following:
1) Developing reliable state and local data and estimates
2) Analyzing and interpreting large and complex data sets, including Census Bureau and American Community Survey data, and Population Data;
3) Offering meaningful information for policy makers, government and civic leaders, journalists, and all citizens of the Commonwealth through our free publications and interactive data tables;
WORKSHOP: Using ArcGIS Online
WHEN: Wednesday, February 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sessions will be repeated on Thursday, February 23 from 4:00pm-5:00pm
WHERE: Brown Library Electronic Classroom
WHAT: ArcGIS.com is a free online alternative to desktop GIS for mapping and analyzing your data. The instructors will walk you through the steps to upload data, make and share maps, and do analysis. No matter if you prefer Mac or PC, Firefox, Chrome, or IE, you’ll learn to use new web-based tools to make and share your maps with the world using your web browser. No geographic information systems experience required.
Many of you have worked with the CLIC's data specialist, Nancy Kechner. Tuesday, her Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Nox's George Bailey's Irish Crème (AKA “George”) won the Best of Breed competition at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. We exclaim, "Excel(lent), George and Nancy!"
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.