If you borrow children's books from the CLIC, the best place to return them is the BOOK RETURN BIN located to the left of the self-check out machine in the CLIC's Children's Literature Room. You can also return them to any UVa library or UVa book bin.
Mysterious paper sculptures have been appearing around the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. The note accompanying the sculpture pictured above was, "We know that a library is so much more than a building full of books… a book is so much more than pages full of words.… This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas….. a gesture (poetic maybe?)"
Thanks to Dr. John Lloyd for telling us about this site!
The Projections of Education Statistics to 2020 provides national-level data on enrollment, teachers, high school graduates, and expenditures at the elementary and secondary school level and enrollment and earned degrees at the postsecondary level for the past 14 years and projections to the year 2020. This is the 39th edition of a publication first initiated in 1964.
The CLIC librarians offer research consultations Monday-Friday in the Curry Library Innovation Commons, Ruffner Hall, 3rd floor. 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
WHAT: The Digital Media Lab (DML) is hosting an Open House to introduce its Audio / Video Studio spaces and expanded media creation environment.
TIIME: 3-5 PM
DATE: Wednesday October 5, 2011
LOCATION: Clemons Library, 3rd floor
DESCRIPTION: Over the past several years, the DML has been converting spaces for advanced media production which now includes the following:
• Two sound booths designed for both vocal and musical recording with live mixing and multi-channel recording capabilities. Each booth is equipped with professional condenser microphones.
• MIDI music composition system
• 5.1 surround sound audio/video editing
• Fully equipped video studio with high definition camera, teleprompter, panel-controlled lighting, live PA system, multiple audio inputs with wired lavalier microphones, and an interchangeable backdrop system.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) promotes policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. To fulfill that mission the OECD provides reports and analyses comparing countries throughout the world. The 2011 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ performance. It provides a broad array of comparable indicators on education systems and represents the consensus of professional thinking on how to measure the current state of education internationally. See the publication web site for additional material.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS Share your research with Curry students and faculty members at the third annual Curry Research Conference (CRC), Friday, January 27, 2012 in Bavaro Hall.
Fill out a CRC Proposal Application and submit it to email@example.com. Proposal applications are due by October 15, 2011.
Please check out the CRC FAQs if you have questions about proposal submission or other volunteering opportunities. If you still have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ON YOUR KINDLE
Kindle owners, you are now able to join Nook, iPad and other ereader owners in checking out ebooks from the public library's Overdrive system. View the Amazon instructions for downloading ebooks to a Kindle as they are different from other ereaders.
To use the system you will need a library card from a participating public library, like the Jefferson Madison Regional Library.
There are enumerable databases you can search to locate dissertations. The list below begins to highlight your options. For further options, see this guide .
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database with more than 1 million full text dissertations from the U.S. and some outside the U.S.
Center for Research Libraries
Australian Digital Theses Program
NDLTD (an international organization)
Index to Theses (United Kingdom and Ireland)
Dart Europe E-Theses Portal (global access to European research theses)
Database of African Dissertations and Theses
For those dissertations not available in full-text, submit an interlibrary loan request to get a printed copy.
ProQuest now has another database called ProQuest PQDT Open database. The author of a dissertation can opt to place this or her dissertation in PQDT to allow anyone in the world to access the dissertation without charge.
Due to a scheduling conflict, we have changed the date for the screening of the movie, Crash to November 3rd.
MOVIE: “Crash,” Class and Race – Exploring Diversity
WHEN: November 3rd, 7pm to 9pm
WHERE: The CLIC, Ruffner Hall, room 302
DESCRIPTION: Join us as we view and discuss this provocative, 2006 Best Picture Oscar winner about intersecting lives in Los Angeles.
FACILITATOR: Dr. Diane Whaley
We want to share with you the short films Dr. Amy Azano showed this week in the CLIC to open up a dialogue on "Shifting Perspectives: What does it mean to be "different'? We hope that by sharing these 4 films with you, we can extend the conversation.
PBS Autism Now (15 minutes)
Including Samuel (12 minutes)
"Emotional Disturbance" (5 minutes)
Want to be inspired? (7 minutes)
(U of L band member)
This recent article on disability and diversity issues from the Chronicle of Higher Education can also extend the conversation.
ROBERT GROVES TALK
TOPIC: Quantitative Social Science Observation Studies in an Age of a Self-Monitoring Social and Economic Eco-System
TIME: 4 p.m.
DATE: Friday, September 30
LOCATION: Nau Hall Auditorium
DESCRIPTION: Robert Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, will discuss the evolving nature of data collection in the modern world.
"The talk is on a provocative topic, suggesting that our current strategies for collecting and analyzing data are not sustainable," said Thomas Guterbock, a sociology professor in the College of Arts & Sciences and director of U.Va.'s Center for Survey Research. "In the future, we're going to need to exploit new massive sets of accumulated electronic data, such as transaction data or medical records, and somehow meld these with surveys and other data-collection approaches. Currently very few people are trained to do that."
Friday's event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
SCHOLAR'S LAB WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Introduction to SAS
TIME: 2pm - 3pm
DATE: Thursday, October 6
LOCATION: Alderman Library Electronic Classroom
DESCRIPTION: Intro to the statistical software SAS
INSTRUCTOR: Kathy Gerber
No registration is required.
For a complete list of Scholar's Lab Fall 2011 events and workshops, click here.
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