Take a look at today’s post from Hack Library School! This distance-student gives advice on how to stay up-to-date with the “water-cooler library talk.” Great tips for on-campus students, as well!
ALSO is excited to announce that Rebecca Payne, Reference and Instruction Librarian from Memorial Library, will be facilitating a LibGuide Workshop on Monday, November 4th from 4pm to 5pm in the SLIS Computer Lab.
The session will be in two parts. The first part is an informational presentation on the Springshare LibGuide platform. During the second part of the workshop participants will be given a chance to test out the software. The workshop is open to any and all SLIS students interested in learning more about LibGuides, no registration required.
To honor 2013 Open Access Week (October 21-27), ALSO is hosting an Open Access Panel brown-bag from 12-1pm on Wednesday, October 23rd in SLIS Commons (Rm 4207, Helen C. White). Bring your lunch, or enjoy the available snacks and coffee, and get informed about Open Access issues, initiatives, and debates on campus and beyond Speakers this year will include:
- Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian of The University of Minnesota Libraries, Open Access debates
- Carrie Nelson, Public Services/Instructional Content Librarian at College Library, Open Educational Resources
- Ryan Schryver, Reserves and Information Services Librarian at Wendt Library and Research Data Services, Open Data and the OSTP memo
- Julie Schneider, Director of Ebling Library, Public Access initiatives
We’ll see you there!
Feel free to distribute our OA flyer to promote the event.
For more information on Open Access Week, visit: www.openaccessweek.org
On Monday, October 7th, the library director at Edgewood College will be giving ALSO a tour of its library. We will be meeting outside of Helen C. White at 3 pm if you would like a ride to Edgewood. If you don’t need a ride we will see you at the library at 3:15 pm!The library address is: 1000 Edgewood College Drive Madison, WI 53711
Hope to see you all there! This is a wonderful opportunity to see how a small academic library operates!
Stop by the SLIS Commons this Wednesday (10/2) at 5 p.m. to learn about all of the activities ALSO has planned for the semester!
We are going to discuss:
- The Edgewood Library Tour – Talk to librarians about the differences and similarities between a large academic library and a small academic library
- Open Access Week Panel – Learn who will be on the panel
- Lib Guide Workshop
- A few other topics and any ideas you have
Hope to see you there!
Research Data Services is proud to present the first workshop in its 2013-2014 Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management:
Introduction to Research Data Management Services at UW-Madison
September 10, 2013, 12-1pm, SLIS Lounge
4207 Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park Street
Wondering what a data management plan is? Why funders are asking for something called metadata? Where you will store your data and make it accessible to colleagues? If so, learn about many of the research data resources available to UW-Madison researchers. Speakers involved with assisting researchers with data management issues will speak on a variety of issues and services.
- Ryan Schryver (Wendt Commons): Research Data Services and MINDS@UW
- Alan Wolf (Office of the Vice Provost for Information Technology): Advanced Computing Infrastructure
- Trisha Adamus (Ebling Library): ORCID and VIVO, tools to facilitate collaboration
- Tom Mish (School of Medicine and Public Health): Data security
Please register for this FREE event here. Snacks and coffee will be provided.
The Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data is made possible by the generosity of UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies, the UW-Madison General Library System, Ebling Library and the UW-Madison Division of Information Technology.
Have questions? Contact:Erin Carrillo
Science Information Services Librarian
Steenbock Memorial Library, Rm. 119
550 Babcock Dr.
Madison WI 53706
Hope everyone has an excellent first week of the semester, settling into routines, finding your way around campus, navigating the resources and opportunities that the UW has to offer students.
Before we all get bogged down with work, in or out of class, and overbooked schedules, we wanted to have a chance to get to know new SLIS students and reacquaint ourselves with returning SLISers.
So please join ALSO for a relaxing brat or brew, shared thoughts, and a beautiful view starting at 5:00pm, Wednesday, Sept. 11th at the Memorial Union Terrace.
Are you interested in librarianship abroad?
Looking for a unique practicum experience?
Would you like to represent SLIS on an international level?
Good! Because Allison Kaplan needs YOUR help!
Here’s the situation:
On Friday, May 10th at about 10:00am, there will be two librarians from Nazarbayev University Library in Kazakhstan. They are visiting the UW as part of a partnership with UW, and they are looking for 1-2 students to participate in a practicum over the summer of 2014.
Allison would like to have interested students come join our guests for a discussion in part to show interest in international experiences, and in part to let them know about the expertise our students bring with them to practicum placements. This will be an informal meet-and-greet, providing potentially interested SLIS students the opportunity to explore this exciting opportunity!
Anyone interested in simply meeting the Kazakhstani librarians are welcome to attend, including those of you who are graduating this May. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated in welcoming these guests to SLIS!
Please email Allison (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the Friday 5/3 if you would like to attend.