Your Curry Librarian’s Newsletter
September 22, 2017, Volume 11, Number 6
Current & archived issues of the newsletter
ALDERMAN LIBRARY, REFERENCE ROOM Photo courtesy of Timothy Jarrett using a Creative Commons License
TOPIC: Searching Databases and Using RefWorks Citation Management Software
WHEN: TODAY, Friday, September 22 from Noon – 12: 45pm
WHERE: Ruffner Hall, Room 302
DESCRIPTION: If you are writing a literature review for your class project, a journal article or your dissertation, RefWorks software can help you keep organized. In this workshop, you will set up a RefWorks account. Then, we will search several databases for articles and download the citations fro those articles. We will then put the citations into RefWorks database and with just 3 clicks, the citations are transformed into APA citations!
Your RefWorks account if free and it stays “live” even after you graduate. You can also store PDF copies of the articles you find in your folders in RefWorks. You do NOT need to register for this RefWorks workshop. Please bring your laptop if you can!
JUST FOR YOU
In case you haven’t caught the latest buzz, there are plenty of professional development workshops being offered in Curry! Here is the working calendar of professional development workshops offered by Curry’s maker and design lab communities. No registration is required. Everyone is welcome!
Maker workshops are held in Ruffner 204 every Monday from 12-2pm. For example, this Monday, September 25 from noon-2:00pm in Ruffner Hall, Room 204 the topic is Maker Studio: Making Die Cut Cutouts.
Educational technology workshops are available in Ruffner 300/302 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Next week there 8 sessions are planned. I’m hoping to attend the Discussion Tools session on September 25th from 10:30 – noon. I hear they will demonstrate the discussion tool, Google Slides!
In addition, this coming week there will be a special workshop, Monday, September 25th from 4pm-5:45 pm in Ruffner Hall, Room 302. This workshop will feature a panel of teachers from Albemarle County Schools discussing the use of social media in the classroom.
DIALOG ON RACE AND EQUITY
On Saturday, the University of Virginia will host a series of discussions designed to further education and dialogue around issues brought to the forefront in Charlottesville – and across the country – after the white supremacist rallies here on Aug. 11 and 12.
The “Dialogues on Race and Inequity” – which will include more than 30 discussion sessions and four film screenings – were originally scheduled for Aug. 12, but were canceled due to safety concerns after violence at that day’s rally in downtown Charlottesville. Four films will also be screened in the Harrison Small Auditorium in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library: “White Like Me” (11 a.m.); “I Am Not Your Negro,” a 2017 film based on James Baldwin’s book about the lives and assassinations of Medger Evers, Malcolm X and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (12:30 p.m.); “That World is Gone: Race and Displacement in a Southern Town,” sharing the story of Charlottesville’s Vinegar Hill neighborhood (3:30 p.m.); and “An Outrage,” a documentary on lynching in America (4:10 pm.).
A full schedule of events and information on parking and transportation is available here. (Photo above of
GLOBAL FIESTA: JOIN US!
Date: September 29 2017
Time: Noon: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Alderman Library, Room 421, (map #1 (D2) Alderman Library)
Description: The UVA Library is sponsoring a small celebration honoring Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month for students and the UVA community. As part of the Final Friday events, the fiesta will take place in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library R-Lab on September 29 from 4:00-6:00pm and will feature food, drink, and art! The Fine Arts Library will feature the work of New Media artist and McIntire Department of Art Faculty member Federico Cuatlacuatl during the Fiesta.
Registration: Registration requested
WHAT WORKS CLEARINGHOUSE
What Works Clearinghouse practice guides are publications that present recommendations for educators to address challenges in their classrooms and schools. They are based on reviews of research, the experiences of practitioners, and the expert opinions of a panel of nationally recognized experts. Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade is an example of a practice guide.
EFFECTIVE TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Linda Darling-Hammond, Maria E. Hyler and Madelyn Gardner wrote a policy brief titled, Effective Teacher Professional Development. They state, “To define features of effective PD, we reviewed studies meeting our methodological criteria that emerged from our extensive search of the literature over the last three decades. Using this methodology, we found that effective professional development incorporates most, if not all, of the following elements: 1) is content focused, 2) incorporates active learning, 3) supports collaboration, 4) uses models of effective practice, 5) provides coaching and expert support, 6) offers feedback and reflection, and 7) is of sustained duration.” Additional information including a fact sheet, webinar, and report can be found at this site in the right column. (Photo: Linda Darling-Hammond)
TAKE 5 AND LISTEN
Dean James E. Ryan delivered the Commencement address at Harvard in May 2017. In it he outlined how if we get in the habit of asking the following 5 Essential Questions in Life, you will live a happier and more successful life. His address provides lively examples of these 5 habit. Give a listen the the commencement address and practice them daily. Start by being curious and asking questions.
- Wait, what?
- I wonder?
- Couldn’t we at least?
- How can I help?
- What truly matters?
BONUS QUESTION: Did you get what you wanted out of life, even so?
BOOK A STUDY SPACE
The UVA Library has many group study spaces. Here is a short tutorial showing how to book a group study room. In addition, you can also look for study spaces (not bookable, but designated for studying) in the various libraries. The video covers both.
GRIT: KEEP TRYING TO ACTIVATE THAT TOY
The title of a new article in Science reads, “Infants make more attempts to achieve a goal when they see adults persist.” The results suggest that adult models causally affect infants’ persistence and that infants can generalize the value of persistence to novel tasks.
Leonard. Lee, and Schulz show that …”infants can learn from adults to persist through failure at arduous tasks . Infants who had observed adults struggle for half a minute before activating a toy persisted when given their own complicated toy to play with, in contrast to the lesser grit displayed by infants who had seen only rapid and effortless adult successes.” I wonder if children watch as their Mom and Dad study with great persistence. If so, Curry parents will have children with lots of GRIT!
FREE, ONLINE QUALTRICS WEBINAR
“You’re invited to Qualtrics ExperienceWeek, OCTOBER 16-19 the premier event for researchers, with dedicated speakers and sessions for improving academic research.
We’re welcoming academics, researchers, practitioners, and leaders from the world’s most respected institutions. Presenters from the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University will be sharing compelling stories and best practices for researchers, professors, and administrators. Our dedicated academic sessions include:
• UPenn’s Angela Duckworth (author of GRIT) on the importance of non-cognitive factors in academic (and life) success
• Jackson College’s Lee Hampton on improving academic success for students of color
• In addition to academic thought leaders….” -Qualtrics staff
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.
MEET JENN, YOUR DATA LIBRARIAN
Do you have an idea for a project, but need secondary data to analyze? Maybe you are looking for specific data but can’t find it, or just need general ideas on the kinds of data available in your field. On the other hand, perhaps you know exactly what you need and where to find it, but are having trouble accessing it, like Census data. Jenn Huck, the Data Librarian here at UVA Library, can help you find the data you need. Drawing on her background in Sociology, Jenn specializes in data discovery and access, and also manages the Library’s Data Purchase Program. Learn more about the licensed datasets the Library offers at Data Discovery and Acquisition. Questions? Contact Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: September 26 2017
Time: Noon: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Alderman Library, Room 421, (map #1 (D2) Alderman Library)
Workshop: Getting Your Data on the Map
Description: Do you have a list of Latitude/Longitude coordinates or addresses you would like to see on a map? We will show you how to do just that. Through ArcGIS’s Add XY data tool and Geocoding (address matching), it is easy to take your tabular lists and generate points on a map. All sessions are one hour and assume participants have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance.
Instructor: Chris Gist, GIS specialist
Registration: Registration is not required.
You can also schedule a consultation with Chris Gist, GIS expert. You can locate Chris in Alderman Library, Room 417, at 434.982.2637, by email him at email@example.com or at 38°2’11.23″N | 78°30’21.00″W.
This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian, Kay Buchanan.
The newsletter is intended to support faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.