Have you wondered how campus looked in the past, or wished you could see it from a bird’s eye view? Curious about what nursing student uniforms were like in the early years of the nursing program? Find out by exploring the Clark Library Digital Collections on a new, responsive platform. Now it’s easy to use any device to view the unique and rare resources documenting the history of the University. Please contact Philip Vue, digital services librarian, for more information.
Did you sign up for a copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks? The pre-ordered books have arrived! The pick-up point for faculty, staff, and off-campus students is the Clark Library service desk between 7:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. On-campus students will get copies in their residence halls. More details about the upcoming book discussions are on the ReadUP website.
The Clark Library’s Digital Lab is having a 3D ornament design contest for those who want to get into the holiday spirit. Entries are due by Friday, November 17. Selected designs will be 3D printed and displayed on the Clark Library Christmas tree. Interested in learning about 3D design? The Lab provides access to Blender software and tutorials for Tinkercad. Contact José Velazco (email@example.com), digital lab coordinator, for more information.
The opening reception for Searching for Homunculus will be in the Clark Library Gallery on October 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit features the work of Mark Pitzer, psychological sciences, a behavioral neuroscientist who studies diseases of the brain and teaches about brain evolution and function. He is also an artist and creates sculptures and paintings that explore the disparities between how we experience conscious awareness and how the brain may actually function. We invite you to engage your brain with his work and stop by the reception, or view the art on display in the gallery through December.
Do you want to get a better handle on using Office products? Are your students struggling with using Office 365? The Clark Library’s Microsoft Office guide brings together self-paced resources that can help. There are a variety of video courses, short tech tutorials from information services, and eBooks covering Office 2016 and 365, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and OneNote. Fall break can be a good time to focus on your personal learning and give some of these a try.
All campus community members are invited to the Clark Library’s UP Authors’ Reception on Thursday, October 5, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This year it will be held in the Parberry Room on the library’s upper floor. The reception is a celebration of works published by faculty, staff, and student authors in the previous year. Drop by as you can to mingle with colleagues, see their publications, and enjoy refreshments.
Does your work involve collecting data? Check out the Clark Library’s Data Management guide to learn more about data management plans, tools for analyzing data, tips for documenting your data, and ways to store and preserve it. The guide includes a list of repositories where data can be stored and resources to walk you through constructing a data management plan. The more organized your data, the easier it is to work with and share with others.
The Clark Library has a new gallery space on the main floor. We invite you to visit the first exhibit, which features Howard Hall images and artifacts. Howard Hall was at the intersection of campus life for nearly a century and the historic photographs capture its construction and uses over the years. The exhibit also includes a time capsule found in the cornerstone during the building’s deconstruction. The exhibit will be up through September 15 and also on September 21, the day of the groundbreaking for Dundon-Berchtold Hall.
The Clark Library’s Digital Lab is offering a variety of workshops during September, which are free and open to current students, faculty, and staff. Offerings include 3D Printing, iMovie, Mac Basics, Film Scanning, Powerpoint 101, Photoshop, Illustrator, Creating Electronic Music, and Arduinos for Beginners. Visit the Digital Lab’s site to see the detailed schedule and to register online.
As the semester approaches, now is a great time to schedule sessions before the calendar fills up. The Clark Library offers instruction in two areas: information literacy and multimedia skills. For information literacy, Librarians collaborate with faculty to tailor sessions to students’ research needs. The Digital Initiatives Coordinator provides assistance with creating assignments and instructs classes that have multimedia projects such as creating videos, digital posters, digital photography, and websites.
To request a session for your class, please email preferred dates and times, along with course number to Stephanie Michel, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information literacy and Jose Velazco, email@example.com, for multimedia skills.