22 September 2017: Volume 11, Number 6

Your Curry Librarian’s Newsletter
September 22, 2017, Volume 11, Number 6
Current & archived issues of the newsletter

 

aldermanlibraryreferenceroom ALDERMAN LIBRARY, REFERENCE  ROOM Photo courtesy of Timothy Jarrett using a Creative Commons License

 

refworks2logoWORKSHOP
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!

 

 professional_development_320 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.

 

rachelwahl 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 Rachel Wahl, an assistant professor in the Curry School of Education, led a discussion on activism before sessions were suspended on Aug. 12. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)

 

global_week_luncheon 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

 

WWC_practiceguidereading 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.

 

 

Linda_Darling-Hammond 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)

To locate more research on this topic by these experts, search the 7 Education Ebsco Education databases,  the PsycInfo database, and the Web of Science database using these authors’ names!

 

JamesERyanWaitWhat 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.

  1. Wait, what?
  2. I wonder?
  3. Couldn’t we at least?
  4. How can I help?
  5. What truly matters?

BONUS QUESTION: Did you get what you wanted out of life, even so?

 

roomreservationbrownBOOK 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.

 

Russell-stephen EDPOLICY SEMINAR
Topic: LGBTQ Youth Health & Resilience
Presenter: Dr. Stephen T. Russell from the University of Texas at Austin
Date & Time: Friday, September 22, 2017, 11:00-12:30 PM
Location: Holloway Hall (Rm 116), Bavaro Hall

 

activateatoy 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!

 

qualtrics2017 FREE, ONLINE QUALTRICS WEBINAR
“You’re invited to Qualtrics ExperienceWeekOCTOBER 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
REGISTER NOW

 

 HOOS YOUR
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.

 

Jenn Huck 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 data@virginia.edu

 

georeferencing_a_map  GIS WORKSHOP
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 dcg6b@virginia.edu or at 38°2’11.23″N | 78°30’21.00″W.

 

Kay-Buchanan200This 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.

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15 September 2017: Volume 11, Number 5

Harry Potter Room in Alderman Library

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Your Curry Librarian’s Newsletter
September 15, 2017, Volume 11, Number 5

whyarealltheblackstudents_conversations320 CURRY’S COMMON READ & CONVERSATIONS
10 print copies of the 2017 edition of  Curry’s Common Read book,  Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria  are now available in Ruffner Hall, Room 302.  Copies of the book are on the top of the bookshelf to the right as you enter the room. Just pick up a copy and bring it back when you finish so others can use it! Join the Curry conversations  about this topic as we gain an understanding of history that we need to fight for an equitable world where we hold as an ideal that all racial groups are equal.

An online copy of the 1997 first edition of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria is available online through the UVA Library’s online catalog, VIRGO.  Just click on the Read Online link then, click on the Ebook Central – Academic Complete link.

 

kkk320 KKK NEWSPAPERS ONLINE
“Reveal Digital is an open access publishing program whose mission is to document a range of viewpoints that chronicle the historical record of 20th century America, whether driven by racial, gender, social or political motivations. By publishing these primary source collections,  Reveal Digital seeks neither to affirm nor deny the political and ideological thought voiced within them. Rather we strive to expose the opinions and thoughts of their authors for scrutiny in scholarship and public discourse… The KKK Newspapers collection brings together for the first time local, regional, and national newspapers published by Klan organizations and by sympathetic publishers across the U.S. during this period. It also includes the voices from several anti-Klan newspapers.

To understand today’s version of populism, American nationalism, and the Alt-right, we need to go back to the 1920s when the Klan re-emerged as a slick and successful recruiting and marketing engine that appealed to the fears and aspirations of middle-aged, middle-income, white protestant men in the middle of America. At its peak in 1924, Klan-paid membership exceeded 4,000,000 and its national newspaper, the Imperial Night-Hawk, had a circulation larger than the New York Times.

 

apa-word-setup-320 SET UP MS-WORD FOR APA STYLE
Totally awesome! Watch this 9 minute YouTube video to learn how to set up MS-Word for your APA style papers.  As of  today, September 15th, it has  1,669,496 views!

 

refworks2logoWORKSHOP
TOPIC: Searching Databases and Using RefWorks Citation Management Software
WHEN: 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 those citation. We will then put them 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!

 

curry-librarians-newsletter-archived_320  CURRY LIBRARIAN’S NEWSLETTER
If you missed reading one of the Curry Librarian’s newsletter, they are also online.

 

jamesRyan_320  JAMES E. RYAN: UVA’s 9th PRESIDENT
James E. Ryan, president-elect of the University of Virginia, spoke to University community members gathered at the Rotunda on Friday, following his election by the Board of Visitors. Here are James Ryan’s remarks that he delivered today.

 

stephenautism_320  CQ RESEARCHER REPORTS
Need to find a topic for your research paper? CQ Researcher may be able to provide you with some great ideas. Here are some topics related to education. These are authoritative reports and can provide you with an overview of the topic, great keywords you can use when search the  Ebsco databases targeted for Education  for journal articles, and listing of experts on the topic.

PHOTO: Stephen Wiltshire, an autistic savant from England, works on a drawing of New York City based on memory. He needed only one helicopter tour above the skyline to draw the landscape in detail.   (Getty Images/Barcroft USA/James Ambler) View the AUTISM report where this photo is featured.

 

 HOOS YOUR
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data.   Check out our newest data workshops, tools, and resources below.

 

r   INTRODUCTION TO R
Date:  Monday, September 18, 2017
Time:
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
Designed for the absolute beginner, this workshop provides a gentle introduction to R and RStudio. R is a free, open-source software environment and programming language designed specifically for statistical analysis. Since its introduction in 2000, R has rapidly increased in popularity thanks to its power, price (free!), and supportive community. RStudio is a free integrated development environment (IDE) that makes using and learning R much easier. In this workshop we’ll get you started using R with RStudio, show you how to import data, do some basic data manipulation, create a few graphics, perform some basic statistical analyses, and point you in the direction to learn more and go further with R!
Presenter: Clay Ford, Senior Research Data Scientist
Registration: Register for wait list!

 

georeferencing_a_map  GIS WORKSHOP
Date: September 19 2017
Time: Noon: 3:00 – 4:00 pm 
Location: Alderman Library, Room 421, (map #1 (D2) Alderman Library)
Workshop: Georeferencing a Map: Putting Old Maps and Aerial Photos on Your Map
Description: Would you like to see historic map overlaid on modern aerial photography?  Do you need to extract features of a map for use in GIS?  Georeferencing is the first step.  We will show you how to take a scan of a paper map and align in it in ArcGIS.
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 dcg6b@virginia.edu or at 38°2’11.23″N | 78°30’21.00″W.

 

spss-logo-easypowerfulINTRO TO SPSS WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Introduction to SPSS
TIME1:00 –2:00 pm
DATE: 
Wednesday, September 20th
LOCATION: Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
DESCRIPTION: This workshop will introduce students to tools needed to utilize SPSS for quantitative data analysis. Instruction will include lecture, discussion, and hands-on activity. Topics covered include: getting data into SPSS, labeling data, manipulating variables, limiting the dataset, and computing descriptive statistics
REGISTER 5 seats remain!
PRESENTER:  Aaron Pannone, PhD

 

dedooseDEDOOSE WORKSHOP
Date:  Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time:
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
New to Qualitative Research? Imagine being able to blend your video, audio, and text data with your spreadsheet information in an on-line tool to get the most out of all of your information! Dedoose is an easy to learn, feature rich, and affordable web app that can help you visualize a variety of information from your work that you can share with the research community. Come and see Dedoose in action to see if you want to add qualitative analysis to your research toolbox.
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Kechner, Senior Research Data Scientist
Registration: Register now as the available seats go quickly!

Kay-Buchanan200This 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.

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8 September 2017: Volume 11, Number 4

The Science & Engineering Library is in
Clark Hall just over the McCormick Bridge!

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Your Curry Librarian’s Newsletter
September 8, 2017, Volume 11, Number 4
Current & archived issues of the newsletter

 

Brown study there GREAT STUDY SPACE
This Brown Science & Engineering Library (pictured at the top of this page as well as this interior photograph) has transformed the east end of the main floor into a study space for individuals or groups. Study carrels and tables are available on a first-come basis.

 

writing literature reviews 7th_edition PERFECT TIMING! NEW ONLINE BOOK
Title:  Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 7th edition
Location:  Ruffner Hall, Room 302
Overview:  You will love this book! It outlines how to find, analyze and manage the articles you will need for your literature reviews. This book gives lots of practical and concrete tips, and can help you acquire the essentials skills you will need to develop to write a literature review for your paper or dissertation. Your Curry Librarian highly recommends you combine this with the RefWorks workshop and the Literature Review workshop listed below.

 

refworks2logoWORKSHOP
TOPIC: Searching Databases and Using RefWorks Citation Management Software
WHEN: Wednesday, September 13 from 6:30pm  to 7:30pm
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 those citation. We will then put them 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!

 

howtowritealiteraturereview_320 LITERATURE REVIEW WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Learn the Tools, Tips, and Time Saving Steps for Your Lit Review
WHEN: Friday, September 15 from Noon – 1:00pm
WHERE: Ruffner Hall, Room 302
DESCRIPTION: This workshop will focus on tools to help students with effective strategies for finding and organizing information for a literature review. Come learn which databases to use and how to search them. Learn about our handbook collections that are online and in print.    You do NOT need to register for this literature review workshop. Please bring your laptop if you can!

 

 voice of freedom CHILDREN’S BOOKS  IN CLEMONS LIBRARY
The UVA Library’s children’s book collection has more than 7,900 award winning books in VIRGO.  Most of the children’s books are in Clemons Library. Just take the steps or elevator to the 1st floor and the collection will be on your left on many shelves!

 

collecting-digital-artifacts HELP MAKE UVA HISTORY
Recognizing the significance of events on the weekend of August 12, the University of Virginia Library is building an archive of materials surrounding the “Unite the Right” rally and counter-protests.

We are interested in your personal digital submissions (including images, stories, audio, or video) from the events at UVA and in the Charlottesville area, so that we may make these materials available to students and researchers studying these events. You have the option to keep your name private if you wish. Read this to learn how you can help build an archive of materials.

 

spencer-dissertation-funding DISSERTATION FUNDING
The NAED/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

NAEd will host a webinar for interested applicants on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:00pm ET.  Sign up for the webinar and find additional guidelines and the fellowship application form on the NAEd website: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-dissertation-fellowship-program/

 

rock-star-teacher-ethics-nyt $$$$$ROCK STAR TEACHER
Kayla Delzer, a teacher in Mapleton, N.D., has created a flexible classroom where her third graders sit where they please and learn to post on Instagram. Tech companies are courting teachers like Ms. Delzer to help improve and promote their education tools,” posted Dan Koeck for The New York Times.

Natasha Singer of the NYT continues the story writing, “Ms. Delzer is a member of a growing tribe of teacher influencers, many of whom promote classroom technology. They attract notice through their blogs, social media accounts and conference talks. And they are cultivated not only by start-ups like Seesaw, but by giants like Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft, to influence which tools are used to teach American schoolchildren.

Their ranks are growing as public schools increasingly adopt all manner of laptops, tablets, math teaching sites, quiz apps and parent-teacher messaging apps. The corporate courtship of these teachers brings with it profound new conflict-of-interest issues for the nation’s public schools.

Moreover, there is little rigorous research showing whether or not the new technologies significantly improve student outcomes.” Read the NYT article .

Ms Delzer also gave this TedX talk asking why do some classrooms look the same now as they did 70 years ago?

On a related note, your Curry Librarian recommends this blog post by Dean Robert C. Pianta’s, The Responsibility of Schools of Education in Preparing Teachers to Teach With Tech published in the Huffington Post.

 

 

ericTaylor EDPOLICY SEMINAR
Topic: Learning Job Skills from Colleagues at Work: Evidence from a Field Experiment Using Teacher Performance Data
Presenter: Eric Taylor, Assistant Professor, Harvard University
Date & Time: Monday,  September 11th 2017, 11:00-12:30 PM
Location: Holloway Hall (Rm 116), Bavaro Hall

 

kennedy_michael_j YOUTH-NEX WORKS IN PROGRESS TALK
Topic: Impact of a Multimedia-Based Professional Development Process on Inclusive Middle School Science Teachers’ Vocabulary Instruction
Presenter: Michael J. Kennedy, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Curry School of Education
Date & Time: Thursday,  September 14th 2017, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Location: Ruffner Hall (Rm 206)

 

 

 HOOS YOUR
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data.   Check out our newest data workshops, tools, and resources below.

 

Home page for the University of Virginia Library Research Data Services web siteSTAY INFORMED ABOUT DATA
The University Library’s Research Data Services (RDS) web site features all of the various services and resources provided by RDS in one convenient location.  You can also sign up for the monthly RDS newsletter here!

 

health-sciences-library WORKSHOPS @ HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
Whether you’re a computing novice or a seasoned programmer, the Health Sciences Library’s workshops have something for everyone. There are sessions on popular programming languages, including R and Python, as well as software packages such as SAS and SPSS.

All sessions take place at the Health Sciences Library, and are taught by experts from SOM Research Computing, Public Health Sciences, Bioinformatics Core, Health Sciences Library, and UVA Library’s Research Data Services. All workshops are FREE for UVA students, faculty, and staff, including UVA Health System employees. View the list of workshops offered by the UVA Health Sciences Library. 

 

excel320   WORKING WITH DATA IN EXCEL
Date:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time:
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
This workshop is for those new to Excel as a data tool. We will go over everything from the interface, to formulas, charts, and pivot tables.
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Kechner, Senior Research Data Scientist
Registration: Register for WAIT list.

 

r   INTRODUCTION TO R
Date:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time:
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
Designed for the absolute beginner, this workshop provides a gentle introduction to R and RStudio. R is a free, open-source software environment and programming language designed specifically for statistical analysis. Since its introduction in 2000, R has rapidly increased in popularity thanks to its power, price (free!), and supportive community. RStudio is a free integrated development environment (IDE) that makes using and learning R much easier. In this workshop we’ll get you started using R with RStudio, show you how to import data, do some basic data manipulation, create a few graphics, perform some basic statistical analyses, and point you in the direction to learn more and go further with R!
Presenter: Clay Ford, Senior Research Data Scientist
Registration: Register for wait list!

 

Kay-Buchanan200This 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.

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1 September 2017: Volume 11, Issue 3

The UVA Rotunda was the First UVA Library.
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Your Curry Librarian’s Newsletter
September 1, 2017, Volume 11, Number 3
Current & archived issues of the newsletter

 

rotunda_study STUDY IN THE ROTUNDA!
Students will be able to take advantage of quiet study hours in the Rotunda every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evening from 5 to 10 p.m. You can swipe in using your UVA student ID card at the Rotunda’s south entrance (Lawn side) on the ground level. Individual study space is available in the lower West Oval Room on the first floor (used during the day as a classroom), the upper West Oval Room on the second floor, and in the third-floor Dome Room. The North Oval Room on the second floor is available for small study groups when it is not reserved for student meetings. All space designated for study is first-come, first-served. The doors will be locked at closing, so please leave enough time to gather your belongings and clean up in order to depart no later than 10 p.m. The restrooms are located outside the building on the ground level to the left and right of the main entrance. Click for more information about studying in the Rotunda.

 

refworks2logoWORKSHOP
TOPIC: Searching Databases and Using RefWorks Citation Management Software
WHEN: Wednesday, September 13 from 6:30pm  to 7:30pm
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 those citation. We will then put them 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. Please bring your laptop if you can!

You do NOT need to register for this RefWorks workshop. Please bring your laptop if you can!

 

libraryworkshops_320 LIBRARY WORKSHOPS
Learn new library skills! The UVA Library offers the following additional workshops for students and faculty. There are lots of opportunities here!

 

 

usb PUBLIC PRINTER UPDATES

Use a USB to print. Students, your Curry Librarian advises you to use a USB drive if you want to print a paper or other document on the public printers. Simply put your document on the USB and when you come to the printer, just insert the USB into the USB port below the monitor and select the file you want to print.

To pay for printing on the UVA public printers, you can either 1) Add money to your UVA photo ID/CavCard using a credit card, or 2) go to Alderman Library and use the Cav Machine to add money to your UVA photo ID/Cavcard using Cash Deposit machines in one of the following libraries: 1) Alderman, 2) Clemons, or 3) Science and Engineering. Staff at each of the library’s service desks can point out the machine’s location. the service desk are located near the entrance to the library. They are always glad to field your questions!

 

IES logo   WEBINAR: SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS
Date:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time:
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Webinar:
Systematic reviews are an important tool in the education world for understanding “the state of the research” in a given area. It allows a researcher to draw from a wide pool of results to see the key trends in research findings across many studies, rather than relying on small numbers of studies that may not be replicable or those that show disparate results. As the field of education focuses more on evidence-based practices, systematic reviews have become an increasingly critical means of accumulating a broad range of data and answering key questions. To register and for more information: http://eric.ed.gov/?note

 HOOS YOUR
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data.   Check out our newest data workshops, tools, and resources below.

 

dreammachine_220oNEED COMPUTING POWER?
The UVA Library offers a computer with a large amount of memory and faster processors in Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room I043. This machine is especially helpful when using software that relies heavily on RAM, like Stata. Datasets and specialized research software are also loaded onto this machine. This computer is available to UVA faculty, staff, and students.  Please contact:  res-consult@virginia.edu to schedule a time and to have a log-in account created for you.

 

githubpurple_320   INTRO TO GITHUB SOFTWARE
Date:  Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time:
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
Git is a program in the class of version control software. Proper use will help you to manage your development. Until recently the software has been a burden to operate but the development of Github.com has changed that. In this workshop we will explore the use of git through the Github framework. We will work with the web interface and the desktop client. Please bring your laptops. The use of Github requires a user account so please set one up prior to arrival at https://github.com/.
Presenter: Dr. Pete Alonzi, Senior Research Data Scientist
Registration: Register!

 

excel320   WORKING WITH DATA IN EXCEL
Date:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time:
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
This workshop is for those new to Excel as a data tool. We will go over everything from the interface, to formulas, charts, and pivot tables.
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Kechner, Senior Research Data Scientist
Registration: Register!

 

r   INTRODUCTION TO R
Date:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time:
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
Designed for the absolute beginner, this workshop provides a gentle introduction to R and RStudio. R is a free, open-source software environment and programming language designed specifically for statistical analysis. Since its introduction in 2000, R has rapidly increased in popularity thanks to its power, price (free!), and supportive community. RStudio is a free integrated development environment (IDE) that makes using and learning R much easier. In this workshop we’ll get you started using R with RStudio, show you how to import data, do some basic data manipulation, create a few graphics, perform some basic statistical analyses, and point you in the direction to learn more and go further with R!
Presenter: Clay Ford, Senior Research Data Scientist
Registration: Register! (only 5 spaces are still available)

 

dedoose   RESERVE A SEAT NOW!
Date:  Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time:
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
New to Qualitative Research? Imagine being able to blend your video, audio, and text data with your spreadsheet information in an on-line tool to get the most out of all of your information! Dedoose is an easy to learn, feature rich, and affordable web app that can help you visualize a variety of information from your work that you can share with the research community. Come and see Dedoose in action to see if you want to add qualitative analysis to your research toolbox.
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Kechner, Senior Research Data Scientist
Registration: Register!

 

Kay-Buchanan200This 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.

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25 August 2017: Volume 11, Issue 2

Small Special Collections Library @UVA
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Your Curry Librarian’s Newsletter
August 25, 2017, Volume 11, Number 2
Current & archived issues of the newsletter

 

  100objectskey_320 UVA in 100 OBJECTS EXHIBIT
A visit to the exhibit, The University of Virginia in 100 Objects should definitely be on your bucket list! What better way to learn about the history of UVA than through the iconic objects that were chosen as part of the Library’s newest exhibit, The University of Virginia in 100 Objects.

Come see the show, browse and buy the book, enjoy a delicious spread from Red Hub Food Co. and a cash bar, and meet the people who made these remarkable projects a reality. So what exactly are we celebrating? The release of  Mr. Jefferson’s Telescope: The History of the University of Virginia in 100 Objects (UVA Press, 2017) and the launch of the companion exhibition “The University of Virginia in 100 Objects.” Remarks by author Brendan Wolfe and curator Molly Schwartzburg start at 6:00 in the Harrison Auditorium in the Small Special Collections Library on Thursday, August 31st at 6pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. Click to add to your Outlook Calendar! >> #19 on this Map

 

fish-Brown EXHIBIT, LECTURE & RECEPTION
The Ghost Nets Exhibition Lecture and Reception will be held in Brown Science and Engineering Library this Friday from 4:00pm – 7:00 pm. (map #10) We hope you can attend!

As you can see above, we have a wonderful exhibit in Brown this semester, courtesy of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. Australia: Defending the Ocean features “Ghost Nets” – sculptures made from reclaimed fishing nets.

There will be two lectures on Friday at 4, on the art (Margo Smith AM, Director of the Kluge-Ruhe), and the science of ocean pollution (Professor Stephen Macko, Environmental Sciences). This will be followed by a reception from 5pm – 7pm, as part of the Final Fridays art events in Charlottesville.

This is really a great collaboration between Kluge-Ruhe, Environmental Sciences and the Library. Please join us this Friday anytime you can between 4pm and 7pm! (You can also see the newly installed furniture on the main level of Brown at the same time)

 

whyarealltheblackstudents320 CURRY’S COMMON READ
The 2003 edition of  Curry’s Common Read book,  Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria  is available online through the UVA Library’s online catalog, VIRGO.  Just click on the Read Online link then, click on the Ebook Central – Academic Complete link. We have been notified the 2017 hardback and paper edition of the book will be released September 5th.

 

 

American Educational Research Association FUNDING YOUR DISSERTATION
Doctoral students frequently seek funding to cover the cost of their dissertations. Below is one source for dissertation funding.

AERA invites education­-related dissertation proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal databases. AERA Dissertation Grants  are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. In addition to the dissertation grant award, grantees will participate in a 2­-day conference in Washington, DC. The conference will provide unique professional development experiences for grantees, including highly qualified speakers on topics of education policy and career development, presentations of dissertation research by former grantees, and interaction with the Governing Board and federal agency staff. This conference is specifically for AERA grantees, and travel expenses will be paid by AERA. Grantees will present their research at a poster session during the AERA Annual Meeting and will participate in a one­ day capstone workshop. The next deadline to apply for AERA Dissertation and Research Grants is September 15, 2017.

 

stanford social innovations ATTENTION YSI STUDENTS 
The UVA Library now subscribes to Stanford Social Innovation Review. This should be a useful journal for those of you in the Youth and Social Innovations program area!

 

wiley handbook of early childhood development_320 NEW ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title:  Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Development Programs, Practices, and Policies
Editor: Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal
Location: Room 302 Ruffner Hall
Table of Contents: Click to view the chapters you might want to cite!
Overview: “The Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Development Programs, Practices, and Policies provides a comprehensive critical review of current thinking, evidence and practice in early childhood development within the contexts of family, school, community, and society at large. It is a valuable resource for practitioners, scholars, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students across the social sciences who are interested in strengthening their understanding of current strategies for promoting early childhood development and the science informing them.” –Publisher

 

howtowritealiteraturereview_320   ONLINE LIT REVIEW PLANNER
You just read on your class syllabus that you will be writing a literature review this semester. Good news! The UVA Library purchased this  Literature Review Project Planner produced by Sage Publishing!

Whether it be guidance on how to develop a research question, how to match your research design to the most appropriate research method, how social theory has implications for the research methods, how to collect data, etc., I’m  convinced this tool will prove useful to you.

 

 

library orientation
ORIENTATION:   An Overview of Library Services and Resources
You need only attend one orientation session.
WHEN:  August 28 and August 30
TIME: Noon – 1:00p.m.
WHERE: Ruffner Hall, Room 302
DESCRIPTION: New and returning students have lots of questions about the library. That’s a good thing! Attend one of these orientations to ask your questions and find answers to common questions such as: Which library has the education books, which library loans out video recorders?  How can you use the Journal Finder to locate online journals? How do you reserve a study room? How do you pay for printing? How do you find library books on a topic using VIRGO? How do you use RefWorks to automatically create APA citations? Which Curry subject guide should you bookmark and use when you do research? Why is UVA Box recommended as the place to save papers?

We will also brief you about data services the Library provides such as those offered by the Library’s StatLab which offers consultations and training in wrangling, analyzing, visualizing, and computing with data! Finally, we will also set up your interlibrary loan account so that you can obtain without cost a book or journal articles the UVA libraries don’t have. Please bring your laptop if you can.

 

phonechargers_320 CHARGE YOUR PHONE. LAPTOP, etc.
Do you ever need to charge your phone, laptop, or other electronics, but don’t want to charge it in a random place where you have to keep checking it? (“Is it charged yet? Did someone take it?! Where did I put it?!”) Well there’s a safe and perfect solution for that! It’s called Charging Lockers. The new lockers are located in Alderman, Brown, and Clemons Libraries. When you open the locker, you’ll see an iPhone Lightning and MicroUSB cord. There will also be a wall plug if you want to bring your own laptop charger.

 

 

 HOOS YOUR
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.

 

SPSS BREAKING NEWS!
As of August 17, 2017 ALL students may put SPSS Teaching and Research F/S 24 (T & R) Home Use version on their own computers. Make sure that you select the Home Use version, which is the premium package.

The Library’s Research Software Support team can help you with obtaining, installing, and using site-licensed research software titles. They are located in the Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 043 on the Intermediate floor. You can drop by the office or  contact them at res-consult@virginia.edu.

 

excel320   EXCEL WORKSHOP
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: Noon: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location:  Brown Library, Room 133 in Clark Hall, (map #10)
Workshop Description: This workshop is for those new to Excel as a data tool. We will go over everything from the interface, to formulas, charts, and pivot tables.
Instructor: Dr. Nancy Kechner,
REGISTRATION: Register now. Only 10 seats are available!

 

National Center for Education Statistics logoAUTHORITATIVE DATA
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released the report, Characteristics of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States.  It is a nationally representative sample survey of public K–12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. I’m betting some of you can use the data in this report to substantiate a point you are making about the topics the report covered.

 

Kay-Buchanan200This 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.

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18 August, 2017, Volume 11, Issue 1

Alderman Library
Alderman Library

Your Curry Librarian’s Newsletter
August 18, 2017, Volume 11, Number 1
Current & archived issues of the newsletter

Kay-Buchanan200  kaykayak2017 Hello Students!
By way of introduction, I am Kay Buchanan and I wanted to let you know that I am your Curry Librarian.  You can find me in my office in Ruffner Hall, room 302 and you can contact me at 434-982-2664 or by email. I look forward to meeting you!

In addition to having the best job in the world, I’m also an avid kayaker. If you are interested in kayaking, UVA’s IMREC staff just posted their new recreation activities for fall including a scenic river kayak trip. These sessions fill up fast!

 

library orientation

WORKSHOP:   An Overview of Library Services and Resources
You need only attend one orientation session.
WHEN:  August 28 and August 30
TIME: Noon – 1:00p.m.
WHERE: Ruffner Hall, Room 302
DESCRIPTION: New and returning students have lots of questions about the library. That’s a good thing! Attend one of these orientations to ask your questions and find answers to common questions such as: Which library has the education books, which library loans out video recorders?  How can you use the Journal Finder to locate online journals? How do you reserve a study room? How do you pay for printing? How do you find library books on a topic using VIRGO? How do you use RefWorks to automatically create APA citations? Which Curry subject guide should you bookmark and use when you do research? Why is UVA Box recommended as the place to save papers?

We will also brief you about data services the Library provides such as those offered by the Library’s StatLab which offers consultations and training in wrangling, analyzing, visualizing, and computing with data! Finally, we will also set up your interlibrary loan account so that you can obtain without cost a book or journal articles the UVA libraries don’t have. Please bring your laptop if you can.

 

whowhatwhenwherehow  JUST FOR CURRY STUDENTS
I created this Curry Library Orientation Guide to help you set up library accounts you will need throughout your journey at Curry and to introduce you to key library services. I also encourage you to attend one of the library orientation session mentioned above.

 

 

Raised hands at a workshop held in the Library Data Commons@CurryLIBRARY WORKSHOPS
The University Library will be offering a variety of  library workshops  this semester.  Sign up and get to know the resources and services available to you from the Library.

 

  HOOS YOUR DATA
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.

 

research-data-services  DATA WORKSHOPS
The Library’s Research Data Services will be offering a variety of data workshops this semester.  These will take place in Clark Hall in the Brown Science and Engineering Library. Take the opportunity to visit this beautiful library and to acquire more data skills.

  excel320  stata14320  SPSS DATA SOFTWARE FOR YOU!
The Library’s Research Software Support team can help you with obtaining, installing, and using site-licensed research software titles including SPSS, STATA, and Qualtrics (Survey software).

 

Kay-Buchanan200This 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.

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23 June 2017: Volume 10, Number 32

RELOCATING4FISH 
LIBRARY STAFF RELOCATE THEIR OFFICES
Three members of the library staff who had offices in the Library Data Commons in Ruffner Hall have relocated their offices to the Brown Science & Engineering Library in Clark Hall (map: #10 or A4). Don’t hesitate to contact them if you want to schedule a consultation about your research needs!

Nancy Kechner provides support for research software (such as SPSS, DeDoose, EXCEL, and more) and data visualizations to students and faculty. She has relocated to Room 043 on the Intermediate floor in the Brown Science & Engineering Library. You can contact her at res-consult@virginia.edu.

Jenn Huck provides assistance to students and faculty who want to locate and use data sets and statistics. She has relocated to Room 042 on the Intermediate floor in the Brown Science & Engineering Library. You can contact her at data@virginia.edu.

Bill Corey provides Research Data Management support to faculty and students. He has relocated to Room 055 on the Intermediate floor in the Brown Science & Engineering Library. You can contact him at 

 

uts-bus  UVA BUS SCHEDULE CHANGES!
Parking and Transportation has updated the UVA bus schedules to reflect road closures and to point out that from June 19 – August 7, the bus route service will end at 10:00pm. Safe Ride will begin service at 10pm (Monday-Friday). Passengers may request Safe Ride service by calling 434-242-1122 or by using the TransLoc mobile app.

 

UVA-ID-card GRAD  STUDENT’S CAV ADVANTAGE CARDS
If you attended UVA as an undergraduate and have now enrolled in Curry, your student ID from your time as an undergraduate student has expired and been deactivated.   Any students with deactivated cards are encouraged to contact Cavalier Advantage by phone or on their website so they can get the balance on their account refunded, or transferred to a new student ID, which they will need to get if they are continuing their studies at a graduate level.

 

video-social-media-and-research-ethics VIDEO ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA RESEARCH
The Library subscribes to the database, Sage Research Methods. Sage includes journal articles, books, videos, and more. In this video, Introduction to Social Media and Research Ethics, Dr. Leanne Townsend discusses the ethics of how researchers can and should use the current influx of social media data, including a framework for solutions and case studies to practice application. Note that you can create clips of the segments you might want to use in a presentation!

 

 

kaykayak2017 YOUR CURRY LIBRARIAN
Your Curry Librarian Kay Buchanan will be on vacation June 26- July 4. If you have questions that you need answered during that time,  consider using our Library CHAT Service called Ask a Librarian. Kay will be back from paddling and back to work on July 5th.

 

U.S. flag in front of fireworks display LIBRARY HOURS ON THE 4th
The Library Data Commons, Room 302, Ruffner Hall will be open
Monday  – Friday from 8am-5pm during the summer. It will, however, be closed on July 4th for the Fourth of July. Hours for all UVA Library’s .

 

rare book school LECTURE OPEN TO PUBLIC
Topic: When is a Book More Than a Book?
Date: 10 July 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: UVA Special Collections, Auditorium of Harrison/Small  Library
Lecturer: Glen Miranker – Book Collector
Overview: Collecting books is a peculiar pastime. Why engage in so abstruse and potentially costly an activity when you can own reading copies at very modest expense?
Questing for and acquiring books are only a part of my bibliomania. Many books have a tale to tell beyond what’s printed between their covers. The “back-story”—and tracking down the back-story—for my books are an essential part of the thrill of the chase for me … and compelling reasons to be interested in books as artifacts. I will explore this idea through a number of examples taken from my collection of Sherlockian materials, showing that book collecting is more than “a gentle madness,” as Nick Basbanes so aptly describes it.

 

videSageQualitative QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
In the 11 minute video, Increasing Validity in Qualitative Research, Denise Clark Pope from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University offers tips for qualitative researchers to avoid research bias.

 

Kay-Buchanan200MESSAGE FROM YOUR CURRY LIBRARIAN
As we start summer session, I thought it would be useful to outline for you what services I can provide for all of you. You can contact me by email or phone 434.982.2664 to set up an appointment or ask a question. As the library liaison for Curry, I can serve as your first point of contact for you questions or feedback to the library.

Students can schedule a consultation with me, for example, to discuss selecting a database and using it to find peer reviewed journal articles, starting a literature review, writing in APA style including proper citations and appropriate paper formatting, locating and accessing handbooks,  discussing copyright issues,  finding data sets and statistics for your papers or journal manuscripts, and setting up a free interlibrary loan account. In addition, I can meet with you to discuss your publishing questions such as whether the corresponding author for a submitted manuscript should opt for open access or traditional copyright following peer review;  identifying top tier journals to which you can submit a manuscript; the ins and outs of publishing in open access journals; and finding journal impact factors and H factors for individual researchers, and learning about the value of altmetrics. I’m also eager to refer you to other library experts such as those who staff the Library’s data services such as stat lab, research software, data management, and data discovery as well as our digital media teams.

Centers and Labs. I am available to lead a workshop for your lab, center, or any group of people that wants to learn about library-related resources and services such as those mentioned in the paragraph above.

Faculty. Faculty can contact me to arrange for me to come to their classes to discuss and demonstrate a variety of library related resources and services such as searching databases effectively, using RefWorks bibliographic software, creating an Orcid account, writing in APA style, and locating data sets and statistics. I can also advise faculty about using the Library’s course reserve service to either put books on reserve for their classes, or to put journal articles, video clips, and links to streaming videos into their Collab sites. Faculty can also consult with me about books, journals or other materials they would like to have added to the Library’s collection to support their research and teaching needs.

 

 HOOS YOUR data-news
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.

NIHUPDATE
“Following backlash from the scientific community, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has decided to drop a controversial proposal proposed [on May 3, 2017] to cap the number of grants from the agency that an investigator can hold at any one time. The NIH announced on 8 June that it will instead create a special fund — drawn from its existing budget — for early- and mid-career scientists in an attempt to lower the average age of the researchers it supports.” Read the full article by Sara Reardon in Nature.

 

Kay-Buchanan200This 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.

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26 May 2017: Volume 10, Number 31

we are here to help LIBRARY STAFF CAN HELP
The library staff at UVA has a lot of expertise that students and faculty can tap into. Setting up a consultation is easy, just email the appropriate group. I’ve spotlighted 4 of our library services below!

  1. Need help creating a video for your class project? Staff in the Robertson Media Center and the Digital Media Lab offer consultation for digital projects. Knowledgeable media professionals are available for consultation and project planning in such areas as digital imaging, audiovisual production and post-production, physical interactivity, 2D/3D animation, mobile technologies, as well as visualization and delivery of media content. Contact them at teachlearn@virginia.edu. Equipment reservations are also available.
  2. Do you need help finding or accessing data for your research? Staff in the Library’s Data Discovery and Acquisition staff  can work with you to identify existing data sources and provide support for accessing datasets from various software tools and online databases. They e also manage the library’s collection of datasets and license data for academic research and teaching purposes. Contact them at data@virginia.edu.
  3. Need help with analyzing your research data? Staff in the Library’s Stat Lab can help. They also offer consultations, collaborations, and training in wrangling, analyzing, visualizing, and computing with data. They have expertise in a range of common data tools and technologies, including R, Python, Stata, SPSS. Contact them at statlab@virginia.edu.
  4.  Need help using databases and locating peer reviewed journals for your class paper or literature review? You can contact your Curry Librarian, Kay Buchanan via email or  434.982.2664. She can also assist with APA style and citations, RefWorks, and using any of these Library Research guides. Kay’s office is in Room 302B, Ruffner Hall. Drop by!
     

InterlibraryLoanNumbers2016 IF WE DON’T HAVE IT….
The motto of the UVA Library’s Interlibrary Loan staff could easily be, “If we don’t have it, we will get it for you!” During the semester, you may need a book or journal that the Library does not have in its collection. No problem! Use the Library’s FREE InterLibrary Loan service.  They can borrow a book from another library for you, and they can  obtain a  copy of the article or book chapter and email you a PDF copy of the full text!

 

virgo-virtual-browsing-shelf VIRTUAL BROWSING ON VIRGO!
The UVA Library staff announced this week the development of a virtual shelf browsing. You can now use VIRGO to find books you can borrow from the UVA Libraries. In this example, note the VIRGO record for the book, Mindfulness for Teachers, has an icon of a book shelf (under the red arrow in the VIRGO image above). When you click on the icon, you will then see that book as well as the other books that are on either side of it on the shelf and that can be very useful as you may then discover additional books on that topic! virgovirtual2 Click here to see this feature in VIRGO.

 

early-chapter-books-category-large_320 CHAPTER BOOKS
“You want kids to thrive. You aspire for them to be voracious readers, creative and independent thinkers, to engage in the world without plugging in a device. You need to find the right activity, or the right book that sparks their minds and leads them to explore their own creative fire. The books on these lists are early chapter books. They are good choices for kids who have moved beyond easy readers but are not yet read for middle grade novels. The age range for this type of book is typically 6 to 10, but that will vary by skill level, of course. Generally, the characteristics of early chapter books are large font, lots of black and white illustrations, short chapters and fewer than 150 pages.”

Here are 2 lists to help you find a list of early chapter books and a list of must read chapter books that appeal to kids!

 

 HOOS YOUR data-news
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.

 

Condition of Education reportUSE DATA IN YOUR PAPERS!
The National Center for Education Statistics released the Condition of Education 2017 on May 25. The report summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. This year’s report provides new analyses on a wide range of issues, including homelessness in public schools and student persistence in postsecondary education. This report can be a great resource to include in your class papers, journal manuscripts, and dissertations, as the data is authoritative.

 

dept-of-educationNEW LICENSING POLICY
The U.S. Department of Education has adopted an open licensing policy for grant-funded educational resources. The rule requires by default that recipients of competitive grants apply an open license and have a plan to publicly disseminate educational resources and other works created with grant funds. After a 17-month rule making process, the final rule took effect on May 22, 2017 and will be fully implemented for applicable competitive grant programs beginning in FY 2018. Read the entire article.

You can read more about the Department of Education’s open licensing rule which takes a meaningful step toward ensuring more publicly funded educational resources are openly licensed and shared with the public.

 

lyndaccom RELAXED SUMMER LEARNING
Lynda.com is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills. The video tutorials are taught by industry experts. There are over 3,500 video courses including JavaScript jQuery, Camtasia, Revit, iMovie, Photoshop, and Sketchup. Just think, this summer, you could chill and learn to program in R with lynda.com!

 

Kay-Buchanan200This 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.

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5 May 2017: Volume 10, Number 30

 

Image of a clock EXAM HOURS
The Library Data Commons will be open
Monday, May 8 – Friday, May 12, 8am-5pm
Hours for all UVA Library’s during Exams.

 

Young girl waving at the University of Virginia Rotunda while standing on the Lawn  GRADUATING STUDENTS
It has been my pleasure to be your Curry Librarian throughout your time at Curry. I hope you will continue to be actively involved as Curry alumni and alumnae, and I hope you will come back and visit the Library when you come to visit UVA!
Warmly, Kay Buchanan

 

alumnaealumni_320 LIBRARY PRIVILEGES
As alumnae and alumni of UVA, you can continue to check out books from the UVA libraries using your student/alumni ID number.  You will also have access to the following full text databases.  If you come to one of the UVA libraries, you will also be able to use all of the databases you had access to when you were a student. You can bring your laptop or use one of the public computers in the libraries to search databases and download full text articles.   I would encourage you to bring a USB drive so you can download any journal articles you locate while you are at the Library. You will also continue to have access to your RefWorks account. Here is a link outlining alumnae and alumni library services.

Graduating students will have full access to all Library resources throughout the summer including off-Grounds access to online journal articles, ebooks, and databases. Once the Fall semester starts that access level will change to the access outlined above.

 

Kay Buchanan, Your Curry Librarian If you have any library-related questions about your UVA alumni library services, please email or call your Curry Librarian at 434.982.2664.

 

library-thanks-student-workers  A ROUND OF APPLAUSE!
The UVA Library system could not run without our wonderful student workers. The Library employs over 200 students.  Whether answering a Library Chat question from one of you, processing articles you requested through the Library’s interlibrary loan service, or working at the book checkout desk, our library students work hard to make sure patrons have the resources for research and answers to questions. Congratulations to all of our student workers and especially those of you who are graduating!  Thank you for all you did to help all of us at UVA!

 

 

 HOOS YOUR data-news
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.

 

welovedata_320 CURRY DATA heart-small

$580k in scholarship funding for the 2015-16 academic year was awarded

17 Curry doctoral students received IDEA research grants

There are 11 Curry student led organizations currently operating

20+programs directed by students on the Education Council each year

Curry Faculty are #1 in research productivity among the faculty at UVA

25% online enrollment growth during the 2015-16 academic year

1,794 UVA students studied abroad

Curry’s Hwang named as Fulbright scholar
2016-2017 NUMBER OF…
Areas of Study: 23
Faculty: 127
Out-of-state students: 493
In-state students: 1899
On-Grounds students: 1273
Off-Grounds students: 1119

2016-2017 NUMBER OF STUDENTS:
B.S.Ed. 256
Cert. 86
Ed.D. 73
Ed.S. 23
M.Ed. 537
M.T. 381
Ph.D. 158
Non-degree 881

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKING
Curry School of Education 18
In addition to the School ranking, these programs ranked:
Special Education 4
Elementary Education 6
Secondary Education 9
Administration & Supervision 10
Education Policy 10
Education Psychology 12
Curriculum & Instruction 19

 

Virginia vanity license plate - says WAHOOWATHE NEWSLETTER’S SUMMER SCHEDULE
Wahoohwa! Your Curry Librarian will be taking a few vacations this summer so the newsletter will shift from a weekly publication to a more fluid schedule while I kayak.

 

Kay-Buchanan200This 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.

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28 April 2017: Volume 10, Number 29

aera2017_320 FREE LIVE STREAMING
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is live-streaming 31 sessions at its 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, April 27-May 1. The free live-streamed sessions will feature prominent scholars and policy experts speaking on key issues, including educating immigrant students, the role of education in politically tumultuous times, and the ethics of data collection in education research, among many others. Live-stream registration for these free sessions is open. Follow the live conversation on Twitter using the session hashtags.

Here are a few free sessions that caught my eye.

The Long-Term Outcomes of Early Child Care and Education and What to Make of Middle Year’s Fade-Out (AERA-Society for Research in Child Development Special Joint Symposium)
Friday, April 28, 10:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. CT
Full session details.

Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda and Science Literacy: Concepts, Contexts, and Consequences—Two Recent Academies Reports
Saturday, April 29, 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. CT
Full session details.

Using Big Data: The Ethics, Dilemmas, and Possibilities for Educational Opportunity
Friday, April 28, 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. CT
Full session details.

Learning and Schooling of African American Students: Three Critical Paradigms Shaping the Field
Thursday, April 27, 4:05 p.m. – 6:05 p.m. CT
Full session details.

Research, Statistics, and Data: The Vital Role of the Institute of Education Sciences in Retrospect and Prospect
Sunday, April 30, 10:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. CT
Full session details.

 

thinkinginWords ONLINE BOOK
Title:  Scientific Writing: Thinking in Words
Author: David Lindsay
Overview: “The online book, Scientific Writing: Thinking in Words by David Lindsay “provides a fine assessment of scientific writing and research, surveying unspoken dogma, unwritten rules, and the complexities of article structure. Any researcher preparing articles for scientific journals and reviews will find this packed with basic principles applicable to scientific articles in a range of disciplines.” -publisher’s website

 

apa handbook of community psychology NEW ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: APA Handbook of Trauma Psychology 
Access: To access this, login to the PsycInfo or PsycBooks databases and type in the title of the handbook. Both databases will provide links to all of the chapters as PDF files.
Editors: Steven N. Gold
Overview: “The APA Handbook of Trauma Psychology has 2 volumes. Volume 1 is divided into sections on the nature of trauma, its psychological impact, major conceptual frameworks for understanding traumatization, and trauma as viewed from the diverse perspective of various disciplines.

Volume 2 covers various applications of trauma psychology, including various modalities of trauma assessment, major treatment approaches across the lifespan, and multi-client and organizational practice.  –publisher.

After you finish reading this or any ebook, please logout when you finish so that others can access the book faster. The logout for this book is in the upper right corner of the screen.

 

MtZionCemeteryCville  UVA CLASS PROJECT
Last week, a semester-long class that focuses on sharing a historic public narrative with community members presented a special exhibit, Remembering the People Buried in Daughters of Zion Cemetery, at the Special Collections and Archives Library here at UVA. The event showcased the lives of those buried at the Daughters of Zion Cemetery here in Charlottesville.  Items included in the displays were provided by the UVA Special Collections Library.

“It teaches us there was a history. There was a group of people that were incredibly active in this community and helped build it to what it is today,” said fourth-year UVA student Zoe Sorensen. “This cemetery has gone overlooked and overgrown for so long that we’re finally giving a voice to a number of generations who have been lost to neglect and just forgetfulness.” The semester-long class focuses on sharing a historic public narrative with community members.

UVA faculty wanting to incorporate materials from Special Collections into a class project or who want to arrange a visit to view the collection should contact the Head of Instruction, Special Collections Krystal Appiah.

 

spark ADD SOME SPARK TO YOUR TEACHING
Adobe Spark empowers anyone to turn ideas into social graphics, web stories, and animated videos in minutes. This free software from Adobe should prove to be an exciting new tool for teachers. Here is an example of a Spark video about wolves created by a student. Here are more examples of videos created by students, work shared by teachers, and even lesson plans.

 

UVAMusicLibrary_320 MUSIC LIBRARY
The Music Library will temporarily close after final exams on May 12 and reopen in time for fall semester. This closure is part of the University’s effort to upgrade infrastructure in Old Cabell Hall. Staff located in the Music Library will be available over the summer. Music Library contacts are: Abby Flanigan, Winston Barham, Bill Sun, Ruth Dillon, and Perry Roland. The music collection will be unavailable during the construction so if you are going to need materials over the summer, we encourage you to check those out before May 12. Of course, we can always borrow anything you need over the summer through interlibrary loan.

 

 HOOS YOUR data-news
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.

 

database trial Sage Stats  TEST IT, TELL US
The University of Virginia library is currently conducting a trial of SAGE Stats, an interactive statistical platform that brings together data from nearly 200 government and non-government datasets sources, covering popular topics of research interest for U.S. states, counties, cities, metropolitan areas, and ZIP codes.  The trial runs through May 30, 2017.    We would appreciate if you would take a look at the product and let us know what you think. Faculty and students are encouraged to email comments to Jennifer Huck, who serves as the Library’s Data Discovery and Acquisition Librarian.

 

Data_Database_ourNationInNumbers USAFacts: A DATA RESOURCE
USAFacts is a new data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society. We are a non-partisan, not-for-profit civic initiative and have no political agenda or commercial motive. We provide this information as a free public service and are committed to maintaining and expanding it in the future.” –USAFacts website

 

word-frequency FUN WITH DATA
 “You’re probably familiar with the Google Books Ngram Viewer, which lets you chart word and phrase frequencies over time. Google publishes the underlying data but those files can (depending on your tools and goals) be cumbersomely large. Here’s an alternative: DIP reader (and former colleague) Chris Wilson has condensed the overall frequencies for 87,000 words — those found in the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary — into a svelte, four-megabyte file. Related: BYU’s advanced interface to the Google Books data. Also related:The Pitfalls of Using Google Ngram to Study Language” (Wired, 2015). And also:Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them” (The Atlantic, 2017).” -from Data Is Plural by Jeremy Singer-Vine

 

Kay-Buchanan200This 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.

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