HIT THE GROUNDS RUNNING!
Schedule a meeting with one of the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman, and quickly learn how you can search the best databases to locate full text journal articles when you are at home or off-Grounds. They can also help you set up accounts you will need to have in place such as a wireless account, eservices account, and more.
FundRef is a collaborative pilot project of scholarly publishers and funding agencies, facilitated by CrossRef*, to provide a standard way of reporting funding sources for published scholarly research.
FundRef will benefit researchers, in simplifying their submission process, publishers, who will be able to analyze the sources of funding for their published content, and funding organizations, who will be able to better track the results of their funding policies. This initiative will benefit the larger public, as it will support a greater transparency into the results of R&D funding.
*CrossRef is a not-for-profit membership association of publishers. Since its founding in 2000, CrossRef has provided Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and reference linking services to journal articles, books and book chapters, conference proceedings, reference entries, technical reports, standards, and data sets.
THE LOSS OF MAURICE SENDAK
Award winning children's author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak died May 8. The New York Times provided an extensive obituary discussing Mr. Sendak's life and work and CNN's obituary includes links to several video interviews Mr. Sendak made. You can also find links to other interviews.
This is the listing in VIRGO of books by Maurice Sendak located in U.Va. Libraries.
CLIC SUMMER HOURS
CLIC summer hours from May 14-August 26, 2012
Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED
CLOSED May 28, Memorial Day
CLOSED July 4, Independence Day
Hours for all UVa Libraries
"TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED's, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student." --TED-Ed staff
The CLIC librarian's were taken by the TED-Ed video, "Questions No One Knows the Answers To!"
NEW HARVARD AND MIT COLLABORATION
EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free. Through this partnership, the institutions aim to extend their collective reach to build a global community of online learners and to improve education for everyone.
This Cambridge-based not-for-profit is equally owned and funded by Harvard and MIT. The first set of courses will be announced in the summer and will begin in the Fall 2012.
Title: The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice
Location: The CLIC (room 302 Ruffner)
Call Number: HV 9104 .O989 2012
Table of Contents: TOC
YOUTH-NEX WORKS IN PROGRESS
TOPIC: Languages Across Borders: Building Positive Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Networks in High Schools
WHEN: Thursday, May17 from
12:00 Noon - 1:30pm
WHERE: The CLIC, Ruffner Hall, 3rd Floor
WHO: Amanda Kibler and Sophie Trawalter
WHAT: This presentation will examine preliminary outcomes for a yearlong out-of-school dual language enrichment program that aims to improve linguistic and psychosocial outcomes for both Spanish-speaking adolescent learners of English and English-speaking adolescent learners of Spanish. Implications for models of second language acquisition and positive youth development will be explored.
Throughout the Summer's sessions, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving your research data. See this week's featured data information below.
NCES ISSUE BRIEF
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) recently released the Issue Brief, Reading, Mathematics, and Science Achievement of Language-Minority Students In Grade 8.
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-K (ECLS-K) tracked the educational experiences of a nationally representative sample of children who were in kindergarten in the 1998–99 school year. The analyses in this Issue Brief present a picture of students’ achievement at the end of the study by focusing on students’ scores on the standardized assessments that were administered in the spring of 2007, when most students were in grade 8. Students are categorized into four groups according to language background and English language proficiency. Additionally, assessment scores are reported by three background characteristics—students’ race/ethnicity, poverty status, and mother’s education—that have been found to be related to achievement.
NAEP and NCER are offering 2 summer training opportunities for faculty, post docs and advanced graduate students. Details are below.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will
sponsor a 3-day advanced seminar on the use of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) High School Transcript Study (HSTS) database
for education research and policy analysis.
There is NO FEE required to attend this seminar. NCES will provide training materials and computers for the hands-on practice. NCES will also pay for transportation, hotel accommodations, and a fixed per diem for meals and incidental expenses during the training seminar. What a great resume builder! Application deadline is June 1, 2012. The seminar will be held in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 through Friday, July 20, 2012.
This seminar is aimed at faculty and advanced graduate students from colleges and universities. Education researchers and policy analysts with strong statistical skills from state and local education agencies and professional associations are also welcome to apply.
Click here for full information on this seminar, including application qualifications and instructions.
For more information about the NAEP HSTS, please review the materials posted on the survey web site.
announces a Summer Research Training Institute on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis in Education.
If you are interested in developing expertise in evaluating education interventions using quasi-experimental designs, register for the third annual Summer Research Training Institute on Quasi-Experimental Designs sponsored by the National Center for Education Research and the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. The training institute will be held at Northwestern University on August 6-10, 2012 and registration closes on June 1, 2012.
Northwestern University will pay the cost for attendees' tuition during the week. Attendees will be responsible for their travel and lodging costs. A discounted rate has been negotiated at a local hotel. In a few cases, it will be possible to cover all travel and lodging costs for those attendees who demonstrate a special need.
The CLIC Librarians' Newsletter
May 10, 2012 Volume 5, No. 33
This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman for the Curry School of Education to support digital scholarship and research.