29 November 2012, Volume 6, Number 17

TOPIC: Scientific Utopia: A Radical View
DATE: TODAY, Thursday November 29, 2012
TIME: Noon – 1:00pm
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION: How can existing scientific communication practices be improved to increase efficiency in the accumulation of knowledge, and improve the alignment between daily practices and the values of the academic community? Brian Nosek, Associate Professor of the U.Va. Department of Psychology, will outline some present and possible futures of scientific communication– from relatively mundane to borderline nutball—and describe his vision for a new utopia for scholarly communication.
Image courtesy Flickr user NASA Goddard Photo and Video


WORKSHOP TOPIC: How to Write and Cite Using APA
DATE: TOMORROW, Friday November 30, 2012
TIME: 1:00pm
LOCATION: CLIC, Bavaro Hall room 306
DESCRIPTION: Come for advice on how to WRITE and CITE using APA format. Whether you are new to APA or need a refresher, join us for lunch from Bellair Market to learn about common writing mistakes, how to improve future papers, and familiarize yourself with the APA manual.   If you have an APA manual, please bring it with you.  Sponsored by Curry's Education Council.


WORKSHOP TOPIC: The Inside Scoop on Post Doctoral Jobs
DATE:  Thursday, December 6
TIME: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
LOCATION: Holloway Hall (Bavaro 116)
DESCRIPTION:  You are invited to join Curry’s Education Council for lunch and a panel discussion on how to go about obtaining a faculty position. This session is geared toward ALL doctoral students, including those who just started or who are close to completing.

Gain critical knowledge on the post-doctoral job search from a panel of UVA faculty that features: Dean Robert Pianta, Dr. Michael Kennedy, Dr. Carol Tomlinson, Dr. Pamela Tucker, and Dr. James Wyckoff.  The panel members will share their personal experiences facilitating searches, interviews, and being a faculty candidate.

To insure there are enough sandwiches from the Bellair Market, please RSVP to Emily Ely at ee7xa@virginia.eduSponsored by Curry's Education Council.


David Perlmutter writes, “A month ago, I wrote about the “official” materials you submit for a tenure-track academic hire, like a statement of your teaching philosophy and a list of references. But in the Internet age, you are more than the sum of those formal documents. The “unofficial” part of your application is what exists about you online.

I call inquisitive Web searching by a hiring committee “oogling.” In 2009 I wrote columns about the role of social media, especially Facebook, in undermining or helping your job search. But the times and the portals are a-changin’….” more



A very special thank you goes to Bobbie Gallo for all the help she has provided to the CLIC librarians throughout the years. Bobbie, we know you will enjoy your retirement and your new puppy!




The CLIC, room 306 Bavaro Hall
You can now search  through the back issues of the CLIC Librarian’s newsletter. You will find the search box on the right. As you will see, you can also browse the various issues by publication date.


FREE WEBINAR: Common Core State Standards
English-language learners are the fastest-growing group of students in U.S. schools, so as educators around the country begin putting the Common Core State Standards into classroom practice, what instructional strategies and supports will they need to bridge the gap between acquiring language and truly mastering academic content for ELLs. What tools do teachers need to ensure that ELLs meet the more sophisticated language and literacy demands in the new academic expectations? Education Week’s webinar guests will discuss .” …more
TOPIC: Common Core State Standards: Literacy & English-Language Learners
REGISTER:  Registration 
PRESENTERS: Rebecca Blum-Martine, Lynne Rosen, Gabriela Uro, Lily Wong Fillmore present in this webinar hosted by Education Week and sponsored by Wireless Generation.
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, 2 to 3 p.m. ET


Question. Can I search the U.S. Code online?
The CLIC librarian’s consulted with Kent Olson, Head of Reference at the U.Va. School of Law to get the best answer to this question.

The answer is yes,  the United States Code which is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States can be searched online through a variety of options.

1. The federal government’s Office of the Law Revision Counsel provides the USCprelim web site which is an advance posting of the next online version of the United States Code. It incorporates new amendments on a more current basis; and PDF files of whole titles at http://uscode.house.gov/download/downloadPDF.shtml. Although these titles are also prepared from the same database used to prepare all other versions of the Code, they are posted to the website as a preliminary release. It should be expected that the preliminary release may be subject to further revision before it is released again as a final version.

2.  The USCprelim is also available through the Legal Information Institute at Cornell, which some people find easier to navigate.  While access is currently free, they are asking for donations.

3. The Government Printing Office’s  Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.


The Scholars’ Lab In Alderman Library caters to the digital research and scholarly analysis needs of faculty and advanced students in the humanities and social sciences. So if you need help with software distribution, licensing, and installation questions; statistical analysis consultation; assistance with faculty projects; GIS consultations; and more, you have several options.  You can ask for help in person at the information desk during regular office hours, you can make an appointment for a consultation, or you can email the folks in Scholar’s Lab.


TITLE: Oxford Handbook of  Sport and Performance Psychology
CLIC Handbook Area: BF 637 .S4 O954 2012
Table of Contents


TITLE: Handbook of  Qualitative Research in Education
CLIC Handbook Area: LB1028.H3145 2012
Table of Contents


TITLE: APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology, Volumes 1, 2, & 3
LOCATION:  Brown Science and Engineering Library
BF 637 .S4 O954 2012
Note: These volumes are currently on Reserve in the Brown Science and Engineering Library
Table of Contents for all 3 volumes



HOOS YOUR Data spelled out in lights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving your research data. See this week’s featured data information below.


AASL’s School Libraries Count! 2012 Report
According to trend data reported in the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) report, School Libraries Count! 2012, library staffing, expenditures, and physical usage remains consistent with the 2011 survey results. The data also indicated connectivity to the school library continues to rise through increased networked computers in the school as well as remote access to school library databases. Data was collected as part of AASL’s national longitudinal survey, School Libraries Count!, which has been conducted yearly since 2007.


The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has released a report , Translating the Statistical Representation of the Effects of Education Interventions into More Readily Interpretable Forms, to help researchers translate effect size statistics into more interpretable forms that are helpful to practitioners, policymakers, and researchers. Aimed at researchers who conduct and report education intervention studies, the purpose of the report is to stimulate and guide researchers to go beyond simply reporting statistics that represent group differences. With what is often very minimal additional effort, those statistics can be translated into forms that allow their magnitude and practical significance to be more readily understood by those who are interested in the intervention evaluation.


This National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) report, Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2009–10 (Fiscal Year 2010), presents state-level data on revenues by source and expenditures by function for public elementary and secondary education for school year 2009-10.  State education agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia provided the data.

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